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#Pregnancy

# pregnancy - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'
# Holles Street
# Holles Street

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'

May 18th 2019, 11:04 AM 45,564 Views 88 Comments

An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.

# pregnancy - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

Apr 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 20,167 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# pregnancy - Friday 22 March, 2019

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 PM 36,758 Views 9 Comments

How can these drugs rid me of cancer, take away my hair, blast my immune system and still allow this little life inside me to grow unharmed? writes Mary Canavan.

# pregnancy - Thursday 28 February, 2019

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018
# Is Ainm Dom
# Is Ainm Dom

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018

Feb 28th 2019, 6:38 PM 77,369 Views 45 Comments

Jack and Emily remain the most popular names for Irish babies.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?

Feb 27th 2019, 9:18 AM 35,272 Views 104 Comments

Researchers say pregnant women who hide their smoking habit don’t get the level of monitoring they require.

# pregnancy - Friday 15 February, 2019

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker
# WRC
# WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

Feb 15th 2019, 2:59 PM 19,844 Views 0 Comments

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo?

Feb 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,623 Views 31 Comments

It is difficult going through a miscarriage with all the confused emotions that brings, without being censored too, writes Darragh Quinn.

# pregnancy - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth
# Phoenix
# Phoenix

Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth

Jan 6th 2019, 12:42 PM 79,469 Views 0 Comments

The birth was reported by a local Phoenix news organisation.

# pregnancy - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Dec 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 24,955 Views 84 Comments

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.

# pregnancy - Friday 28 December, 2018

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

Dec 28th 2018, 2:35 PM 28,313 Views 117 Comments

There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.

# pregnancy - Monday 17 December, 2018

WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019
# Tennis
From The42
# Tennis

WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019

Dec 17th 2018, 10:07 PM 4,590 Views 0 Comments

New rule change means women will now be allowed to wear leggings or compression shorts without a skirt, dress or shorts over them.

# pregnancy - Friday 9 November, 2018

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF
# First Lady
# First Lady

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

Nov 9th 2018, 1:08 PM 40,836 Views 51 Comments

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

Nov 6th 2018, 2:06 PM 18,885 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

# pregnancy - Friday 2 November, 2018

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'

Nov 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 25,448 Views 15 Comments

The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes

# pregnancy - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises
# CSO
# CSO

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises

Nov 1st 2018, 9:57 AM 38,032 Views 78 Comments

Teenage births have more than halved in a decade and the number of twins being born has increased significantly.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online

Oct 31st 2018, 6:05 AM 28,830 Views 10 Comments

There have been calls for the drug, which can cost up to €3,000, to be made available to women with a medical card.

# pregnancy - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so
# Folic Acid
# Folic Acid

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so

Oct 27th 2018, 8:00 AM 11,422 Views 21 Comments

According to the HSE, folic acid is important because it can help the nervous system develop in the unborn.

# pregnancy - Monday 15 October, 2018

'Kehlani's pregnancy announcement doesn't give you a free pass to be bi-phobic'
# Bi-erasure
From The Daily Edge
# Bi-erasure

'Kehlani's pregnancy announcement doesn't give you a free pass to be bi-phobic'

Oct 15th 2018, 12:16 PM 20,564 Views 6 Comments

Keep your bad jokes to yourself.

# pregnancy - Thursday 27 September, 2018

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised

Sep 27th 2018, 11:30 PM 11,159 Views 12 Comments

“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris
# Abortion Law
# Abortion Law

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,769 Views 107 Comments

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

# pregnancy - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural
# Pain Relief
# Pain Relief

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Aug 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 20,946 Views 9 Comments

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

# pregnancy - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

Aug 12th 2018, 7:30 AM 49,618 Views 0 Comments

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

C-section guilt and not being "there": Why do mums feel such pressure to have a natural birth?
# Ideal Birth
# Ideal Birth

C-section guilt and not being "there": Why do mums feel such pressure to have a natural birth?

Jul 31st 2018, 4:32 PM 1,937 Views 0 Comments

An emergency C-section kept my daughter safe, but it certainly wasn’t on my birthing plan, writes Sheena McGinley.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Fears raised after Ebola reemerges in woman one year after all-clear
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Fears raised after Ebola reemerges in woman one year after all-clear

Jul 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 30,476 Views 10 Comments

Her husband and sons may have been infected with the virus as a result.

# pregnancy - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

Jul 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 6,500 Views 10 Comments

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

# pregnancy - Monday 11 June, 2018

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland
# Anomaly Scans
# Anomaly Scans

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland

Jun 11th 2018, 7:05 AM 12,577 Views 5 Comments

A number of elements of maternity care are not available to all mothers because they are not offered in their local maternity unit.

# pregnancy - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women'

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:00 AM 32,480 Views 29 Comments

There needs to be a change in narrative around maternity care in Ireland.

# pregnancy - Friday 25 May, 2018

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'
# Gp Conference
# Gp Conference

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

May 25th 2018, 2:41 PM 28,134 Views 58 Comments

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

# pregnancy - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

May 20th 2018, 12:20 PM 16,827 Views 122 Comments

Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.

# pregnancy - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

May 19th 2018, 2:14 PM 38,046 Views 70 Comments

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples
# Fertility
# Fertility

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples

May 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 7,966 Views 55 Comments

The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.

# pregnancy - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

May 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 21,497 Views 163 Comments

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes
# Grandparents For Repeal
# Grandparents For Repeal

'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes

May 8th 2018, 4:29 PM 55,092 Views 243 Comments

Parents of women who had received a fatal foetal diagnosis and travelled to the UK for a termination shared their stories today.

Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?

May 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 150,453 Views 290 Comments

We don’t know where life begins – but here’s what we do know about what develops when during a pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds

May 5th 2018, 10:30 AM 10,293 Views 21 Comments

Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.

# pregnancy - Friday 4 May, 2018

'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'
# 17 Weeks
# 17 Weeks

'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'

May 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 133,364 Views 184 Comments

Things need to change in Ireland though; I don’t want any other people to have to go through what we did.

# pregnancy - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?

May 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 49,704 Views 192 Comments

The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?
# Termination
# Termination

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

May 3rd 2018, 3:00 PM 45,056 Views 2 Comments

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

# pregnancy - Friday 27 April, 2018

Q & A: What do you want to know before voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
# 8th Referendum
# 8th Referendum

Q & A: What do you want to know before voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum?

Apr 27th 2018, 10:53 PM 34,252 Views 0 Comments

The vote is four weeks away.

# pregnancy - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'
# Paint Your Bump
# Paint Your Bump

'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'

Apr 22nd 2018, 10:30 AM 22,766 Views 31 Comments

The Paint Your Bump campaign is running next week to encourage women to speak about the difficulties of motherhood.