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Pregnancy

# pregnancy - Today’s News

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.

# 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.

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