Students watch a live Caesarean section in the Robert Adams Theatre, Beaumont Hospital via video link from the Rotunda Hospital, as part of the MiniMed School programme for transition years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:26

“We’re putting a retractor in which is holding the bladder down out of the way. This is the uterus here.”Those were the words of Prof Fergal Malone, h(...)

Prof Fergal Malone, chairman of the RCSI department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin.

Advances in pregnancy screening mean a woman can now find out as early as nine or 10 weeks into her pregnancy, with more than 99 per cent certainty, w(...)

 Researchers, Ms Fiona Cody and Dr Julia Unterscheider who are involved in Health Research Board-funded study which is transforming care for growth restricted babies in the womb. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

When Gráinne Foley from Midleton, Co Cork, went for a scan in April, 2012, just over 28 weeks into her second pregnancy, she did not get the ne(...)

Prof Fergal Malone: he said distinguishing between “normally small” foetuses and at-risk babies was a common and complex problem in maternity care

New guidelines which will help doctors distinguish between foetuses with a potentially fatal growth restricti(...)