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HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'
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HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'

May 13th 2021, 5:05 PM 10,470 Views 1 Comment

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, however.

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted
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HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:58 PM 25,644 Views 30 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said today he is writing to all maternity units about partner restrictions.

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend
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Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend

Apr 20th 2021, 9:04 AM 39,271 Views 20 Comments

The figure was reported at last night’s NPHET briefing.

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
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Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken

Mar 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 120,449 Views 0 Comments

One father details the life-changing news he and his wife received in their 20-week scan, resulting in a trip to London and saying goodbye to Riley, their son.

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
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'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses

Mar 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 41,627 Views 49 Comments

The legislation is due to be reviewed this year.

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
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'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 29,221 Views 37 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.

'I ran a world record 12 weeks after she was born' - returning to elite sport after childbirth
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'I ran a world record 12 weeks after she was born' - returning to elite sport after childbirth

Jan 10th 2021, 10:00 AM 53,253 Views 14 Comments

The42 looks at how some of Ireland’s top athletes resumed their sporting career after having a baby.

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan
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Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan

Jan 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 20,934 Views 10 Comments

Some hospitals adapted their visiting restrictions for difficult situations such as pregnancy loss, stillbirth and unexpected complications.

'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 41,017 Views 35 Comments

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

Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces
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Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 10:05 PM 43,037 Views 63 Comments

The “very difficult decision” was made “due to the surge in community-acquired Covid-19 infections”.

People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination
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People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination

Dec 15th 2020, 6:36 PM 81,776 Views 18 Comments

Some studies should become available in early 2021 that may change the advice.

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
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Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,692 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant
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Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant

Dec 5th 2020, 12:34 PM 97,396 Views 104 Comments

The minister announced her pregnancy on social media this morning.

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

Sep 16th 2020, 2:21 PM 29,115 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,535 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 52,827 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 26,962 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Aug 12th 2020, 11:28 AM 22,589 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Aug 5th 2020, 7:12 AM 17,562 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Jul 14th 2020, 5:04 PM 22,447 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Jun 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 10,392 Views 19 Comments

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

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

May 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,078 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure
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HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure

Apr 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,562 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 57,168 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2020, 6:15 AM 35,909 Views 4 Comments

The National Maternity Hospital has published advice about the coronavirus.

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

Nov 20th 2019, 12:43 PM 27,289 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Oct 28th 2019, 3:37 PM 29,238 Views 24 Comments

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

'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 15,300 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Oct 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,139 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,548 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Aug 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 59,688 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:10 PM 27,049 Views 18 Comments

All six babies are healthy.

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

Jun 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 11,158 Views 44 Comments

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

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban
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Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

May 30th 2019, 8:41 AM 14,769 Views 191 Comments

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

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

May 18th 2019, 11:04 AM 45,159 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 20,101 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 PM 36,740 Views 9 Comments

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.

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

Feb 28th 2019, 6:38 PM 77,261 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Feb 27th 2019, 9:18 AM 35,214 Views 104 Comments

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

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

Feb 15th 2019, 2:59 PM 19,807 Views 0 Comments

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

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