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#Maternity

From TheJournal.ie 'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect' Opinion

'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect'

Midwives didn’t pick the job for the money, but they want their skills to get the same recognition as other healthcare professionals, Maeve Gaynor writes.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street Last Day

Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street

The Health Minister called her “a leading voices for women’s rights”.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl It's A Girl

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

Jacinda Ardern becomes just the second world leader to give birth while in office.

From The42 'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game' Mud Bath

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'

We spoke to England international Rachael Burford about some of the key issues in women’s rugby.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients' Malak Thawley

Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'

The National Maternity Hospital says it is open to another review, but not of the type proposed by the minister.

From TheJournal.ie The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old The Irish Family

The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old

The number of teenage mothers has fallen by 50% between 2005 and 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise Freedom Of Information

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise

Half of the complaints were about staff behaviour and three were about the care received.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work Bumping Up Figures

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

From TheJournal.ie HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect Infant Deaths

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital I Need More Time

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital

Minister Simon Harris has said that a public ownership option is possible for the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals? Faith

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

From TheJournal.ie Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital Big Picture

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital

Addressing doctors today, Minister Harris sought to provide assurances on the project.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true' Maternity Hospital

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'

It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital' Sisters Of Charity

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

From TheJournal.ie Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital Redress Scheme

Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital

The Department of Health has insisted the new hospital will be independently run.

From TheJournal.ie Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day Christmas Gift

Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day

Little Sean Kelly-Murray was the first to arrive.

From TheJournal.ie Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose Not Fit For Purpose

Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose

The operating theatres, staff facilities and the storage of sterile supplies were all criticised.

From TheJournal.ie At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq Baghdad

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq

Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.

From TheJournal.ie One third of women have their baby by caesarean section Childbirth

One third of women have their baby by caesarean section

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

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 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 12 things I wish someone had told me before having kids Opinion

12 things I wish someone had told me before having kids

You can live without sleep, but you cannot live without coffee, writes Claire Micks.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new Musical Chairs

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

From TheJournal.ie Why are A LOT more twins and triplets being born in Ireland? TWINNIES

Why are A LOT more twins and triplets being born in Ireland?

There has been a 36% increase in the number of twins born in Ireland over the period of a decade.

From TheJournal.ie 'Urgent' action needed to prevent further baby deaths Portlaoise

'Urgent' action needed to prevent further baby deaths

Parents’ concerns were addressed in only a minority of maternity cases assessed in a new HSE review.

From TheJournal.ie Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k Employment Rights

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

From TheJournal.ie There were nearly 70 cases of death or incapacitation in Irish maternity hospitals last year Health

There were nearly 70 cases of death or incapacitation in Irish maternity hospitals last year

One woman’s diagnosis of septicaemia was missed.

From TheJournal.ie Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child Breakthrough

Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child

The woman had fragments of her ovary frozen before undergoing chemotherapy at the age of 14.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital" Not Impressed

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital"

The news that complex surgery will no longer be performed at Portlaoise follows last month’s highly critical HIQA report into the standard of care at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths Midland Regional Hospital

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital Maternity

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation after another newborn baby dies at Cavan Hospital Tragic

Investigation after another newborn baby dies at Cavan Hospital

The newborn baby died at the maternity unit in the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie All seven of Jacqui's children have been born prematurely Vital Services

All seven of Jacqui's children have been born prematurely

“You’re waiting for the cry and it doesn’t arrive.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be' Opinion

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

From TheJournal.ie Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents Portiuncula Hospital

Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents

Lorraine and Warren Reilly asked that the deaths of their two girls be considered in he current HSE review of maternity services.

From TheJournal.ie Bosses aren't happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Bosses aren't happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death Maternity Care

Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death

The I-MEWS system was established in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

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