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Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
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Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents

Jul 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,691 Views 53 Comments

New mother Patrice Hosford is asking the government to improve the leave entitlements currently available to new parents.

Opinion: Staying sober is really hard but life without booze is magic
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Opinion: Staying sober is really hard but life without booze is magic

Jun 16th 2019, 8:30 PM 59,386 Views 65 Comments

Are you sober-curious? It can be hard to say no to drink but my life is so much better without it, writes Elaine Benson.

RTÉ received 31 complaints about a mannequin giving birth on the Late Late Show
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RTÉ received 31 complaints about a mannequin giving birth on the Late Late Show

May 13th 2019, 5:40 PM 97,212 Views 94 Comments

The simulator is used by RCSI medical students to prepare them for the real-life labour ward.

Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'
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Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'

Apr 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 22,601 Views 7 Comments

Actress Sarah Carroll held off on expanding her family because of her job – but writes about how she eventually managed to make it work.

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed
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Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed

Nov 11th 2018, 7:30 PM 44,848 Views 47 Comments

I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh

'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'
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'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'

Sep 19th 2018, 8:08 PM 29,963 Views 33 Comments

Actor and playwright Christiane O’Mahony wonders if seahorses have the right idea about how to live.

'I don't turn off from camogie but now, there’s something else there that’s more important'
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'I don't turn off from camogie but now, there’s something else there that’s more important'

Aug 18th 2018, 8:15 AM 9,531 Views 0 Comments

Kilkenny’s Anne Dalton is facing into an All-Ireland semi-final today after becoming a mother two weeks ago.

My unplanned homebirth: 'You can’t help but think "what if?"'
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My unplanned homebirth: 'You can’t help but think "what if?"'

Apr 29th 2018, 7:30 PM 29,864 Views 23 Comments

I will never forget the sound of my waters breaking, writes Jessica O’Neill.

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild
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Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild

Sep 9th 2017, 7:15 PM 15,825 Views 4 Comments

Gestational surrogacy was legalised in Portugal in 2016.

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy
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Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

Jan 17th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,614 Views 46 Comments

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'
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Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'

Sep 4th 2016, 2:27 PM 24,539 Views 35 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said she wanted to challenge assumptions and judgements that are made about women who don’t have children.

DUP MP says that public breastfeeding is "exhibitionism"
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DUP MP says that public breastfeeding is "exhibitionism"

Jul 22nd 2016, 4:07 PM 146,063 Views 137 Comments

Sammy Wilson is against mothers breastfeeding their children in the House of Commons.

My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee
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My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee

Apr 17th 2016, 8:15 PM 1,405 Views 56 Comments

Being a working mother is a crash course in muddling through, writes Sharon Mannion.

There was controversy over this breastfeeding magazine cover - but not why you think
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There was controversy over this breastfeeding magazine cover - but not why you think

May 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 25,780 Views 18 Comments

The fact it’s just on the subscriber issue has led to some complaints.

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)
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Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 268 Views 61 Comments

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

'I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing'
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'I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing'

Apr 13th 2015, 1:00 PM 191 Views 7 Comments

Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

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

Apr 8th 2015, 10:43 AM 3,175 Views 133 Comments

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.

The longer kids are breastfed for, the more they earn when they start working
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The longer kids are breastfed for, the more they earn when they start working

Mar 18th 2015, 6:15 AM 18,346 Views 97 Comments

A major new study of almost 3,500 children has found some interesting results about breastfeeding.

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 63 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 7,095 Views 27 Comments

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

Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads
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Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads

Oct 16th 2014, 8:00 PM 104 Views 63 Comments

Freeze in haste, repent at leisure?

Motherhood and Work: 'I accept that I'll never be Superwoman – I'll be Mediocre Mum'
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Motherhood and Work: 'I accept that I'll never be Superwoman – I'll be Mediocre Mum'

Aug 7th 2014, 8:00 PM 209 Views 4 Comments

‘Having it all’ can really mean ‘doing it all’ – and that’s just plain exhausting. So don’t put so much pressure on yourself.

Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?
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Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?

Jul 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 608 Views 31 Comments

One of the things I love about the summer holidays is the fact that there are no rules – we are at nobody else’s beck and call.

Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?
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Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?

Jul 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,212 Views 31 Comments

Literally tens of thousands of women out there must find themselves in a similar predicament to my own. Yet I have never seen or heard it openly discussed. Ever.

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?
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Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?

Apr 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 536 Views 51 Comments

The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children.

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.
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Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.

Apr 12th 2014, 12:00 PM 723 Views 26 Comments

Nothing prepared me for how the birth of my own children would mercilessly rip the scab off the wound that my mother’s death had left behind. In that way, I could relate to the late Peaches Geldof, writes Claire Micks.

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'
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Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'

Mar 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 237 Views 56 Comments

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

Column: Motherhood, feminism and the big decision
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Column: Motherhood, feminism and the big decision

Feb 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 98 Views 66 Comments

Should I stay at home with my baby or go back to work? There’s no ‘right’ answer, writes Ann Marie O’Sullivan.

Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids...
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Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids...

Jan 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 320 Views 95 Comments

(… and guess how that worked out)

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working
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Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working

Dec 8th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,363 Views 31 Comments

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.

Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood
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Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood

Sep 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 36 Views 30 Comments

Throughout the eventful months of pregnancy, and amid all the changes a new baby brings, one question can remain the hardest to answer: “Will you be returning to work?”, writes Sarah Crown.

Gender gap: Irish women pay 'high price' for motherhood
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Gender gap: Irish women pay 'high price' for motherhood

Dec 18th 2012, 10:26 AM 10,338 Views 32 Comments

A new OECD report shows that the gender pay gap in Ireland widens as women have children.

Column: The moment I met the woman having my baby
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Column: The moment I met the woman having my baby

Dec 3rd 2012, 9:00 PM 505 Views 19 Comments

Caroline and Niall O’Flaherty had a daughter by a surrogate mother in India. Here, Caroline recalls the moment they met her.

Column: ‘I will miss you’ – a mum writes to her son starting school
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Column: ‘I will miss you’ – a mum writes to her son starting school

Aug 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 203 Views 49 Comments

Lunches, lessons and other adventures – Deborah McCarthy gives some advice to her young son as he sets off.

Column: Why shouldn’t women choose motherhood over a job?
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Column: Why shouldn’t women choose motherhood over a job?

Jun 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 609 Views 69 Comments

Valuing a ‘career’ over full-time parenting might be well-meaning, but it takes away everyone’s right to decide, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.

Poll: Should women breastfeed in public?
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Poll: Should women breastfeed in public?

Mar 2nd 2012, 9:59 AM 6,678 Views 112 Comments

If a woman chooses to breastfeed her child, should she do so in public? Let us know what you think.

Lessons from Mammy: What our mothers taught us
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Lessons from Mammy: What our mothers taught us

Sep 2nd 2011, 12:48 PM 864 Views 10 Comments

Be nice, never put your hand in anyone else’s pocket – and get out of a car with your dignity intact: just some of the life lessons from Irish mammies.

RTÉ's Miriam calls TV3 to clarify RTÉ website comments
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RTÉ's Miriam calls TV3 to clarify RTÉ website comments

Jun 14th 2011, 4:04 PM 6,224 Views 21 Comments

RTÉ host Miriam O’Callaghan goes on TV3′s Midday programme to clarify her stance on working as a mother.

Irish mums have more kids than EU counterparts
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Irish mums have more kids than EU counterparts

Apr 1st 2011, 3:24 PM 925 Views 0 Comments

A new demographic report from the EU’s statistics body shows that Ireland’s mums have more children than anyone else.

Irish mothers want more 'me' time
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Irish mothers want more 'me' time

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:26 PM 1,121 Views 5 Comments

While survey shows that 8 out of 10 women believe their partner is their greatest support in childcare, many say they get less than one hour a day to themselves.

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