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#Pregnancy

# pregnancy - Monday 26 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 things nobody tells you about giving birth Labour Pains

10 things nobody tells you about giving birth

Warning: anyone with a vagina might want to look away now.

# pregnancy - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives

Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.

# pregnancy - Thursday 15 October, 2015

'I'm sorry, there's no heartbeat': I thought it was my fault we lost our babies

Losing a baby through miscarriage, especially in your first trimester, is a very peculiar and isolated kind of grief. All I wanted was for people to acknowledge our loss and say ‘I am sorry ’.

# pregnancy - Sunday 11 October, 2015

We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school

A lot of people will consider what I’m suggesting controversial, ridiculous or pointless – but we need to create real solutions to real problems and bring the number of abortions down, writes Liadan O’Connor.

# pregnancy - Friday 2 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge This guy just found out he was going to be a Dad after 17 years of trying Buns In The Oven

# pregnancy - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge This woman brilliantly explained why you should never ask someone why they don't have kids Hallelujah

This woman brilliantly explained why you should never ask someone why they don't have kids

“It’s absolutely none of your business.”

# pregnancy - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Woman put on leave after telling employer she was pregnant awarded €12,000

The company claimed there was no suitable alternative work for her.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge This pregnant woman is addicted to eating washing powder HUNG OUT TO DRY

This pregnant woman is addicted to eating washing powder

She says the scent filling her nose and mouth is ‘divine’. Standard.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge A woman gave her husband a positive pregnancy test hidden in an Apple Watch box Daddy To Be

A woman gave her husband a positive pregnancy test hidden in an Apple Watch box

His adorably delighted reaction is going massively viral.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

# pregnancy - Friday 28 August, 2015

HSE seeks court order to arrest pregnant woman who failed to show at hospital

The case was described as a “genuine human emergency” by the judge.

# pregnancy - Friday 21 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge A pregnant TV reporter was called 'a sausage in casing' - here's her brilliant response Bump In The Night

A pregnant TV reporter was called 'a sausage in casing' - here's her brilliant response

Viewers told US weather reporter Katie Fehlinger that she looked ‘disgusting’ on TV. She was hardly going to let that slide, was she?

This woman's way of alleviating labour pains has gone viral

To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Seven million women in one year treated for complications from unsafe abortions

Complications from unsafe abortions can lead to chronic disability.

# pregnancy - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Woman in China avoids prison for ten years by getting pregnant 13 times

It is unclear how many of the pregnancies were carried to full term.

# pregnancy - Monday 10 August, 2015

Couple from viral pregnancy video tearfully announce wife's miscarriage Video Blog This post contains videos

Couple from viral pregnancy video tearfully announce wife's miscarriage

In their viral video, Sam surprised Nia about her pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Friday 7 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge This man went to INSANE lengths, so he could surprise his wife with her own pregnancy Surprise

This man went to INSANE lengths, so he could surprise his wife with her own pregnancy

Men of Ireland: do not follow this man’s lead.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink

That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

# pregnancy - Thursday 25 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge This mum is going viral after sharing a picture of her post-baby belly Mombod

This mum is going viral after sharing a picture of her post-baby belly

Kimberly Henderson says she wants to remind mothers that their bodies are beautiful.

# pregnancy - Friday 19 June, 2015

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

We all have dreams as young girls. Having a termination is not one of them.

I never knew all the things that could go wrong with a pregnancy… until they happened. Life can throw your dreams upside down.

# pregnancy - Saturday 13 June, 2015

The pro-life case for a referendum on the 8th Amendment

We cannot have another 20 years of simply refusing to deal with this issue. Holding a two-part referendum could be the answer.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child

The woman had fragments of her ovary frozen before undergoing chemotherapy at the age of 14.

Murder charges dropped against woman who took abortion pill five months into pregnancy

The baby lived for a half hour after it was delivered in the back of a car.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971

“One woman told us how she was calculating how to throw herself in front of a truck or which bridge to jump off.”

# pregnancy - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Obese women should lose weight before pregnancy, TCD researchers say

A new academic review warns that babies born to obese mothers face bigger risks during pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Viagra could be a really good thing for some pregnant women

The drug is good for more than one thing, you know.

# pregnancy - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Pregnant woman and partner who have had to spend 12 hours a day on the streets

Christine and Paul became homeless while getting ready for the birth of their child.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Sofia Vergara "doing the right thing" by refusing her ex custody of frozen embryos

She is engaged to fellow actor Joe Manganiello.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Even if you aren't actively trying for a baby you might need to take folic acid

Folic acid needs to be high four weeks after conception, so waiting until the pregnancy test is positive is too late.

# pregnancy - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all Slip It On This post contains videos

Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all

Researchers are using new materials to create a condom that can enhance and preserve pleasure.

# pregnancy - Sunday 12 April, 2015

This 65-year-old German mum of 13 kids is pregnant with quadruplets

German media say that the woman will do a TV interview on Monday.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

# pregnancy - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Look after your eggs – how to improve your natural fertility

Several factors can make trying for a baby especially challenging for women over 35, but there are ways to improve your chances of conceiving.

# pregnancy - Friday 27 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Man finds out his wife is pregnant, has hilariously underwhelmed reaction Daddy's Beer

# pregnancy - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

These scans show the harmful effects of smoking on unborn babies

Researchers say the effects may be seen in the facial movements of unborn babies.