The study involved 73,000 women who had a single pregnancy at the Coombe and 2,000 who had multiple births. Photograph: iStock

Women who go private to have their baby are almost three times more likely than public patients to have an elective Caesarean section, according to a (...)

“Winter is coming . . . ” The Rotunda hospital’s director of midwifery and nursing, Fiona Hanrahan, evokes a Game of Thrones mantra to convey the sen(...)

Allergy tests will be performed at one year and two years old to detect if they have developed markers of allergic conditions.  Photograph: iStock

Irish researchers will examine if coronavirus restrictions result in an increase in allergies among babies born since March, due to reduced exposure t(...)

Prof Roy Philip, neonatologist at University Maternity Hospital Limerick, cites a dramatic drop in very low-weight babies being born at the hospital.  Photograph: Alan Place

Mandy Daly still wonders if she hadn’t got on to a plane, would she have not gone into premature labour and her daughter not had to cope with the comp(...)

Anxiety in pregnant woman has increased due to Covid-19 , a study by the Coombe hospital, Dublin indicates. In all 71 women in their second and third(...)

The great vindictiveness of the virus is that it robs us of the rituals of grieving: no wakes, no big funeral Masses or secular celebrations. Photograph: iStock

My grandfather died of an infectious disease, tuberculosis, in 1932 when he was in his early 30s. My mother’s little sister Frances died in 1939 when (...)

Prof Michael O’Connell is the new master at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital on Cork Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plans to move the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital in Dublin to a site by the new national children’s hospital at St James’s are unlikel(...)

Abortion was legalised in Ireland on January 1st this year followed a referendum that replaced the Eighth  Amendment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dr Aoife Mullally, an obstetrician at the Coombe hospital in Dublin, has been appointed HSE clinical lead for abortion, a year after the service was i(...)

Karen McEvoy died of suspected sepsis at Naas General Hospital on December 25th, 2018.

There was a “heavy onus” on the master of the Coombe maternity hospital, Dublin, to ensure all information relating to the death of a young mother a w(...)

Karen McEvoy died of suspected sepsis at Naas General Hospital on December 25th last.

HSE protocols drawn up following the death of Savita Halappanavar should be studied by legal representatives in advance of an inquest into the death o(...)

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