# maternity - Today’s News
# maternity - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
The majority of services are operating with 80 per cent or below average staffing levels when compared to the same period in 2007.
# maternity - Friday 1 November, 2013
Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.
In-patients will have to leave hospital campuses if they wish to smoke with staff to be given advice on quitting.
# maternity - Thursday 31 October, 2013
The Head of the Department of Neonatology also said that the inability of the hospital to replace frontline staff is “starting to show its effect”.
# maternity - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.
# maternity - Wednesday 9 October, 2013
Red crosses show points at which intervention might have helped Savita in the four days before she died at University Hospital Galway one year ago.
# maternity - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
Women who had midwife-led care had fewer epidurals, fewer episiotomies and were less likely to give birth early.
# maternity - Tuesday 23 July, 2013
# maternity - Sunday 14 July, 2013
Many Finnish babies spend their first nights nestled inside a cardboard box – and here’s why.
# maternity - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
The amendments will be discussed prior to the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.
# maternity - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
The issue will be one major question debated today as Oireachtas committee considers Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.
# maternity - Thursday 13 June, 2013
The HSE’s clinical review report is due to be published this afternoon.
# maternity - Thursday 6 June, 2013
The High Court had allowed a biological mother to be included on her child’s birth cert, even though it was carried by a surrogate.
# maternity - Thursday 30 May, 2013
Some light reading for the Minister for Health.
# maternity - Monday 27 May, 2013
The National Maternity Hospital will move to the St Vincent’s campus at Elm Park by 2018.
# maternity - Monday 29 April, 2013
Brian Walsh says the Oireachtas hearings found abortion cannot treat suicidal ideation – and won’t allow it be included.
# maternity - Wednesday 30 January, 2013
The creation of extra blood, and the drugs needed to stop a transplant being rejected, usually make it impossible.
# maternity - Wednesday 9 January, 2013
Authors of the study say results show that Ireland needs to introduce universal screening for pregnant women for GDM.
# maternity - Friday 4 January, 2013
The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings.
# maternity - Wednesday 19 December, 2012
New CSO figures show there were 17,958 births in the second quarter, with the average mother aged 31.9.
# maternity - Sunday 2 December, 2012
The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post shows some incoherence, though, about other related measures…
# maternity - Friday 30 November, 2012
Discussions have begun over the possible introduction of an integrated computer and patient information system to be shared between Dublin’s three maternity hospitals.
# maternity - Monday 26 November, 2012
A report by a HSE-endorsed body on maternal deaths says our maternal death rate is significantly higher than official figures show.
# maternity - Friday 16 November, 2012
The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.
# maternity - Tuesday 13 November, 2012
The ESRI report also showed that 46 per cent of the 25 per cent of women who delivered a baby on a public basis had an elective Caesarean section.
# maternity - Friday 12 October, 2012
Around 23 newborn babies have been found with the MRSA superbug in Mayo in the past seven months.
# maternity - Friday 25 May, 2012
The €604 million submission includes plans for a new maternity and paediatric hospital at the Dublin 8 campus.
# maternity - Sunday 1 April, 2012
Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy, Marie O’Connor explains how women’s pelvises were unhinged to avoid Caesarean section, which was disliked by Catholic hospitals because of its association with “the crime of birth prevention”.
# maternity - Thursday 15 March, 2012
Symphysiotomy was a practice used during childbirth during the last century before the advent of safe Caesarean sections. However, it was used for longer in Ireland because of Catholic religious and ideological circumstances.
# maternity - Sunday 1 January, 2012
Dr Rhona Mahony greets Holles Street’s first newborn of 2012 as she faces into a major challenge – the possibility of moving the whole hospital to St Vincent’s Hospital campus.
# maternity - Monday 26 September, 2011
A study by a maternity hospital in London finds that a mother’s weight tends to be passed on to their child, even before birth.
# maternity - Saturday 23 July, 2011
It’s claimed that the scheme is being ‘quietly’ withdrawn from Wexford General Hospital. Domino allows for home births and a midwife-led antenatal clinic.
# maternity - Tuesday 14 June, 2011
# maternity - Tuesday 31 May, 2011
New nationwide figures show that over 30 per cent of first-time mothers gave birth by C-section in 2010.
# maternity - Thursday 21 April, 2011
Public health tables released today display a wealth of information about how Irish people live, die and procreate – and how that may change in the near future.
# maternity - Friday 1 April, 2011
A new demographic report from the EU’s statistics body shows that Ireland’s mums have more children than anyone else.
# maternity - Wednesday 20 October, 2010
But ISME warns employers won’t hire “buxom young women” if they’re forced to top up maternity pay.