Pic: ShutterstockTHE LEVEL OF interventions for first-time mothers in Irish hospitals is “worryingly high”, a maternity services advocacy organisation has said today.AIMS Ireland has revealed data on birth statistics from Ireland’s 19 public maternity units for 2012 on foot of an FOI request to the HSE.Can’t read the data? Click here.Raising concernsKrysia Lynch, co-chair of AIMS Ireland said that the figures raise a number of concerns.In the first instance, the rates of interventions to first time mothers are worryingly high. It points once again to the inappropriateness of a consultant-led care model for healthy, low risk mothers.Lynch said that there is “no medical reason” for such high levels of intervention, and that the effects of these interventions on first-time mothers “will influence the outcome of any future pregnancies they may have”.She also said that AIMS Ireland is concerned about the accuracy of the figures reported to the Healthcare Pricing Office, as there seems to be some discrepancy in figures provided to ESRI and figures published by the hospital.Additionally, these figures published today suggest that four out of 19 maternity units did not record any vaginal births after Caesareans in 2012. The only units which would have a 0.0 per cent VBAC rate should be midwife-led units (MLUs), which do not book women who have had a previous Caesarean. We would seriously question the accuracy of this and query the quality of data recording and reporting going on in units around the country.The vaginal births after Caesarean (VBAC) figures, with exceptions in a small amount of maternity units, show that the amount of VBACs taking place as a percentage of overall births is very low, said AIMS.The organisation believes this indicates that women “are not being supported by their local maternity unit to have a VBAC if they so wish”.“There are obviously care provider barriers here that need to be addressed,” said Lynch.BreastfeedingThe figures also show the range of breastfeeding rates across Ireland’s hospitals, from 66.8 per cent at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin to 38 per cent at the Mid-Western Regional Maternity Hospital in Limerick.FiguresThe data shows a “stark contrast” in the level of interventions that a first-time mother experiences compared to women who have given birth previously.For example, C-section rates for first-time mothers varied from 22.95 per cent in Sligo General up to 40.15 per cent in St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny. Both units also reported extremely low vaginal birth after Caesarean rates, at 0.93 per cent and 3.51 per cent respectively.Instrumental deliveries and the use of episiotomies were also very high in most units across the country, said AIMS.Forceps and episiotomiesOver 35 per cent of first-time mothers in Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH), University College Hospital Galway and Waterford Regional Hospital had a delivery with forceps or vaccum.When it came to episiotomies, both the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin (39.4 per cent) and CUMH (38.78 per cent) had very high rates of these performed on first time mothers.The data is available on the AIMS Ireland website.Read: Women who use a surrogate mother have no right to maternity leave, EU rules>
A mason was on Tuesday remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was reportedly found with 393 grams of cannabis in his possession.Shabeer Mohammed, 37, of Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD) and Meadow Brook Gardens, Georgetown, denied that he had the drugs in his possession on June 21 at Four Miles, Port Kaituma.His attorney, Tiffany Jeffrey told the Court that the drug was found 50 feet away from her client in bushes while her client was travelling in a motor car.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to this and revealed that the car in which the father of one was travelling was stopped by Police, and he exited the vehicle and attempted to sneakily hide the drugs in a clump of bushes at the corner of the roadway.When a rank who noticed him made checks, two black plastic bags with the drug was found and as such, he was arrested.He reportedly told ranks at the Police Station that “the lady want weed, so I went up the road for the stash”.As such, he was remanded to prison. The case will continue on August 6, 2018 at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.
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