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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Babies

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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.
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.
New legislation to compel hospitals to admit negligence to families
The move follows revelations about the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Hospital.
‘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.
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”.
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.
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.
Deaths of babies at maternity units investigated
The RTÉ Investigations Unit found that bereaved families were not told that investigations had taken place into their babies’ deaths.
Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel
The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.
You can now own a bizarre 3D model of your unborn child
Just what you always wanted!
Couple announce their pregnancy with brilliant horror film parody
Wonder how their family felt when they got this.
Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth
The new information should be used to provide early intervention for those babies who medics previously didn’t believe to be at risk of later developmental difficulties.
These babies wrapped in Christmas stockings are ludicrously cute
Why don’t all babies come like this.
63-year-old Chinese woman gives birth to twins
The woman lost her first daughter in an accidental gas poisoning incident in 2009 and decided to have another child in her old age to free her self of the loneliness.
Batches of Tixylix recalled due to risk of plastic contamination
The UK company said a manufacturing defect with the tamper seal may have caused contamination.
Babies should be vaccinated against stomach bug say experts
New plans from the National Immunisation Advisory Council include protecting against whooping cough and HPV.
Massive increase in babies named 'Arya' and 'Skylar' thanks to TV shows
Arya is up 183% in the UK.
Irish people are having fewer babies, but still quite like getting married
The Fingal area of Dublin recorded the highest birth rate in the country with the lowest rate recorded in Mayo.
"We hear of babies as young as five months being abducted and raped repeatedly"
An Irish consortium highlighted the issue of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at a seminar in Dublin yesterday.
This 'How To Fight A Baby' video is essential viewing for any parent
Learn to fight your baby. DO NOT FEAR YOUR BABY.
Dad captures the first year of his premature baby's life in heartwarming video
Baby Ward was born three and a half months premature.
Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female
Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.
Smoking banned in all areas of Dublin maternity hospitals
In-patients will have to leave hospital campuses if they wish to smoke with staff to be given advice on quitting.
Rotunda master warns of 'intolerably high levels of activity' in hospital
The Head of the Department of Neonatology also said that the inability of the hospital to replace frontline staff is “starting to show its effect”.
'We had poems ready for his funeral': Charity calendar celebrates survivor babies
Friends of the Coombe are releasing their calendar for 2014, featuring toddlers who combined spent more than three years in the hospital. Read one of the stories behind it here.
Fota Wildlife Park celebrates birth of baby cheetah
It is the first baby cheetah to be born there in over five years and you can name him.
Watch these panda cubs grow from tiny pink yokes to cuddly panda toddlers
Exposure to air pollution increases risk of having low birthweight baby
A new study has found this risk is present even at levels of pollution well below EU air-quality guidelines.
Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk
The study is not cause for alarm, but “it’s far from reassuring that BPA is safe” for women, said leading fertility doctor.
Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood
Throughout the eventful months of pregnancy, and amid all the changes a new baby brings, one question can remain the hardest to answer: “Will you be returning to work?”, writes Sarah Crown.
Babies eat cake better than adults and here's the proof
Why did we ever stop shoving cake into our faces with wild abandon?
Research finds women do actually want to gobble up babies
If you can get over the fact that they collected odours from the pyjamas of newborns, there are some interesting findings.
Perinatal centre that aims to improve care of pregnant mothers and babies to open in Cork
This new centre will focus on developing screening and diagnostic tests for monitoring pregnancy and newborns.
Shop-bought baby foods 'don't meet infants' weaning needs'
A study shows that some of the foods are promoted for infants from four months – an age they should still be on a breast milk-based diet.
Children wearing watermelon suits is China's hottest trend
It’s certainly the hottest trend in our book, anyway.
Researchers create analyser that decodes a baby's cry
Eventually, they hope to make it an app. That would be handy.
Study: Better for women to be cared for by midwives than doctors when giving birth
Women who had midwife-led care had fewer epidurals, fewer episiotomies and were less likely to give birth early.
Choice Ireland 'disappointed' at High Court ruling on home births
The pro-choice group has said the ruling is a setback for women’s rights in Ireland.
This is how you trick a kid into eating vegetables
It’s evil genius at its very best.