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#Home Birth

From TheJournal.ie 'We wanted a home birth... but didn't expect this': New Year baby born on the kitchen floor Home Birth

'We wanted a home birth... but didn't expect this': New Year baby born on the kitchen floor

Little Odhran arrived three weeks ahead of his due date,

From TheJournal.ie Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed Home Birth

Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed

Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.

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 Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you' Opinion

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

From TheJournal.ie Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control Opinion

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Giving birth at home – a piece of cake? Opinion

Opinion: Giving birth at home – a piece of cake?

The more I learned about home birth, and the more answers I got to my questions and concerns, the more certain I became that this was the right choice for me.

From TheJournal.ie Woman at centre of home birth row has baby boy It's A Boy

Woman at centre of home birth row has baby boy

Aja Teehan gave birth to her son in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill Home Birth

Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill

The High Court decided not to award legal costs against Aja Teehan but today she said her family is trying to raise the funds to pay their own significant legal bill.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Choice Ireland 'disappointed' at High Court ruling on home births Pregnancy

Choice Ireland 'disappointed' at High Court ruling on home births

The pro-choice group has said the ruling is a setback for women’s rights in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Despite refusal, home birth case a "worthwhile fight" Home Birth

Despite refusal, home birth case a "worthwhile fight"

Aja Teehan heard today that her application for a HSE decision on her home birth to be overturned had been refused.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman’s home birth application case denied Aja Teehan

Pregnant woman’s home birth application case denied

Aja Teehan was a judicial review over a decision from the HSE on her application for a home birth – the High Court has found against her.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I had a home birth – and all mums should have the same option Opinion

Column: I had a home birth – and all mums should have the same option

Why shouldn’t women have the choice of giving birth at home? The belief that all mothers need to be in hospital is an urban myth, writes Eva-Louise Goussot.

Mother plans to broadcast birth live online Home Birth This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Mother plans to broadcast birth live online

Nancy Salgueiro says she wants to give women a chance to see what an “undisturbed, natural birth” is like. She’s setting up cameras in her sitting room.