MAI Response to Laura Kennedy’s Irish Times Article Critiquing the Natural Childbirth Movement

The following letter to the editor was in response to Laura Kennedy’s article critiquing the natural childbirth movement was published in the Irish Times on Monday. Click here to download a PDF copy. The Midwifery Association of Ireland’s response to Laura Kennedy article critiquing the Natural Childbirth Movement The Midwifery Association of Ireland (MAI) would … Read moreMAI Response to Laura Kennedy’s Irish Times Article Critiquing the Natural Childbirth Movement

“I will keep trying” – A Midwife Responds

This blog post regarding the theme around the maternity services on RTE Liveline this week was sent to the MAI from a Midwife who wishes to remain anonymous. We suspect many midwives around the country are feeling similarly listening to the radio this week. I am in such pain following the Liveline coverage of women’s’ … Read more“I will keep trying” – A Midwife Responds

MAI Position Statement on Liveline Calls

MAI Response to Liveline Discussion of Maternity Services

Midwives Association of Ireland Position Statement A response to the calls to the RTE Liveline program over the last week (April 2019) by women and their families in respect of their experiences of the maternity services in Ireland. The Midwives Association of Ireland (MAI) welcome the important conversation that has arisen as a result of … Read moreMAI Response to Liveline Discussion of Maternity Services

INMO Members Action

INMO Member Action

  The INMO is holding a national meeting about the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018, with specific regard to services relating to the termination of pregnancy. It is crucial that MAI members who are in the INMO make every effort to attend. We must see that pro-choice midwives and student midwives are represented, and ensure … Read moreINMO Member Action

Midwifery in Ireland: Opening the dialogue for a unified voice

Summary of Proceedings: “Midwifery in Ireland: Opening a dialogue for a unified voice”

  On Friday 29th June 2018, a forum was hosted by the Midwives Association of Ireland (MAI) titled ‘Midwifery in Ireland: Opening the Dialogue for a Unified Voice’. It was held at the Elbow Room in Smithfield, Dublin 7, the forum was attended by over 40 midwives and student midwives from around the country. They … Read moreSummary of Proceedings: “Midwifery in Ireland: Opening a dialogue for a unified voice”

Midwifery in Ireland: Opening the dialogue for a unified voice

Facilitated by Patricia Hughes, the Midwives Association of Ireland presents an opportunity for midwives and student midwives to discuss their profession; its future direction, how to foster a unified voice on key issues, and the provision of evidence-based maternity services in Ireland.

Join us for this intimate morning with colleagues and future colleagues. Tickets are free, but limited. Please cancel your booking if you cannot attend so as to free up space for someone who can. Event is for registered NMBI midwives and student midwives only.

Order your tickets here!

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IMA Statement on Current Discourse in Maternity Services

Press Release, Irish Midwives Association, 20th December 2016

Care in our national maternity services

At the time of Savita Halappanavar’s death in 2012, then Minister for Health James Reilly declared that despite the tragedy, our maternity services were amongst ‘the best and safest’ in the world. When the HIQA report on the issues surrounding Savita’s death was issued in 2013, the Minister said the report was ‘very disturbing’ and that our maternity services needed a new national plan which would be pursued ‘with urgency’.

The ‘urgency’ was never urgent enough.

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