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#Miscarriage

# miscarriage - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

# miscarriage - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Woman who was unfairly dismissed after suffering miscarriage awarded €17k

The company argued that it had not unfairly dismissed the woman as it was unaware at the time of dismissal of her pregnancy.

# miscarriage - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Mother on miscarriage: 'I felt like a failure. I didn’t protect my babies. My body had let us down.'

Holding the tiny body in the palm of my hands, counting perfectly formed fingers, looking into eyes that would never see, my heart broke into a million pieces, writes Ethna Quirke.

# miscarriage - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'It's still a taboo subject in Ireland': Kathryn Thomas spoke about her miscarriages on the Late Late last night Speaking Out This post contains videos

'It's still a taboo subject in Ireland': Kathryn Thomas spoke about her miscarriages on the Late Late last night

When Thomas suffered her second miscarriage at the six-week mark again, it hit her like “a tonne of bricks” she said.

# miscarriage - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'He confirmed what I had known for hours - there was no heartbeat'

One reader tells us her story about having a miscarriage, to encourage others to talk about an issue which ends one in four pregnancies.

# miscarriage - Monday 19 September, 2016

'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.

# miscarriage - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'

The Scottish First Minister said she wanted to challenge assumptions and judgements that are made about women who don’t have children.

# miscarriage - Thursday 5 May, 2016

"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"

A new, controversial embryo-growth breakthrough could help science in the study of infertility. However, fears abound that the research breaches ethical guidelines.

# miscarriage - 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 ’.

# miscarriage - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

'I make people feel uncomfortable when I tell them I had a miscarriage, but I'm OK with that'

Broadcaster Sarina Bellissimo was speaking about the pressures she faced after experiencing a miscarriage.

# miscarriage - 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.

# miscarriage - Friday 16 January, 2015

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies

The country has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world.

# miscarriage - Monday 6 October, 2014

Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment

In El Salvador, one of only nine countries in the world that has a total ban on abortion, suicide accounts for 57% of all deaths of pregnant girls aged under 19.

# miscarriage - Saturday 10 May, 2014

'I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he'd be better off without me'

42,000 women in Ireland are diagnosed each year with a mental health illness and emotional trauma surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

# miscarriage - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Worker awarded €80k for being told her job no longer existed after maternity leave

The Equality Tribunal said Lisa Mullen was subjected to a “range of unlawful treatment and comments” by her employer.

# miscarriage - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Quarter of miscarriages "could be prevented" by lifestyle changes

A study of pregnancies in Denmark found that alcohol consumption was a factor in 1 in 10 miscarriages.

# miscarriage - Monday 14 October, 2013

Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

The study is not cause for alarm, but “it’s far from reassuring that BPA is safe” for women, said leading fertility doctor.

# miscarriage - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Ireland’s women share their stories of pregnancy, birth and miscarriage

Recent events has women opening up about their negative experiences of Irish maternity hospitals.

# miscarriage - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Column: The debates on abortion in the Dail won't change the reality Irish women face every day

Politicians philosophising within the walls of the Dail might have felt like they were doing something important – but restricting abortion doesn’t stop it from happening: it simply makes it an issue of economic inequality, writes Nick Beard.

# miscarriage - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Column: Is society finally able to recognise the pain of a miscarriage?

Until recent years, miscarriage was not something that was spoken about: it was simply brushed under the carpet. But couples should not be afraid to be open about their grief – talking will help them to heal, writes Deirdre Pierce-McDonnell.

# miscarriage - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Column: Every miscarriage is a loss, and I still think of my children that never got here

Each of my miscarriages were different experiences, but they’ve all had a lasting affect on my life, writes an anonymous contributor.

# miscarriage - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Savita report 'hard-hitting, straight and doesn't pull any punches'

The HSE’s clinical review report is due to be published this afternoon.

# miscarriage - Saturday 20 April, 2013

The Savita Halappanavar inquest verdict will influence Ireland

From Medical Council guidelines to possible legislation, is Savita the X Case of this generation?

Timeline: a death that shocked a family, a hospital and a country

Savita Halappanavar’s death has impacted a nation and made ripples across the globe.

Praveen still asking how the life of his vibrant young wife 'ebbed away'

The widower looks ahead as he continues in his pursuit for the full truth about Savita’s death.

# miscarriage - Friday 19 April, 2013

Praveen Halappanavar: ‘Savita’s treatment was horrendous, barbaric and inhumane’

Mr Halappanavar said he has a responsibility to Savita and her family “to get to the bottom of the truth”.

# miscarriage - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Savita inquest to resume today

It is expected that two witnesses who spoke last week and who were recalled will speak today.

# miscarriage - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Inquest into Savita death enters fourth day

Proceedings are due to resume at 10am this morning.

# miscarriage - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Doctor to be cross-examined on third day of Savita inquest

Consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury who treated Savita will be questioned over whether she referred to Ireland’s Catholic ethos when she refused to terminate her pregnancy.

# miscarriage - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Robotic surgery helps Cork mother in second successful birth

The complex procedure performed before pregnancy helps women who have a weak cervix to carry to full term.

# miscarriage - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Aaron McKenna: As usual, Ireland only acts when we’re shamed into it

The death of Savita Halappanavar shows once again that we delay proper action until an international outcry forces our hand.

# miscarriage - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Father of Savita Halappanavar 'calls for change in abortion law'

Andanappa Yalagi spoke to the media about his daughter’s tragic death, and said he intends on taking legal action against the hospital in which Savita died.

# miscarriage - Friday 16 November, 2012

International expert joins Savita Halappanavar inquiry - HSE

An international expert in obstetrics and gynaecology is to join the inquiry team reviewing the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway.

# miscarriage - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Ashley Moser, injured mother of 6-year-old Colorado victim, suffers miscarriage

The 25-year-old was critically wounded in the Aurora cinema shooting earlier this month.

# miscarriage - Thursday 10 May, 2012

One in eight pregnancies described as a crisis - study

A new survey shows that crisis pregnancy is a growing issue for Irish women – and men.

# miscarriage - Monday 18 April, 2011

HSE apologises after miscarriage review finds 24 cases of misdiagnosis

Review was launched last year after women were wrongly told their babies had died during pregnancy and a second scan showed the baby was still alive.

# miscarriage - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Depression linked to a miscarriage can last 'for years'

Researchers studying the trauma associated with the loss of an unborn child have found that feelings of anxiety and depression can last for years.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The news from the Department of Finance is even worse than we thought; an artist’s fingers cut off during a savage attack and everything you need to know to bluff your way through the day’s cricket chat.

# miscarriage - Friday 3 September, 2010

Hague draws sharp criticism over statement William Hague

Hague draws sharp criticism over statement

If William Hague’s intention was to quell rumours… his plans have backfired.

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