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#Pregnancy

# pregnancy - Friday 29 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation WRC

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation

Two months after informing her boss that she was pregnant, she was transferred from her cafe work to setting up tables at the weddings venue.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system Maternity Services

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

# pregnancy - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that 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.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment The Eighth This post contains videos

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

A referendum on the issue will be held next year.

# pregnancy - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll Eighth Amendment

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# pregnancy - Friday 1 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Senator says folic acid should be added to bread to stave off potential birth defects Born And Bread

Senator says folic acid should be added to bread to stave off potential birth defects

Senator Catherine Noone said this could drastically reduce the number of babies born with nervous system problems.

# pregnancy - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today discussed access to scans, counselling and other services.

# pregnancy - Monday 27 November, 2017

# pregnancy - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today focused on obstetric medicine in the Netherlands.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# pregnancy - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Parents Panel: How did you prepare your child for a new little brother or sister? Parents Panel

Parents Panel: How did you prepare your child for a new little brother or sister?

From bringing them to scans to letting them announce it.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment Fertility

Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment

The new legislation will also regulate surrogacy and the use of embryos for research.

# pregnancy - Monday 18 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants Prolapse

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.

# pregnancy - Saturday 9 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild Motherhood

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild

Gestational surrogacy was legalised in Portugal in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess' Endometriosis

'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'

People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.

# pregnancy - Saturday 2 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births Immune System

New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births

The researchers used advanced statistical modelling to examine pregnancy in precise detail.

# pregnancy - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Mindy Kaling has spoken out for the first time about becoming a mam

The actress says it’s an ‘unexpected surprise’.

# pregnancy - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

# pregnancy - Saturday 29 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today Eighth Amendment

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# pregnancy - Saturday 22 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill Emergency Contraception

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill

The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.

# pregnancy - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism Research

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

# pregnancy - Monday 10 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work Bumping Up Figures

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# pregnancy - Monday 26 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed Workplace Relations

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed

The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# pregnancy - Friday 16 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# pregnancy - Monday 12 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years Mix-up

An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years

Doris Gruenwald only found out after she took a DNA test.

# pregnancy - Monday 24 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year Citizens Assembly

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

# pregnancy - Sunday 23 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I am so proud that my body was Carragh’s safe haven for those 38 weeks, that it was her home' Read Me

'I am so proud that my body was Carragh’s safe haven for those 38 weeks, that it was her home'

I took comfort and healing from the 38 weeks Carragh and I spent together, writes Mandy O’Neill.

# pregnancy - Friday 21 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy 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.

# pregnancy - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital' Sisters Of Charity

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

# pregnancy - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It made me feel empowered': The Coombe celebrates 100 water births Water Babies

'It made me feel empowered': The Coombe celebrates 100 water births

The hospital has invited all of the parents and their water babies back for a reunion which will take place later today.

From TheJournal.ie My abortion story: 'I was horrified. The doctor was talking about childcare in college' Read Me

My abortion story: 'I was horrified. The doctor was talking about childcare in college'

We asked three women to share their abortion stories.

# pregnancy - Saturday 4 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My only thought was if this plane crashes everyone is going to know that I’m pregnant' Personal Stories This post contains videos

'My only thought was if this plane crashes everyone is going to know that I’m pregnant'

The Citizens’ Assembly today heard first-hand experiences from women.

# pregnancy - Sunday 26 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method Natural Cycles

The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method

As a fertility-awareness based contraceptive method, the app will only work well for some people.

# pregnancy - Sunday 12 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Preparations underway to try contraceptive gel on men after it worked with monkeys Monkey Business

Preparations underway to try contraceptive gel on men after it worked with monkeys

The gel has proven effective in rabbits and now also in rhesus monkeys – more closely related and anatomically similar to humans.

# pregnancy - Sunday 5 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour Pregnancy

'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.”

# pregnancy - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem' Louise McSharry

'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem'

2FM radio presenter Louise McSharry told us why she decided to become an ambassador for the Dublin Rock n’Roll Marathon.

# pregnancy - Thursday 2 February, 2017

16 of the greatest reactions to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement

“beyonce gone have 3 kids….. destiny’s child.”

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