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# Pregnancy

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Senator says folic acid should be added to bread to stave off potential birth defects
Senator Catherine Noone said this could drastically reduce the number of babies born with nervous system problems.
'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'
The Eighth Amendment Committee today discussed access to scans, counselling and other services.
Here's what those ads about ovulation cycles you've been seeing on Instagram mean
Just call us The Mythbusters.
'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'
The Eighth Amendment Committee today focused on obstetric medicine in the Netherlands.
'70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'
Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.
'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.
Parents Panel: How did you prepare your child for a new little brother or sister?
From bringing them to scans to letting them announce it.
Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment
The new legislation will also regulate surrogacy and the use of embryos for research.
Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants
Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.
Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild
Gestational surrogacy was legalised in Portugal in 2016.
'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'
People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.
New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births
The researchers used advanced statistical modelling to examine pregnancy in precise detail.
Mindy Kaling has spoken out for the first time about becoming a mam
The actress says it’s an ‘unexpected surprise’.
Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died
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.
Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.
Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill
The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.
Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism
Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.
HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.
Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed
The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.
Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited
The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.
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.
Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year
The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.”
The Daily Mail did a mock-up of Beyoncé's unborn twins and everyone is...disturbed
Come play with us, Danny!
'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.
16 of the greatest reactions to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement
“beyonce gone have 3 kids….. destiny’s child.”
'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.
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.
Stress in pregnancy can impact children for life
Researchers say it shows the need to talk about mental health in pregnancy.
'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.
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.
Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance
The decision led to the termination of a potentially viable embryo.