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# pregnancy - Today’s News


# pregnancy - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: A woman pregnant by rape is treated as ‘a vessel and nothing more’ by Irish law

The UN criticised Ireland’s abortion laws and lambasted the State for failing “to assign any accountability” to issues like Magdalene Laundries, mother-and-baby homes, child abuse and symphysiotomy.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Opinion: A fatal foetal diagnosis is nobody’s fault – the deliberate lack of support by the State is.

Do people campaign against families faced with the heartbreaking decision to turn off the life support machine of a loved one? Cases of fatal foetal abnormality are precisely the same.

# pregnancy - Friday 11 July, 2014

A Bessborough Tale: ‘Some nights all you could hear was sobbing’

To this day I have never experienced the grief and despair I felt leaving my baby son. I thought I would physically break in half.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?

Literally tens of thousands of women out there must find themselves in a similar predicament to my own. Yet I have never seen or heard it openly discussed. Ever.

From The Daily Edge Eva Mendes is reportedly having a baby with Ryan Gosling Baby Goose

Eva Mendes is reportedly having a baby with Ryan Gosling

Hear that? It’s the sound of hearts breaking across the world.

# pregnancy - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Preeclampsia kills 76,000 pregnant women each year but warning signs can go unnoticed

Today the first national preeclampsia awareness day, a condition that impacts one in ten pregnancies, was launched.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Paul Rudd helped couple announce their pregnancy in the best way possible Baby Love

# pregnancy - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Have you ever kept a pregnancy hidden? You’re not alone

And TCD’s School of Nursing and Midwifery wants to hear from women who have.

# pregnancy - Monday 23 June, 2014

US study finds link between pesticides and autism

The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

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.

# pregnancy - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Study finds 2 out of 3 mothers gain about 10lb by second pregnancy

One in 20 first-time mothers had become obese by the time they became pregnant again.

# pregnancy - Monday 9 June, 2014

One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy

Many women begin suffering during pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Friday 30 May, 2014

Women in Ireland are having fewer children

Teen pregnancies are down too, according to the CSO.

# pregnancy - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Quadfather – Limerick couple welcome quadruplets after four years trying Limerick

The Quadfather – Limerick couple welcome quadruplets after four years trying

The father received a garda escort from Limerick to Dublin to make it on time.

# pregnancy - Friday 23 May, 2014

For pregnant women there are 85 different types of headache

Most are benign according to a new study but women should be aware of more serious types.

# pregnancy - Friday 16 May, 2014

A tiny baby weighing less than a pound was born this week

Decklan Maize was born four months premature to a Californian couple.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Pregnant women significantly more likely to be involved in a serious car crash – study

Canadian researchers are calling for expectant mothers to be warned of the risks.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Opinion: Giving birth at home – a piece of cake?

The more I learned about home birth, and the more answers I got to my questions and concerns, the more certain I became that this was the right choice for me.

# pregnancy - Friday 25 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man discovers he’s going to be a grandfather, has sweetest reaction ever The Big Reveal

# 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”.

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