The study is a meta-analysis of 25 previously published papers on the links between Caesarean sections and conditions such as autism and ADHD. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Delivery by Caesarean section is associated with an increased risk of autism in childhood, according to a study by Irish researchers.Children born b(...)

Prof Louise Kenny: “Having a test like this will enable us to tell a mother at an early stage that she can go home and relax and enjoy her pregnancy and to help the small number who are at risk of pre-eclampsia.”

Work being carried out at the Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research (Infant) in Cork could result in the world’s first ac(...)

Pre-eclampsia is the current leading cause of maternal death in Europe.  Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

A major Irish-led research programme that aims to revolutionise maternal and foetal healthcare through a significantly more personalised treatment app(...)

Ireland’s first centre for perinatal research into complications for pregnant women and newborn babies has opened at Cork University Hospital. The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (Infant) has received €13.6 million in funding from the State and industry.

Ireland’s first centre for perinatal research into complications for pregnant women and newborn babies has opened at Cork University Hospital. The Iri(...)

Eighty per cent of the 1,774 women recruited to the Irish part of the study had consumed some alcohol in the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.

A high level of alcohol consumption in pregnancy has been reported by an international birth study led by researchers in Cork who found Ireland had th(...)