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#Pregnancy

# pregnancy - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

# pregnancy - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

C-section guilt and not being "there": Why do mums feel such pressure to have a natural birth?

An emergency C-section kept my daughter safe, but it certainly wasn’t on my birthing plan, writes Sheena McGinley.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Fears raised after Ebola reemerges in woman one year after all-clear

Her husband and sons may have been infected with the virus as a result.

# pregnancy - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

# pregnancy - Monday 11 June, 2018

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland

A number of elements of maternity care are not available to all mothers because they are not offered in their local maternity unit.

# pregnancy - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women'

There needs to be a change in narrative around maternity care in Ireland.

# pregnancy - Friday 25 May, 2018

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

# pregnancy - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.

# pregnancy - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples

The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.

# pregnancy - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes

Parents of women who had received a fatal foetal diagnosis and travelled to the UK for a termination shared their stories today.

Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?

We don’t know where life begins – but here’s what we do know about what develops when during a pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds

Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.

# pregnancy - Friday 4 May, 2018

'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'

Things need to change in Ireland though; I don’t want any other people to have to go through what we did.

# pregnancy - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?

The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

# pregnancy - Friday 27 April, 2018

# pregnancy - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'

The Paint Your Bump campaign is running next week to encourage women to speak about the difficulties of motherhood.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment

Professor Eamon McGuinness’ comments are at odds with previous remarks made by Dr Peter Boylan.

# pregnancy - Monday 9 April, 2018

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

# pregnancy - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Mother on miscarriage: 'I felt like a failure. I didn’t protect my babies. My body had let us down.'

Holding the tiny body in the palm of my hands, counting perfectly formed fingers, looking into eyes that would never see, my heart broke into a million pieces, writes Ethna Quirke.

# pregnancy - Friday 29 December, 2017

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation WRC

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation

Two months after informing her boss that she was pregnant, she was transferred from her cafe work to setting up tables at the weddings venue.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

# pregnancy - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that

The service allows a pregnant woman to send a message when she wants a seat.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment The Eighth This post contains videos

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

A referendum on the issue will be held next year.

# pregnancy - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# pregnancy - Friday 1 December, 2017

Senator says folic acid should be added to bread to stave off potential birth defects

Senator Catherine Noone said this could drastically reduce the number of babies born with nervous system problems.

# pregnancy - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today discussed access to scans, counselling and other services.

# pregnancy - Monday 27 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge Here's what those ads about ovulation cycles you've been seeing on Instagram mean Mythbusting

# pregnancy - Thursday 23 November, 2017

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today focused on obstetric medicine in the Netherlands.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Parents Panel: How did you prepare your child for a new little brother or sister?

From bringing them to scans to letting them announce it.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment

The new legislation will also regulate surrogacy and the use of embryos for research.

# pregnancy - Monday 18 September, 2017

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.

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