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# mothers - Yesterday’s News


# mothers - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories

“In the throes of passion I suddenly realised I was spraying my boyfriend with a leaking left breast.”

# mothers - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births CSO

Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births

Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan had the largest families with 2.19 children per family on average.

# mothers - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

# mothers - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour

“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”

# mothers - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge This clean-freak mother managed to pull off the single most 'Mam' move of all time Ship Shape

This clean-freak mother managed to pull off the single most 'Mam' move of all time

She’s done what every mam only dreams of doing – ‘closed down’ her freshly cleaned living room. For a month.

# mothers - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Dublin Airport admits that controversial breastfeeding sign "could have been worded better"

The sign was taken down shortly after being put on the door of the airport’s ‘designated baby feeding room’.

# mothers - 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.

# mothers - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year

There’s been a radical overhaul of father’s rights in areas of access, custody and guardianship.

# mothers - Friday 29 January, 2016

‘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.

# mothers - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 mams who know that the family cat is the REAL baby Her Baby

# mothers - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter

53-year-old Tracey Thompson gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday, seven years after going through menopause.

# mothers - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.

# mothers - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge This mam's response to breastfeeding shamers has taken off on Facebook Call Out

This mam's response to breastfeeding shamers has taken off on Facebook

She certainly called them out.

# mothers - Saturday 21 November, 2015

'We're finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won't miss about it'

The ‘no buggy allowed’ signs, the leaf sludge and, of course, the dog poo, writes Claire Micks.

# mothers - Sunday 15 November, 2015

‘When my maternity leave was over I cried when I dropped my son at crèche for the first time’

It’s ok to not feel ok when you return to work after maternity leave, writes Tracey Gunn.

# mothers - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent

Paul Redmond tells us what he has learned about St Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home in Dublin.

# mothers - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb

The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.

# mothers - Monday 24 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge Teens are changing ‘no’ to ‘HELL YEAH’ in their mams’ phones (with A++ results) Youths

# mothers - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers

And it can be used to make children healthier.

# mothers - Friday 31 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge So here’s why you shouldn’t breastfeed after applying fake tan Tantastic

# mothers - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Penneys ‘urgently investigating’ claims security guard took baby from breastfeeding mother

The security guard, according to the woman, forcibly removed the baby from her breast.

# mothers - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink

That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.

# mothers - 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.

# mothers - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

# mothers - Friday 20 March, 2015

The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?

Unmarried fathers in Ireland need greater clarity when it comes to their rights

# mothers - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 people who just taught their mam about emojis Mamoji

9 people who just taught their mam about emojis

Every day is emoji day.

# mothers - Friday 20 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Bodybuilders are now drinking breast milk to bulk up Do U Even Lift

Bodybuilders are now drinking breast milk to bulk up

All about dem gains, ’bout dem gains.

# mothers - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

How many died in Magdalene laundries? Survivors at odds with Government on the figures

Justice for Magdalenes is preparing a critique on the McAleese report into the Magdalene laundries.

# mothers - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Mother shields her adult son from seeing boobs on TV, reaches Peak Mam Cover Up

# mothers - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders

The Minister for Justice said that women often feel they have more to prove.

# mothers - Saturday 18 October, 2014

'My mother was also an addict and as a child I was on the streets of Cork with her'

Coolmine Therapeutic community helped 1,000 people with addiction problems last year – Ann Marie Taylor was one of those people.

# mothers - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge They’re back! Two guys lip-sync elderly women’s conversation, with excellent results In Sync

# mothers - Saturday 20 September, 2014

The heartbreaking reasons that there are hardly any mammies in Disney films

Your Disney favourites just got even darker.

# mothers - Friday 18 July, 2014

Opinion: What will compulsory birth registration of unmarried fathers’ names mean for children?

A child has a right to the identity of both parents, and radical new legislation seeks to underline this.

# mothers - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups

Groups representing mothers and their children question why some institutions may not be included.

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

# mothers - Friday 27 June, 2014

93% of Irish mothers want hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood

The blood is rich in stem cells that have been used in the treatment of many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.

# mothers - Monday 23 June, 2014

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction

This is according to a new series published by academics today which points to the many benefits of effective and high-quality midwifery for women and their babies.

# mothers - 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.

Government reminded local authorities of their obligation to report infant deaths in mother and baby homes in 1946

Maternity homes that did not notify the authorities were liable to be fined up to ten pounds.

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