MATERNITY USERS SHOCKED AT GROSS MISINTERPRETATION OF THE PRESENCE OF PARTNERS FOR THE FULL DURATION OF LABOUR BY “COMPLIANT” MATERNITY UNITS

Press Release from AIMS Ireland – Maternity Care Restrictions   The Minister of Health announced yesterday that 14 of the country’s maternity units were fully compliant with the national guidance and five were not. One of the key criteria… Read More

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

AIMS Ireland call to action to end Maternity Care Restrictions

For the last 14 months AIMS Ireland have been requesting that maternity care restrictions which separate a labouring person from their support partner cease. There has never been any transparent publicly available risk assessment to prove that separating… Read More

End the maternity restrictions

AIMS Ireland have campaigned for evidenced based risk assessments to justify maternity care restrictions since they were first introduced in March 2020. We have been inundated with requests from maternity service users to advocate for the removal of… 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

Maternity service users outraged over planned closure of Cavan Midwifery-led Unit

Maternity service users are outraged at the news that Cavan MLU, one of only two midwifery-led units in Ireland, is set to close.  This action directly contradicts the government’s commitment, to provide choice in care and improve the… Read More

Birthing women in Mulingar Regional Hospital only “allowed” partner support for the last 30 minutes of labour.

AIMS Ireland urges the IEHG to reconsider compromising the safety of mothers and babies during labour and birth by limiting the presence and support of a trusted birth partner at MRH

AIMS Ireland seeks justification for banning birthing women having their partner present during labour and birth in Ireland

AIMS Ireland seeks data to justify hospitals banning partners from accompanying birthing women in labour and being present for the birth of their baby during the Corona virus crisis. AIMS Ireland, the voice of maternity service users in… Read More