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 (...)

Dr Sam Coulter Smyth: the master of the Rotunda Hospital insisted a degree of political will must come into the frame, “someone who can actually make things happen”.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital has said he is concerned about the extent to which the Health and Information and Quality Authority report into t(...)

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(...)

Aja Teehan says she and her husband Charles Brand have reviewed all the medical evidence and she now believes it would be safe to have a home birth

The clock is ticking for expectant mother Aja Teehan as she seeks to overturn restrictions imposed by the HSE on women who want to have a home birth. (...)