AIMS Ireland Discussion Forum on Maternity Care in Covid19 and AGM 2021

The Association for the Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland are delighted to announce their 2021 AGM and an Open Forum on Sunday 28th March to discuss the effects that imposed restrictions associated with Covid 19 are having… Read More

AIMSI Statement on HSE Suspension of Waterbirth

10th November 2020 AIMSI Statement on HSE Suspension of Waterbirth Pregnant people planning a waterbirth have contacted AIMS having been informed by their healthcare providers that waterbirth is no longer an option offered by the HSE. They have… Read More

Birthing women in Mulingar Regional Hospital only “allowed” partner support for the last 30 minutes of labour.

AIMS Ireland urges the IEHG to reconsider compromising the safety of mothers and babies during labour and birth by limiting the presence and support of a trusted birth partner at MRH

AIMS Ireland receives response from HSE on ban of birth partners in Regional Hospital Mulingar

** COVID 19 – HOSPITAL POLICIES Update** We received this response from the Department of Health and the Office of the National Women & Infants Health Programme at 13.09 today April 1st, 2020 “With regard to partners being… 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 breastfeeding in Ireland

Questions and evidence based research about breastfeeding and coronavirus COVID-19

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

Induction of Labour: Clinically necessary or routine intervention?

Trigger Warning: Induction, birth trauma, stillbirth We are increasingly concerned by the number of maternity service users reporting feeling coerced and bullied into induction of labour. There seems to be a particular correlation between this and people aged… Read More

Women don’t give birth like robots – The Late Late Show gets it wrong

On the 10th May 2019 RTE s Late Late Show chose to air a piece in which a dummy (woman) was laid supine on a bed with her entire lower half exposed to the nation whilst she was… Read More

AIMS Ireland responds to Joe Duffy RTE Radio 1 Liveline birth stories

AIMS Ireland welcomes the attention given on The Joe Duffy RTE Radio 1 Show Liveline to users of the Irish Maternity Services who have experienced poor care. RTE was inundated last week with stories from women, some from… Read More