Heavily pregnant women among those to protest outside the Dail

Heavily pregnant women are expected to be among those protesting outside Leinster House this afternoon.

Hundreds of people are due to turn out for a demonstration against ongoing restrictions in maternity units.

They want the Health Minister to honour his commitment to end the exclusion of partners from labour and emergency appointments.

One of the organisers Linda Kelly from Better Maternity Care who gave birth at CUMH told RedFM News that restrictions are still there in many cases.

“A close friend of mine fell at the weekend, very heavily pregnant, right on her bump, suffered a bleed afterwards. Totally on her own in the emergency room afterwards getting that checked out.

“Luckily that had a good outcome, and everything was ok. But you don’t know that when you’re going in.”


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