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#Birth

# birth - All time

A lot of Chinese couples don't want a second child after all
# One Child Policy
# One Child Policy

A lot of Chinese couples don't want a second child after all

Oct 30th 2014, 9:15 PM 17,888 Views 21 Comments

The government relaxed its strict ‘one child’ policy last year, but fewer couples took advantage of it than expected.

"It's like watching Alien": Men watch a baby being born for the first time
# Birth In Reverse
From The Daily Edge
# Birth In Reverse

"It's like watching Alien": Men watch a baby being born for the first time

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:29 AM 3,889 Views 4 Comments

Their reactions are exactly what you’d expect.

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother
# Immigration
# Immigration

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother

Aug 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 16,413 Views 150 Comments

A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.

The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning
# Tipping The Scales
# Tipping The Scales

The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning

Jul 27th 2014, 8:42 AM 13,294 Views 19 Comments

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.

Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals
# Stillbirth
# Stillbirth

Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 7,908 Views 15 Comments

The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.

Woman gives birth outside Primark store in Birmingham
# Oh Baby
From The Daily Edge
# Oh Baby

Woman gives birth outside Primark store in Birmingham

Jul 2nd 2014, 8:01 AM 21,478 Views 37 Comments

The baby girl was born to cheers from onlookers.

Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark
# Baby Names
# Baby Names

Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark

May 30th 2014, 5:39 PM 36,849 Views 59 Comments

Dia dhuit is mise…

The Quadfather - Limerick couple welcome quadruplets after four years trying
# Limerick
From The Daily Edge
# Limerick

The Quadfather - Limerick couple welcome quadruplets after four years trying

May 29th 2014, 11:00 AM 21,674 Views 50 Comments

The father received a garda escort from Limerick to Dublin to make it on time.

A tiny baby weighing less than a pound was born this week
# Intensive Care
# Intensive Care

A tiny baby weighing less than a pound was born this week

May 16th 2014, 2:43 PM 27,531 Views 36 Comments

Decklan Maize was born four months premature to a Californian couple.

Opinion: Giving birth at home – a piece of cake?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Giving birth at home – a piece of cake?

Apr 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 226 Views 37 Comments

The more I learned about home birth, and the more answers I got to my questions and concerns, the more certain I became that this was the right choice for me.

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 31,321 Views 57 Comments

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

Monorail, al-Qaeda, and Easter eggs: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Monorail, al-Qaeda, and Easter eggs: The week in numbers

Apr 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,092 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many Easter eggs are people planning to give tomorrow?

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals

Apr 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 19,474 Views 25 Comments

Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.

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

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

Mar 25th 2014, 12:41 PM 15,169 Views 34 Comments

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

Column: The day I had to prove I was Irish – and failed
# Policing Irishness
# Policing Irishness

Column: The day I had to prove I was Irish – and failed

Mar 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 5,247 Views 90 Comments

Both my parents are Irish, I live in Ireland and I hold an Irish passport. But that wasn’t enough when I was called interview for America’s coveted ‘greencard lottery’, writes Stephen Collins.

Irish dad describes shock after wife gives birth on pedestrian crossing
# Pavement
From The Daily Edge
# Pavement

Irish dad describes shock after wife gives birth on pedestrian crossing

Feb 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 25,956 Views 18 Comments

She was trying to hail a taxi in New York at the time.

Pics: Meet Leona, the last baby born in Mount Carmel Private Hospital
# Hello World
# Hello World

Pics: Meet Leona, the last baby born in Mount Carmel Private Hospital

Feb 3rd 2014, 4:48 PM 14,923 Views 15 Comments

Leona Lambe was born to parents Martina and Thomas at the hospital last Friday.

This man has asked the internet to name his baby girl
# Baby Internet
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Internet

This man has asked the internet to name his baby girl

Jan 14th 2014, 2:52 PM 3,262 Views 2 Comments

“Meet our darling baby girl, Trollface Doge.”

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women
# Smoking
# Smoking

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

Nov 15th 2013, 10:31 AM 6,583 Views 116 Comments

Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of having low birthweight baby
# Pollution
# Pollution

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of having low birthweight baby

Oct 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,239 Views 2 Comments

A new study has found this risk is present even at levels of pollution well below EU air-quality guidelines.

Column: Our medical culture denies women a say on how, and where, they give birth
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our medical culture denies women a say on how, and where, they give birth

Aug 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 107 Views 267 Comments

The only barrier to Aja Teehan being given the ultimate choice in the birth of her baby lies within a culture that places enormous emphasis on liability cover and risk, writes Barbara Western.

Despite refusal, home birth case a "worthwhile fight"
# Home Birth
# Home Birth

Despite refusal, home birth case a "worthwhile fight"

Aug 16th 2013, 1:09 PM 13,466 Views 187 Comments

Aja Teehan heard today that her application for a HSE decision on her home birth to be overturned had been refused.

Newborn baby survives crash after car birth
# Sweden
# Sweden

Newborn baby survives crash after car birth

Aug 6th 2013, 10:30 AM 20,446 Views 9 Comments

The baby’s father lost control of the car after he saw his wife give birth to the baby in the passenger seat.

New bill will crack down on 'sham' marriages
# Legislation
# Legislation

New bill will crack down on 'sham' marriages

Jul 24th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,212 Views 63 Comments

The bill will allow registrars not to issue marriage registration forms if they believe that a proposed marriage is one of convenience.

Chinese mother throws newborn from building
# China
# China

Chinese mother throws newborn from building

Jul 11th 2013, 4:45 PM 20,007 Views 60 Comments

The baby fell to the ground where it was then run over by a car.

Column: Every miscarriage is a loss, and I still think of my children that never got here
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Every miscarriage is a loss, and I still think of my children that never got here

Jun 18th 2013, 7:30 PM 82 Views 16 Comments

Each of my miscarriages were different experiences, but they’ve all had a lasting affect on my life, writes an anonymous contributor.

Younger mothers at higher risk of premature birth
# Birth
# Birth

Younger mothers at higher risk of premature birth

Jun 12th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,288 Views 3 Comments

A study of Irish women over a 12-year period also showed that older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section.

1 in 3 Irish women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

1 in 3 Irish women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction

May 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 15,439 Views 22 Comments

The rise in the number of Irish women having Caesarean sections is not a result of women being “too posh to push” – there’s a hidden story that also impacts women’s choices around childbirth: pelvic floor dysfunction.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

May 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,795 Views 3 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Babies born by Caesarian more susceptible to developing allergies
# Caesarian
# Caesarian

Babies born by Caesarian more susceptible to developing allergies

Feb 25th 2013, 5:45 PM 9,284 Views 55 Comments

Researchers said they believe exposure to bacteria in the birth canal is a major influencer on a baby’s immune system.

BOD and Hubes just had a baby girl. The world reacts.
# What A Woman
From The Daily Edge
# What A Woman

BOD and Hubes just had a baby girl. The world reacts.

Feb 10th 2013, 2:03 PM 83,261 Views 55 Comments

‘Little Huberbod’ is our favourite nickname so far.

Robotic surgery helps Cork mother in second successful birth
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Robotic surgery helps Cork mother in second successful birth

Dec 13th 2012, 4:09 PM 10,742 Views 7 Comments

The complex procedure performed before pregnancy helps women who have a weak cervix to carry to full term.

Bishops: Treatment that might put foetus at risk "ethically permissible"
# Bishops
# Bishops

Bishops: Treatment that might put foetus at risk "ethically permissible"

Nov 19th 2012, 9:30 PM 10,284 Views 113 Comments

They said this was the case with a seriously ill pregnant woman “provided every effort has been made to save the life of both the mother and her baby”.

Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile
# New Arrivals
# New Arrivals

Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile

Nov 16th 2012, 11:51 AM 12,715 Views 53 Comments

The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.

Column: 11 things nobody tells you about giving birth
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 11 things nobody tells you about giving birth

Oct 29th 2012, 7:00 PM 15,648 Views 86 Comments

Some things you can learn from books, writes mother of three Deborah McCarthy – but not these.

New DNA techniques could help prevent genetic diseases
# DNA
# DNA

New DNA techniques could help prevent genetic diseases

Sep 17th 2012, 10:34 AM 2,480 Views 1 Comment

Mitochondrial replacement techniques – which involve two parents and donor DNA – are the focus of a public consultation in the UK.

Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success
# Fertility
# Fertility

Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success

Sep 5th 2012, 8:15 PM 5,851 Views 1 Comment

Senior clinical embryologist at Beacon Court in Dublin welcomes the new research stating embryo freezing and waiting for a better conditioned womb linings may be the way forward.

Definition of 'premature' should be reconsidered - report
# Babies
# Babies

Definition of 'premature' should be reconsidered - report

Jul 2nd 2012, 2:18 PM 6,850 Views 21 Comments

Researchers have found that full-term infants who spend longer in the womb do better at school later in life.

Column: I had a home birth – and all mums should have the same option
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I had a home birth – and all mums should have the same option

Jun 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,652 Views 67 Comments

Why shouldn’t women have the choice of giving birth at home? The belief that all mothers need to be in hospital is an urban myth, writes Eva-Louise Goussot.

More than a quarter of births in Ireland are to women aged 35 and over
# Bringing Up Baby
# Bringing Up Baby

More than a quarter of births in Ireland are to women aged 35 and over

Jun 26th 2012, 6:45 AM 7,410 Views 35 Comments

The major ESRI report on births found also found that one third of all births were to single mothers.