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: 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

Breaking News: Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services as Budget 2015 continues to ignore Patient Safety and appropriate care options: Appropriate Maternity Care could save Exchequer 18.6 million per annum.

Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services as Budget 2015 continues to ignore Patient Safety and appropriate care options. Appropriate Maternity Care could save Exchequer 18.6 million per annum. The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services… Read More

“May I break your waters?” Information on Artificial Rupture of Membranes

One of the most common forms of routine interference in labour is an artificial rupture of membranes (ARM) – sometimes referred to as ‘breaking’ or ‘releasing’ your waters. Protecting your baby – the important job of amniotic fluid… Read More

Birth interventions and breastfeeding

When we think about birth choices we rarely think about the effects that these can have on breastfeeding outcomes or on long-term breastfeeding success. In general our choices surrounding birth tend to be made in order to get us… Read More