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#Maternal Deaths

# maternal-deaths - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'We are here for all the women whose names we do not know and for whom no inquest was ever held'

The Independents 4 Change TD was speaking as the Dáil passed legislation which would make inquests into maternal deaths mandatory.

# maternal-deaths - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Hospitals will be required to report all maternal deaths under a new law

Legislation on this issue was proposed by Independents4Change TD Clare Daly and the government said its new bill incorporates the amendments she sought.

# maternal-deaths - Monday 15 August, 2016

FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths?

FactCheck readers asked us to referee a recent dispute between Cora Sherlock and Fintan O’Toole, so we obliged.

# maternal-deaths - Monday 23 June, 2014

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction

This is according to a new series published by academics today which points to the many benefits of effective and high-quality midwifery for women and their babies.

# maternal-deaths - Monday 26 November, 2012

Maternal death rate 'up to four times higher than CSO figures'

A report by a HSE-endorsed body on maternal deaths says our maternal death rate is significantly higher than official figures show.

# maternal-deaths - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually

Researchers say that increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40 per cent over the past 20 years.