Pregnancy is a normal physiological process and it is okay to be active throughout. Photograph: Thinkstock

If getting up from the sofa to go for a walk around the block involves a battle of willpower at the best of times, pregnancy may seem the perfect excu(...)

Fitness instructor Steph Sinnott: ‘Squats with a weight is fine as long as it’s not too heavy.’

There are misconceptions that cause women to worry that exercise will somehow endanger their pregnancies, says Prof Fergal Malone, chairman of the Roy(...)

Prof Fergal Malone, the new master of the Rotunda, says the maternity hospital’s current premises are no longer fit for purpose.

The new master of the Rotunda hospital has set down conditions for its planned move to a greenfield site at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown. Pro(...)

 The Rotunda: Prof Fergal Malone says the hospital wants to provide all available services for women diagnosed with a fatal foetal anomaly.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The legislation on abortion should be repealed to allow for the termination of pregnancies involving a fatal foetal abnormality, according to a leadi(...)

 Prof Fergal Malone: was the unanimous choice of the interview panel for the position from five shortlisted candidates, the Rotunda hospital board was told in April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The board of the Rotunda Hospital was briefed on the circumstances in which the incoming master was named in the Revenue Commissioners’ list of tax de(...)

Before the new technique was pioneered in Ireland the mortality rate was 90%. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 100 children’s lives have been saved while still in the womb through the use of groundbreaking surgery since 2006 at the Rotunda Hospital, n(...)

The Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: David Sleator

Officials in Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s department are working on proposals that could see the historic Rotunda Hospital move to a new locatio(...)

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

“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(...)