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# Pregnant

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# cariban
Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January
Cariban can cost women up to €3,000 over the course of a pregnancy.
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to attempting to kill pregnant woman
The accused, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the woman in April 2021 at Montague Lane, Dublin 2
# Texas
Pregnant driver fined under carpool rules argues foetus is passenger following Roe v Wade ruling
She was driving in a lane reserved for vehicles carrying at least two people.
# Research
Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.
# new report
Almost half of pregnancies worldwide ‘unintended’, report finds
The report by the United Nations Population Fund was hosted by the Irish Family Planning Association.
Minister 'hopeful' positive outcome can be reached to help women with severe pregnancy sickness
No decision has been reached at Government level as to how the State might subsidise the cost of the drug, Cariban.
# Pregnancy
Group to investigate options for funding severe pregnancy sickness drug to make it more available
The drug, known as Cariban, is currently unavailable on the drugs payment scheme or by medical card.
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# Covid-19
'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.
# Covid-19
Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.
# covid19
People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination
Some studies should become available in early 2021 that may change the advice.
# Placenta
Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests
Babies may be able to contract the coronavirus via the placenta, doctors in France say.
# Maternity Leave
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.
# Women's Health
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.
# gp conference
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”.
# 8th amendment
'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.
# Eighth Amendment
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
# grandparents for repeal
'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes
Parents of women who had received a fatal foetal diagnosis and travelled to the UK for a termination shared their stories today.
# Pregnancy
Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds
Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.
# Paint Your Bump
'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'
The Paint Your Bump campaign is running next week to encourage women to speak about the difficulties of motherhood.
# Sacre Bleu
Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way
The Paris metro operator RATP stood by the penalty.
# Labour Party
'Unexpected but exciting': New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child
Jacinda Ardern will become the country’s first leader to give birth while in office.
# Discrimination
Shop which told pregnant employee to 'look better and appear happy' ordered to pay her €18,000
The Labour Court ruled that Karolina Poslajko had been discriminated against by her former employer, Kildare town-based Clelands Supermarkets Ltd.
# Commuters
Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that
The service allows a pregnant woman to send a message when she wants a seat.
# never forget it
Limerick woman describes going into labour in hotel room after becoming homeless
“I felt like my little family was broken.”
# Workplace Relations
Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed
The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.
# Gone baby gone
Pregnant 'Wonder Woman' Montano takes more baby steps
The 31-year-old shrugged off sweltering conditions to line up in the 800m heats as the US World Championship trials.
# Courts
HSE applies to be allowed induce labour of pregnant woman with mental age of eight years
The High Court heard that those caring for the woman, aged in her 20s, are unsure as to how well she understands what is happening to her.
# warning
Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy
Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.
# hint
Was Serena Williams 8 weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open?
The US tennis star posted a photo of herself on Snapchat captioned “20 weeks”.
# Baby Boom
'He doesn't plan ahead! - Wales midfielder Ledley may miss Ireland game for the birth of his child
The Crystal Palace man’s wife is due days after the World Cup qualifier in Dublin.
# Courts
Court told of 'exceptional turnaround' by man with 70 convictions who punched pregnant woman
The court previously heard he had a “tragic background” but was now anxious to rehabilitate himself.
# glam mam
George and Amal Clooney are the latest celebrity couple to be expecting twins
There’s something in the water, guys.
# beytwice
Beyoncé has just announced that she and Jay-Z are expecting twins
Two little siblings for Blue!
# folic acid
Women hesitant to take folic acid because it 'indicates they are actively trying to get pregnant'
“It was just something you took when pregnant, I didn’t know that was the reason.”
# Train of thought
'People see me and they just ignore me': Is priority seating being used properly?
Requests have been made to ensure priority seating is more clearly marked, and for Iarnród Éireann to consider ‘Baby on Board’ badges for expectant mothers.
# Court Order
Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section
The HSE attempted to take an order in court, but a judge refused it.
# Bletchley
Appeal in UK after pregnant woman loses baby in racially aggravated assault
A 40-year-old man was also assaulted, sustaining head injuries.
# wynwood
Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads
The virus is being spread by mosquitoes there. Pregnant women living there are told to abstain or use barrier protection during sex.
Dear magazines, Jennifer Aniston has not 'forgotten' to have a baby
Jennifer Aniston came out recently to condemn body shaming “under the guise of journalism”.
# Courts
Man sentenced for punching pregnant partner in the face
He will spend almost two years in prison.