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#Home Birth

# home-birth - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'We wanted a home birth... but didn't expect this': New Year baby born on the kitchen floor
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# Home Birth

'We wanted a home birth... but didn't expect this': New Year baby born on the kitchen floor

Jan 1st 2017, 3:52 PM 30,196 Views 13 Comments

Little Odhran arrived three weeks ahead of his due date,

# home-birth - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed
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Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed

Aug 10th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,007 Views 63 Comments

Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.

# home-birth - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives
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# Opinion

Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 961 Views 15 Comments

Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.

# home-birth - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'
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# Opinion

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'

Sep 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 8,870 Views 116 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

# home-birth - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control
# Opinion
# Opinion

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

Jul 14th 2015, 11:40 PM 1,926 Views 114 Comments

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

# home-birth - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 190 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.

# home-birth - Monday 18 November, 2013

Woman at centre of home birth row has baby boy
# It's A Boy
# It's A Boy

Woman at centre of home birth row has baby boy

Nov 18th 2013, 10:09 AM 29,698 Views 198 Comments

Aja Teehan gave birth to her son in the UK.

# home-birth - Friday 6 September, 2013

Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill
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Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill

Sep 6th 2013, 10:54 PM 26,169 Views 266 Comments

The High Court decided not to award legal costs against Aja Teehan but today she said her family is trying to raise the funds to pay their own significant legal bill.

# home-birth - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
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# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Aug 24th 2013, 11:00 AM 6,475 Views 18 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# home-birth - Friday 16 August, 2013

Choice Ireland 'disappointed' at High Court ruling on home births
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Choice Ireland 'disappointed' at High Court ruling on home births

Aug 16th 2013, 9:43 PM 11,016 Views 105 Comments

The pro-choice group has said the ruling is a setback for women’s rights in Ireland.

Despite refusal, home birth case a "worthwhile fight"
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Despite refusal, home birth case a "worthwhile fight"

Aug 16th 2013, 1:09 PM 13,417 Views 187 Comments

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

Pregnant woman’s home birth application case denied
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# Aja Teehan

Pregnant woman’s home birth application case denied

Aug 16th 2013, 11:11 AM 14,842 Views 186 Comments

Aja Teehan was a judicial review over a decision from the HSE on her application for a home birth – the High Court has found against her.

# home-birth - Thursday 28 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,604 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.

# home-birth - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Mother plans to broadcast birth live online
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From The Daily Edge
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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.