MATERNITY USERS SHOCKED AT GROSS MISINTERPRETATION OF THE PRESENCE OF PARTNERS FOR THE FULL DURATION OF LABOUR BY “COMPLIANT” MATERNITY UNITS

Press Release from AIMS Ireland – Maternity Care Restrictions   The Minister of Health announced yesterday that 14 of the country’s maternity units were fully compliant with the national guidance and five were not. One of the key criteria… Read More

AIMS Ireland Seeks clarity on Health Minister’s request for compliance from Ireland’s 19 maternity units

AIMS Ireland welcomes the news that the Minister of Health has requested an immediate assurance from all 19 maternity units, that partners of pregnant people will be facilitated to accompany them for a 20 week anomaly scan. This is a… Read More

AIMS Ireland call to action to end Maternity Care Restrictions

For the last 14 months AIMS Ireland have been requesting that maternity care restrictions which separate a labouring person from their support partner cease. There has never been any transparent publicly available risk assessment to prove that separating… Read More

End the maternity restrictions

AIMS Ireland have campaigned for evidenced based risk assessments to justify maternity care restrictions since they were first introduced in March 2020. We have been inundated with requests from maternity service users to advocate for the removal of… Read More

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 writes to Minister Harris advocating for pregnant people not to be left alone without their partner during labour and birth.

Dear Minister and NWIHP team, We write to you on behalf of maternity service users who seek urgent clarity on the situation regarding policies for intrapartum and postpartum care during this very challenging time. We have been contacted… Read More

COVID-19 Virus infection and breastfeeding in Ireland

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

AIMS Ireland Joins Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week 2019

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AIMS Ireland were delighted to be invited to celebrate National Breastfeeding week with Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday 4th October 2019. AIMS Ireland Chairperson, Krysia Lynch was accompanied by a breastfeeding member of our Support… Read More