Nearly 80% of Irish women not meeting recommended average requirement for iodine during pregnancy

A study undertaken in 2017 and published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that 77 % of Irish women of childbearing age are not meeting the recommended average requirement set for iodine during pregnancy (1). Iodine is a unique nutrient found naturally in dairy products, seaweed and white fish. In Ireland, cow’s milk is […]

Protection Of Lobbyists, Not Women’s Health At The Heart Of Howlin’s Bill – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has sharply criticised a Private Members Bill that is due to be debated in the Dáil. The Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2016, being brought forward by Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin, aims to regulate so called ‘rogue’ crisis pregnancy advice clinics: “No one disagrees with the principle that […]

INMO Welcomes Launch Of National Maternity Strategy 2016 – 2026

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) warmly welcomes the launch today, by Minister for Health, Mr Leo Varadkar TD, of the country’s first National Maternity Strategy “Creating a Better Future Together” for the period 2016-2026. The Midwives Section, of the INMO, particularly welcomes the recognition, within the strategy, of the need to give pregnant […]