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#Pregnancy

# 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 1,947 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 30,495 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 6,520 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 12,586 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 32,526 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 28,281 Views 56 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 16,848 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 38,122 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 7,971 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 21,534 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 55,142 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 157,547 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 10,298 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 133,378 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 51,010 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 46,137 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 34,277 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 22,771 Views 31 Comments

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

# pregnancy - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment

Apr 10th 2018, 3:47 PM 44,566 Views 223 Comments

Professor Eamon McGuinness’ comments are at odds with previous remarks made by Dr Peter Boylan.

# pregnancy - Monday 9 April, 2018

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women
# Intervention
# Intervention

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

Apr 9th 2018, 4:13 PM 28,208 Views 92 Comments

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury
# Delphi
# Delphi

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Feb 7th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,081 Views 2 Comments

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

# pregnancy - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study
# Fertility
# Fertility

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:46 AM 20,272 Views 33 Comments

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Mother on miscarriage: 'I felt like a failure. I didn’t protect my babies. My body had let us down.'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mother on miscarriage: 'I felt like a failure. I didn’t protect my babies. My body had let us down.'

Jan 28th 2018, 7:30 PM 47,646 Views 104 Comments

Holding the tiny body in the palm of my hands, counting perfectly formed fingers, looking into eyes that would never see, my heart broke into a million pieces, writes Ethna Quirke.

# pregnancy - Friday 29 December, 2017

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling
# Contraception
# Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

Dec 29th 2017, 11:00 PM 20,913 Views 73 Comments

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation
# WRC
# WRC

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation

Dec 27th 2017, 6:10 AM 22,957 Views 24 Comments

Two months after informing her boss that she was pregnant, she was transferred from her cafe work to setting up tables at the weddings venue.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

Dec 20th 2017, 9:42 PM 17,089 Views 11 Comments

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

# pregnancy - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that
# Commuters
# Commuters

Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that

Dec 16th 2017, 10:00 AM 13,422 Views 16 Comments

The service allows a pregnant woman to send a message when she wants a seat.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment
Live Dec 13th 2017, 7:10 PM

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

# pregnancy - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

Dec 9th 2017, 10:31 AM 15,705 Views 349 Comments

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# pregnancy - Friday 1 December, 2017

Senator says folic acid should be added to bread to stave off potential birth defects
# Born And Bread
# Born And Bread

Senator says folic acid should be added to bread to stave off potential birth defects

Dec 1st 2017, 5:12 PM 13,432 Views 58 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone said this could drastically reduce the number of babies born with nervous system problems.

# pregnancy - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'
Live Nov 30th 2017, 7:35 PM

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

# pregnancy - Monday 27 November, 2017

Here's what those ads about ovulation cycles you've been seeing on Instagram mean
# Mythbusting
From The Daily Edge
# Mythbusting

Here's what those ads about ovulation cycles you've been seeing on Instagram mean

Nov 27th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,679 Views 5 Comments

Just call us The Mythbusters.

# pregnancy - Thursday 23 November, 2017

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'
Live Nov 23rd 2017, 6:30 PM

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'

# pregnancy - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'
Live Nov 22nd 2017, 7:43 PM

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

# pregnancy - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
Live Nov 15th 2017, 7:15 PM

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

# pregnancy - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Parents Panel: How did you prepare your child for a new little brother or sister?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: How did you prepare your child for a new little brother or sister?

Oct 4th 2017, 3:18 PM 1,237 Views 0 Comments

From bringing them to scans to letting them announce it.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment
# Fertility
# Fertility

Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment

Oct 3rd 2017, 8:52 PM 25,041 Views 137 Comments

The new legislation will also regulate surrogacy and the use of embryos for research.

# pregnancy - Monday 18 September, 2017

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants
# Prolapse
# Prolapse

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Sep 18th 2017, 6:15 AM 79,055 Views 11 Comments

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.

# pregnancy - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild
# Motherhood
# Motherhood

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild

Sep 9th 2017, 7:15 PM 15,826 Views 4 Comments

Gestational surrogacy was legalised in Portugal in 2016.

'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'
# Endometriosis
# Endometriosis

'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'

Sep 9th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,351 Views 18 Comments

People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.