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#Pregnancy

# pregnancy - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Heavily pregnant Irish woman does stand up comedy and completely rocks it Eggo Is Preggo

Heavily pregnant Irish woman does stand up comedy and completely rocks it

The miracle of life makes great comedy, as it turns out.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage

When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.

From The Daily Edge This couple’s unique pregnancy announcement is the one to beat Preggo

# pregnancy - Friday 9 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Woman tells husband she’s pregnant in photo booth, makes him cry Surprise

# pregnancy - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Macklemore reveals he’s going to be a dad in emotional video Baby Macklemore

Macklemore reveals he’s going to be a dad in emotional video

Baby Mack-le-more is on the way.

# pregnancy - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge This woman made a time-lapse video of her pregnancy, and it’s adorable Oh Baby

This woman made a time-lapse video of her pregnancy, and it’s adorable

“I hope this video teaches women all over the world that pregnancy is something very beautiful and magical.”

# pregnancy - Monday 29 December, 2014

Opinion: Tragic case of clinically dead pregnant woman highlights our unworkable approach to abortion

Following the burial today of a young woman, who was kept on life support while clinically dead due to legal considerations about her pregnancy, we must consider the legacy of the Eighth Amendment.

# pregnancy - Friday 26 December, 2014

Doctors told they can withdraw life support for clinically dead pregnant woman

The High Court made its judgement this afternoon.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Court told ‘right to life of unborn’ greater than ‘right to dignity in death’

A ruling in the case of the pregnant woman who has been declared clinically dead will be made on 26 December.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

‘I was sent home three days before my baby died and told I just had a kidney infection’

A mother has come forward about her experience at Portlaoise Regional Hospital in 2007.

# pregnancy - 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.

# pregnancy - Monday 17 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Couple devise genius photo prank to announce pregnancy to friends Say Cheese

# pregnancy - Sunday 9 November, 2014

‘Real hope but another reality’: Surrogacy and same-sex parenting in Ireland

Surrogacy is happening – but Ireland’s laws need to play catch up.

# pregnancy - Friday 7 November, 2014

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation

The family in this case has said it is “very disappointed but every hopeful”.

# pregnancy - 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.

# pregnancy - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Opinion: The ‘frozen eggs’ debate is really a societal issue – don’t vilify corporations over it

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

# pregnancy - Friday 24 October, 2014

Hundreds of Irish women contact abortion pill website every month

Tonight RTÉ’s Prime Time revealed that so far this year there have been more than 60 abortion pill seizures.

29 women still without midwives after withdrawal of midwife’s insurance

Some of these women may now be forced to have their babies in hospital, rather than at home.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs

Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# pregnancy - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Opinion: Changes to abortion laws should be decided by referendum – with balanced information for voters

A poll this week found most Irish people favoured legalising abortion “where the foetus will not be born alive” – but that question is misleading, writes Niamh Ui Bhriain.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook and Apple pay for female workers to freeze their eggs Oh Baby

Facebook and Apple pay for female workers to freeze their eggs

A report today said the two companies are doing this so women working for them can delay childbearing which could hamper their careers.

# pregnancy - Friday 10 October, 2014

322 sought post-abortion counselling info from Cura in 2013

The figures are contained in Cura’s annual report for 2013.

# pregnancy - 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.

# pregnancy - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Opinion: Ireland’s law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation

The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care

Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.

# pregnancy - Monday 8 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Samantha Mumba and Una Foden chose THE WORST day to reveal baby news Baby Talk

Samantha Mumba and Una Foden chose THE WORST day to reveal baby news

Their thunder was stolen by a certain royal sprog.

# pregnancy - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment

The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.

# pregnancy - Monday 1 September, 2014

Opinion: Reducing harm to sentient beings should be central to abortion laws

If Irish society is serious about reducing harm to pregnant women, including the harms of disrespecting their autonomy and bodily integrity, the state needs to change how it thinks about pregnancy and abortion.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Live birth broadcast cancelled after panda fakes pregnancy to get more food

Ai Hin had her eye on an air conditioned room and around-the-clock care.

# pregnancy - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Flight diverted to Shannon Airport after woman goes into labour

The woman has been taken to the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.

# pregnancy - Friday 22 August, 2014

Here’s what the inquiry into the ‘Ms Y’ abortion case will look at

The inquiry will examine the operation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

# pregnancy - Thursday 21 August, 2014

HSE due to publish terms of its abortion case inquiry

The HSE ordered a report into the situation where a woman was given a caesarean section after she became pregnant through rape.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Why is China so dependent on c-sections?

A new paper reckons its too dependent, even.

# pregnancy - Monday 18 August, 2014

Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation

The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.

Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators

This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment? Abortion This post contains a poll

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment?

There are calls for a referendum on the amendment to be held after a woman was refused an abortion under our current laws.

# pregnancy - Sunday 17 August, 2014

National Women’s Council calls State refusal of abortion to woman ‘barbaric’

The Sunday Independent reports that the woman said she was suicidal.

# pregnancy - Thursday 7 August, 2014

# pregnancy - Monday 4 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Mother of 5 writes viral Facebook post after being ridiculed for her stretch marks Body Beautiful

Mother of 5 writes viral Facebook post after being ridiculed for her stretch marks

She decided to turn her humiliation into a message of empowerment for other women.

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