Monday 18 December 2017

Meeting the HSE criteria

Jene Kelly of AIMS

Before a woman is deemed 'eligible' to have a homebirth, a number of criteria must be considered by HSE officials. These include:

* Previous caesareans -- regardless of how many vaginal births she has had since.

* If she is over 40.

* BMI.

* Previous baby's size.

* How many children she has had.

* Any underlying moderate or severe medical conditions and histories, such as asthma or diabetes.

Women must be 'signed off' by a consultant for homebirth. The consultant's decision is final. Eligibility does not take individual assessment into account, nor informed consent on the behalf of the woman.

Irish Independent

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