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# pregnancy - Today’s News


# pregnancy - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

“Conflicting advice” leading to thousands of Irish women drinking alcohol while pregnant

Alcohol Action Ireland and three maternity hospitals have launched a new campaign aiming to advise women of the risks.

# pregnancy - Monday 24 March, 2014

Column: Ireland shows no love to babies dying in their mothers’ wombs

I cried all day at the thought that I would have to go to a clinic in London and endure people throwing holy water and condoms at me because my nation would not help me when I needed it most.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Women who use a surrogate mother have no right to maternity leave, EU rules

However, individual states can introduce more accommodating rules themselves.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth

Many described the experience as one of the most difficult parts of their job.

# pregnancy - 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.

# pregnancy - Friday 14 February, 2014

Column: Nothing has changed for couples whose baby’s condition is incompatible with life

I am angry at the hijackers and manipulators of language who try to tell us that our child was only ‘sick’ or ‘disabled’, who refuse to understand that fatal foetal abnormalities are just that – fatal.

# pregnancy - Friday 24 January, 2014

Can a woman’s weight affect the success of the morning-after pill?

The EU is to investigate if emergency contraception is less effective in women weighing 80kg or more.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Women who request abortions ‘at higher risk of domestic violence’

A study in the UK shows that women who request a termination are six times more likely to experience domestic violence than women who attended antenatal clinics.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge You can now own a bizarre 3D model of your unborn child Model Child

You can now own a bizarre 3D model of your unborn child

Just what you always wanted!

# pregnancy - Monday 13 January, 2014

Nine women in Sweden receive transplanted wombs donated from relatives

Some experts have raised concerns about whether it’s ethical to use live donors for an experimental procedure that doesn’t save lives.

# pregnancy - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Couple announce their pregnancy with brilliant horror film parody SCREAM

Couple announce their pregnancy with brilliant horror film parody

Wonder how their family felt when they got this.

# pregnancy - Monday 6 January, 2014

‘No standardised maternity care’ in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent

Figures published today by the HSE show rates in Ireland exceed World Health Organisation recommendations.

# pregnancy - Thursday 12 December, 2013

More women seeking post-abortion counselling say IFPA

The Irish Family Planning Association have also reported an increase in STI screenings in its 2012 report.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From The Score Footballer’s wife sparks outrage after posting a sexy selfie three days after giving birth Controversy

Footballer’s wife sparks outrage after posting a sexy selfie three days after giving birth

The Norwegian fitness blogger has ignited a debate with the picture.

‘Heartbroken’ family of Dhara Kivlehan call for inquest HSE

‘Heartbroken’ family of Dhara Kivlehan call for inquest

The HSE agreed a settlement of €790,000 in court today.

# pregnancy - Monday 25 November, 2013

Fall in numbers of children and pregnant women smoking in Ireland

The report pointed to a prevalence in smoking both among children and pregnant women in the more disadvantaged areas.

# pregnancy - Friday 15 November, 2013

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Pregnancy, Steam popularity and a human cyborg

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# pregnancy - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Rotunda master warns of ‘intolerably high levels of activity’ in hospital

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”.

# pregnancy - Monday 28 October, 2013

‘We had poems ready for his funeral’: Charity calendar celebrates survivor babies Friends Of The Coombe This post contains images

‘We had poems ready for his funeral’: Charity calendar celebrates survivor babies

Friends of the Coombe are releasing their calendar for 2014, featuring toddlers who combined spent more than three years in the hospital. Read one of the stories behind it here.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of having low birthweight baby

A new study has found this risk is present even at levels of pollution well below EU air-quality guidelines.

# pregnancy - 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.

# pregnancy - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?

We have superficially become more ‘open’ about sex, but our core beliefs and attitudes haven’t really changed; female sexuality can induce a degree of fear in some people, writes Tony Moore.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

English law ‘does not prohibit gender-specific abortions’

The UK’s Director of Public Prosecutions commented on a case where two doctors were not prosecuted for attempting unlawfully to procure a miscarriage.

# pregnancy - Monday 30 September, 2013

No more wedges and sausage rolls for patients at the Coombe

The hospital completed a review earlier this year after brought this picture of a meal served in a maternity ward to its attention.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 5 people who are delighted that Jennifer Aniston is pregnant Pitter-Patter

5 people who are delighted that Jennifer Aniston is pregnant

The news hasn’t been confirmed yet, but celebrations are in order.

# pregnancy - Saturday 14 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 photos that prove being pregnant is a blast Bun In The Oven

8 photos that prove being pregnant is a blast

Okay, it’s not really. But these photos would have you fooled.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Ireland gets its own ‘One Born Every Minute’

TV3 has brought its camera crew to Holles Street.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Drinks industry calls for pregnancy warning labels

Reacting to research that shows a decline in pregnant women drinking, an alcohol lobby group says drinks should carry warning labels.

Pregnant women are drinking less in Ireland

Most Irish women don’t drink at all during pregnancy, but 2.5 per cent do so three or more times a week.

# pregnancy - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Book claims conventional pregnancy ‘wisdom’ is wrong

Pregnant college professor decided to crunch the data on commonly-held perceptions about what to eat, drink and how to behave in general when carrying a baby.

# pregnancy - Friday 16 August, 2013

Choice Ireland ‘disappointed’ at High Court ruling on home births

The pro-choice group has said the ruling is a setback for women’s rights in Ireland.

Despite refusal, home birth case a “worthwhile fight”

Aja Teehan heard today that her application for a HSE decision on her home birth to be overturned had been refused.

# pregnancy - Sunday 11 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge You know you’ve hit your 30s when… Old

You know you’ve hit your 30s when…

…you’re experiencing all of these things.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Pregnant woman takes home birth case to High Court

Aja Teehan will hear today whether her judicial review case against the HSE is successful.

# pregnancy - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Column: OK! magazine shouldn’t be discussing Kate’s baby weight

New mothers need reassurance and support; not their baby weight and when they are going to lose it being discussed by a nation, writes Lisa O’Hara.

# pregnancy - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our roundup of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# pregnancy - Friday 19 July, 2013

Man withdraws court bid to stop girlfriend travelling for abortion “under duress”

The man said he had faith in an affidavit signed by the woman’s family.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Man seeks to stop girlfriend travelling abroad for abortion over ‘duress’ fears

The man says he believes his girlfriend is being forced by her family to travel abroad for an abortion against her will.

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