AIMS Ireland: March for Choice 2017

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Aims Ireland marched for Choice again  in 2017. We campaign for choice in all aspects of the maternity services in Ireland. This means choice in whether you want to be pregnant or not, choice in where you have… Read More

Breaking: AIMS Ireland calls on government to set a date for a referendum on the 8th, let the people grant bodily autonomy to all, and stop the dilution of democracy

AIMS Ireland calls on the government to set a date for a referendum on the 8th amendment without delay.  The Citizens Assembly has again proven that there is a strong desire for change and that there is a… Read More

AIMS Ireland Response to the Citizens’ Assembly: Article 40.3.3 in the Delivery Room

AIMS Ireland Response to the Citizens’ Assembly: Article 40.3.3 in the Delivery Room AIMS Ireland in December 2016 submitted a factual, evidenced, and referenced submission to the Citizens’ Assembly. This submission was based on legislation, primary and secondary… Read More

AIMS Ireland Statement on the publication of Judge Maureen Harding-Clark’s report into the Surgical Symphysiotomy Ex Gratia Payment Scheme and media commentary on the same.

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS) Ireland  is outraged at the suggestion that the survivors of symphysiotomy have exaggerated, or been in some way dishonest, in their claims in what has been a long and… Read More

7 points on the High Court’s refusal to force a woman to undergo a C-section against her will

These points relate to the case of HSE vs B. The in-camera reporting of the case was lifted on 2nd November 2016, over a month after the original case was heard. The case relates to the HSE who… Read More

Breaking news: AIMSIreland issue Proclamation to the Birthing Women of Ireland

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This proclamation from AIMSIreland to the Birthing Women of Ireland is to mark the centenary of the original Irish Proclamation which was read from the GPO 100 years ago today. The original proclamation strove to ensure equal rights… Read More

Breaking News: AIMS Ireland release survey result from nearly 3,000 women on issue of Consent in Maternity Care #WMTY2014

Monday, February 2, 2015: The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today released the first wave of statistics from their “What Matters to You?” 2014 (WMTY) survey highlighting statistics for consent in pregnancy, during… Read More

Not a “consent” issue – Hamilton v HSE

As much as you may not like something, there is some comfort in knowing what you are up against. You can work towards change. You can acknowledge it – face it head on. You can rally in a… Read More

Requesting Your Birth Notes, Making a Complaint, Requesting a Review, Legal Support

The following information has been put together for women who have contacted AIMS Ireland regarding accessing personal records (birth notes), making a complaint, or a query in regards to their maternity experience. Part 1 – Accessing your Personal… Read More

Informed Decision Making: “No Thank You” – A Guide to Informed Decison Making

Your experience of labour and birth should be exactly that – YOURS. Every birth is unique as each woman will approach childbirth in her own way. It is important that you have the information you need to decide… Read More