If women’s anxieties are not identified and dealt with, they can get out of hand. They overthink things, with negative thoughts leading to low self-esteem, which increases the risk of post-natal depression. Photograph: Thinkstock

Physical changes during pregnancy and early motherhood are hard to ignore, from the swelling breasts and enlarging bump to the loosening of ligaments (...)

Aja Teehan and her husband, Charles Brand, outside the Four Courts in Dublin last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

A woman who lost her case against the Health Service Executive (HSE) to give birth at home says she will go abroad to have her baby next month. Aja Te(...)