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# Maternity services

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Pregnant woman couldn't avail of maternity care because she was registered as a man by the State
The woman is due her 12-week scan in two weeks for what is her first pregnancy.
Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says
Partners of expectant mothers were being refused access in certain hospitals.
Rally held to call for an end to Covid-19 restriction that stops women's partners attending births
The rally was held at the Coombe Maternity Hospital at 5pm.
HSE to allow partners of pregnant women to attend 20-week scan
Correspondence from women to the Department of Health have shown the distress the Covid-19 restriction caused.
Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.
Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election
Where do the parties stand on issues like maternity and infant services, contraception and IVF?
HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences
Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.
Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies
The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.
Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system
The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.
'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'
Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.
Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital
Minister Simon Harris has said that a public ownership option is possible for the hospital.
Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital
Addressing doctors today, Minister Harris sought to provide assurances on the project.
Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'
It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.
Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'
Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.
'Left to die alone': Premature baby spent final two hours in hospital sluice room
The report into two Manchester hospitals has found a string of alleged failings.
Woman gives birth to baby that doctors told her had been dead for weeks
Aimee Nolan says she has still not received an explanation.
Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital
The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.
'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'
Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.
'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words
The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.
€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth
The Government has said that the payments will be ex-gratia – in other words, no blame admitted.
Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby
Enda Kenny was speaking in the Dáil today about the national review of maternity services which he said will help maintain our reputation as a good place to have a baby.
James Reilly denies there was conflict of interest in maternity services review
Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said Noel Daly must “review his position” as chair of the West/North West Hospital Group after it emerged he co-founded the company conducting the review.
Hospital staff warned not to reveal 'maternity unit closure until after elections', TD claims
The HSE had earlier moved to downplay fears that a review of maternity services could result in closures.
Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations
The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.
Column: New HSE plans will further limit women’s choices in childbirth
Last summer, the Minister for Health endorsed home birth and said more women should be offered the choice of giving birth at home – but new HSE guidelines will have the opposite effect, Eva-Louise Goussot writes.