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# Maternal Health

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Postnatal depression: The last taboo?
It is assumed that having a baby is a time of great joy, love and excitement. Yet I felt unable to cope after the birth, writes Lindsay Robinson.
FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths?
FactCheck readers asked us to referee a recent dispute between Cora Sherlock and Fintan O’Toole, so we obliged.
Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death
Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.
Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report
The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.
Study: Two million babies stillborn every year worldwide
Researchers believe that about half of stillborn babies could be saved if their mothers had better medical care – and also say that rising rates of maternal obesity could be contributing to stillborn rates in the developed world.