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From TheJournal.ie Postnatal depression: The last taboo? Mummy Blues

Postnatal depression: The last taboo?

It is assumed that having a baby is a time of great joy, love and excitement. Yet I felt unable to cope after the birth, writes Lindsay Robinson.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths? Factcheck

FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths?

FactCheck readers asked us to referee a recent dispute between Cora Sherlock and Fintan O’Toole, so we obliged.

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 Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.

From TheJournal.ie Study: Two million babies stillborn every year worldwide Stillborn

Study: Two million babies stillborn every year worldwide

Researchers believe that about half of stillborn babies could be saved if their mothers had better medical care – and also say that rising rates of maternal obesity could be contributing to stillborn rates in the developed world.