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'Nothing can actually prepare you': 8 mums share how they dealt with their fears about giving birth
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'Nothing can actually prepare you': 8 mums share how they dealt with their fears about giving birth

Aug 6th 2019, 4:05 PM 9,320 Views 6 Comments

From pre-natal yoga to positive thinking, there are lots of different approaches. Here, some veterans share what worked for them.

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences
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HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 1:41 PM 61,448 Views 100 Comments

Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth
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New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth

Feb 7th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,941 Views 11 Comments

The study will explore the impact of a traumatic birth on a mother’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.

'I almost died after giving birth to my daughter'
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'I almost died after giving birth to my daughter'

Feb 21st 2018, 8:35 AM 5,610 Views 3 Comments

Serena Williams has opened up about a recent life-threatening experience.

'Incontinence, groin pain, I find it hard to walk and physical relations with my husband are impossible'
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'Incontinence, groin pain, I find it hard to walk and physical relations with my husband are impossible'

Jan 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 35,838 Views 19 Comments

Niamh had a vaginal mesh operation 10 years ago and says even though she is only 58, she now feels like she is 90.

'Until you have a premature baby, you don't know what you're up against'
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'Until you have a premature baby, you don't know what you're up against'

Nov 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 16,087 Views 12 Comments

Today is World Prematurity Day.

9 things I wish I'd known about breastfeeding
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9 things I wish I'd known about breastfeeding

Jul 19th 2017, 3:19 PM 16,050 Views 9 Comments

Turns out the things I’d learned from TV sitcoms weren’t true, writes Chrissie Russell.

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour
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'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour

Feb 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 24,124 Views 15 Comments

“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”

Updated: Minister's relief as 'vital' new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead
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Updated: Minister's relief as 'vital' new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead

Nov 24th 2016, 9:05 PM 24,630 Views 33 Comments

There had been a row over who would govern the new €150 million development.

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night
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Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night

Apr 23rd 2016, 12:16 PM 26,144 Views 10 Comments

Mothers and babies are all doing well.

One third of women have their baby by caesarean section
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One third of women have their baby by caesarean section

Mar 17th 2016, 11:41 AM 16,230 Views 41 Comments

A new report into maternity services says there are a number of reasons.

'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'
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'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'

Feb 6th 2016, 7:45 AM 45,175 Views 80 Comments

There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 957 Views 15 Comments

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

This woman's way of alleviating labour pains has gone viral
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This woman's way of alleviating labour pains has gone viral

Aug 21st 2015, 11:00 AM 23,759 Views 9 Comments

To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right.

This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning
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This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning

Aug 3rd 2015, 11:25 AM 28,663 Views 26 Comments

Baby Eva’s parents will have a good story to tell her when she’s older.

Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless'
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Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless'

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:54 PM 24,164 Views 18 Comments

The High Court approved a €1.9 million settlement today.

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

Jun 25th 2015, 11:00 AM 50,889 Views 58 Comments

Take a moment to read her story.

'My last hours with Sally were taken away from me'
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'My last hours with Sally were taken away from me'

Jun 9th 2015, 8:50 PM 31,632 Views 12 Comments

Sean Rowlette has spoken of how he and his children have come to terms with his wife’s death during childbirth in 2013.

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'
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'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

May 24th 2015, 8:45 AM 479 Views 76 Comments

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth
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Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth

Jan 19th 2015, 4:55 PM 13,449 Views 0 Comments

The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage
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Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage

Jan 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 4,187 Views 12 Comments

When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.

When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth
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When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth

Dec 10th 2014, 6:15 AM 2,318 Views 5 Comments

Though the presence of a skilled childbirth specialist can help.

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words
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'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

Nov 6th 2014, 11:15 AM 279,502 Views 83 Comments

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?
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Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

Nov 6th 2014, 10:23 AM 6,108 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it
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Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it

Oct 25th 2014, 7:00 PM 53 Views 45 Comments

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?
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Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

Oct 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 6,393 Views 27 Comments

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy
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Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy

Oct 4th 2014, 10:39 AM 12,591 Views 29 Comments

The procedure was somewhat controversial because the womb was taken from a live donor.

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die
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"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

Sep 26th 2014, 10:30 PM 5,870 Views 3 Comments

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

"It's like watching Alien": Men watch a baby being born for the first time
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# Birth In Reverse

"It's like watching Alien": Men watch a baby being born for the first time

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:29 AM 3,837 Views 4 Comments

Their reactions are exactly what you’d expect.

Backpacker charged with concealing birth of her baby is allowed to come back to Ireland
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Backpacker charged with concealing birth of her baby is allowed to come back to Ireland

Aug 13th 2014, 10:50 PM 37,751 Views 1 Comment

The 25-year-old had her passport returned to her today but she must go back to Australia for a hearing in October.

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy
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UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

Jul 24th 2014, 1:31 PM 8,548 Views 11 Comments

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place
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Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:15 AM 9,045 Views 2 Comments

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth
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€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth

Jul 1st 2014, 1:37 PM 8,340 Views 15 Comments

The Government has said that the payments will be ex-gratia – in other words, no blame admitted.

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth
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Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

May 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,603 Views 8 Comments

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.

'I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he'd be better off without me'
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'I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he'd be better off without me'

May 10th 2014, 8:30 AM 22,400 Views 24 Comments

42,000 women in Ireland are diagnosed each year with a mental health illness and emotional trauma surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him
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Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 30,978 Views 57 Comments

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals
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Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals

Apr 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 19,428 Views 25 Comments

Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.

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

Mar 25th 2014, 12:41 PM 15,133 Views 34 Comments

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

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations
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Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

Mar 11th 2014, 11:00 AM 14,592 Views 19 Comments

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought
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Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 184 Views 5 Comments

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

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