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#Maternity

# maternity - Sunday 27 October, 2019

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

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

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'

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

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

# maternity - Monday 31 December, 2018

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

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

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

# maternity - Thursday 22 March, 2018

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

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

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'

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 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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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"

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'

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

# maternity - Sunday 17 May, 2015

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# maternity - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

# maternity - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Investigation after another newborn baby dies at Cavan Hospital

The newborn baby died at the maternity unit in the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

# maternity - Sunday 19 April, 2015

All seven of Jacqui's children have been born prematurely

“You’re waiting for the cry and it doesn’t arrive.”

# maternity - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

# maternity - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents

Lorraine and Warren Reilly asked that the deaths of their two girls be considered in he current HSE review of maternity services.

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