Party says women's health and wellbeing must be prioritised.
Covid has been hard on everyone, but it's been especially tough on pregnant women and new mothers. We have an opportunity now to build back better and provide strengthened care and supports to women.— Green Party Ireland (@greenparty_ie) May 4, 2021
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The Green Party is calling for urgent action to address the shortfall in services and supports for pregnant women and new mothers.
It says as the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on our health services, we need to prioritise women's health and wellbeing
They're calling for two-year extension to the National Breastfeeding Action Plan, supprt for the Milk Bank Scheme and a Commitment to Reproductive Rights-based Healthcare
Senator Pauline O'Reilly leader of the Green party in the Seanad said a key part of the national maternity strategy was midwife care but she said the issue of home births was also critical.
These are other maternal services had been sidelined during the pandemic, she said: