Nearly 80% of Irish women not meeting recommended average requirement for iodine during pregnancy

A study undertaken in 2017 and published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that 77 % of Irish women of childbearing age are not meeting the recommended average requirement set for iodine during pregnancy (1). Iodine is a unique nutrient found naturally in dairy products, seaweed and white fish. In Ireland, cow’s milk is a rich source of […]

INMO Welcomes Launch Of National Maternity Strategy 2016 – 2026

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) warmly welcomes the launch today, by Minister for Health, Mr Leo Varadkar TD, of the country’s first National Maternity Strategy “Creating a Better Future Together” for the period 2016-2026. The Midwives Section, of the INMO, particularly welcomes the recognition, within the strategy, of the need to give pregnant […]