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#Birth

# birth - Monday 28 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 28th 2019, 3:37 PM 29,220 Views 24 Comments

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
# Lucina
# Lucina

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

May 13th 2019, 5:40 PM 97,117 Views 94 Comments

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
# Phoenix
# Phoenix

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

Jan 6th 2019, 12:42 PM 79,451 Views 0 Comments

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
# 22nd Century
# 22nd Century

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

Jan 1st 2019, 7:10 AM 51,000 Views 46 Comments

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
# Pain Relief
# Pain Relief

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

Aug 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 20,900 Views 9 Comments

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
# It's A Girl
# It's A Girl

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

Jun 21st 2018, 8:09 AM 33,129 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:00 AM 32,446 Views 29 Comments

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
# Medical Risk
# Medical Risk

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

May 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 28,920 Views 67 Comments

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?"'
# Voices
# Voices

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

Apr 29th 2018, 7:30 PM 29,847 Views 23 Comments

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'
# World Prematurity Day
# World Prematurity Day

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

Nov 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 16,045 Views 13 Comments

Today is World Prematurity Day.

# birth - Thursday 13 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 13th 2017, 6:05 PM 21,374 Views 0 Comments

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
# Baby Elephant
# Baby Elephant

Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival

Mar 16th 2017, 5:37 PM 18,079 Views 17 Comments

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
# Waiting For Godot
# Waiting For Godot

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 10:50 PM 19,584 Views 12 Comments

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
# Court Order
# Court Order

Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:14 PM 24,119 Views 93 Comments

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
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

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

Oct 13th 2016, 10:56 PM 21,247 Views 7 Comments

The dramatic situation unfolded near Tallaght at the weekend.

# birth - Thursday 6 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 6th 2016, 12:58 PM 6,735 Views 4 Comments

Yay! Hello to little Sam <3

# birth - Friday 24 June, 2016

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

This dad-to-be wore the most ridiculous t-shirt during his wife's labour

Jun 24th 2016, 7:57 PM 9,309 Views 4 Comments

This is not helping, dad.

# birth - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Man in America accidentally livestreams birth of his child to thousands of people
# Like And Overshare
# Like And Overshare

Man in America accidentally livestreams birth of his child to thousands of people

May 19th 2016, 8:10 AM 32,014 Views 36 Comments

These things happen.

# 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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 90 Views 85 Comments

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
# Smackdown
# Smackdown

Trump taunts Cruz over the fact he was born in Canada

Jan 11th 2016, 9:55 AM 13,910 Views 17 Comments

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
# Logical
# Logical

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

Nov 20th 2015, 9:42 PM 21,679 Views 22 Comments

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

# birth - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 10th 2015, 10:00 PM 6,852 Views 5 Comments

And he lived to tell the tale.

# birth - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Missing mother found after leaving newborn baby at London hospital
# Located
# Located

Missing mother found after leaving newborn baby at London hospital

Oct 18th 2015, 11:29 AM 23,564 Views 0 Comments

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
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

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

Oct 16th 2015, 8:32 AM 21,819 Views 15 Comments

Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen

# birth - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Brian Blessed 'delivered a baby in a park and bit through its umbilical cord'
# Blessed Birth
# Blessed Birth

Brian Blessed 'delivered a baby in a park and bit through its umbilical cord'

Oct 7th 2015, 2:39 PM 30,046 Views 39 Comments

Very impressive.

# birth - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 8,485 Views 116 Comments

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
# Paraguay
# Paraguay

Girl (11) denied abortion after being raped gives birth

Aug 14th 2015, 10:43 AM 30,294 Views 101 Comments

The authorities’ handling of the case sparked outrage.

# birth - Monday 3 August, 2015

This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning
# Baptism Of Fire
# Baptism Of Fire

This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning

Aug 3rd 2015, 11:25 AM 28,654 Views 26 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 14th 2015, 11:40 PM 1,862 Views 114 Comments

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
# Birth
# Birth

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

Mar 20th 2015, 2:40 PM 11,825 Views 6 Comments

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's Like We're There
# It's Like We're There

Samsung decided to livestream a birth using virtual reality

Mar 16th 2015, 7:30 PM 9,390 Views 11 Comments

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
# Giant Child
# Giant Child

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

Feb 11th 2015, 3:00 PM 21,196 Views 31 Comments

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
# Special Delivery
# Special Delivery

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

Feb 2nd 2015, 2:45 PM 25,172 Views 16 Comments

“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
# London
# London

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth

Jan 19th 2015, 4:55 PM 13,446 Views 0 Comments

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
# Deadline
# Deadline

At least 257 symphysiotomy survivors apply for redress scheme

Dec 4th 2014, 7:55 AM 3,657 Views 5 Comments

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
# Crash
# Crash

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

Nov 27th 2014, 10:33 PM 23,909 Views 27 Comments

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
# Neonatal
# Neonatal

Seven in ten parents of premature babies want more psychological support

Nov 14th 2014, 11:12 AM 5,891 Views 8 Comments

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

# birth - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Here's everything we know about Ireland
# Statistics
# Statistics

Here's everything we know about Ireland

Nov 6th 2014, 6:23 PM 36,746 Views 70 Comments

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
# One Child Policy
# One Child Policy

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

Oct 30th 2014, 9:15 PM 17,857 Views 21 Comments

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

# birth - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:29 AM 3,801 Views 4 Comments

Their reactions are exactly what you’d expect.

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