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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Babies

All time
# Explainer
Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?
The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.
# deeply upsetting
Lucinda: 'If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they'd still be alive'
The Renua Ireland leader went through a traumatic labour.
# pee wee pumps
'High heels for babies' are now a depressing reality and people are not happy at all
Their poor little footsies!
# Infanticide
Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty
Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.
# Workforce
Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?
More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.
'I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing'
Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
# the quadmother
This 65-year-old German mum of 13 kids is pregnant with quadruplets
German media say that the woman will do a TV interview on Monday.
# that's my jam
Stop what you're doing and watch these babies rock out to the Eastenders theme
Their little faces!
# Bethany Home
Names of five more children buried in paupers' graves found
That makes 227 names in total on the Bethany memorial .
Look after your eggs – how to improve your natural fertility
Several factors can make trying for a baby especially challenging for women over 35, but there are ways to improve your chances of conceiving.
# like father like baby
Watch this Dad bond with his baby by adorably emulating her every move
# Newborns
Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths
The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.
# surprise
This granny's reaction to discovering her baby 'granddaughter' is a boy is fantastic
# Quiz
What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?
Are you ready?
# safe haven
Baby boxes - The place for parents to anonymously give up their newborns
The practice is common in parts of Europe and is being considered in the US.
# gimme dat
This video is definitive proof that babies are just tiny drunk people
Just doing their own thing.
The pressure to breastfeed can be overwhelming and failure can be crippling
Many women are simply unable to breastfeed – and they shouldn’t be made to feel like failures for it.
# quadfather advice
Father of Offaly quadruplets told to 'get used to no sleep...but it will be worth it'
The couple from Kilclonfert in Offaly welcomed the quads into the world on Saturday afternoon.
# hush little baby
This baby's crying is soothed only by the dulcet tones of Taylor Swift
Next time your baby cries, just whack on 1989.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you welcome three-person baby IVF in Ireland?
The UK has given its approval.
# new icu
Leo met some very small, very cute babies today
‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’
# test tube
Three-person babies could be born as early as next year
UK politicians have approved an IVF method that uses DNA from three donors.
# Happy ending
Conjoined twins successfully separated after 24 hour surgery
Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata underwent the surgery in Texas Children’s Hospital.
# wrong family
Families win €2m damages after daughters are switched at birth
The clinic in question was ordered to pay €400,000 to each of the women in question.
# Medical miracle
Woman who is 95% genetically male gives birth to twins
Her doctor said this is akin to a man delivering twins as the woman did not undergo puberty and has never had a period.
# Cute
Beautiful timelapse video captures baby as he grows from newborn to toddler
# happy tears
Little Dublin girl finds out her mam is pregnant, cries happy tears
# Heartbreaking
'No matter what anyone says to you, you're a mammy and a daddy now'
TDs are once again being asked to legislate for terminations for medical reasons.
British politicians vote to allow three-person babies
Opponents of the IVF technique fear this will be the first step on the road to ‘designer’ children.
# tunnel of hate
Please, take two minutes to watch babies being scared of tunnels
Babies just don’t like tunnels.
# Ballinasloe
Two babies died and five more were deprived of oxygen at Galway maternity hospital
Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has released details of a helpline this evening for service users who have concerns.
Bosses aren't happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave
Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.
Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)
I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.
# Too cool
The 17 definitive hipster baby names in Ireland
We are through the looking glass now, people.
# no hands
Baby-holding dad demonstrates how to successfully put on pants with no hands
All parents will relate to this struggle.
Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself
Looking back, there is so much I wish I’d known. Yes, we were told life would never be the same again, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it.
# wishes for baby
This heartwarming Fisher-Price ad featuring first babies of 2015 may bring a tear to the eye
Pass the tissue.
# parp
Baby wakes mam up, farts directly in her face
“Momma, it’s time to get up”.
# Neonatal
Seven in ten parents of premature babies want more psychological support
Some 4,500 babies are born prematurely in Ireland each year.