The case of a pregnant woman who gave birth in the car park of a maternity hospital in Dublin only until her husband was allowed to enter the hospital.
Fine Gail Senator Regina Doherty cited the case as she highlighted the ongoing “discrimination against pregnant women’s partners” in 19 maternity units in the state.
Sen. Doherty said Bridge O’Connor gave birth to her second “baby boy” but “she had to.” [spend] His entire career is spent in the car park at Combe Hospital.
“The offer was made for her to come in on her own and leave her husband in the car or walk up and down the Coombe Hospital car park so that he could work without any hassle, without any support,” she said. Bear with yourself. “
“People at Combe Hospital left her in the car park until she was ready to give birth to her youngest son, and then at this point she was brought in.”
Ms Doherty said: “I don’t know how anyone in this country would think this is acceptable, but the really weird thing is that what she and her husband did was absolutely right under the HSE guidelines. That’s right, it was released on September 13th. “
The former minister said she would discuss the issue with members of the Orissa Women’s Cox and meet with 19 heads of midwives in the units “to see what she has to say about the ongoing abuse of women.” Ireland “Through maternity services in this country.”
Asked about the claims, Combe said he could not comment on individual matters.
A spokesman said maintaining the patient’s privacy was a moral and legal requirement.
However, the hospital pointed to its latest partner attendance policy, which states that women giving birth are allowed to have a designated partner who accompanies the woman “after entering the delivery suit”. May be.
Nominated partners may attend the Pregnancy Early Diagnosis Unit, Dating Scan, and 20-22 Week (Anatomy) Scan.
“We understand that access restrictions are difficult for women and their families. These restrictions are to protect patients and their newborns,” the hospital said on its website.
New health department figures show that since the end of June, 12 pregnant women have been admitted to the ICU with covid 19.
Figures released by the Irish Times show that the number of pregnant women receiving hospital care in the ICU for Covid 19 is less than five cases in the first wave of Covid 19, with 19 cases in the third wave and more recently. 12 cases in months.