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# newborns - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'One in a million': Woman gives birth to identical triplets in Dublin's Rotunda Hospital

Annmarie Byrne-Ryan and David Ryan welcomed their three sons into the world yesterday.

# newborns - 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.

# newborns - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'A great joy': Woman gives birth to Poland's first sextuplets

The babies range in weight from 890 grammes to 1.3 kilogrammes.

# newborns - Monday 5 November, 2018

More than 51,000 fathers have taken paternity leave since September 2016

51,409 fathers have been awarded leave since the scheme began.

# newborns - Saturday 20 October, 2018

How many babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of thrusts that new self-lubricating condoms can withstand without losing its slipperiness.

# newborns - Monday 23 July, 2018

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

The figure of 76 represents a drop in the comparable figure for 2016, when there were a total of 92 discharges.

# newborns - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'

Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.

# newborns - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

# newborns - Monday 1 January, 2018

'We're all delighted': The first baby of the new year was born in Ireland just seconds after midnight

The baby boy was born at exactly seven seconds after 12 and came in weighing 3.26kg (7lbs 3oz).

# newborns - Monday 27 November, 2017

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.

# newborns - 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.

# newborns - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge Jeremy Kyle got schooled on sex education this morning and everyone's morts for him Baby One More Time

Jeremy Kyle got schooled on sex education this morning and everyone's morts for him

The shoe’s on the other foot, for once.

# newborns - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.

# newborns - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Newborn girls fare better than boys because of 'genetic advantage'

Irish researchers found that newborn boys have higher rates of infection and sepsis compared to baby girls of the same age.

# newborns - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament

Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.

# newborns - Friday 3 March, 2017

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

# newborns - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Paternity leave could be in place by September

Ireland is currently one of the few countries that does not offer paternity leave.

# newborns - Friday 1 January, 2016

Meet the first babies born in Ireland in 2016

Hi there, new arrivals.

# newborns - Friday 27 March, 2015

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# newborns - Thursday 25 December, 2014

'A busy day for babies': Christmas newborns welcomed at Ireland's maternity hospitals

Azam Siddiqui was the first baby born on 25 December in Dublin.

# newborns - Monday 20 October, 2014

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

# newborns - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations

New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.

# newborns - Friday 20 September, 2013

Perinatal centre that aims to improve care of pregnant mothers and babies to open in Cork

This new centre will focus on developing screening and diagnostic tests for monitoring pregnancy and newborns.

# newborns - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Tayto Park says hello to a host of newborns Awww! This post contains images

Tayto Park says hello to a host of newborns

Pitter patter of little paws at Tayto Park.

# newborns - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Ireland retains highest birth rate of any EU country

An ESRI study shows a larger proportion of the Irish population having children than any other EU member state.

# newborns - Monday 28 May, 2012

More details emerge on Coombe National Children's Hospital proposal

More details have been revealed about the proposed site for the National Children’s Hospital at the Coombe, which would be tri-located on a 20.5 acre site.

# newborns - Friday 18 May, 2012

White newborns now a minority in the US

For the first time, there are more Hispanic, black and other minority children under the age of one in the US.

# newborns - Monday 23 January, 2012

'No active infection' now in hospital unit where three babies died

All of the babies in the Belfast unit have now been screened – though five are still carrying the bacterial infection.