AIMS Ireland publishes PQs submitted to Minister of Health on 12th May 2021

In response to the continuing maternity restrictions, (despite a fully vaccinated health service and the opening up of every other aspect of society), AIMS Ireland submitted a series of PQs on May 12th to the Minister of Health… 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

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

Capacity pregnancy and consent: Disability and the 8th amendment

Our Aims Are Shared Maria NI Fhlatharta It’s a fact that everyone should know before they vote in May – it really is the crux of the debate –Is that people who are pregnant in Ireland are not able to… 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