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# Mothers

Last month
June 2024
Three maternal deaths in Ireland in the last week
Families have set up GoFundMe pages to help cover the unexpected cost of these tragic deaths.
Last year
Varadkar 'reluctant' to make changes after review of state's abortion laws seeks end to three-day wait
All time
Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says
HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted
'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
Mothers 'unlikely' to pass Covid-19 on to newborn babies via breastfeeding if precautions are taken
'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse
'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'
Giving birth in the 1960s: 'All the mothers were terrified of the doctors and matron so we never asked any questions'
Ava Stapleton
Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption
New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth
Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis
Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online
Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take
Niamh Delmar
More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old
'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative
Chrissy Teigen asked mams to share the meanest thing their kid has ever said
12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories
Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births
Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour
This clean-freak mother managed to pull off the single most 'Mam' move of all time
Dublin Airport admits that controversial breastfeeding sign "could have been worded better"
Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'
Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year
Annette Sheehan
'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'
Jennifer Ryan Moran
14 mams who know that the family cat is the REAL baby
Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter
Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death
This mam's response to breastfeeding shamers has taken off on Facebook
'We're finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won't miss about it'
Claire Micks
'When my maternity leave was over I cried when I dropped my son at crèche for the first time'
Tracy Gunn
Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent
Paul Redmond
Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb
Teens are changing 'no' to 'HELL YEAH' in their mams' phones (with A++ results)
Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers
So here's why you shouldn't breastfeed after applying fake tan