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# pregnancy - Friday 13 May, 2022

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
# Research
# Research

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'

May 13th 2022, 10:53 AM 11,606 Views 5 Comments

University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.

# pregnancy - Thursday 12 May, 2022

HSE: No timeline for lifting of ban on home water births
# Home Births
# Home Births

HSE: No timeline for lifting of ban on home water births

May 12th 2022, 6:00 AM 18,992 Views 9 Comments

The ‘temporary pause’ has been in place since November 2020 pending investigations into two incidents.

# pregnancy - Friday 29 April, 2022

Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics

Apr 29th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,270 Views 6 Comments

A total of six menopause clinics will be rolled out nationwide this year.

# pregnancy - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects
# Valproate
# Valproate

Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects

Apr 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 11,625 Views 2 Comments

The medicine was prescribed without warnings to patients for years after regulators knew about its risks.

# pregnancy - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024

Apr 10th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,784 Views 6 Comments

Ireland currently has no facility like this for women experiencing severe mental health difficulties during pregnancy or after birth.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Almost half of pregnancies worldwide ‘unintended’, report finds
# New Report
# New Report

Almost half of pregnancies worldwide ‘unintended’, report finds

Mar 30th 2022, 7:15 AM 14,971 Views 16 Comments

The report by the United Nations Population Fund was hosted by the Irish Family Planning Association.

# pregnancy - Sunday 27 February, 2022

Campaigners to raise gaps in partners' access at maternity hospitals in meeting with HSE
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Campaigners to raise gaps in partners' access at maternity hospitals in meeting with HSE

Feb 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,971 Views 6 Comments

Linda Kelly of Better Maternity Care says limits on partners’ access during maternity care ‘cannot continue’ as Covid restrictions lift.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Govt one step closer to giving severe illness during pregnancy drug free of charge
# Hyperemesis Gravidarum
# Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Govt one step closer to giving severe illness during pregnancy drug free of charge

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:13 PM 9,325 Views 4 Comments

U-turn on calling Cariban a food supplement as HPRA says such classification is not appropriate.

# pregnancy - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Minister 'hopeful' positive outcome can be reached to help women with severe pregnancy sickness

Minister 'hopeful' positive outcome can be reached to help women with severe pregnancy sickness

Feb 17th 2022, 6:49 PM 10,836 Views 4 Comments

No decision has been reached at Government level as to how the State might subsidise the cost of the drug, Cariban.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Large study backs up findings from Irish experts about Covid placentitis
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Large study backs up findings from Irish experts about Covid placentitis

Feb 15th 2022, 11:27 AM 22,597 Views 3 Comments

Covid-19 placentitis is an infection of the placenta which occurs in some pregnant women with Covid-19.

# pregnancy - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'
# Voices
# Voices

Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'

Feb 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 63,069 Views 13 Comments

One year ago today, the newsreader and reporter was starting into cancer treatment just two weeks after becoming a mother for the first time.

# pregnancy - Friday 11 February, 2022

Group to investigate options for funding severe pregnancy sickness drug to make it more available
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Group to investigate options for funding severe pregnancy sickness drug to make it more available

Feb 11th 2022, 5:16 PM 9,721 Views 4 Comments

The drug, known as Cariban, is currently unavailable on the drugs payment scheme or by medical card.

# pregnancy - Friday 4 February, 2022

Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness
# Severe Morning Sickness
# Severe Morning Sickness

Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness

Feb 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,465 Views 14 Comments

When Stephen Donnelly was in Opposition he told Simon Harris that the drug called Cariban should be available on the drugs payment scheme.

# pregnancy - Monday 17 January, 2022

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

Jan 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 55,731 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

# pregnancy - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Climate change’s adverse effects on health starts in the womb, studies find
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate change’s adverse effects on health starts in the womb, studies find

Jan 15th 2022, 11:10 AM 16,213 Views 29 Comments

Climate hazards, including rising temperature, pollution and wildfires, are increasing the risk of pre-term birth.

# pregnancy - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland

Jan 13th 2022, 2:16 PM 44,460 Views 24 Comments

The deaths occurred from October to December 2021.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Free contraception to be made available for young women
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Free contraception to be made available for young women

Oct 12th 2021, 2:06 PM 38,845 Views 23 Comments

Two GP appointments per year relating to contraception will also be free.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
# Women's Health Taskforce
# Women's Health Taskforce

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds

Sep 14th 2021, 3:35 PM 17,407 Views 9 Comments

Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.

# pregnancy - Thursday 9 September, 2021

RTÉ defends The Rotunda series after criticism over filming at maternity hospital during Covid
# The Rotunda
# The Rotunda

RTÉ defends The Rotunda series after criticism over filming at maternity hospital during Covid

Sep 9th 2021, 1:50 PM 26,061 Views 14 Comments

Critics of the series have questioned why a TV crew was given access when severe restrictions were in place for partners.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Covid-19 mRNA vaccines to be offered to women at all stages of pregnancy
# New Advice
# New Advice

Covid-19 mRNA vaccines to be offered to women at all stages of pregnancy

Sep 1st 2021, 6:07 PM 12,425 Views 4 Comments

This comes after the NIAC made a number of recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant

Jun 30th 2021, 6:16 PM 14,346 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin said the HSE issued “very, very clear guidance” to maternity units on the restrictions.

# pregnancy - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care

Jun 24th 2021, 5:18 PM 12,012 Views 8 Comments

The HSE is altering the visiting policy for partners during maternity care.

# pregnancy - Thursday 13 May, 2021

HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'
# Maternity Measures
# Maternity Measures

HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'

May 13th 2021, 5:05 PM 11,033 Views 1 Comment

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, however.

# pregnancy - Thursday 6 May, 2021

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:58 PM 25,989 Views 30 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said today he is writing to all maternity units about partner restrictions.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend

Apr 20th 2021, 9:04 AM 39,455 Views 20 Comments

The figure was reported at last night’s NPHET briefing.

# pregnancy - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken

Mar 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 121,394 Views 0 Comments

One father details the life-changing news he and his wife received in their 20-week scan, resulting in a trip to London and saying goodbye to Riley, their son.

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses

Mar 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 42,539 Views 50 Comments

The legislation is due to be reviewed this year.

# pregnancy - Friday 5 March, 2021

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
# Column
# Column

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 29,407 Views 37 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.

# pregnancy - Sunday 10 January, 2021

'I ran a world record 12 weeks after she was born' - returning to elite sport after childbirth
# Baby On Board
From The42
# Baby On Board

'I ran a world record 12 weeks after she was born' - returning to elite sport after childbirth

Jan 10th 2021, 10:00 AM 53,490 Views 14 Comments

The42 looks at how some of Ireland’s top athletes resumed their sporting career after having a baby.

# pregnancy - Friday 8 January, 2021

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan

Jan 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 21,069 Views 10 Comments

Some hospitals adapted their visiting restrictions for difficult situations such as pregnancy loss, stillbirth and unexpected complications.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
# Maternity
# Maternity

'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions

Jan 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 41,218 Views 36 Comments

Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.

# pregnancy - Monday 4 January, 2021

Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 10:05 PM 43,245 Views 63 Comments

The “very difficult decision” was made “due to the surge in community-acquired Covid-19 infections”.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination
# Covid19
# Covid19

People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination

Dec 15th 2020, 6:36 PM 85,097 Views 18 Comments

Some studies should become available in early 2021 that may change the advice.

# pregnancy - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,861 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

# pregnancy - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant

Dec 5th 2020, 12:34 PM 97,452 Views 104 Comments

The minister announced her pregnancy on social media this morning.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

Sep 16th 2020, 2:21 PM 29,152 Views 43 Comments

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals

Sep 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,588 Views 62 Comments

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

# pregnancy - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools
# Schools
# Schools

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Aug 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,106 Views 55 Comments

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

# pregnancy - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
# Birth Place
# Birth Place

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 27,558 Views 16 Comments

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Aug 12th 2020, 11:28 AM 22,630 Views 8 Comments

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

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