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# Maternity Care

Last month
May 2024
Have you experienced birth trauma in Ireland, either mental or physical? We want to hear from you
Calls for inquiry into birth trauma in Ireland, as women decry lack of empathy and consent in HSE
A recent inquiry in the UK found that good maternity care in Britain was “the exception rather than the rule”.
Last year
2023
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Will home births ever be the norm in Ireland?
'Maternal request' reason for over half elective C-sections in Holles Street last year
Growing number of unassisted births happening in Ireland, say birth experts
'Unheard, belittled and made feel small': Women still battling for maternity care choice
Tide turning on water birth ban as Drogheda becomes third hospital to reinstate option
All time
Explainer: Where 'clinically appropriate' stands as Government green lights NMH deal
Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
Prof Mary Higgins
Historian: Our distrust of religious institutions with healthcare is rooted in the past
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley
Campaigners to raise gaps in partners' access at maternity hospitals in meeting with HSE
Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine
Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week
Breege O'Connor
Opinion: If breast is best - then why are Ireland's breastfeeding rates so low?
Deirdre Geraghty-Smith
'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
Linda Kelly
Maternity care: 'Inconsistencies' in updated hospital guidelines 'distressing'
Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions
Natalie Britton
Pregnant woman couldn't avail of maternity care because she was registered as a man by the State
Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity
Fianna Fáil senator says Donnelly needs to provide clarity on maternity restrictions as protest takes place
Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows
Deirdre Geraghty-Smith
Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
Richard Stevenson
Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive
Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable
Prof Sarah Childs & Dr Fiona Buckley
Mother says pleas for help 'brushed away' at inquest into baby's death
'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland
Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'
'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'
Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital
Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth
'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'
Sinéad Redmond
Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths
Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death
Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care
Deirdre Duffy
These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital
Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth
Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital
'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent