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#Babies

From TheJournal.ie It's Friday so here are some adorable meerkat pups at Dublin Zoo New Arrivals This post contains images

It's Friday so here are some adorable meerkat pups at Dublin Zoo

These furry little babies were born in May but their parents kept them hidden away for the first few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 93% of Irish mothers want hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood Stem Cells

93% of Irish mothers want hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood

The blood is rich in stem cells that have been used in the treatment of many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby Maternity Services

Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby

Enda Kenny was speaking in the Dáil today about the national review of maternity services which he said will help maintain our reputation as a good place to have a baby.

From TheJournal.ie 300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction Maternal Deaths

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction

This is according to a new series published by academics today which points to the many benefits of effective and high-quality midwifery for women and their babies.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947 State Files

Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947

Under the Maternity Homes Act 1934 every local authority in Ireland had to register the maternity homes in the county with the Department of Health.

From TheJournal.ie HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem BCG

HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem

It is anticipated that the vaccine will be available in mid to late July but it will continue to be offered to newborns and those at greatest risk.

From TheJournal.ie State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations Inquiry

State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations Exclusive

Over 40 other state documents recalled by the Department of Health have yet to be returned.

From TheJournal.ie Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes Babies

Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes

The group also want assurances new legislation regarding adoption information and tracing be considered.

From TheJournal.ie 'Time to shed light on another dark period': Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation Reaction

'Time to shed light on another dark period': Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation

Campaign groups have broadly welcomed this afternoon’s developments. There was also an observation that the matter “could have been dealt with decades ago”.

From TheJournal.ie Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report Injections

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report

It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes 800 Babies

Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes

The information relates to the Tuam home, Bessborough in Cork, and St Patrick’s on the Navan Road in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Contaminated food linked to death of baby and poisoning of 14 others Britain

Contaminated food linked to death of baby and poisoning of 14 others

The babies – many of them premature – are currently being treated in hospitals across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.

From TheJournal.ie Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark Baby Names
From TheJournal.ie 'It's time to do something' - The forgotten mass grave of 800 babies in Galway Unmarried Mothers

'It's time to do something' - The forgotten mass grave of 800 babies in Galway

A campaign is now under way to construct a memorial.

From TheJournal.ie Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth Take Care

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

From TheJournal.ie 5.5 million babies are born and die each year without being recorded Newborn

5.5 million babies are born and die each year without being recorded

One in three newborns do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday and researchers say this reflects the world’s acceptance that these deaths are inevitable.

Can you make it through this post without saying "AWWW"?

You won’t be able to resist the charms of the cutest animals on the internet. We’re telling you.

From The42 In honour of Simon Zebo, here are 13 fantastic pics of Irish sports stars posing with babies Recurring Theme

Parents let the internet choose their baby's name - and it's actually lovely

It’s not Trollface Doge, thankfully.

This baby and his dog are the most fashionable pair on the internet

And the most adorable pair, too.

From TheJournal.ie US woman admits to killing six of her newborn babies and hiding them in her garage Megan Huntsman

US woman admits to killing six of her newborn babies and hiding them in her garage

Police say they believe that Megan Huntsman killed the children between 1996 and 2006.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?

A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Interventions for first-time mothers "worryingly high" in Irish hospitals Childbirth

Interventions for first-time mothers "worryingly high" in Irish hospitals

The data was released by the HSE to AIMS Ireland, which said it has queries about the accuracy of the figures.

Elmo from Love/Hate is a daddy again... It's the Dredge

CUTE. All that and the rest of the day’s celebrity filth, in here.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police searching for 'multiple babies' in secret graves at rural home Queensland

Australian police searching for 'multiple babies' in secret graves at rural home

Police say that there is only one family involved in the case, in the rural town of Gin Gin.

From TheJournal.ie HSE replaces management at Portlaoise hospital in response to baby deaths Baby Deaths

HSE replaces management at Portlaoise hospital in response to baby deaths

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said today that a staffing deficit in the hospital’s maternity unit means employees are facing double the workload.

From TheJournal.ie Mum learned about baby's death investigation on RTÉ show Fatal Failures

Mum learned about baby's death investigation on RTÉ show

Prime Time Investigates looked into the deaths of babies at Portlaoise Hospital – the mother of Katelyn discovered that one baby was her daughter Katelyn.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation to compel hospitals to admit negligence to families Open Disclosure

New legislation to compel hospitals to admit negligence to families

The move follows revelations about the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise Prime Time

‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise

Reilly was speaking after one family, whose tragic story was outlined in a Prime Time special last week, met with members of the Oireachtas earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie TDs call special private meeting to talk about baby deaths at Portlaoise Fatal Failures

TDs call special private meeting to talk about baby deaths at Portlaoise

TD Jerry Buttimer said the families involved deserve a “full and frank explanation”.

From TheJournal.ie Concerned parents turn to helpline after Portlaoise Hospital revelations Babies

Concerned parents turn to helpline after Portlaoise Hospital revelations

The helpline is open this weekend following an investigation into the deaths of four babies over six years at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Mount Carmel workers ‘staging sit-in’ over hospital closure Not Budging

Mount Carmel workers ‘staging sit-in’ over hospital closure

Staff and supporters of the hospital attended a public meeting last night.

From TheJournal.ie Mount Carmel will deliver its final baby today as 200 staff leave the hospital Closed For Business

Mount Carmel will deliver its final baby today as 200 staff leave the hospital

The remainder of the total workforce expected to stay for another week or two.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths of babies at maternity units investigated Fatal Failures

Deaths of babies at maternity units investigated

The RTÉ Investigations Unit found that bereaved families were not told that investigations had taken place into their babies’ deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel Mother And Baby

Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel

The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.

You can now own a bizarre 3D model of your unborn child

Just what you always wanted!

Couple announce their pregnancy with brilliant horror film parody

Wonder how their family felt when they got this.

From TheJournal.ie Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth Health

Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth

The new information should be used to provide early intervention for those babies who medics previously didn’t believe to be at risk of later developmental difficulties.