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

AIMS Ireland guide to visiting restrictions in Irish Maternity Hospitals

AIMS Ireland have collated all the information currently available on maternity care restrictions and COVID-19 for all units in Ireland from the HSE. These are attached here. Source HSE. These are also available for download as a pdf… Read More

COVID-19 Virus Infection and Pregnancy in Ireland

AIMS Ireland has adapted the RCOG guidelines and questions and answers for pregnant people and their families for COVID-19 to suit maternity services in Ireland. We have also referred to other sources of information pertinent to Ireland, which… Read More

A woman is dead and there is no inquiry: Maternity service users demand clarity, accountability and reassurance.

A woman is dead and there is no inquiry: Maternity service users demand clarity, accountability and reassurance. AIMS Ireland today (Friday, 7th September 2018)  expresses grave concern at the blocking of HIQA investigation into the treatment and subsequent… Read More

Fetal Monitoring Potentially Unsafe in Irish Maternity Units 2009 – 2018: AIMS Ireland

A report today on RTE Morning Ireland announced that fetal monitoring in the Irish Maternity maternity services may have been unreliable and potentially unsafe since as far back as 2009. Philips the manufacturer of the  Avalon electronic festal… Read More

Malak Thawley HIQA Review: AIMS Ireland Statement

In a statement on 30th January 2018,, the National Maternity Hospital objected to a HIQA review under section 9.2 of the Health Act, following the untimely death of Malak Thawley. The NMH have said that a review of… 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

Timeline of Savita Halappanavar’s Treatment : AIMS Ireland

Timeline of events of Savita Halappanavar’s treatment at Galway University Hospital. Sunday 21st October, 2012 Savita and Praveen Halappanavar, who are expecting their first baby, arrive at Galway University Hospital. The 31-year-old dentist, who is 17 weeks pregnant,… Read More

AIMS Ireland: Keep women’s voices at the centre of the National Maternity Strategy

AIMS Ireland welcomes the publication of the Implementation Plan for the National Maternity Strategy, which was formally launched in Dublin today. This plan is vital to create a maternity service which offers choice, safety and equity of access to women… Read More