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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 79,078 Views 11 Comments

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
# Motherhood
# Motherhood

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild

Sep 9th 2017, 7:15 PM 15,836 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 21,399 Views 20 Comments

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

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 6,392 Views 1 Comment

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 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 6,009 Views 1 Comment

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

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 22,379 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.

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 26,993 Views 174 Comments

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

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 32,938 Views 61 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Jul 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,753 Views 23 Comments

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

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 15,544 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

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 36,174 Views 0 Comments

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

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 14,843 Views 160 Comments

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
# 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 39,866 Views 34 Comments

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

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 23,610 Views 243 Comments

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'
# 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 376 Views 97 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Apr 21st 2017, 3:18 PM 16,282 Views 48 Comments

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'
# 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 62,093 Views 127 Comments

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

'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 20,041 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 8,406 Views 282 Comments

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'
# 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 54,619 Views 113 Comments

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
# 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 34,361 Views 31 Comments

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
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

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

Feb 12th 2017, 5:00 PM 25,922 Views 61 Comments

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
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

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

Feb 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 24,284 Views 15 Comments

“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
# The Carter Twins
From The Daily Edge
# The Carter Twins

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

Feb 5th 2017, 4:00 PM 5,818 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Louise McSharry
# Louise McSharry

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

Feb 4th 2017, 10:00 AM 23,797 Views 19 Comments

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
# Beymaculate Conception
From The Daily Edge
# Beymaculate Conception

16 of the greatest reactions to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement

Feb 2nd 2017, 11:01 AM 9,122 Views 2 Comments

“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
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

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

Jan 31st 2017, 9:41 PM 39,272 Views 18 Comments

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
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

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

Jan 17th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,709 Views 46 Comments

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
# Stress
# Stress

Stress in pregnancy can impact children for life

Dec 29th 2016, 7:30 AM 13,190 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 678 Views 36 Comments

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
# Marie Stopes International

UK abortion provider warned over concerns around risk and training

Dec 21st 2016, 3:54 PM 5,969 Views 83 Comments

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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance

Dec 12th 2016, 6:53 PM 13,734 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 26th 2016, 7:20 AM 6,992 Views 77 Comments

The current regime will be laid out but not critiqued.

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

This blogger's Instagram about what it's *really* like being 33 weeks pregnant is brilliant

Nov 23rd 2016, 11:20 AM 9,057 Views 8 Comments

Swollen cankles and all.

Baby born to mother gunned down in driveby shooting
# California
# California

Baby born to mother gunned down in driveby shooting

Nov 20th 2016, 2:21 PM 21,260 Views 65 Comments

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.

Postnatal depression: The last taboo?
# Mummy Blues
# Mummy Blues

Postnatal depression: The last taboo?

Nov 13th 2016, 8:30 PM 1,518 Views 18 Comments

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.

Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section
# Court Order
# Court Order

Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:14 PM 24,203 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 1st 2016, 8:35 AM 10,571 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2016, 9:52 AM 19,755 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 7th 2016, 3:23 PM 17,976 Views 10 Comments

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