More than 23,000 people have signed a petition to the Irish government to lift COVID-19 restrictions on maternity care.
Currently, the father is only allowed to attend a maternity hospital if his partner is in "active labour" and the woman must attend all her appointments on her own.
The issue was raised in the Dáil yesterday where Sinn Féin TD Réana Cronan said it seemed more important for a father to be able to wet the baby's head rather than to see his baby's head.
Broadcaster Suzanne Kane, who is pregnant with her third baby, says she can't imagine how hard it is for women going through pregnancy for the first time.
She told Newstalk Breakfast: "What I think about is the first time Mam that has been on, whatever their journey is to get to that point, to get to that pregnancy test that says its positive, and then facing that journey alone because at the moment no one is allowed in but the pregnant woman.
"We're all hyper-aware of where we are at the moment with the COVID-19 crisis and keeping footfalls in hospitals to an absolute minimum.
"I don't think any pregnant woman is saying to open the doors and have full visitation.
She said having the choice to bring people to important scans or the birth would offer great support to expectant mothers.
She added: "As it stands, if I go into labour I say goodbye to my husband in the car park, I'll go into the hospital by myself.
"When I'm in active labour my husband Joey can go into the room with me and he will be with me for the birth.
"He can visit me for the two to three days after the birth during visiting hours so that's a great relief.
"But if you're not in active labour and you've been induced and you're in the hospital prior to your baby being born then you can't have anyone in with you."
She said: "I just think it's one of those things to look at, things are changing but I think women need support and especially for harder times."