Our new TD's are in the house, voting on midwife legislation they don't understand, refusing to hear from Birth Groups and consumer representatives because they've already talked to directors of midwifery. In hospitals, where people are giving birth in corridors. Ironically, The Labour party have gone back on their promises of support. There were six TD's there. Just six, to decide how and where independent and community midwives can practice, and how and where women can give birth. Too old, too fat, had a section before? Had a big baby once? Never mind your physical state or your birth history, into the third world, understaffed, underfunded, MRSA ridden maternity hospital with you, it's much safer. Except, they're ignoring all the statistics that are right there in hands reach, that say it is not much safer, in normal circumstances. It might be if they did it differently, but they don't.AIMS Ireland Facebook page - loads of interesting, infuriating, inspiring info on birth.
And AIMS homepage.
Midwives know a better way: