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#Maternity

# maternity - Friday 8 January, 2021

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan

Jan 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 19,531 Views 10 Comments

Some hospitals adapted their visiting restrictions for difficult situations such as pregnancy loss, stillbirth and unexpected complications.

# maternity - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
# Maternity
# Maternity

'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions

Jan 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,551 Views 36 Comments

Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.

# maternity - Friday 18 December, 2020

Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable
# Maternity
# Maternity

Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable

Dec 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,287 Views 22 Comments

Professor Sarah Childs from the University of London and Dr Fiona Buckley of UCC say we should look to the UK changes for MPs and maternity leave and get on with necessary reform here.

# maternity - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Rally held to call for an end to Covid-19 restriction that stops women's partners attending births
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Rally held to call for an end to Covid-19 restriction that stops women's partners attending births

Dec 15th 2020, 10:05 PM 17,188 Views 36 Comments

The rally was held at the Coombe Maternity Hospital at 5pm.

# maternity - Friday 4 December, 2020

Opinion: 'I felt forgotten by NPHET and Government as I miscarried alone in hospital'
# Miscarriage
# Miscarriage

Opinion: 'I felt forgotten by NPHET and Government as I miscarried alone in hospital'

Dec 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,291 Views 24 Comments

Clare Cullen describes her experience of miscarriage in a hospital without her husband, due to Covid restrictions.

# maternity - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Aug 12th 2020, 11:28 AM 22,549 Views 8 Comments

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

# maternity - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year

Oct 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,490 Views 23 Comments

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

# maternity - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital
# The Joy Of Six
# The Joy Of Six

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:10 PM 27,039 Views 18 Comments

All six babies are healthy.

# maternity - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect'

Jan 29th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,358 Views 21 Comments

Midwives didn’t pick the job for the money, but they want their skills to get the same recognition as other healthcare professionals, Maeve Gaynor writes.

# maternity - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

People are ripping the piss out of these Boohoo 'maternity' models
# Boohoo
From The Daily Edge
# Boohoo

People are ripping the piss out of these Boohoo 'maternity' models

Jan 23rd 2019, 1:03 PM 13,112 Views 5 Comments

What is that!?

# maternity - Monday 31 December, 2018

Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street
# Last Day
# Last Day

Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street

Dec 31st 2018, 2:23 PM 43,797 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister called her “a leading voices for women’s rights”.

# maternity - 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 33,128 Views 66 Comments

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

# maternity - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'
# Mud Bath
From The42
# Mud Bath

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'

Mar 22nd 2018, 3:26 PM 50,198 Views 8 Comments

We spoke to England international Rachael Burford about some of the key issues in women’s rugby.

# maternity - Monday 29 January, 2018

Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'
# Malak Thawley
# Malak Thawley

Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'

Jan 29th 2018, 5:29 PM 17,496 Views 0 Comments

The National Maternity Hospital says it is open to another review, but not of the type proposed by the minister.

# maternity - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old
# The Irish Family
# The Irish Family

The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old

Nov 1st 2017, 10:53 AM 21,038 Views 42 Comments

The number of teenage mothers has fallen by 50% between 2005 and 2015.

# maternity - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise

Sep 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 21,857 Views 38 Comments

Half of the complaints were about staff behaviour and three were about the care received.

# maternity - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
# Bumping Up Figures
# Bumping Up Figures

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Jul 10th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,449 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# maternity - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect
# Infant Deaths
# Infant Deaths

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

May 23rd 2017, 3:22 PM 11,341 Views 7 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

# maternity - Monday 1 May, 2017

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital
# I Need More Time
# I Need More Time

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital

May 1st 2017, 8:04 AM 10,356 Views 138 Comments

Minister Simon Harris has said that a public ownership option is possible for the hospital.

# maternity - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?
# Faith
# Faith

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?

Apr 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 19,865 Views 98 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.

# maternity - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM 40,415 Views 163 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

# maternity - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital
# Big Picture
# Big Picture

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital

Apr 22nd 2017, 2:32 PM 16,268 Views 117 Comments

Addressing doctors today, Minister Harris sought to provide assurances on the project.

# maternity - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'

Apr 20th 2017, 5:10 PM 19,716 Views 165 Comments

It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Apr 20th 2017, 9:48 AM 61,992 Views 127 Comments

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

# maternity - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital
# Redress Scheme
# Redress Scheme

Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital

Apr 19th 2017, 4:15 PM 73,589 Views 230 Comments

The Department of Health has insisted the new hospital will be independently run.

# maternity - Monday 26 December, 2016

Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day
# Christmas Gift
# Christmas Gift

Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2016, 11:27 AM 14,365 Views 8 Comments

Little Sean Kelly-Murray was the first to arrive.

# maternity - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose
# Not Fit For Purpose
# Not Fit For Purpose

Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose

Nov 16th 2016, 7:25 PM 12,112 Views 31 Comments

The operating theatres, staff facilities and the storage of sterile supplies were all criticised.

# maternity - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq

Aug 10th 2016, 9:51 AM 10,402 Views 18 Comments

Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.

# maternity - 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.

# maternity - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death
# Maternal Health
# Maternal Health

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:10 AM 8,487 Views 16 Comments

Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.

# maternity - 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 8,340 Views 116 Comments

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

# maternity - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

12 things I wish someone had told me before having kids
# Opinion
# Opinion

12 things I wish someone had told me before having kids

Aug 18th 2015, 8:00 AM 234 Views 46 Comments

You can live without sleep, but you cannot live without coffee, writes Claire Micks.

# maternity - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new
# Musical Chairs
# Musical Chairs

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Jun 30th 2015, 3:20 PM 35,674 Views 43 Comments

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# maternity - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Why are A LOT more twins and triplets being born in Ireland?
# TWINNIES
# TWINNIES

Why are A LOT more twins and triplets being born in Ireland?

Jun 28th 2015, 9:00 PM 55,287 Views 26 Comments

There has been a 36% increase in the number of twins born in Ireland over the period of a decade.

# maternity - Monday 22 June, 2015

'Urgent' action needed to prevent further baby deaths
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

'Urgent' action needed to prevent further baby deaths

Jun 22nd 2015, 4:17 PM 8,501 Views 4 Comments

Parents’ concerns were addressed in only a minority of maternity cases assessed in a new HSE review.

# maternity - Friday 19 June, 2015

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k
# Employment Rights
# Employment Rights

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

Jun 19th 2015, 8:23 PM 40,773 Views 59 Comments

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

# maternity - Friday 12 June, 2015

There were nearly 70 cases of death or incapacitation in Irish maternity hospitals last year
# Health
# Health

There were nearly 70 cases of death or incapacitation in Irish maternity hospitals last year

Jun 12th 2015, 7:20 AM 9,970 Views 20 Comments

One woman’s diagnosis of septicaemia was missed.

# maternity - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child

Jun 10th 2015, 4:03 PM 9,539 Views 6 Comments

The woman had fragments of her ovary frozen before undergoing chemotherapy at the age of 14.

# maternity - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital"
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital"

Jun 3rd 2015, 5:35 PM 13,835 Views 30 Comments

The news that complex surgery will no longer be performed at Portlaoise follows last month’s highly critical HIQA report into the standard of care at the hospital.

# maternity - 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.

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