From the Daughters of the Revolution Post-Show Discussion on how to improve maternity services in Ireland
Harbour Playhouse, Dublin in March 2016
Full performance script of Daughters of the Revolution is available here.
Film Production with thanks to Paula Geraghty at Trade Union TV
Philomena Canning: A midwife with over 30 years’ experience. She has practiced abroad in the UK, the Middle East, Australia, including with Aboriginal people in the remote Australian central dessert for 4 years, and at home in Ireland in homebirth practice for 14yrs. Philomena is the co-founder and chair of Midwives for Choice.
Paula Barry: Research Midwife, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital. Paula has become passionate about Midwifery practice with particular interest in antenatal and intrapartum care. She embraces the philosophy of pregnancy and birth being a normal, healthy, life event for most women and constantly strives to protect and promote the autonomous role of the Midwife. Paula in her role as Practice Development Co-ordinator has been instrumental in many developments to enhance the provision of maternity care at the CWIUH.
Marie O’Connor: Sociologist, health correspondent, and Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy. She is the author of Women and Birth: A National Study of Intentional Home Birth in Ireland, Birth Tides: turning towards home birth (1995), and Bodily Harm: Symphysiotomy and Pubiotomy in Ireland 1944–92 (2011).