AIMS Ireland reiterates lifting maternity restrictions is not confined to the continued presence of “one support partner”.

Press Release 6th October 2021 AIMSI reiterate the important distinction that lifting maternity restrictions is not confined to the definition of “the unrestricted presence of one support partner”. AIMSI wrote to clarify this distinction prior to the recent… Read More

Communication failures and transparency issues heightens continuing maternity restrictions row says AIMS Ireland.

Press Release from AIMS Ireland – Maternity Care Restrictions  6th October 2021AIMS Ireland calls upon Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly to publish the risk assessments underpinning the continuing maternity care restrictions for partners in labour and during other parts… Read More

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

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

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

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

AIMS Ireland seeks justification for banning birthing women having their partner present during labour and birth in Ireland

AIMS Ireland seeks data to justify hospitals banning partners from accompanying birthing women in labour and being present for the birth of their baby during the Corona virus crisis. AIMS Ireland, the voice of maternity service users in… Read More