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# birth - Monday 28 October, 2019

67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother'

Her baby girl is reportedly called Tianci, meaning “gift from heaven”.

# birth - Monday 13 May, 2019

RTÉ received 31 complaints about a mannequin giving birth on the Late Late Show

The simulator is used by RCSI medical students to prepare them for the real-life labour ward.

# birth - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth

The birth was reported by a local Phoenix news organisation.

# birth - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101

Ireland is one of only 28 countries where 2019 babies will likely live until the 22nd century

# birth - 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.

# birth - Thursday 21 June, 2018

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

Jacinda Ardern becomes just the second world leader to give birth while in office.

# birth - 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.

# birth - Monday 7 May, 2018

Study looks at whether women who have had a C-section should attempt vaginal birth

Though absolute rates were low in mothers who had attempted this type of birth.

# birth - Sunday 29 April, 2018

My unplanned homebirth: 'You can’t help but think "what if?"'

I will never forget the sound of my waters breaking, writes Jessica O’Neill.

# birth - Friday 17 November, 2017

'Until you have a premature baby, you don't know what you're up against'

Today is World Prematurity Day.

# birth - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Man secures injunction against deportation as his first child is about to be born

The man claims his right to human dignity would be breached if he was to be deported so close to the birth of his and his Irish partner’s first child.

# birth - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival

Just look at her.

# birth - Friday 3 March, 2017

Millions of people have been watching a live stream of a pregnant giraffe about to give birth

Despite very little happening all week, millions have tuned in waiting for April the giraffe to give birth.

# birth - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section

The HSE attempted to take an order in court, but a judge refused it.

# birth - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Newborn baby revived by Dublin Fire Brigade after "unexpected" home birth

The dramatic situation unfolded near Tallaght at the weekend.

# birth - Thursday 6 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 2FM's Louise McSharry has just given birth to her first child Baby Joy

2FM's Louise McSharry has just given birth to her first child

Yay! Hello to little Sam <3

# birth - Friday 24 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge This dad-to-be wore the most ridiculous t-shirt during his wife's labour I Did This

# birth - Thursday 19 May, 2016

# birth - Friday 29 January, 2016

'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'

The fear of missing out is something every mother experiences returning to work after maternity leave, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

# birth - Monday 11 January, 2016

Trump taunts Cruz over the fact he was born in Canada

He told him he’s “not a natural born citizen”.

# birth - Friday 20 November, 2015

'Upset' man charged with calling in bomb threat to hospital as he was missing the birth of his child

Michael Morlang was apparently enraged that the birth was proceeding in Utah while he was outside the state.

# birth - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge A new dad posed for a selfie with his wife giving birth in the background Baby Born

A new dad posed for a selfie with his wife giving birth in the background

And he lived to tell the tale.

# birth - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Missing mother found after leaving newborn baby at London hospital

The woman had given birth on Thursday morning.

# birth - Friday 16 October, 2015

"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific

Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen

# birth - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

# birth - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

# birth - Friday 14 August, 2015

Girl (11) denied abortion after being raped gives birth

The authorities’ handling of the case sparked outrage.

# birth - Monday 3 August, 2015

This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning

Baby Eva’s parents will have a good story to tell her when she’s older.

# birth - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

# birth - Friday 20 March, 2015

Family of child with brain injury slam "unacceptable" nine-year HSE delay

The HSE only last month admitted liability in the case of Tadhg Costello.

# birth - Monday 16 March, 2015

Samsung decided to livestream a birth using virtual reality

It was for the father only, mind.

# birth - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

'I was cussing up a storm': Florida woman gives birth to 14 pound baby

The mother also didn’t know she was pregnant until eight months into the pregnancy.

# birth - Monday 2 February, 2015

Woman gives birth to 10lb baby in car as she drives herself to hospital

“I knew the baby was coming and it doesn’t help to panic. So, I just stayed calm and said, ‘Well, if I deliver it on my own then I deliver it on my own.”

# birth - Monday 19 January, 2015

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth

The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.

# birth - Thursday 4 December, 2014

At least 257 symphysiotomy survivors apply for redress scheme

The scheme has been criticised by some advocates for symphysiotomy survivors.

# birth - Thursday 27 November, 2014

"Catch my baby" ... Woman gives birth on roadside in Kilkenny

The woman crashed her car on the outskirts of Kilkenny, as she drove to hospital.

# birth - Friday 14 November, 2014

Seven in ten parents of premature babies want more psychological support

Some 4,500 babies are born prematurely in Ireland each year.

# birth - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Here's everything we know about Ireland

The Central Statistics Office has released new figures giving a breakdown of over the last year.

# birth - Thursday 30 October, 2014

A lot of Chinese couples don't want a second child after all

The government relaxed its strict ‘one child’ policy last year, but fewer couples took advantage of it than expected.

# birth - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge "It's like watching Alien": Men watch a baby being born for the first time Birth In Reverse

"It's like watching Alien": Men watch a baby being born for the first time

Their reactions are exactly what you’d expect.

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