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# 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.

# pregnancy - Monday 23 March, 2015

# pregnancy - Monday 9 March, 2015

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

# pregnancy - Saturday 7 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Man deliberately annoys pregnant wife in hilarious, maddening video Man Vs Pregnant Woman

Man deliberately annoys pregnant wife in hilarious, maddening video

It’s all in good fun, though.

# pregnancy - Thursday 19 February, 2015

People aren't happy with the Daily Mail's front page about Kate Middleton's hair

Oh Daily Mail, are you really showing such poor taste.

# pregnancy - Sunday 15 February, 2015

My child was diagnosed as 'incompatible with life' but I'm glad Clare Daly's bill was voted down

A change in the law could help to establish a culture where a ‘choice’ soon becomes an expectation.

# pregnancy - Friday 13 February, 2015

Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion?

81% of respondents to a recent poll indicated they wanted abortion allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. Yet 88% of TDs abstained or voted no on the issue.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Trying for a baby? You should both give up the booze now

Revised information from experts outlines the impact of drinking alcohol on a baby’s development.

# pregnancy - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Heavily pregnant Irish woman does stand up comedy and completely rocks it Eggo Is Preggo

Heavily pregnant Irish woman does stand up comedy and completely rocks it

The miracle of life makes great comedy, as it turns out.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage

When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.

From The Daily Edge This couple's unique pregnancy announcement is the one to beat Preggo

# pregnancy - Friday 9 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Woman tells husband she's pregnant in photo booth, makes him cry Surprise

# pregnancy - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Macklemore reveals he's going to be a dad in emotional video Baby Macklemore

Macklemore reveals he's going to be a dad in emotional video

Baby Mack-le-more is on the way.

# pregnancy - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge This woman made a time-lapse video of her pregnancy, and it's adorable Oh Baby

This woman made a time-lapse video of her pregnancy, and it's adorable

“I hope this video teaches women all over the world that pregnancy is something very beautiful and magical.”

# pregnancy - Monday 29 December, 2014

Opinion: Tragic case of clinically dead pregnant woman highlights our unworkable approach to abortion

Following the burial today of a young woman, who was kept on life support while clinically dead due to legal considerations about her pregnancy, we must consider the legacy of the Eighth Amendment.

# pregnancy - Friday 26 December, 2014

Doctors told they can withdraw life support for clinically dead pregnant woman

The High Court made its judgement this afternoon.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Court told 'right to life of unborn' greater than 'right to dignity in death'

A ruling in the case of the pregnant woman who has been declared clinically dead will be made on 26 December.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'I was sent home three days before my baby died and told I just had a kidney infection'

A mother has come forward about her experience at Portlaoise Regional Hospital in 2007.