AIMS Ireland Seeks clarity on Health Minister’s request for compliance from Ireland’s 19 maternity units

AIMS Ireland welcomes the news that the Minister of Health has requested an immediate assurance from all 19 maternity units, that partners of pregnant people will be facilitated to accompany them for a 20 week anomaly scan. This is a… Read More

Nationwide protest against maternity restrictions in Ireland 

The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) will be staging a series of small in-person actions tomorrow, Tuesday, May 11th. In Letterkenny, The NMH, The Coombe and Our Lady of Lourdes. Protesters will gather, socially… Read More

AIMSI Statement on HSE Suspension of Waterbirth

10th November 2020 AIMSI Statement on HSE Suspension of Waterbirth Pregnant people planning a waterbirth have contacted AIMS having been informed by their healthcare providers that waterbirth is no longer an option offered by the HSE. They have… Read More

Patient Information on free safe legal abortion in Ireland

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From the 1st January 2019 women, pregnant people and girls will be able to avail of free, safe legal abortion services in Ireland. Since the referendum result was announced on the 26th of May 2018, AIMS Ireland have been… Read More

Anomaly Scanning Provision in Ireland: AIMS Ireland

The situation with respect to anomaly scanning in Ireland is the following: 100% of pregnant women living in Dublin are offered this diagnostic option during weeks 18-22 in Dublin maternity hospitals and only 36% are offered it in… Read More

National Maternity Strategy for Ireland – Implementation

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In January 2016 the National Maternity Strategy for Ireland 2016 – 2026 “Creating a better future together”,was launched by the then Minister of Health Leo Varadkar. The strategy promised far reaching changes for our maternity services, and not… Read More

NMH Move – Dr Jo Murphy Lawless calls on the Minister for Health: AIMSIreland

Saluting courage and calling out the Minister for Health Jo Murphy-Lawless Things have finally changed for women in Ireland since the Mother and Child controversy of six decades ago. Women now expect to be able to exercise autonomy… Read More

NMH Move – The government has no mandate from the people: AIMSIreland

The government is continuing to tell the people of Ireland that they will forge ahead with their plans to enter into a church state partnership for the new National Maternity Hospital.  However, this government has NO MANDATE from… Read More

Power and control in the Irish Maternity Services: AIMS Ireland

The National Maternity Move to St Vincent’s campus has exercised anyone who has an interest in a maternity service that is woman centred,  evidence based and free from religious ethos and bias. This move in its current agreed… Read More

NMH move to St Vincent’s Campus: AIMS Ireland

Minister of Health Simon Harris announced on the 18th April 2017 that the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) at Holles Street would move to a site at the St. Vincent’s Hospital campus in Dublin 4. The site is owned… Read More