Insightful publication ‘Giving Birth In Ireland’ to be launched at Listowel Writers Week


You are invited to the launch of the remarkable book ‘Giving Birth In Ireland’ on May 30th at Listowel Library commencing at 2.30pm. As the title suggests this all-encompassing theme of birth in Ireland will be of real interest to a broad scope of people on the island and attract enthusiasm even further afield.

Edited by Su Huschke and Leigh Brosnan “Giving Birth In Ireland’ presents a discerning and personal deep dive into the birthing process in Ireland today.

“What does every pregnant woman need to know about giving birth in Ireland?”
This book is for all those who give birth in Ireland, and those supporting them. Written by midwives, doulas, mothers and birth partners, this book explains how the maternity system in Ireland works, what the options are, and what it really feels like to birth in this country, whether in the hospital or at home.

If you’ve given birth before, this is the kind of book that you wish you’d read before you had your baby, and which you should read now to make sense of your experience. If you’re a first-time parent, this is the book you need to read before you, or your partner, give(s) birth. If you are a midwife or a doctor or anyone caring for pregnant women and new mothers in Ireland, this book will help you serve them better.

The authors are not afraid to tackle uncomfortable truths about the failings of the Irish maternity system, but they also share stories of hope and joy. When you’ve read the book, you’ll know your options, and you’ll be on your way to a positive, empowered birth.

The book will be launched at this year’s Writers’ Week on Thursday 30th May at 2.30pm at Listowel Library and you are all very welcome to attend