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# Home Birth

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# Home Birth
'We wanted a home birth... but didn't expect this': New Year baby born on the kitchen floor
Little Odhran arrived three weeks ahead of his due date,
# Home Birth
Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed
Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.
Voices
Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives
Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.
Voices
Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'
Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.
Voices
Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control
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.
Voices
Opinion: Giving birth at home – a piece of cake?
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.
# it's a boy
Woman at centre of home birth row has baby boy
Aja Teehan gave birth to her son in the UK.
# Home Birth
Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill
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.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?
# Pregnancy
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.
# Home Birth
Despite refusal, home birth case a "worthwhile fight"
Aja Teehan heard today that her application for a HSE decision on her home birth to be overturned had been refused.
# aja teehan
Pregnant woman’s home birth application case denied
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.
Voices
Column: I had a home birth – and all mums should have the same option
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
Mother plans to broadcast birth live online
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.