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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 21,818 Views 107 Comments

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

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 20,984 Views 9 Comments

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

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 49,692 Views 0 Comments

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

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 1,959 Views 0 Comments

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

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 30,519 Views 10 Comments

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

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 6,534 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.

'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 12,596 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.

'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 32,548 Views 29 Comments

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

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 28,315 Views 56 Comments

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

'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 16,870 Views 122 Comments

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

'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 38,143 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 7,986 Views 55 Comments

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

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 21,570 Views 163 Comments

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

'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 55,181 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 159,057 Views 291 Comments

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

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 10,305 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.

'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 133,384 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.

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 51,389 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 46,253 Views 2 Comments

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

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 34,300 Views 0 Comments

The vote is four weeks away.

'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 22,784 Views 31 Comments

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

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 44,607 Views 223 Comments

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

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 28,234 Views 92 Comments

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

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 9,107 Views 2 Comments

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

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 20,428 Views 33 Comments

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

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 47,676 Views 103 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.

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 20,976 Views 73 Comments

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

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 22,970 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.

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 17,099 Views 12 Comments

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

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 13,435 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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 15,726 Views 349 Comments

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

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 13,448 Views 58 Comments

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

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'

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 9,697 Views 5 Comments

Just call us The Mythbusters.

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'

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'

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'

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 1,245 Views 0 Comments

From bringing them to scans to letting them announce it.

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 25,059 Views 137 Comments

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