AIMS Ireland – why we marched for choice on Sept 28th

AIMS Ireland are an organisation committed to supporting all women in all choices in maternal health, autonomy for women, and evidence based care practices in issues surrounding maternity services. Maternal health/maternity services covers a wide spectrum of care… Read More

AIMS Ireland response to the ‘home versus hospital birth’ debate

(Tuesday, 17 September 2013) AIMS Ireland today expressed their continued support of women making informed decisions on where and how they give birth in Ireland. In recent weeks, the media have given the topic of ‘home versus hospital… Read More

AIMS Ireland response to court decision on costs in relation to Aja Teehan vs HSE

(Friday, 6 September 2013) AIMS Ireland today welcomed the decision of Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley to not award costs against Aja Teehan in her High Court case for individual assessment by the HSE in her care pathway for… Read More

AIMS Ireland launches new information campaign to help women using maternity services in Ireland

AIMS Ireland launches new information campaign to help women using maternity services in Ireland 42 weeks of events and activities to take place around the country (Sunday 9 June 2013) Irish voluntary organisation, AIMS Ireland, today launched an innovative… Read More

AIMS Ireland makes submission to the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the draft Heads of Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

In May 2013, AIMS Ireland made a submission to the public hearings by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013. Read the full submission here: AIMS… Read More

Irish Inquests – Jo Murphy-Lawless looks at the inquest into Savita Halappanavar’s death and its aftermath

The full inquest on the death of Savita Halappanavar opened on 8 April 2013 and concluded on 17 April, with the jury returning a unanimous verdict of medical misadventure. The jury also endorsed nine recommendations for fundamental change…. Read More

No Country for Pregnant Women – Mother A v Waterford Regional Hospital

(Tuesday, 12 March 2013) This past weekend, as the nation celebrated International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, an Irish Maternity Hospital initiated an invasive procedure on a pregnant woman against her will. ‘Mother A’ was denied patient autonomy… Read More

AIMS Ireland statement on Waterford General Hospital vs Mother A in the High Court

In light of the High Court appeal by Waterford General Hospital to force a mother to undergo a Caesarean Section, AIMSI would like to make the following comments: AIMSI cannot comment on the medical specifics of this case… Read More

AIMS Ireland submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children

AIMS Ireland made a submission to the Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children Report on Public Hearings on the implementation of the Government decision following the publication of the Expert Group Report on A,… Read More