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#Pregnancy

# 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 27,576 Views 17 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 22,631 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 17,579 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 22,476 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 10,791 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 22,320 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 43,928 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 57,228 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 35,964 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 27,334 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 29,309 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 15,312 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 9,221 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 17,584 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 59,974 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 27,101 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 11,179 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 14,780 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.

# 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 45,868 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 20,268 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 36,794 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 77,452 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 35,327 Views 105 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 19,910 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 13,680 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 79,482 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 26,846 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 28,326 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 4,606 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 40,850 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 18,919 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 25,455 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 38,051 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 32,870 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 11,436 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 20,605 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 11,215 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 21,793 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 20,962 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 49,668 Views 0 Comments

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