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 (...)

The HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar recommended the development of a National Maternity Strategy. It took the deaths of Sally Rowlet(...)

National Maternity Hospital: asked court to devise formula to assist in calculating how much a defendant should contribute towards accommodation costs of the catastrophically injured. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has been asked to decide how much the National Maternity Hospital must pay towards the €1.16 million cost of a new home for a girl (...)

The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Significant failings in the care given to a vulnerable young woman during her labour in Portlaoise hospital and after her baby’s death are identified (...)

Kieran Patrick Gibbons  who was delivered at 11 seconds past midnight and is one of the first babies born in 2016. Photograph: Facebook

The first Irish baby of 2016 made his appearance at 11 seconds past midnight at University Maternity Hospital in Limerick. Baby Kieran Patrick Gibbon(...)

The meetings will be with an external obstetrician, midwife and, where necessary, paediatrician. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Almost 100 women who have concerns over the care they received in Irish maternity units when delivering their babies are being offered meetings with (...)

Sonia O’Sullivan running in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s very apt that the Dublin City Marathon should finish, as it does these days, outside the National Maternity Hospital. Both are synonymous with a (...)

Dr Marian Malone: at Great Ormond Street Hospital, she developed a special interest in dermatopathology and immunopathology and ran the multidisciplinary team meetings in both these disciplines.

Dr Marian Malone, who has died aged 62, was a consultant paediatric pathologist who made a very significant contribution to the treatment of cancer in(...)

Susanne Brodigan at home in Co Meath. Susanne had three ectopic pregnancies before she had her little girl, Joy. Photograph:   Ciara Wilkinson

For the first time three charities that provide support to parents who have lost a baby or a pregnancy are jointly hosting an evening of awareness (...)

An examiner is not required to provide commercially sensitive information to bona fide potential investor. In re Ladbrokes (Irl) Ltd IEHC 381 (High C(...)