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#Childbirth

# childbirth - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

'Nothing can actually prepare you': 8 mums share how they dealt with their fears about giving birth
# What To Expect
# What To Expect

'Nothing can actually prepare you': 8 mums share how they dealt with their fears about giving birth

Aug 6th 2019, 4:05 PM 9,308 Views 6 Comments

From pre-natal yoga to positive thinking, there are lots of different approaches. Here, some veterans share what worked for them.

# childbirth - Thursday 11 April, 2019

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 1:41 PM 61,146 Views 100 Comments

Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.

# childbirth - Thursday 7 February, 2019

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth
# Research
# Research

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth

Feb 7th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,920 Views 11 Comments

The study will explore the impact of a traumatic birth on a mother’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.

# childbirth - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'I almost died after giving birth to my daughter'
# Scare
From The42
# Scare

'I almost died after giving birth to my daughter'

Feb 21st 2018, 8:35 AM 5,608 Views 3 Comments

Serena Williams has opened up about a recent life-threatening experience.

# childbirth - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'Incontinence, groin pain, I find it hard to walk and physical relations with my husband are impossible'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Incontinence, groin pain, I find it hard to walk and physical relations with my husband are impossible'

Jan 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 35,692 Views 19 Comments

Niamh had a vaginal mesh operation 10 years ago and says even though she is only 58, she now feels like she is 90.

# childbirth - 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 16,008 Views 13 Comments

Today is World Prematurity Day.

# childbirth - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

9 things I wish I'd known about breastfeeding
# Whenever Wherever
# Whenever Wherever

9 things I wish I'd known about breastfeeding

Jul 19th 2017, 3:19 PM 16,045 Views 9 Comments

Turns out the things I’d learned from TV sitcoms weren’t true, writes Chrissie Russell.

# childbirth - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour

Feb 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 23,952 Views 17 Comments

“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”

# childbirth - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Updated: Minister's relief as 'vital' new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Updated: Minister's relief as 'vital' new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead

Nov 24th 2016, 9:05 PM 24,595 Views 33 Comments

There had been a row over who would govern the new €150 million development.

# childbirth - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night
# Baby Boom
# Baby Boom

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night

Apr 23rd 2016, 12:16 PM 26,131 Views 10 Comments

Mothers and babies are all doing well.

# childbirth - Thursday 17 March, 2016

One third of women have their baby by caesarean section
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

One third of women have their baby by caesarean section

Mar 17th 2016, 11:41 AM 16,211 Views 41 Comments

A new report into maternity services says there are a number of reasons.

# childbirth - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'

Feb 6th 2016, 7:45 AM 44,164 Views 80 Comments

There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.

# childbirth - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 933 Views 15 Comments

Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.

# childbirth - Friday 21 August, 2015

This woman's way of alleviating labour pains has gone viral
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

This woman's way of alleviating labour pains has gone viral

Aug 21st 2015, 11:00 AM 23,758 Views 9 Comments

To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right.

# childbirth - 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 28,651 Views 26 Comments

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

# childbirth - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless'
# Deficits In Care
# Deficits In Care

Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless'

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:54 PM 24,083 Views 18 Comments

The High Court approved a €1.9 million settlement today.

# childbirth - Thursday 25 June, 2015

This mum's body is inspiring women everywhere (but not why you think)
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

This mum's body is inspiring women everywhere (but not why you think)

Jun 25th 2015, 11:00 AM 50,886 Views 67 Comments

Take a moment to read her story.

# childbirth - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'My last hours with Sally were taken away from me'
# Sligo Hospital
# Sligo Hospital

'My last hours with Sally were taken away from me'

Jun 9th 2015, 8:50 PM 31,546 Views 12 Comments

Sean Rowlette has spoken of how he and his children have come to terms with his wife’s death during childbirth in 2013.

# childbirth - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

May 24th 2015, 8:45 AM 459 Views 76 Comments

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# childbirth - 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.

# childbirth - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage
# Postnatal Depression
# Postnatal Depression

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage

Jan 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 4,124 Views 12 Comments

When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.

# childbirth - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth
# Delivery
# Delivery

When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth

Dec 10th 2014, 6:15 AM 2,313 Views 5 Comments

Though the presence of a skilled childbirth specialist can help.

# childbirth - Thursday 6 November, 2014

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

Nov 6th 2014, 11:15 AM 262,958 Views 83 Comments

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?
# Redress
# Redress

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

Nov 6th 2014, 10:23 AM 6,097 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

# childbirth - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it
# Family Time
# Family Time

Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it

Oct 25th 2014, 7:00 PM 49 Views 45 Comments

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

# childbirth - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?
# Motherhood
# Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

Oct 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 5,830 Views 27 Comments

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# childbirth - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy
# Medical Marvel
# Medical Marvel

Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy

Oct 4th 2014, 10:39 AM 12,586 Views 29 Comments

The procedure was somewhat controversial because the womb was taken from a live donor.

# childbirth - Friday 26 September, 2014

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

Sep 26th 2014, 10:30 PM 5,858 Views 3 Comments

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

# childbirth - 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 3,798 Views 4 Comments

Their reactions are exactly what you’d expect.

# childbirth - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Backpacker charged with concealing birth of her baby is allowed to come back to Ireland
# Australia
# Australia

Backpacker charged with concealing birth of her baby is allowed to come back to Ireland

Aug 13th 2014, 10:50 PM 37,751 Views 1 Comment

The 25-year-old had her passport returned to her today but she must go back to Australia for a hearing in October.

# childbirth - Thursday 24 July, 2014

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

Jul 24th 2014, 1:31 PM 8,471 Views 11 Comments

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

# childbirth - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:15 AM 9,000 Views 2 Comments

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

# childbirth - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth

Jul 1st 2014, 1:37 PM 8,251 Views 15 Comments

The Government has said that the payments will be ex-gratia – in other words, no blame admitted.

# childbirth - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth
# Take Care
# Take Care

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

May 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,601 Views 8 Comments

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

# childbirth - Saturday 10 May, 2014

'I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he'd be better off without me'
# Support Needed
# Support Needed

'I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he'd be better off without me'

May 10th 2014, 8:30 AM 22,389 Views 24 Comments

42,000 women in Ireland are diagnosed each year with a mental health illness and emotional trauma surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

# childbirth - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 30,296 Views 57 Comments

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

# childbirth - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals

Apr 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 19,365 Views 25 Comments

Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.

# childbirth - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Interventions for first-time mothers "worryingly high" in Irish hospitals
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

Interventions for first-time mothers "worryingly high" in Irish hospitals

Mar 25th 2014, 12:41 PM 15,106 Views 34 Comments

The data was released by the HSE to AIMS Ireland, which said it has queries about the accuracy of the figures.

# childbirth - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

Mar 11th 2014, 11:00 AM 14,442 Views 19 Comments

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

# childbirth - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought
# Medical Scandal
# Medical Scandal

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 161 Views 5 Comments

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

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