# pregnancy - Yesterday’s News
Each of my miscarriages were different experiences, but they’ve all had a lasting affect on my life, writes an anonymous contributor.
Researchers said the findings suggest that metals and other pollutants should be regularly measured in the blood of pregnant women.
# pregnancy - Thursday 13 June, 2013
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said all organisations, including the Catholic Church, has a right to voice their opinion on the abortion issue.
# pregnancy - Wednesday 12 June, 2013
A study of Irish women over a 12-year period also showed that older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section.
# pregnancy - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
Lower household income, smoking and lower levels of breastfeeding are all contributory factors.
# pregnancy - Saturday 8 June, 2013
Whatever you might think of Kim Kardsahian and her ilk, the unhealthy focus on women’s bodies and ‘fat-shaming’ tendencies of the celebrity-obsessed media is dangerous to society as a whole, writes Aoife O’Connor.
# pregnancy - Thursday 6 June, 2013
The guidance from a group of obstetricians and gynaecologists in the UK has been widely criticised.
# pregnancy - Sunday 2 June, 2013
A 22-year-old critically ill pregnant woman, whose foetus has been given no chance of surviving, has been denied an abortion after judges rejected her lawyers’ appeal that the pregnancy was life-threatening.
Alexandra Kinova was told she was having twins…but it was actually quintuplets.
# pregnancy - Saturday 1 June, 2013
One in three Irish people watched the Royal Wedding in 2011 and now the world is waiting with bated breath to see if the heir to the British throne will be a boy or a girl, but why do we care, asks Aoife O’Connor.
Pat Rabbitte has become the first cabinet minister to openly support allowing abortion where there is no prospect of survival.
# pregnancy - Thursday 30 May, 2013
Micheál Martin tells TheJournal.ie that a committee is to examine whether other matters merit a conscience vote.
The party could not reach a unified position on the legislation, so members will be allowed to vote without party instruction.
# pregnancy - Tuesday 28 May, 2013
The truth is strong within her.
The rise in the number of Irish women having Caesarean sections is not a result of women being “too posh to push” – there’s a hidden story that also impacts women’s choices around childbirth: pelvic floor dysfunction.
# pregnancy - Monday 27 May, 2013
Studies at the time suggested prenatal drug use caused irreversible brain damage and predicted dire futures for the babies.
# pregnancy - Saturday 25 May, 2013
Colm Keaveney TD explains that if the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 is initiated in the Dáil reflecting the contents and detail of the Heads of Bill that were recently discussed before the Joint Committee on Health, he will be unable to support it.
# pregnancy - Thursday 23 May, 2013
The ‘time-lapse’ technology can pinpoint the abnormalities in human embryos that cause IVF failure or miscarriage and raises live birth rates by 56 per cent.
# pregnancy - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.
Even mild or moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy could have a “significant” affect on the cognitive development of a child, according to new research.
# pregnancy - Tuesday 21 May, 2013
Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.
# pregnancy - Wednesday 15 May, 2013
A doctor and some electrodes help them face the harsh reality.
# pregnancy - Monday 6 May, 2013
Fine Gael’s chairman says backbenchers will have the chance to amend the bill – but only, a Labour TD says, to improve medical practice.
# pregnancy - Thursday 2 May, 2013
Fine Gael’s weekly parliamentary party meeting saw over five hours of intense discussion on the draft abortion bill.
# pregnancy - Wednesday 1 May, 2013
It’s not often that Clare Daly and Youth Defence are in agreement…
Whether they are doctors or legislators, “conscience objection doesn’t absolve people from responsibility.”
The bill was published last night after much discussion – are you happy with the terms laid out in the bill?
“It will cover existing constitutional rights only… it will not create any new rights,” the Taoiseach said.
# pregnancy - Monday 29 April, 2013
Brian Walsh says the Oireachtas hearings found abortion cannot treat suicidal ideation – and won’t allow it be included.
# pregnancy - Wednesday 24 April, 2013
Enda Kenny says he would like the laws enacted before the Dáil’s summer break, but he cannot guarantee it.
# pregnancy - Monday 22 April, 2013
The Health Minister said that it the panel “was never going to be the case” and stressed that the heads of bill have not been finalised.
# pregnancy - Friday 19 April, 2013
Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl will introduce a bill which would formally give female TDs some time off if they fall pregnant.
# pregnancy - Friday 12 April, 2013
The woman was described as a “medical miracle” when she became the first in the world to have a successful womb transplant from a dead donor.
In a survey, almost 40 per cent said they used social media to announce their pregnancy and over 65 per cent spill the beans before 12 weeks.
# pregnancy - Wednesday 10 April, 2013
The recently completed HSE report into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar’s death has pointed to Ireland’s unworkable legal situation as a significant factor in her medical treatment, writes Clara Fischer.
# pregnancy - Friday 5 April, 2013
The judge ruled that current restrictions requiring teens to obtain a prescription were “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified”.
# pregnancy - Tuesday 26 March, 2013
There are no exceptions for rape, incest, the health of the mother or if she would lose the pregnancy anyway as a result of a fetal abnormality.
# pregnancy - Monday 18 March, 2013
Last summer, the Minister for Health endorsed home birth and said more women should be offered the choice of giving birth at home – but new HSE guidelines will have the opposite effect, Eva-Louise Goussot writes.
# pregnancy - Wednesday 13 March, 2013
There’s something in our eye. MMF.
# pregnancy - Monday 11 February, 2013
The Ipsos MRBI poll in the Irish Times also finds that only 37 per cent of people believe abortion should be permitted where a woman deems it to be in her best interests.