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'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
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'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions

Jan 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,860 Views 36 Comments

Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.

Mothers 'unlikely' to pass Covid-19 on to newborn babies via breastfeeding if precautions are taken
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Mothers 'unlikely' to pass Covid-19 on to newborn babies via breastfeeding if precautions are taken

Jul 24th 2020, 9:07 AM 11,438 Views 31 Comments

The findings were part of a preliminary study published in The Lancet.

'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse
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'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse

May 14th 2020, 7:25 AM 20,952 Views 6 Comments

Our reader has survived an abusive relationship and has advice for anyone else trapped in one.

'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'
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'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'

Oct 15th 2019, 9:20 PM 15,294 Views 6 Comments

Many women put their health in second place after giving birth, an expert has said.

Giving birth in the 1960s: 'All the mothers were terrified of the doctors and matron so we never asked any questions'
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Giving birth in the 1960s: 'All the mothers were terrified of the doctors and matron so we never asked any questions'

Apr 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 73,345 Views 20 Comments

‘Was I traumatised? I don’t know – back then you just had to get on with it,’ writes Ava Stapleton.

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption
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Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption

Feb 11th 2019, 10:42 AM 41,434 Views 103 Comments

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

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 15,927 Views 11 Comments

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

Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis
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Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

Dec 27th 2018, 2:39 PM 5,120 Views 3 Comments

The 37-year-old American had her daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017.

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online
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Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online

Oct 31st 2018, 6:05 AM 25,491 Views 10 Comments

There have been calls for the drug, which can cost up to €3,000, to be made available to women with a medical card.

Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take
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Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take

Jan 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 27,491 Views 42 Comments

Idealistic images of motherhood on social media causes mums to feel insecure and isolated, writes Niamh Delmar.

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
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More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

Nov 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,898 Views 47 Comments

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

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

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

Nov 1st 2017, 10:53 AM 21,089 Views 42 Comments

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

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
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'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 28,747 Views 33 Comments

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative
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'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative

Oct 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 12,291 Views 7 Comments

The HSE said it plans to provide funding for a new, revised model.

Chrissy Teigen asked mams to share the meanest thing their kid has ever said
# So Harsh
# So Harsh

Chrissy Teigen asked mams to share the meanest thing their kid has ever said

Sep 24th 2017, 9:44 AM 8,513 Views 0 Comments

The results were fantastic.

12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories
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12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories

Aug 2nd 2017, 3:56 PM 16,967 Views 6 Comments

“In the throes of passion I suddenly realised I was spraying my boyfriend with a leaking left breast.”

Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births
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Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births

Mar 26th 2017, 10:30 AM 12,653 Views 16 Comments

Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan had the largest families with 2.19 children per family on average.

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
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Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Mar 5th 2017, 7:40 AM 13,213 Views 16 Comments

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

'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 24,000 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.”

This clean-freak mother managed to pull off the single most 'Mam' move of all time
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# Ship Shape

This clean-freak mother managed to pull off the single most 'Mam' move of all time

Nov 8th 2016, 6:00 PM 11,048 Views 2 Comments

She’s done what every mam only dreams of doing – ‘closed down’ her freshly cleaned living room. For a month.

Dublin Airport admits that controversial breastfeeding sign "could have been worded better"
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Dublin Airport admits that controversial breastfeeding sign "could have been worded better"

Sep 28th 2016, 5:51 PM 64,790 Views 104 Comments

The sign was taken down shortly after being put on the door of the airport’s ‘designated baby feeding room’.

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 24,512 Views 36 Comments

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

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year
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Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year

Feb 14th 2016, 1:00 PM 175,568 Views 57 Comments

There’s been a radical overhaul of father’s rights in areas of access, custody and guardianship.

'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'
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'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'

Jan 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 90 Views 85 Comments

The fear of missing out is something every mother experiences returning to work after maternity leave, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

14 mams who know that the family cat is the REAL baby
# Her Baby
# Her Baby

14 mams who know that the family cat is the REAL baby

Jan 21st 2016, 9:30 PM 9,420 Views 0 Comments

Don’t cry.

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter
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Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter

Jan 7th 2016, 8:35 PM 28,269 Views 66 Comments

53-year-old Tracey Thompson gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday, seven years after going through menopause.

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death
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Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:10 AM 8,487 Views 16 Comments

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.

This mam's response to breastfeeding shamers has taken off on Facebook
# Call Out
# Call Out

This mam's response to breastfeeding shamers has taken off on Facebook

Dec 1st 2015, 7:41 PM 9,885 Views 23 Comments

She certainly called them out.

'We're finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won't miss about it'
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'We're finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won't miss about it'

Nov 21st 2015, 7:30 PM 648 Views 34 Comments

The ‘no buggy allowed’ signs, the leaf sludge and, of course, the dog poo, writes Claire Micks.

'When my maternity leave was over I cried when I dropped my son at crèche for the first time'
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'When my maternity leave was over I cried when I dropped my son at crèche for the first time'

Nov 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 4,242 Views 58 Comments

It’s ok to not feel ok when you return to work after maternity leave, writes Tracey Gunn.

Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent
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Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent

Oct 11th 2015, 12:00 PM 30,748 Views 73 Comments

Paul Redmond tells us what he has learned about St Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home in Dublin.

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb
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# Rotunda Hospital

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb

Oct 6th 2015, 11:28 AM 12,981 Views 11 Comments

The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.

Teens are changing 'no' to 'HELL YEAH' in their mams' phones (with A++ results)
# Youths
# Youths

Teens are changing 'no' to 'HELL YEAH' in their mams' phones (with A++ results)

Aug 24th 2015, 9:20 AM 10,455 Views 0 Comments

Won’t somebody think of the mams?

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers
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Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers

Aug 22nd 2015, 7:00 PM 39,264 Views 16 Comments

And it can be used to make children healthier.

So here's why you shouldn't breastfeed after applying fake tan
# Tantastic
# Tantastic

So here's why you shouldn't breastfeed after applying fake tan

Jul 31st 2015, 3:32 PM 5,214 Views 1 Comment

Oh dear.

Penneys 'urgently investigating' claims security guard took baby from breastfeeding mother
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Penneys 'urgently investigating' claims security guard took baby from breastfeeding mother

Jul 14th 2015, 12:30 PM 31,011 Views 50 Comments

The security guard, according to the woman, forcibly removed the baby from her breast.

Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink
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Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink

Jul 7th 2015, 7:52 AM 15,903 Views 52 Comments

That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.

This mum is going viral after sharing a picture of her post-baby belly
# Mombod
# Mombod

This mum is going viral after sharing a picture of her post-baby belly

Jun 25th 2015, 8:06 AM 7,308 Views 11 Comments

Kimberly Henderson says she wants to remind mothers that their bodies are beautiful.

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty
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Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Apr 25th 2015, 10:00 PM 69,507 Views 82 Comments

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?
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The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?

Mar 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 5,171 Views 52 Comments

Unmarried fathers in Ireland need greater clarity when it comes to their rights

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