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# pregnancy - Monday 12 June, 2017

An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years

Doris Gruenwald only found out after she took a DNA test.

# pregnancy - Monday 24 April, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

# pregnancy - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I am so proud that my body was Carragh’s safe haven for those 38 weeks, that it was her home'

I took comfort and healing from the 38 weeks Carragh and I spent together, writes Mandy O’Neill.

# pregnancy - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

# pregnancy - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

# pregnancy - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'It made me feel empowered': The Coombe celebrates 100 water births

The hospital has invited all of the parents and their water babies back for a reunion which will take place later today.

My abortion story: 'I was horrified. The doctor was talking about childcare in college'

We asked three women to share their abortion stories.

# pregnancy - Saturday 4 March, 2017

'My only thought was if this plane crashes everyone is going to know that I’m pregnant' Personal Stories This post contains videos

'My only thought was if this plane crashes everyone is going to know that I’m pregnant'

The Citizens’ Assembly today heard first-hand experiences from women.

# pregnancy - Sunday 26 February, 2017

The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method

As a fertility-awareness based contraceptive method, the app will only work well for some people.

# pregnancy - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Preparations underway to try contraceptive gel on men after it worked with monkeys

The gel has proven effective in rabbits and now also in rhesus monkeys – more closely related and anatomically similar to humans.

# pregnancy - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour

“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”

From The Daily Edge The Daily Mail did a mock-up of Beyoncé's unborn twins and everyone is...disturbed The Carter Twins

# pregnancy - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem'

2FM radio presenter Louise McSharry told us why she decided to become an ambassador for the Dublin Rock n’Roll Marathon.

# pregnancy - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge 16 of the greatest reactions to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement Beymaculate Conception

16 of the greatest reactions to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement

“beyonce gone have 3 kids….. destiny’s child.”

# pregnancy - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'He hung on to see his mummy' - Mum calls for anomaly scans after losing her newborn baby

Diane Magee gave birth to baby Christopher fifteen months ago but her child died soon afterwards.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

# pregnancy - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Stress in pregnancy can impact children for life

Researchers say it shows the need to talk about mental health in pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'He confirmed what I had known for hours - there was no heartbeat'

One reader tells us her story about having a miscarriage, to encourage others to talk about an issue which ends one in four pregnancies.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

UK abortion provider warned over concerns around risk and training

Marie Stopes International had to restrict some of its services in October this year due to the concerns.

# pregnancy - Monday 12 December, 2016

Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance

The decision led to the termination of a potentially viable embryo.

# pregnancy - Saturday 26 November, 2016

The Citizens' Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here's what's on the agenda

The current regime will be laid out but not critiqued.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge This blogger's Instagram about what it's *really* like being 33 weeks pregnant is brilliant Furry Teeth

# pregnancy - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Baby born to mother gunned down in driveby shooting

Doctors say they had just 30 seconds to perform an emergency caesarean section upon discovering the woman, 27-year-old Vanessa Oviedo, had no pulse.

# pregnancy - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Postnatal depression: The last taboo?

It is assumed that having a baby is a time of great joy, love and excitement. Yet I felt unable to cope after the birth, writes Lindsay Robinson.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section

The HSE attempted to take an order in court, but a judge refused it.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study

A new study shows the probability of women becoming depressed during pregnancy in Ireland.

# pregnancy - Friday 28 October, 2016

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?

The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.

# pregnancy - Friday 7 October, 2016

'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids

Sarah Daly thought she was a hopeless case – but there’s no such thing when it comes to quitting smoking.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Irish blogger is live-Snapchatting giving birth today Faces By Grace

This Irish blogger is live-Snapchatting giving birth today

Beauty blogger Grace Mongey went into labour last night, and has been sharing updates ever since.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Trinity study seeks women exposed to Hepatitis C-contaminated product in 70s

Almost half of the women screened, who had contact with the virus, showed no signs of infection after.

# pregnancy - Monday 19 September, 2016

'It was the loneliest time of my life': Readers share their experiences of miscarriage

Eight women who all feel that miscarriage needs to be spoken about more.

# pregnancy - Friday 16 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 13 of the most perfect pregnancy announcements on the internet We're Having A Baby

# pregnancy - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Making babies without women's eggs has just moved a step closer

A baby mouse has been produced with a type of cell that’s not an egg.

# pregnancy - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain'

An Irish couple who are expecting a baby, and who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, write about their ordeal for

# pregnancy - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Simon Harris 'sickened' by misinformation given to women at crisis pregnancy clinic Undercover Filming This post contains videos

Simon Harris 'sickened' by misinformation given to women at crisis pregnancy clinic

The health minister said women need “accurate information in relation to their own health”.

# pregnancy - Monday 5 September, 2016

How rogue crisis pregnancy agencies have been operating outside the law here for more than a decade

The agencies are in the spotlight again after an investigation found an agency in Dublin giving abortion misinformation to women.

# pregnancy - Friday 26 August, 2016

Programme meant to deter teenage pregnancies actually makes them more likely

These type of pregnancy programmes are used in 89 countries around the world – this new study casts serious doubt over them.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Hair salon to pay former worker €10,000 for dismissing her while pregnant

The salon told the claimant she could come back after she’d had the baby and ‘they’d see what they could do’.

# pregnancy - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge Women are loving Chrissy Teigen showing off her stretch marks on Snapchat Realness

# pregnancy - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge A Mam's post about why she 'couldn't give a s**t' about losing baby weight is going viral Bouncing Back

A Mam's post about why she 'couldn't give a s**t' about losing baby weight is going viral

“Puffy face, droopy milk-filled boobs, wider hips and belly full of stretch marks.”