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#Pregnancy

# pregnancy - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

# pregnancy - Monday 28 October, 2019

67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother'

Her baby girl is reportedly called Tianci, meaning “gift from heaven”.

# pregnancy - 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.

# pregnancy - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

# pregnancy - Monday 9 September, 2019

'No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby'

The HSE said there was a lot of misleading information and confusion around alcohol and pregnancy.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital

All six babies are healthy.

# pregnancy - Friday 21 June, 2019

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

# pregnancy - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.

# pregnancy - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'

An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.

# pregnancy - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# pregnancy - Friday 22 March, 2019

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me

How can these drugs rid me of cancer, take away my hair, blast my immune system and still allow this little life inside me to grow unharmed? writes Mary Canavan.

# pregnancy - Thursday 28 February, 2019

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018

Jack and Emily remain the most popular names for Irish babies.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?

Researchers say pregnant women who hide their smoking habit don’t get the level of monitoring they require.

# pregnancy - Friday 15 February, 2019

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo?

It is difficult going through a miscarriage with all the confused emotions that brings, without being censored too, writes Darragh Quinn.

# pregnancy - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth

The birth was reported by a local Phoenix news organisation.

# pregnancy - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.

# pregnancy - Friday 28 December, 2018

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.

# pregnancy - Monday 17 December, 2018

From The42 WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019 Tennis

WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019

New rule change means women will now be allowed to wear leggings or compression shorts without a skirt, dress or shorts over them.

# pregnancy - Friday 9 November, 2018

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF First Lady This post contains videos

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

# pregnancy - Friday 2 November, 2018

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'

The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes

# pregnancy - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises CSO

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises

Teenage births have more than halved in a decade and the number of twins being born has increased significantly.

# pregnancy - 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.

# pregnancy - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so

According to the HSE, folic acid is important because it can help the nervous system develop in the unborn.

# pregnancy - Monday 15 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge 'Kehlani's pregnancy announcement doesn't give you a free pass to be bi-phobic' Bi-erasure

'Kehlani's pregnancy announcement doesn't give you a free pass to be bi-phobic'

Keep your bad jokes to yourself.

# pregnancy - Thursday 27 September, 2018

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised

“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

# pregnancy - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

# pregnancy - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

C-section guilt and not being "there": Why do mums feel such pressure to have a natural birth?

An emergency C-section kept my daughter safe, but it certainly wasn’t on my birthing plan, writes Sheena McGinley.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Fears raised after Ebola reemerges in woman one year after all-clear

Her husband and sons may have been infected with the virus as a result.

# pregnancy - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

# pregnancy - Monday 11 June, 2018

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland

A number of elements of maternity care are not available to all mothers because they are not offered in their local maternity unit.

# pregnancy - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women'

There needs to be a change in narrative around maternity care in Ireland.

# pregnancy - Friday 25 May, 2018

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

# pregnancy - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.

# pregnancy - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples

The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.

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