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# maternity - 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.

# maternity - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

12 things I wish someone had told me before having kids

You can live without sleep, but you cannot live without coffee, writes Claire Micks.

# maternity - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin’s three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# maternity - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Why are A LOT more twins and triplets being born in Ireland?

There has been a 36% increase in the number of twins born in Ireland over the period of a decade.

# maternity - Monday 22 June, 2015

‘Urgent’ action needed to prevent further baby deaths

Parents’ concerns were addressed in only a minority of maternity cases assessed in a new HSE review.

# maternity - 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.

# maternity - Friday 12 June, 2015

There were nearly 70 cases of death or incapacitation in Irish maternity hospitals last year

One woman’s diagnosis of septicaemia was missed.

# maternity - 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.

# maternity - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise “threatens existence of hospital”

The news that complex surgery will no longer be performed at Portlaoise follows last month’s highly critical HIQA report into the standard of care at the hospital.

# maternity - 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.

# maternity - Sunday 17 May, 2015

‘They were lied to’: Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# maternity - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Varadkar ‘ashamed’ of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

# maternity - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Investigation after another newborn baby dies at Cavan Hospital

The newborn baby died at the maternity unit in the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

# maternity - Sunday 19 April, 2015

All seven of Jacqui’s children have been born prematurely

“You’re waiting for the cry and it doesn’t arrive.”

# maternity - 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.

# maternity - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents

Lorraine and Warren Reilly asked that the deaths of their two girls be considered in he current HSE review of maternity services.

# maternity - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.

# maternity - Monday 19 January, 2015

Six of seven maternity units have “deficits” in tests rolled out after Savita death

The I-MEWS system was established in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

# maternity - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

‘Never again’: New guidelines introduced after Savita’s tragic death

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

# maternity - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

# maternity - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita’s death RIP

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita’s death

The vigils will take place in Dublin and Galway.

# maternity - Friday 17 October, 2014

Poll: Do you agree with companies paying to freeze female workers’ eggs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with companies paying to freeze female workers’ eggs?

Is it a proactive idea or bad message?

# maternity - Friday 10 October, 2014

‘Losing three babies is an experience that will stay with me forever’

Parents who have lost children will come together for a remembrance service in Cork this evening.

# maternity - Friday 26 September, 2014

“Time of the essence” in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

# maternity - Monday 8 September, 2014

They were coy about it, but the HSE has confirmed how much Mount Carmel cost them

€11 million, but “some renovation” is needed.

# maternity - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge This guy’s pregnant wife didn’t want to take maternity photos… so he took her place Belly Up

# maternity - Thursday 24 July, 2014

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

# maternity - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals

The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.

# maternity - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child’s burial place

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

# maternity - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Here’s a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947

Under the Maternity Homes Act 1934 every local authority in Ireland had to register the maternity homes in the county with the Department of Health.

# maternity - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

James Reilly should not oversee review of maternity services appointment – Adams

Sinn Féin’s leader said there is a conflict of interest for the director of the West/North West Hospital Group, Noel Daly.

# maternity - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The new National Maternity Hospital will open in 2019 – and here’s who’s designing it

It is expected that construction work will commence in 2016 and the hospital will be complete in 2019.

# maternity - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Prime Time investigation reveals details of fifth baby death at Portlaoise Hospital

Amy Delahunt and Ollie Kelly were told by the hospital that they would have to request the review into the death of their daughter under the Freedom of Information Act.

# maternity - Friday 28 February, 2014

HSE replaces management at Portlaoise hospital in response to baby deaths

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said today that a staffing deficit in the hospital’s maternity unit means employees are facing double the workload.

# maternity - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

State purchase of Mount Carmel was never a viable option, says Reilly

The INMO said that Mount Carmel would have been profitable in 2014.

# maternity - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Concerned parents turn to helpline after Portlaoise Hospital revelations

The helpline is open this weekend following an investigation into the deaths of four babies over six years at the hospital.

# maternity - Friday 31 January, 2014

Mount Carmel workers ‘staging sit-in’ over hospital closure

Staff and supporters of the hospital attended a public meeting last night.

# maternity - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Deaths of babies at maternity units investigated

The RTÉ Investigations Unit found that bereaved families were not told that investigations had taken place into their babies’ deaths.

# maternity - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers’ lack of rights

A Dublin hospital has secured a court order to withdraw life-support from a severely brain-damaged baby whose his young mother died after delivery. As the child’s parents were unmarried, the father was not deemed the legal guardian.

# maternity - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren’t a disincentive to women working

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.

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