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# mothers - Thursday 6 May, 2021

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:58 PM 25,974 Views 30 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said today he is writing to all maternity units about partner restrictions.

# mothers - 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 41,178 Views 35 Comments

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

# mothers - Friday 24 July, 2020

Mothers 'unlikely' to pass Covid-19 on to newborn babies via breastfeeding if precautions are taken
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Mothers 'unlikely' to pass Covid-19 on to newborn babies via breastfeeding if precautions are taken

Jul 24th 2020, 9:07 AM 11,456 Views 31 Comments

The findings were part of a preliminary study published in The Lancet.

# mothers - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse

May 14th 2020, 7:25 AM 21,371 Views 6 Comments

Our reader has survived an abusive relationship and has advice for anyone else trapped in one.

# mothers - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'
# Newborns
# Newborns

'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'

Oct 15th 2019, 9:20 PM 15,308 Views 6 Comments

Many women put their health in second place after giving birth, an expert has said.

# mothers - Monday 22 April, 2019

Giving birth in the 1960s: 'All the mothers were terrified of the doctors and matron so we never asked any questions'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Giving birth in the 1960s: 'All the mothers were terrified of the doctors and matron so we never asked any questions'

Apr 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 80,163 Views 21 Comments

‘Was I traumatised? I don’t know – back then you just had to get on with it,’ writes Ava Stapleton.

# mothers - Monday 11 February, 2019

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption
# Promises
# Promises

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption

Feb 11th 2019, 10:42 AM 41,492 Views 103 Comments

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

# mothers - 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 15,952 Views 11 Comments

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

# mothers - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis
# Support
From The42
# Support

Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

Dec 27th 2018, 2:39 PM 5,129 Views 3 Comments

The 37-year-old American had her daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017.

# mothers - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online

Oct 31st 2018, 6:05 AM 29,716 Views 10 Comments

There have been calls for the drug, which can cost up to €3,000, to be made available to women with a medical card.

# mothers - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take
# Great Expectations
# Great Expectations

Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take

Jan 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,302 Views 42 Comments

Idealistic images of motherhood on social media causes mums to feel insecure and isolated, writes Niamh Delmar.

# mothers - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
# Newborns
# Newborns

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

Nov 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,905 Views 47 Comments

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# mothers - 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 21,218 Views 42 Comments

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

# mothers - Monday 2 October, 2017

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
# Premature Baby
# Premature Baby

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 28,761 Views 33 Comments

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

# mothers - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative
# Babies
# Babies

'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative

Oct 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 12,340 Views 7 Comments

The HSE said it plans to provide funding for a new, revised model.

# mothers - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Chrissy Teigen asked mams to share the meanest thing their kid has ever said
# So Harsh
From The Daily Edge
# So Harsh

Chrissy Teigen asked mams to share the meanest thing their kid has ever said

Sep 24th 2017, 9:44 AM 8,520 Views 0 Comments

The results were fantastic.

# mothers - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories
# Happy Mammaries
# Happy Mammaries

12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories

Aug 2nd 2017, 3:56 PM 17,339 Views 6 Comments

“In the throes of passion I suddenly realised I was spraying my boyfriend with a leaking left breast.”

# mothers - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births
# CSO
# CSO

Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births

Mar 26th 2017, 10:30 AM 12,685 Views 16 Comments

Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan had the largest families with 2.19 children per family on average.

# mothers - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
# Mark Of Respect
# Mark Of Respect

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Mar 5th 2017, 7:40 AM 13,249 Views 16 Comments

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

# mothers - 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 24,170 Views 15 Comments

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

# mothers - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

This clean-freak mother managed to pull off the single most 'Mam' move of all time
# Ship Shape
From The Daily Edge
# Ship Shape

This clean-freak mother managed to pull off the single most 'Mam' move of all time

Nov 8th 2016, 6:00 PM 11,058 Views 2 Comments

She’s done what every mam only dreams of doing – ‘closed down’ her freshly cleaned living room. For a month.

# mothers - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Dublin Airport admits that controversial breastfeeding sign "could have been worded better"
# Use Discretion
# Use Discretion

Dublin Airport admits that controversial breastfeeding sign "could have been worded better"

Sep 28th 2016, 5:51 PM 64,946 Views 104 Comments

The sign was taken down shortly after being put on the door of the airport’s ‘designated baby feeding room’.

# mothers - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'

Sep 4th 2016, 2:27 PM 24,526 Views 35 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said she wanted to challenge assumptions and judgements that are made about women who don’t have children.

# mothers - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year

Feb 14th 2016, 1:00 PM 176,931 Views 57 Comments

There’s been a radical overhaul of father’s rights in areas of access, custody and guardianship.

# mothers - Friday 29 January, 2016

'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'

Jan 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 106 Views 85 Comments

The fear of missing out is something every mother experiences returning to work after maternity leave, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

# mothers - Thursday 21 January, 2016

14 mams who know that the family cat is the REAL baby
# Her Baby
From The Daily Edge
# Her Baby

14 mams who know that the family cat is the REAL baby

Jan 21st 2016, 9:30 PM 9,427 Views 0 Comments

Don’t cry.

# mothers - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter
# Texas
# Texas

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter

Jan 7th 2016, 8:35 PM 28,278 Views 66 Comments

53-year-old Tracey Thompson gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday, seven years after going through menopause.

# mothers - 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 8,499 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.

# mothers - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

This mam's response to breastfeeding shamers has taken off on Facebook
# Call Out
From The Daily Edge
# Call Out

This mam's response to breastfeeding shamers has taken off on Facebook

Dec 1st 2015, 7:41 PM 9,896 Views 23 Comments

She certainly called them out.

# mothers - Saturday 21 November, 2015

'We're finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won't miss about it'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We're finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won't miss about it'

Nov 21st 2015, 7:30 PM 708 Views 34 Comments

The ‘no buggy allowed’ signs, the leaf sludge and, of course, the dog poo, writes Claire Micks.

# mothers - Sunday 15 November, 2015

'When my maternity leave was over I cried when I dropped my son at crèche for the first time'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'When my maternity leave was over I cried when I dropped my son at crèche for the first time'

Nov 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 4,468 Views 58 Comments

It’s ok to not feel ok when you return to work after maternity leave, writes Tracey Gunn.

# mothers - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent
# Column
# Column

Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent

Oct 11th 2015, 12:00 PM 32,309 Views 73 Comments

Paul Redmond tells us what he has learned about St Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home in Dublin.

# mothers - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb
# Rotunda Hospital
# Rotunda Hospital

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb

Oct 6th 2015, 11:28 AM 13,051 Views 11 Comments

The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.

# mothers - Monday 24 August, 2015

Teens are changing 'no' to 'HELL YEAH' in their mams' phones (with A++ results)
# Youths
From The Daily Edge
# Youths

Teens are changing 'no' to 'HELL YEAH' in their mams' phones (with A++ results)

Aug 24th 2015, 9:20 AM 10,575 Views 0 Comments

Won’t somebody think of the mams?

# mothers - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers
# Thanks Mam
# Thanks Mam

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers

Aug 22nd 2015, 7:00 PM 39,265 Views 16 Comments

And it can be used to make children healthier.

# mothers - Friday 31 July, 2015

So here's why you shouldn't breastfeed after applying fake tan
# Tantastic
From The Daily Edge
# Tantastic

So here's why you shouldn't breastfeed after applying fake tan

Jul 31st 2015, 3:32 PM 5,265 Views 1 Comment

Oh dear.

# mothers - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Penneys 'urgently investigating' claims security guard took baby from breastfeeding mother
# Vacate The Premises
# Vacate The Premises

Penneys 'urgently investigating' claims security guard took baby from breastfeeding mother

Jul 14th 2015, 12:30 PM 31,024 Views 50 Comments

The security guard, according to the woman, forcibly removed the baby from her breast.

# mothers - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink
# Baby Bottle
# Baby Bottle

Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink

Jul 7th 2015, 7:52 AM 15,914 Views 52 Comments

That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.

# mothers - Thursday 25 June, 2015

This mum is going viral after sharing a picture of her post-baby belly
# Mombod
From The Daily Edge
# Mombod

This mum is going viral after sharing a picture of her post-baby belly

Jun 25th 2015, 8:06 AM 7,318 Views 9 Comments

Kimberly Henderson says she wants to remind mothers that their bodies are beautiful.

# mothers - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty
# Infanticide
# Infanticide

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Apr 25th 2015, 10:00 PM 70,161 Views 82 Comments

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

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