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# Pregnancy

This week
16th June 2024 - 20th June 2024
Lack of maternity leave arrangement for TDs 'truly incredible', says Holly Cairns
The Cork South-West TD announced over the weekend that she is expecting her first child.
‘It’s important to talk’: Holly Cairns speaks about going through two miscarriages before pregnancy
Last month
May 2024
Opinion: On the Repeal anniversary, remember the right to abortion is being eroded globally
Orla O'Connor
As egg freezing becomes more common, a new study wants to find out what men think about it
This year
2024
How women are treated during pregnancy and when they complain 'isn't good enough', says junior minister
Minister of State for European Affairs says ambitious women are often portrayed as a bad thing.
Minister of State Jennifer Carrroll MacNeill, who has previously spoken about her own experiences with miscarriage, said she found Dáil abortion debate this week 'difficult'
Giving birth in Gaza: 'I resorted to instructional videos on social media'
On the ground in Rafah, a reporter writing for The Journal speaks with pregnant women and new mothers.
Unicef has reported that Caesarean sections are being performed in Gaza without anaesthesia.
The Journal's reporter on the ground in Gaza tells the stories of women who have given birth in recent weeks as the bombardment continues around them.
Last year
2023
Study pinpoints cause of severe sickness during pregnancy
Women with cancer will be able to defer maternity leave under new legislation
Some doctors 'actively obstruct' women from getting abortions, committee hears
Opinion: The IVF funding scheme may be devastating for many, but it will also relieve some heartache
June Shannon
Explainer: How will the new publicly funded IVF scheme work?
Nearly 2,000 women approved for reimbursement of cost of pregnancy drug
Varadkar 'reluctant' to make changes after review of state's abortion laws seeks end to three-day wait
Obstetrician: 'Some women with Hyperemesis are choosing not to continue with their pregnancy'
Health minister asks department and HSE to review current approach to Cariban reimbursement
Irish study reveals clinicians' views on C-sections for new mothers
Overcomplicated: Reimbursement scheme for pregnancy drug criticised by pharmacists
All time
Department of Health to be asked to consider certificates commemorating early pregnancy losses
Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be given free of charge
Author: 'Nobody told me about the loneliness that comes with having a new baby'
Andrea Mara
Over 3,000 hospitalisations a year among women suffering severe pregnancy sickness
Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year
Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
HSE: No timeline for lifting of ban on home water births
Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects
Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024
Almost half of pregnancies worldwide ‘unintended’, report finds
Campaigners to raise gaps in partners' access at maternity hospitals in meeting with HSE
Govt one step closer to giving severe illness during pregnancy drug free of charge
Minister 'hopeful' positive outcome can be reached to help women with severe pregnancy sickness
Large study backs up findings from Irish experts about Covid placentitis
Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'
Cliodhna Russell
Group to investigate options for funding severe pregnancy sickness drug to make it more available
Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness
'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
Climate change’s adverse effects on health starts in the womb, studies find
Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland
Free contraception to be made available for young women
Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds