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#Maternity Care

# maternity-care - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week

Oct 14th 2021, 4:37 PM 27,560 Views 34 Comments

Breege O’Connor tells how she spent her late stages of labour in the car park of the maternity hospital due to Covid restrictions preventing her husband from joining her.

# maternity-care - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Opinion: If breast is best - then why are Ireland's breastfeeding rates so low?
# National Breastfeeding Week
# National Breastfeeding Week

Opinion: If breast is best - then why are Ireland's breastfeeding rates so low?

Oct 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 24,238 Views 53 Comments

Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith says the legislation around marketing of follow on milk should be addressed again and more support should be given to new mothers.

# maternity-care - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:12 PM 23,465 Views 53 Comments

Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.

# maternity-care - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
# Bettermaternitycare
# Bettermaternitycare

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way

Aug 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 16,718 Views 42 Comments

Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.

# maternity-care - Friday 6 August, 2021

Maternity care: 'Inconsistencies' in updated hospital guidelines 'distressing'
# Maternity Restrictions
# Maternity Restrictions

Maternity care: 'Inconsistencies' in updated hospital guidelines 'distressing'

Aug 6th 2021, 12:32 PM 11,693 Views 16 Comments

New national guidance on the easing of restrictions at maternity hospitals allows partners to attend 12-week scans.

# maternity-care - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions
# Listen To Women
# Listen To Women

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions

Jul 29th 2021, 3:30 PM 19,420 Views 16 Comments

Natalie Britton says women are being ignored when it comes to the lifting of the restrictions on partners during maternity care.

# maternity-care - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Pregnant woman couldn't avail of maternity care because she was registered as a man by the State
# Dublin
# Dublin

Pregnant woman couldn't avail of maternity care because she was registered as a man by the State

Jul 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 67,754 Views 0 Comments

The woman is due her 12-week scan in two weeks for what is her first pregnancy.

# maternity-care - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care

Jun 24th 2021, 5:18 PM 11,987 Views 8 Comments

The HSE is altering the visiting policy for partners during maternity care.

# maternity-care - Thursday 17 June, 2021

National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity

Jun 17th 2021, 1:54 PM 12,710 Views 18 Comments

The Tánaiste has said there are “problems, quite frankly, in going forward with this project”.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Fianna Fáil senator says Donnelly needs to provide clarity on maternity restrictions as protest takes place
# Holles St
# Holles St

Fianna Fáil senator says Donnelly needs to provide clarity on maternity restrictions as protest takes place

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:55 PM 19,464 Views 23 Comments

Senator Lisa Chambers has called for clarity from the HSE on restrictions still in place in some hospitals.

# maternity-care - Friday 23 April, 2021

Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows

Apr 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 18,840 Views 23 Comments

We need to better prioritise the care of pregnant women during Covid, writes Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith.

# maternity-care - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken

Mar 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 121,093 Views 0 Comments

One father details the life-changing news he and his wife received in their 20-week scan, resulting in a trip to London and saying goodbye to Riley, their son.

# maternity-care - Friday 1 January, 2021

Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive
# Babies
# Babies

Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive

Jan 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 56,161 Views 15 Comments

Several babies arrived just after midnight, the first at Holles St in Dublin, to a mum diagnosed with Covid-19.

# maternity-care - Friday 18 December, 2020

Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable
# Maternity
# Maternity

Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable

Dec 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,447 Views 22 Comments

Professor Sarah Childs from the University of London and Dr Fiona Buckley of UCC say we should look to the UK changes for MPs and maternity leave and get on with necessary reform here.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Mother says pleas for help 'brushed away' at inquest into baby's death
# Inquest
# Inquest

Mother says pleas for help 'brushed away' at inquest into baby's death

Jun 11th 2019, 8:03 PM 24,881 Views 20 Comments

Brenda and Michael Ryan said they welcomed new guidelines introduced following the death of their son.

# maternity-care - Monday 11 June, 2018

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland
# Anomaly Scans
# Anomaly Scans

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland

Jun 11th 2018, 7:05 AM 12,577 Views 5 Comments

A number of elements of maternity care are not available to all mothers because they are not offered in their local maternity unit.

# maternity-care - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'
# Discharge Summary
# Discharge Summary

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'

Jun 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 37,304 Views 14 Comments

After suffering from bleeding and ongoing pain, the woman was not contacted by the hospital and eventually had to go to A&E.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

May 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,056 Views 18 Comments

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

# maternity-care - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital
# St Vincent's
# St Vincent's

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

Apr 26th 2017, 9:20 PM 29,484 Views 234 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.

# maternity-care - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth
# St Luke's Hospital
# St Luke's Hospital

Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth

Mar 30th 2016, 10:50 PM 57,892 Views 15 Comments

Tracey Fitzpatrick died after giving birth to her third child.

# maternity-care - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

May 24th 2015, 8:45 AM 481 Views 76 Comments

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# maternity-care - Friday 27 March, 2015

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths
# Newborns
# Newborns

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

Mar 27th 2015, 8:09 AM 9,106 Views 13 Comments

The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# maternity-care - Monday 19 January, 2015

Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death

Jan 19th 2015, 5:26 PM 10,001 Views 5 Comments

The I-MEWS system was established in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care
# Ms Y
# Ms Y

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care

Sep 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 101 Views 23 Comments

Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

Apr 29th 2014, 10:11 AM 7,378 Views 2 Comments

HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth
# Perinatal
# Perinatal

Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth

Mar 11th 2014, 5:07 PM 8,428 Views 4 Comments

Many described the experience as one of the most difficult parts of their job.

# maternity-care - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital
# Rte Investigation
# Rte Investigation

Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital

Jan 30th 2014, 12:14 PM 5,563 Views 13 Comments

Patient Focus is calling on the Minister for Health and Children to consider as a matter of urgency the need for a wider review of other maternity units also.

# maternity-care - Monday 6 January, 2014

'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent
# Aims Ireland
# Aims Ireland

'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent

Jan 6th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,806 Views 60 Comments

Figures published today by the HSE show rates in Ireland exceed World Health Organisation recommendations.

# maternity-care - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing
# Savita
# Savita

Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing

Oct 10th 2013, 10:50 PM 16,209 Views 21 Comments

Tania McCabe’s father-in-law told TheJournal.ie that he wants a routine test for sepsis introduced in Irish hospitals.

'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff
# Savita
# Savita

'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff

Oct 10th 2013, 8:51 AM 4,333 Views 37 Comments

National Maternity Hospital clinical director, Dr Peter Boylan, has raised concerns about the level of staffing in maternity care in response to the third report into the death of Savita Halappanavar published yesterday.