Born Of Frustration

The horrifying stories of birth trauma told by women last month on RTE’s Liveline shocked many, and highlighted the need for doctors and midwives to listen to women and to trust what they are saying

12th May, 2019

The stories from women who described being dismissed, humiliated – and in a minority of cases, severely injured – during childbirth which were told on Joe Duffy’s Liveline radio show last month will have surprised many people. But Dr Maeve O’Connell was not one of them.

O’Connell, a nursing lecturer at RCSI University in Bahrain, has carried out research which showed that 80 per cent of Irish women experience a fear...

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