Getting up to pee during the night could be ruining your relationship new research has found. Almost one in five people who have to visit the toilet a(...)

Ideally, all prospective parents should seek professional health screening at least six months prior to a planned pregnancy.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Preconception care is where it’s at today for men and women wanting to have a healthy baby. What’s more, the nutritional status of a mother can have l(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene during the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An obstetrician accused of poor professional performance should have stopped carrying out hysterectomies if there were repeated complications, a Medic(...)

The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street,  Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Planning for the €150 million development of a new maternity hospital on the campus of St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin has resumed after being put on (...)

Claire Lalor, from Swords, leaving the High Court in Dublin after her action for damages.  Photograph: Collins

A young woman has been awarded almost €140,000 damages for injuries and trauma resulting from a vaginal swab being left inside her and remaining undet(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The release yesterday of the first report by the Health Service Executive on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act was a deliberately low-key af(...)

The publication of a review commissioned by the Health Service Executive, following concerns raised by women in the aftermath of revelations about bab(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Childbirth is increasingly framed in a “consumer context” full of expectations that cannot be met, according to the head of the State’s biggest matern(...)

The Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. A review which looked at case notes of 28 births about which concerns have been raised, many in Portlaoise, has been published.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

Women who suffer adverse events in Irish maternity units should be provided with the results of a review into their case within two months, a new repo(...)

Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21). 2:41

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)