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# 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 44,469 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 28,133 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 9,073 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 19,526 Views 32 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 47,525 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 20,731 Views 74 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 22,946 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 17,081 Views 12 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 13,416 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 15,680 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 13,426 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 9,667 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 1,233 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 25,022 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 79,015 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 15,816 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 21,301 Views 18 Comments

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

# pregnancy - Saturday 2 September, 2017

New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births
# Immune System
# Immune System

New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births

Sep 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 6,378 Views 1 Comment

The researchers used advanced statistical modelling to examine pregnancy in precise detail.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Mindy Kaling has spoken out for the first time about becoming a mam
# The Mindy Project
From The Daily Edge
# The Mindy Project

Mindy Kaling has spoken out for the first time about becoming a mam

Aug 15th 2017, 6:31 PM 5,858 Views 1 Comment

The actress says it’s an ‘unexpected surprise’.

# pregnancy - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died
# Addiction
# Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

Aug 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,325 Views 35 Comments

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

# pregnancy - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Jul 29th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,961 Views 174 Comments

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# pregnancy - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill

Jul 22nd 2017, 1:30 PM 32,892 Views 61 Comments

The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.

# pregnancy - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism
# Research
# Research

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Jul 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,736 Views 23 Comments

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

# pregnancy - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
# Bumping Up Figures
# Bumping Up Figures

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Jul 10th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,507 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# pregnancy - Monday 26 June, 2017

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed

Jun 26th 2017, 6:29 PM 36,151 Views 0 Comments

The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# pregnancy - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

Jun 16th 2017, 9:22 AM 14,817 Views 160 Comments

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# pregnancy - Monday 12 June, 2017

An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years
# Mix-up
# Mix-up

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

Jun 12th 2017, 2:20 PM 39,843 Views 34 Comments

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
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

Apr 24th 2017, 6:25 PM 23,559 Views 243 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Apr 23rd 2017, 7:30 PM 325 Views 97 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Apr 21st 2017, 3:18 PM 16,200 Views 48 Comments

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'
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

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

Apr 20th 2017, 9:48 AM 62,029 Views 127 Comments

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
# Water Babies
# Water Babies

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

Apr 1st 2017, 10:30 AM 19,916 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Apr 1st 2017, 9:30 AM 8,372 Views 282 Comments

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
# Personal Stories

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

Mar 4th 2017, 7:15 PM 54,507 Views 113 Comments

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
# Natural Cycles
# Natural Cycles

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

Feb 26th 2017, 12:00 PM 34,331 Views 31 Comments

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