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#Babies

These are some of the weirdest baby names of 2015

Some excellent ideas here…

It's perfectly fine for women to not want children, okay?

Why is this so hard to understand?

From TheJournal.ie Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death Maternal Health

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.

From TheJournal.ie Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments Abortion

Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments

The Renua senator was responding to criticism of his remarks in the Seanad yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities" Seanad

Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"

The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.

From TheJournal.ie 600 babies just set a world record for crawling Crawl Before You Walk This post contains videos

600 babies just set a world record for crawling

You have to foster a competitive instinct early after all…

From TheJournal.ie Watch 'a bunch of whimpering babies' shout and roar in the Dáil Rowdiness This post contains videos

Watch 'a bunch of whimpering babies' shout and roar in the Dáil

Proposals to enhance security around Leinster House have been criticised by Sinn Féin.

10 things nobody tells you about giving birth

Warning: anyone with a vagina might want to look away now.

From TheJournal.ie Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives Opinion

Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives

Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb Rotunda Hospital

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb

The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.

All new parents will relate to the hilarious sign on this Mam's front door

“Only knock on this door if you’re Gary Barlow.”

From TheJournal.ie Since becoming a dad I've realised what a piddling effort I've made with my friends' babies Opinion

Since becoming a dad I've realised what a piddling effort I've made with my friends' babies

Having a baby plugs you into the world around you, writes Adrian Russell.

From TheJournal.ie British man's son returned after being 'switched at birth and sold' Switched At Birth

British man's son returned after being 'switched at birth and sold'

“We have our grandson – and he looks like his father.”

From TheJournal.ie Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat New Jersey

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat

They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.

From TheJournal.ie New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don't worry, you're not the only one Column

New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don't worry, you're not the only one

Having a baby is a stressful experience that challenges even the best of relationships. When it comes to staying connected, small loving gestures mean everything.

From TheJournal.ie How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers Sex Week

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers

The facts (and figures) of life.

Parents are posting pictures of their kids' 'poo faces' online, and it's hilariously gross

If you’re happy in your nappy clap your hands…

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink Baby Bottle

Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink

That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.

From TheJournal.ie French woman jailed for suffocating eight of her children Awful

French woman jailed for suffocating eight of her children

Dominique Cottrez had previously said she feared the children were born of incest with her father before changing her story this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had a normal childhood': French woman accused of smothering eight of her children France

'I had a normal childhood': French woman accused of smothering eight of her children

Dominique Cottrez has said she feared the children were born of incest with her father.

From TheJournal.ie This mum's body is inspiring women everywhere (but not why you think) Take A Break

This mum's body is inspiring women everywhere (but not why you think)

Take a moment to read her story.

From TheJournal.ie Children won't get vaccines for TB until June, but Leo says it's not a problem Vaccines
From TheJournal.ie Viagra could be a really good thing for some pregnant women Pregnancy

Viagra could be a really good thing for some pregnant women

The drug is good for more than one thing, you know.

From TheJournal.ie Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand? Explainer

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda: 'If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they'd still be alive' Deeply Upsetting

Lucinda: 'If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they'd still be alive'

The Renua Ireland leader went through a traumatic labour.

From TheJournal.ie Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty Infanticide

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working? Workforce

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?

More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing' Opinion

'I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing'

Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

From TheJournal.ie This 65-year-old German mum of 13 kids is pregnant with quadruplets The Quadmother

This 65-year-old German mum of 13 kids is pregnant with quadruplets

German media say that the woman will do a TV interview on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Names of five more children buried in paupers' graves found Bethany Home

Names of five more children buried in paupers' graves found

That makes 227 names in total on the Bethany memorial .

From TheJournal.ie Look after your eggs – how to improve your natural fertility Opinion

Look after your eggs – how to improve your natural fertility

Several factors can make trying for a baby especially challenging for women over 35, but there are ways to improve your chances of conceiving.

From TheJournal.ie Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths Newborns

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

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