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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 21 October, 2014

#Pregnancy

# pregnancy - Today’s News

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.

# pregnancy - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment

Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.

Opinion: ‘At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact… we are second class citizens’

Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.

# 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.

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