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#Babies

# babies - Monday 25 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge A bunch of babies discover mirrors for the first time, cuteness ensues

A bunch of babies discover mirrors for the first time, cuteness ensues

Who’s the fairest baby of them all?

# babies - Sunday 27 July, 2014

The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning

The little girl’s birth highlights the challenge of providing for the growing population of people in the country who are already living in poverty.

# babies - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65

The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.

From The Daily Edge Grieving father puts out tear-jerking photo request, internet delivers Sophie

Grieving father puts out tear-jerking photo request, internet delivers

Crushing and heartwarming, all at once.

# babies - Friday 4 July, 2014

It's Friday so here are some adorable meerkat pups at Dublin Zoo New Arrivals This post contains images

It's Friday so here are some adorable meerkat pups at Dublin Zoo

These furry little babies were born in May but their parents kept them hidden away for the first few weeks.

# babies - Friday 27 June, 2014

93% of Irish mothers want hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood

The blood is rich in stem cells that have been used in the treatment of many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.

# babies - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby

Enda Kenny was speaking in the Dáil today about the national review of maternity services which he said will help maintain our reputation as a good place to have a baby.

# babies - Monday 23 June, 2014

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction

This is according to a new series published by academics today which points to the many benefits of effective and high-quality midwifery for women and their babies.

# babies - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947

Under the Maternity Homes Act 1934 every local authority in Ireland had to register the maternity homes in the county with the Department of Health.

# babies - Thursday 19 June, 2014

HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem

It is anticipated that the vaccine will be available in mid to late July but it will continue to be offered to newborns and those at greatest risk.

# babies - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Father's Day: Watch this heart-melting compilation of babies welcoming their dads home Nice To See You

# babies - Thursday 12 June, 2014

State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations Exclusive

Over 40 other state documents recalled by the Department of Health have yet to be returned.

# babies - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes

The group also want assurances new legislation regarding adoption information and tracing be considered.

# babies - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

'Time to shed light on another dark period': Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation

Campaign groups have broadly welcomed this afternoon’s developments. There was also an observation that the matter “could have been dealt with decades ago”.

# babies - Monday 9 June, 2014

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report

It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.

Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes

The information relates to the Tuam home, Bessborough in Cork, and St Patrick’s on the Navan Road in Dublin.

# babies - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Contaminated food linked to death of baby and poisoning of 14 others

The babies – many of them premature – are currently being treated in hospitals across the country.

# babies - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.

# babies - Friday 30 May, 2014

# babies - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'It's time to do something' - The forgotten mass grave of 800 babies in Galway

A campaign is now under way to construct a memorial.

# babies - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

# babies - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

5.5 million babies are born and die each year without being recorded

One in three newborns do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday and researchers say this reflects the world’s acceptance that these deaths are inevitable.

# babies - Saturday 17 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Can you make it through this post without saying "AWWW"? Too Much Cute

Can you make it through this post without saying "AWWW"?

You won’t be able to resist the charms of the cutest animals on the internet. We’re telling you.

# babies - Monday 5 May, 2014

# babies - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Parents let the internet choose their baby's name - and it's actually lovely Oh Baby Baby

Parents let the internet choose their baby's name - and it's actually lovely

It’s not Trollface Doge, thankfully.

# babies - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge This baby and his dog are the most fashionable pair on the internet Zoey And Jasper

This baby and his dog are the most fashionable pair on the internet

And the most adorable pair, too.

# babies - Monday 14 April, 2014

US woman admits to killing six of her newborn babies and hiding them in her garage

Police say they believe that Megan Huntsman killed the children between 1996 and 2006.

# babies - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?

A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?

# babies - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Interventions for first-time mothers "worryingly high" in Irish hospitals

The data was released by the HSE to AIMS Ireland, which said it has queries about the accuracy of the figures.

# babies - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Elmo from Love/Hate is a daddy again... It's the Dredge World Of Celebs

Elmo from Love/Hate is a daddy again... It's the Dredge

CUTE. All that and the rest of the day’s celebrity filth, in here.

# babies - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Australian police searching for 'multiple babies' in secret graves at rural home

Police say that there is only one family involved in the case, in the rural town of Gin Gin.

# babies - Friday 28 February, 2014

HSE replaces management at Portlaoise hospital in response to baby deaths

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said today that a staffing deficit in the hospital’s maternity unit means employees are facing double the workload.

# babies - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Mum learned about baby's death investigation on RTÉ show

Prime Time Investigates looked into the deaths of babies at Portlaoise Hospital – the mother of Katelyn discovered that one baby was her daughter Katelyn.

# babies - Saturday 8 February, 2014

New legislation to compel hospitals to admit negligence to families

The move follows revelations about the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Hospital.

# babies - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise

Reilly was speaking after one family, whose tragic story was outlined in a Prime Time special last week, met with members of the Oireachtas earlier today.

# babies - Sunday 2 February, 2014

TDs call special private meeting to talk about baby deaths at Portlaoise

TD Jerry Buttimer said the families involved deserve a “full and frank explanation”.

# babies - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Concerned parents turn to helpline after Portlaoise Hospital revelations

The helpline is open this weekend following an investigation into the deaths of four babies over six years at the hospital.

# babies - Friday 31 January, 2014

Mount Carmel workers ‘staging sit-in’ over hospital closure

Staff and supporters of the hospital attended a public meeting last night.

Mount Carmel will deliver its final baby today as 200 staff leave the hospital

The remainder of the total workforce expected to stay for another week or two.