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# maternity restrictions

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Donnelly says Dept 'doing everything it can' on maternity restrictions after woman labours in car park
Breege O’Connor endured the majority of the late stages of her labour period in a car outside the Coombe on Sunday.
Protesters take calls for end to maternity restrictions to gates of Leinster House
More than 100 people gathered to call for partner access to neo natal units to be restored to pre-pandemic levels.
Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.
RTÉ defends The Rotunda series after criticism over filming at maternity hospital during Covid
Critics of the series have questioned why a TV crew was given access when severe restrictions were in place for partners.
'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.
New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus
Senior health sources say new guidelines would allow partners to stay all through labour and birth in single-occupancy rooms.
Restrictions on maternity services exacerbate mental health difficulties, experts warn
The rules have been the subject of criticism by politicians and campaigners in recent weeks.
Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.
Rotunda Master: Higher vaccination uptake among inpatients would allow restrictions to be eased
High vaccination rates among the general population are not being reflected in maternity hospitals.
Maternity care: 'Inconsistencies' in updated hospital guidelines 'distressing'
New national guidance on the easing of restrictions at maternity hospitals allows partners to attend 12-week scans.
Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions
Natalie Britton says women are being ignored when it comes to the lifting of the restrictions on partners during maternity care.
Four maternity units not allowing partners attend emergency pregnancy cases
“There has been a real issue there, it is arguably the most important time,” Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said.
Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
Micheál Martin said the HSE issued “very, very clear guidance” to maternity units on the restrictions.
Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
Activists have said there’s been no changes since new HSE advice to maternity hospitals was issued.
'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions
Activists want partners to be permitted in maternity units for all stages of labour.
I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
In spite of all the calls for hospitals to ease their Covid measures it was impossible to get a clear answer on whether my partner would be allowed in, our contributor writes.