The Power of Words: Birth Language and Self Advocacy

Read more at: http://www.barbarakatzrothman.com/ When it comes to making decisions about how and where you want to birth your baby, the information can often be overwhelming. Words like ‘private’, ‘public’ and ‘semi-private’ take on an entirely new meaning…. Read More

10 Tips for Preparing for a Positive and Healthy Birth

Your experience of labour and birth should be just 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

HSE Complaint Policy Statement

“The HSE welcomes comments, compliments and complaints from patients, service users, carers, visitors and the community about the services provided by the HSE. Any comment or complaint will be viewed as an opportunity to inform service provision to… Read More

Communication Tools: Birth Preferences for your Birth Plan

 Your needs in birth are as individual as you are. Your experience of labour and birth should be exactly that – YOURS. Every birth is unique and each woman will approach childbirth in her own way. It is… Read More

Birth Preferences Template

My Labour, Birth and Postpartum Preferences: Getting to know me and my family This form gives you a chance to describe your preferences, values and concerns for your labour, birth and postpartum experience to the people who will… 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