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# maternity - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Bosses aren't happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Bosses aren't happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.

# maternity - Monday 19 January, 2015

Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death

The I-MEWS system was established in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

# maternity - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

'Never again': New guidelines introduced after Savita's tragic death

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

# maternity - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

# maternity - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita's death RIP

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita's death

The vigils will take place in Dublin and Galway.

# maternity - Friday 17 October, 2014

Poll: Do you agree with companies paying to freeze female workers' eggs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with companies paying to freeze female workers' eggs?

Is it a proactive idea or bad message?

# maternity - Friday 10 October, 2014

'Losing three babies is an experience that will stay with me forever'

Parents who have lost children will come together for a remembrance service in Cork this evening.

# maternity - Friday 26 September, 2014

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

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

# maternity - Monday 8 September, 2014

They were coy about it, but the HSE has confirmed how much Mount Carmel cost them

€11 million, but “some renovation” is needed.

# maternity - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge This guy's pregnant wife didn't want to take maternity photos... so he took her place Belly Up

# maternity - Thursday 24 July, 2014

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

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

# maternity - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals

The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.

# maternity - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place

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

# maternity - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947

Under the Maternity Homes Act 1934 every local authority in Ireland had to register the maternity homes in the county with the Department of Health.

# maternity - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

James Reilly should not oversee review of maternity services appointment - Adams

Sinn Féin’s leader said there is a conflict of interest for the director of the West/North West Hospital Group, Noel Daly.

# maternity - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The new National Maternity Hospital will open in 2019 - and here's who's designing it

It is expected that construction work will commence in 2016 and the hospital will be complete in 2019.

# maternity - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Prime Time investigation reveals details of fifth baby death at Portlaoise Hospital

Amy Delahunt and Ollie Kelly were told by the hospital that they would have to request the review into the death of their daughter under the Freedom of Information Act.

# maternity - Friday 28 February, 2014

HSE replaces management at Portlaoise hospital in response to baby deaths

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said today that a staffing deficit in the hospital’s maternity unit means employees are facing double the workload.

# maternity - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

State purchase of Mount Carmel was never a viable option, says Reilly

The INMO said that Mount Carmel would have been profitable in 2014.

# maternity - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Concerned parents turn to helpline after Portlaoise Hospital revelations

The helpline is open this weekend following an investigation into the deaths of four babies over six years at the hospital.

# maternity - Friday 31 January, 2014

Mount Carmel workers ‘staging sit-in’ over hospital closure

Staff and supporters of the hospital attended a public meeting last night.

# maternity - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Deaths of babies at maternity units investigated

The RTÉ Investigations Unit found that bereaved families were not told that investigations had taken place into their babies’ deaths.

# maternity - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers' lack of rights

A Dublin hospital has secured a court order to withdraw life-support from a severely brain-damaged baby whose his young mother died after delivery. As the child’s parents were unmarried, the father was not deemed the legal guardian.

# maternity - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.

# maternity - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Unfilled maternity leave posts having 'devastating effect' on physiotherapy services

The majority of services are operating with 80 per cent or below average staffing levels when compared to the same period in 2007.

# maternity - Friday 1 November, 2013

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.

Smoking banned in all areas of Dublin maternity hospitals

In-patients will have to leave hospital campuses if they wish to smoke with staff to be given advice on quitting.

# maternity - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Rotunda master warns of 'intolerably high levels of activity' in hospital

The Head of the Department of Neonatology also said that the inability of the hospital to replace frontline staff is “starting to show its effect”.

# maternity - Sunday 27 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# maternity - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

This shocking graph shows 13 "missed opportunities" in treatment of Savita

Red crosses show points at which intervention might have helped Savita in the four days before she died at University Hospital Galway one year ago.

# maternity - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Study: Better for women to be cared for by midwives than doctors when giving birth

Women who had midwife-led care had fewer epidurals, fewer episiotomies and were less likely to give birth early.

# maternity - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Ireland’s women share their stories of pregnancy, birth and miscarriage

Recent events has women opening up about their negative experiences of Irish maternity hospitals.

# maternity - Sunday 14 July, 2013

How 'maternity box' gift helped lower infant mortality rates in Finland

Many Finnish babies spend their first nights nestled inside a cardboard box – and here’s why.

# maternity - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

165 amendments to abortion bill tabled

The amendments will be discussed prior to the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# maternity - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Poll: Should suicide ideation clause be removed from Bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should suicide ideation clause be removed from Bill?

The issue will be one major question debated today as Oireachtas committee considers Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# maternity - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Savita report 'hard-hitting, straight and doesn't pull any punches'

The HSE’s clinical review report is due to be published this afternoon.

# maternity - Thursday 6 June, 2013

State to appeal ruling in landmark 'surrogate birth cert' case

The High Court had allowed a biological mother to be included on her child’s birth cert, even though it was carried by a surrogate.

# maternity - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Oireachtas committee gives Reilly 1,642-page report on abortion hearings

Some light reading for the Minister for Health.

# maternity - Monday 27 May, 2013

National Maternity Hospital to leave Holles St in €150m move

The National Maternity Hospital will move to the St Vincent’s campus at Elm Park by 2018.

# maternity - Monday 29 April, 2013

Fine Gael TD insists he won't support suicide clause in abortion law

Brian Walsh says the Oireachtas hearings found abortion cannot treat suicidal ideation – and won’t allow it be included.