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A total of 8554 mothers attended the Coombe Hospital in 2013, 7986 mothers delivered 8170 infants. Some figures (p.15): â?¢ 12.8% were current smokers; this was the lowest percentage over 7 years (highest in 2007:17.3%); â?¢ 1.4% were consuming alcohol at the time of booking (showing a...
Irish maternity services are good and compare well with those in other countries in terms of safety and patient outcomes. Much has been done to improve services in recent years. We have more consultant obstetricians and staff midwives than ever before and there has been considerable investment in...
On 27 January 2016 ROI Minister for Health Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s first National Maternity Strategy – Creating a Better Future Together – which is a roadmap for the improvement of services over the next ten years. Strategy aims to improve safety & quality in general...
On January 27 2016 ROI Minister for Health Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s first National Maternity Strategy – Creating a Better Future Together – which is a roadmap for the improvement of services over the next ten years. IPH on behalf of the Department of Health prepared the...
This book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy and a list of useful organisations.It is available to first time expectant mothers resident in Northern Ireland through primary care services (antenatal clinics, GPs or health visitors).
This book presents the reasons why mothers and babies benefit from breastfeeding and explains how to breastfeed successfully. It covers issues including how breastfeeding works, positioning and attachment, how to know if breastfeeding is going well, expressing milk, breastfeeding and babies in...
This guidance provides information for professionals on Maternal and Pre-school Nutrition for infants and children.