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#Childbirth

# childbirth - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers' lack of rights
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers' lack of rights

Jan 16th 2014, 4:32 PM 1,724 Views 253 Comments

A Dublin hospital has secured a court order to withdraw life-support from a severely brain-damaged baby whose his young mother died after delivery. As the child’s parents were unmarried, the father was not deemed the legal guardian.

# childbirth - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Woman who gave birth in the leg of her onesie claims it saved her baby's life
# Onesie For The Road
From The Daily Edge
# Onesie For The Road

Woman who gave birth in the leg of her onesie claims it saved her baby's life

Jan 7th 2014, 6:00 PM 44,961 Views 34 Comments

The onesie – everyone’s friend.

# childbirth - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth
# Health
# Health

Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth

Dec 31st 2013, 7:30 AM 14,864 Views 10 Comments

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.

# childbirth - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors to meet with Minister today
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors to meet with Minister today

Nov 26th 2013, 11:48 AM 2,637 Views 8 Comments

The support group says it hopes today’s Cabinet briefing and subsequent meeting won’t be just ‘box-ticking exercises’.

# childbirth - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Column: 'Churching' women after childbirth made many new mothers feel ostracised
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Churching' women after childbirth made many new mothers feel ostracised

Aug 31st 2013, 12:00 PM 36,323 Views 150 Comments

I believe strongly in the idea that we are formed by our past, so I tried to understand how the practise of churching in 1913 Ireland affected the women cleansed of the ‘sin’ of childbirth, writes Louise Lewis.

# childbirth - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Book claims conventional pregnancy 'wisdom' is wrong
# Mythbusting
# Mythbusting

Book claims conventional pregnancy 'wisdom' is wrong

Aug 24th 2013, 11:30 AM 21,409 Views 31 Comments

Pregnant college professor decided to crunch the data on commonly-held perceptions about what to eat, drink and how to behave in general when carrying a baby.

# childbirth - Monday 19 August, 2013

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 98 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.

# childbirth - Friday 9 August, 2013

Jimmy Fallon: We had our baby via surrogate mother
# Jimmy Fallon
From The Daily Edge
# Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon: We had our baby via surrogate mother

Aug 9th 2013, 5:28 PM 16,850 Views 19 Comments

The US chat show host said he and his wife had been trying to start a family for some time.

# childbirth - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Senators vote against fatal foetal abnormalities amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Senators vote against fatal foetal abnormalities amendment

Jul 17th 2013, 4:07 PM 5,358 Views 39 Comments

The amendment was defeated by 42 votes to 10. Here’s how the senators voted.

# childbirth - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Taoiseach won't comment on redress scheme for symphysiotomy victims
# Redress
# Redress

Taoiseach won't comment on redress scheme for symphysiotomy victims

Jul 10th 2013, 12:17 PM 2,446 Views 13 Comments

Enda Kenny also rejected that Government has been secretive on issue and commits to meeting support groups

# childbirth - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Column: The new abortion law attempts to add clarity, but the Savita case could happen again
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The new abortion law attempts to add clarity, but the Savita case could happen again

Jun 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 105 Views 35 Comments

Forcing doctors to wait to see a ‘risk to life’ rather than just a ‘risk to health’ to a woman when considering performing an abortion could result in it becoming too late, write Dr Mary Favier and Dr Ciara Flynn.

# childbirth - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Pregnant women 'should avoid ready meals, shower gel and new cars'
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Pregnant women 'should avoid ready meals, shower gel and new cars'

Jun 6th 2013, 10:12 AM 18,313 Views 50 Comments

The guidance from a group of obstetricians and gynaecologists in the UK has been widely criticised.

# childbirth - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

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 15,358 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.

# childbirth - Monday 27 May, 2013

National Maternity Hospital to leave Holles St in €150m move
# New Delivery
# New Delivery

National Maternity Hospital to leave Holles St in €150m move

May 27th 2013, 4:45 PM 16,118 Views 50 Comments

The National Maternity Hospital will move to the St Vincent’s campus at Elm Park by 2018.

# childbirth - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

WATCH: More men experience the pain of childbirth
# Hoo Hoo Heeeeee
From The Daily Edge
# Hoo Hoo Heeeeee

WATCH: More men experience the pain of childbirth

May 15th 2013, 9:32 AM 2,603 Views 2 Comments

A doctor and some electrodes help them face the harsh reality.

# childbirth - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Mixed response from symphysiotomy survivors to lifting statute of limitations
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Mixed response from symphysiotomy survivors to lifting statute of limitations

Apr 17th 2013, 4:23 PM 4,846 Views 6 Comments

One group representing survivors has given a guarded welcome to the news, while another is uneasy about the idea.

# childbirth - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Government accepts Bill to allow for symphysiotomy compensation
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Government accepts Bill to allow for symphysiotomy compensation

Apr 16th 2013, 8:31 PM 9,008 Views 17 Comments

Symphysiotomy was a surgical procedure used in Irish maternity hospitals until 1984. It involved the unnecessary unhinging of the patient’s pelvis during or after child birth.

# childbirth - Monday 18 March, 2013

Column: New HSE plans will further limit women’s choices in childbirth
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: New HSE plans will further limit women’s choices in childbirth

Mar 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 107 Views 155 Comments

Last summer, the Minister for Health endorsed home birth and said more women should be offered the choice of giving birth at home – but new HSE guidelines will have the opposite effect, Eva-Louise Goussot writes.

# childbirth - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Woman becomes world's first to give birth after heart transplant
# Circle Of Life
# Circle Of Life

Woman becomes world's first to give birth after heart transplant

Jan 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,938 Views 1 Comment

The creation of extra blood, and the drugs needed to stop a transplant being rejected, usually make it impossible.

# childbirth - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Watch what happens when men experience the agony of labour
# This Woman's Work
From The Daily Edge
# This Woman's Work

Watch what happens when men experience the agony of labour

Jan 22nd 2013, 4:09 PM 32,088 Views 92 Comments

At least they didn’t have to push out the baby.

# childbirth - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’?

Jan 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 907 Views 273 Comments

The Government is desperate to avoid “abortion on demand”, writes Sarah McCarthy – but in reality, women should be trusted to make the choice.

# childbirth - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Banned 'Aristotle' sex manual to sell for up to £400
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Banned 'Aristotle' sex manual to sell for up to £400

Jan 5th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,014 Views 2 Comments

The 1766 book contained more wives tales than actual Aristotle.

# childbirth - Monday 26 November, 2012

Maternal death rate 'up to four times higher than CSO figures'
# Maternal Deaths
# Maternal Deaths

Maternal death rate 'up to four times higher than CSO figures'

Nov 26th 2012, 8:44 AM 8,171 Views 18 Comments

A report by a HSE-endorsed body on maternal deaths says our maternal death rate is significantly higher than official figures show.

# childbirth - Monday 29 October, 2012

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 15,549 Views 86 Comments

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

# childbirth - Monday 3 September, 2012

Meet the couple planning Ireland's first YouTube childbirth
# Uterustube
From The Daily Edge
# Uterustube

Meet the couple planning Ireland's first YouTube childbirth

Sep 3rd 2012, 11:43 AM 36,687 Views 127 Comments

Welcome to the lives of the Saccone-Jolys.

# childbirth - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?

Aug 12th 2012, 6:30 PM 81 Views 97 Comments

Maeve Binchy’s books would have been different if she’d had children, according to one newspaper. Abigail Rieley asks: Why do we put this pressure on women?

# childbirth - Monday 23 July, 2012

VIDEO: Why One Direction's Niall Horan is no use during childbirth
# One Direction
From The Daily Edge
# One Direction

VIDEO: Why One Direction's Niall Horan is no use during childbirth

Jul 23rd 2012, 10:08 AM 12,178 Views 20 Comments

His real skills lie in the awkward foot-shuffling department, as this TV prank revealed.

# childbirth - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually
# Contraceptives
# Contraceptives

Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually

Jul 10th 2012, 8:11 AM 5,407 Views 9 Comments

Researchers say that increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40 per cent over the past 20 years.

# childbirth - Monday 2 July, 2012

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

Definition of 'premature' should be reconsidered - report

Jul 2nd 2012, 2:18 PM 6,843 Views 21 Comments

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

# childbirth - Saturday 26 May, 2012

‘Breakthrough’ in premature birth research by Irish scientists
# Medicine
# Medicine

‘Breakthrough’ in premature birth research by Irish scientists

May 26th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,431 Views 6 Comments

Premature births are the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide.

# childbirth - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Column: Some talk about the ‘magic’ of childbirth. To me, it was horrific.
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Some talk about the ‘magic’ of childbirth. To me, it was horrific.

May 20th 2012, 6:30 PM 192 Views 29 Comments

For new mothers, the pressure can be so overwhelming it makes you ill. Lynn McDonald Byrne describes her experience of postnatal depression.

# childbirth - Friday 6 April, 2012

Ten-year-old girl gives birth in Colombia
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

Ten-year-old girl gives birth in Colombia

Apr 6th 2012, 3:13 PM 15,081 Views 31 Comments

The girl delivered a healthy baby daughter after arriving at hospital suffering contractions.

# childbirth - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Woman has healthy twins after 75 days in labour
# Hard Work
# Hard Work

Woman has healthy twins after 75 days in labour

Mar 10th 2012, 1:45 PM 8,792 Views 16 Comments

The Polish mother lay upside down for 10 weeks to save the newborns, after a third baby was born prematurely and died.

# childbirth - Friday 2 March, 2012

Column: Breastfeeding in public is natural, and we need to see it that way
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Breastfeeding in public is natural, and we need to see it that way

Mar 2nd 2012, 7:30 AM 637 Views 97 Comments

Feeding our babies is the most normal thing in the world, writes Chris Finn – so our attitudes have to change.

# childbirth - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Mother plans to broadcast birth live online
# Home Birth
From The Daily Edge
# Home Birth

Mother plans to broadcast birth live online

Oct 1st 2011, 2:18 PM 1,021 Views 23 Comments

Nancy Salgueiro says she wants to give women a chance to see what an “undisturbed, natural birth” is like. She’s setting up cameras in her sitting room.

# childbirth - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Catholic Church apologises for forced adoptions in Australia
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic Church apologises for forced adoptions in Australia

Jul 26th 2011, 10:31 AM 1,114 Views 15 Comments

Mothers have described being shackled and sedated as their newborn children were taken away in Church-run hospitals.

# childbirth - Monday 27 June, 2011

More than third of women experience 'crisis pregnancy'
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

More than third of women experience 'crisis pregnancy'

Jun 27th 2011, 2:02 PM 404 Views 0 Comments

New figures show that nearly half of women reported financial concerns as a reason.

# childbirth - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Nearly one in three first-time mums having Caesarean sections
# Mothers
# Mothers

Nearly one in three first-time mums having Caesarean sections

May 31st 2011, 11:06 AM 501 Views 0 Comments

New nationwide figures show that over 30 per cent of first-time mothers gave birth by C-section in 2010.

# childbirth - Friday 13 May, 2011

We need to talk about childbirth - it's murder, says Tilda Swinton
# Childbirth
From The Daily Edge
# Childbirth

We need to talk about childbirth - it's murder, says Tilda Swinton

May 13th 2011, 9:01 AM 2,461 Views 4 Comments

Star of We Need To Talk About Kevin stokes controversy by claiming childbirth is “violent” and “murderous”.

# childbirth - Wednesday 4 May, 2011