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# Pregnancy

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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.
The Citizens' Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here's what's on the agenda
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
Swollen cankles and all.
Baby born to mother gunned down in driveby shooting
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?
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
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
A new study shows the probability of women becoming depressed during pregnancy in Ireland.
Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?
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
Sarah Daly thought she was a hopeless case – but there’s no such thing when it comes to quitting smoking.
This Irish blogger is live-Snapchatting giving birth today
Beauty blogger Grace Mongey went into labour last night, and has been sharing updates ever since.
Trinity study seeks women exposed to Hepatitis C-contaminated product in 70s
Almost half of the women screened, who had contact with the virus, showed no signs of infection after.
'It was the loneliest time of my life': Readers share their experiences of miscarriage
Eight women who all feel that miscarriage needs to be spoken about more.
13 of the most perfect pregnancy announcements on the internet
*applause*
Making babies without women's eggs has just moved a step closer
A baby mouse has been produced with a type of cell that’s not an egg.
'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain'
An Irish couple who are expecting a baby, and who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, write about their ordeal for TheJournal.ie.
Simon Harris 'sickened' by misinformation given to women at crisis pregnancy clinic
The health minister said women need “accurate information in relation to their own health”.
How rogue crisis pregnancy agencies have been operating outside the law here for more than a decade
The agencies are in the spotlight again after an investigation found an agency in Dublin giving abortion misinformation to women.
Programme meant to deter teenage pregnancies actually makes them more likely
These type of pregnancy programmes are used in 89 countries around the world – this new study casts serious doubt over them.
Hair salon to pay former worker €10,000 for dismissing her while pregnant
The salon told the claimant she could come back after she’d had the baby and ‘they’d see what they could do’.
Women are loving Chrissy Teigen showing off her stretch marks on Snapchat
Yasss Chrissy!
A Mam's post about why she 'couldn't give a s**t' about losing baby weight is going viral
“Puffy face, droopy milk-filled boobs, wider hips and belly full of stretch marks.”
Pregnant women can now safely eat raw eggs, according to report
But the FSAI advice remains to cook eggs thoroughly for all “vulnerable groups”.
DUP MP says that public breastfeeding is "exhibitionism"
Sammy Wilson is against mothers breastfeeding their children in the House of Commons.
This Mam showed a gas photo to show what the aftermath of birth is REALLY like
Shout out to giant nappies.
Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland
The Cork Fertility Centre has announced the breakthrough.
'Where there's one sperm there's a way': Male infertility is common but treatable
A doctor from Cork Fertility Centre said the procedure for men to get checked out is “non-invasive and not expensive compared to what a female has to do”.
Children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese
The study followed 24,000 women.
Study shows marijuana users twice as likely to give birth prematurely
For women who continue to smoke throughout their pregnancy – they are five times more likely to have a preterm birth.
This Dad-to-be's lovely Facebook tribute to his pregnant fiancée is going insanely viral
“Make her feel like she is a damn queen.”
Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night
Mothers and babies are all doing well.
This photo is going viral for showing how pregnancy looks different for every woman
No two pregnant women are the same.
This photo is going viral for showing how pregnancy looks different for every woman
No two pregnant ladies are the same.
'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'
About 8,000 women in Ireland develop gestational diabetes every year.
This new mam has hit back after getting body-shamed for her 'mummy tummy'
“Yes, I still have a bump. But that bump kept my little baby boy safe for a whole nine months.”
This man found out he's going to be a dad over a plane loudspeaker
Surprise!
'The boy would scream uncontrollably' - Photographer describes time with 'bucket baby' in Brazil
Felipe Dana spent time with Solange Ferreira and her baby boy Jose, who was born with an abnormally small head.
'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'
There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.
'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'
The fear of missing out is something every mother experiences returning to work after maternity leave, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.
€47,000 payout for woman who was discriminated against because she was pregnant
An Equality Tribunal found that the woman had been discriminated against on grounds of her gender and family situation by her employer, the National Cancer Registry Board.