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# midwife

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# High Court
Midwife convicted of money laundering offences challenges HSE decision to dismiss her
The action has been taken by Samantha Sinnott, a midwife at Wexford General Hospital.
# philomena canning
'We've lost a warrior': Tributes paid after death of independent midwife Philomena Canning
Canning, who was suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, had been seeking damages from the HSE.
# samantha eastwood
Man appears in UK court charged with murder of midwife who went missing
Samantha Eastwood was missing for eight days.
Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives
Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.
# vacancies
The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts
It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.
Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control
I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.
'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'
Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.
# home births
29 women still without midwives after withdrawal of midwife's insurance
Some of these women may now be forced to have their babies in hospital, rather than at home.
# call the midwife
Irish people watch a baby being born for the first time, and react predictably
# Home Birth
Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill
The High Court decided not to award legal costs against Aja Teehan but today she said her family is trying to raise the funds to pay their own significant legal bill.
# giving birth
Study: Better for women to be cared for by midwives than doctors when giving birth
Women who had midwife-led care had fewer epidurals, fewer episiotomies and were less likely to give birth early.
Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife
Tens of thousands have died in the ongoing, bloody conflict in Syria to date – and those who remain live under constant threat of violence. Midwife Cathy Janssens writes about trying to bring new life into the world in such unstable circumstances.
Graduate nurses should not accept 'insulting salary' - INMO
The general secretary of the INMO hopes that a graduate boycott of the jobs on offer at the reduced rate will ‘force the HSE back to the table’.
# Pay
Nurses protest plan to pay graduates '80 per cent salary'
Around 500 nurses held a rally to protest the plans by the HSE to hire new nurses on lower pay.
# Health
Nurse staffing levels "critical", says INMO
The organisation said that nursing staffing levels in Ireland are at “critically low levels” compared to the UK.
# Nurses
Australia seeks Irish mental health nurses and midwives
The New South Wales health board has launched a new recruitment drive for 70 Irish nurses.
Column: 11 things nobody tells you about giving birth
Some things you can learn from books, writes mother of three Deborah McCarthy – but not these.
Column: I had a home birth – and all mums should have the same option
Why shouldn’t women have the choice of giving birth at home? The belief that all mothers need to be in hospital is an urban myth, writes Eva-Louise Goussot.