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

The AIMS Ireland submission to the Citizens’ Assembly

The AIMS Ireland original submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the urgent need to repeal the 8th amendment submitted on the 16th December 2016 AIMS Ireland Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly Comments were made as to the 8th… 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

Statement from AIMS Ireland on the lifting of In-Camera status in the case of Mother B vs HSE heard in the High Court, Dublin on 30th September 2016

Statement from AIMS Ireland on the lifting of In-Camera status in the case of Mother B vs HSE heard in the High Court, Dublin on 30th September 2016 Contact Krysia Lynch 0877543751 chair@aimsireland.com www.aimsireland.ie For immediate release AIMS… 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

Information vs Advice: A Guide to Self Advocacy

From the moment you discover you are pregnant you are surrounded by a litany of ‘experts’ all encouraging you in different directions. Where will you give birth? Who will attend you? Are you going public or private? Seeing… 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