HSE Procedures

New HSE Home Birth policies and procedures

If you are wondering about the eligibility criteria for the Home Birth scheme, policies around midwifery practice, transfer to hospital and dealing with emergencies, these are all now online!

> http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/maternity/Policies-and-Procedures-16.html

HSE home birth page

> http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/maternity/homebirth_services.html



Facebook Pages

Facebook Group – Cork and Kerry Home Births

This group is a wonderful resource full of engaged women with lots of experience of home birth between them! There’s also a couple of self employed community midwives on the group in case of any queries about the scheme.

> https://www.facebook.com/groups/HBcorkKerry/?ref=bookmarks


Home Birth Research

Rollercoaster article on home birth

> http://www.rollercoaster.ie/Article/Home-Births/Home-Births

HSE home birth page

> http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/maternity/homebirth_services.html

AIMS article on home birth vs hospital birth

> http://aimsireland.ie/did-you-know-home-birth-is-as-safe-as-hospital-birth/

Recent research into Home Birth outcomes

> https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/birthplace/results

Here is the Home Birth Association website

> http://www.homebirth.ie/


Other Links

Spinning Babies

> https://spinningbabies.com/

Midwifery Elective Ghana

While I was in my second year as a student midwife, I undertook a midwifery elective in Ghana. I wrote a case study, while the experience was still fresh, and wanted to share it here. Working as a midwife in Ghana was one of the most challenging experiences of my life.

> http://www.worktheworld.com/reviews/midwifery-elective-ghana-takoradi-2012

Community Midwives Ireland

> http://communitymidwives.ie/midwives/

Elke Hasner – Community Midwife Cork

> https://www.corkhomebirth.ie/

DoulaCare Ireland

National Doula Agency for birth & postpartum care

> www.doulacare.ie