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#Pregnancy

# 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 37,132 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 17,366 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 26,004 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 12,415 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 14,328 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 11,995 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 11,002 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 25,974 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 39,431 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 121,154 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 42,116 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 29,365 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 53,362 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 21,037 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 41,178 Views 35 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 43,194 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 84,872 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 13,804 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 97,426 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 29,145 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 36,574 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 53,075 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 27,347 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 22,619 Views 8 Comments

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

# pregnancy - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds

Aug 5th 2020, 7:12 AM 17,576 Views 28 Comments

“It is important to say that this work is at a very hypothetical stage,” Professor Christoph Lees said.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests
# Placenta
# Placenta

Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests

Jul 14th 2020, 5:04 PM 22,466 Views 14 Comments

Babies may be able to contract the coronavirus via the placenta, doctors in France say.

# pregnancy - Thursday 11 June, 2020

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018
# Health
# Health

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

Jun 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 10,652 Views 18 Comments

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy
# Dismissal
# Dismissal

Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

May 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,188 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# pregnancy - Thursday 30 April, 2020

HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure
# Front Line
# Front Line

HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure

Apr 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 43,676 Views 21 Comments

The HSE had initially said that pregnant staff were safe to work with Covid-19 patients.

# pregnancy - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 57,218 Views 37 Comments

From pregnancy to isolation, advice to staff has changed significantly since January.

# pregnancy - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Pregnant women who have Covid-19 advised to stay away from hospital unless they need urgent care
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pregnant women who have Covid-19 advised to stay away from hospital unless they need urgent care

Mar 19th 2020, 6:15 AM 35,943 Views 4 Comments

The National Maternity Hospital has published advice about the coronavirus.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns
# Miss P
# Miss P

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Nov 20th 2019, 12:43 PM 27,297 Views 43 Comments

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

# pregnancy - Monday 28 October, 2019

67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother'
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother'

Oct 28th 2019, 3:37 PM 29,292 Views 24 Comments

Her baby girl is reportedly called Tianci, meaning “gift from heaven”.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'
# Newborns
# Newborns

'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'

Oct 15th 2019, 9:20 PM 15,308 Views 6 Comments

Many women put their health in second place after giving birth, an expert has said.

# pregnancy - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Oct 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,202 Views 2 Comments

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

# pregnancy - Monday 9 September, 2019

'No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby'
# The Risks
# The Risks

'No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby'

Sep 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,568 Views 37 Comments

The HSE said there was a lot of misleading information and confusion around alcohol and pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

Aug 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 59,823 Views 0 Comments

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital
# The Joy Of Six
# The Joy Of Six

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:10 PM 27,070 Views 18 Comments

All six babies are healthy.

# pregnancy - Friday 21 June, 2019

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December
# Support Line
# Support Line

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

Jun 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 11,170 Views 44 Comments

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

# pregnancy - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban
# Louisiana
# Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

May 30th 2019, 8:41 AM 14,775 Views 191 Comments

Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.

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