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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards Pregnancy

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

From TheJournal.ie 'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals Pregnancy

'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools Schools

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services' Birth Place

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals Coronavirus

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

From TheJournal.ie Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds Pregnancy

Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds

“It is important to say that this work is at a very hypothetical stage,” Professor Christoph Lees said.

From TheJournal.ie Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests Placenta

Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests

Babies may be able to contract the coronavirus via the placenta, doctors in France say.

From TheJournal.ie 375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018 Health

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

From TheJournal.ie Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy Dismissal

Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure Front Line

HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure

The HSE had initially said that pregnant staff were safe to work with Covid-19 patients.

From TheJournal.ie Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis

From pregnancy to isolation, advice to staff has changed significantly since January.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant women who have Covid-19 advised to stay away from hospital unless they need urgent care Coronavirus

Pregnant women who have Covid-19 advised to stay away from hospital unless they need urgent care

The National Maternity Hospital has published advice about the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns Miss P

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother' Pregnancy

67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother'

Her baby girl is reportedly called Tianci, meaning “gift from heaven”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed' Newborns

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness' Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

From TheJournal.ie 'No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby' The Risks

'No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby'

The HSE said there was a lot of misleading information and confusion around alcohol and pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy' Maternity Leave

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

From TheJournal.ie Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital The Joy Of Six

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital

All six babies are healthy.

From TheJournal.ie My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December Support Line

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

From TheJournal.ie Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated' Holles Street

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'

An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy Unfair Dismissal

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me Opinion

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me

How can these drugs rid me of cancer, take away my hair, blast my immune system and still allow this little life inside me to grow unharmed? writes Mary Canavan.

From TheJournal.ie These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018 Is Ainm Dom

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018

Jack and Emily remain the most popular names for Irish babies.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?

Researchers say pregnant women who hide their smoking habit don’t get the level of monitoring they require.

From TheJournal.ie Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo? Opinion

Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo?

It is difficult going through a miscarriage with all the confused emotions that brings, without being censored too, writes Darragh Quinn.

From TheJournal.ie Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth Phoenix

Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth

The birth was reported by a local Phoenix news organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland Eighth Amendment

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.

From TheJournal.ie National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January Crisis Pregnancy

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.

From The42 WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019 Tennis

WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019

New rule change means women will now be allowed to wear leggings or compression shorts without a skirt, dress or shorts over them.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF First Lady This post contains videos

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops' Opinion

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'

The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes

From TheJournal.ie Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises CSO

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises

Teenage births have more than halved in a decade and the number of twins being born has increased significantly.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online Women's Health

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online

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

From TheJournal.ie Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so Folic Acid

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so

According to the HSE, folic acid is important because it can help the nervous system develop in the unborn.

'Kehlani's pregnancy announcement doesn't give you a free pass to be bi-phobic'

Keep your bad jokes to yourself.

From TheJournal.ie About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised Pregnancy

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised

“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”

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