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# mothers - Friday 24 July, 2020

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

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

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'

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'

‘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

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

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

# mothers - Thursday 27 December, 2018

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

Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

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

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

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

“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 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'

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

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

# mothers - Sunday 24 September, 2017

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

# mothers - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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"

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'

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

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'

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

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

# mothers - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

# mothers - Monday 24 August, 2015

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

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

Won’t somebody think of the mams?

# mothers - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers

And it can be used to make children healthier.

# mothers - Friday 31 July, 2015

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

# mothers - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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

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

That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.

# mothers - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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

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

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

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

# mothers - Friday 20 March, 2015

The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?

Unmarried fathers in Ireland need greater clarity when it comes to their rights

# mothers - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 people who just taught their mam about emojis Mamoji

9 people who just taught their mam about emojis

Every day is emoji day.

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