The Coombe hospital has issued a statement saying its board had no role whatsoever in certifying a termination of pregnancy. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The pregnant woman who the Dáil heard was denied an abortion despite two consultants’ approval has said she will travel to England next week for a ter(...)

Professor Cecily Begley, Professor of Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), warned that the risks of mothers dying in childbirth will rise in Ireland unless the rate of caesarian births is brought down.

Expectant mothers are having induced births to have them “out of the way” so they can attend their other children’s First Communions, a conference on (...)

Health officials say all women who could become pregnant should make taking folic acid a daily habit, irrespective of whether they are planning a pregnancy or not. Photograph: iStock

Expectant mothers have long been advised to avoid particular foods for the duration of their pregnancy. And it is also widely known that taking certai(...)

The practice of sending smear tests to the US has been criticised in recent weeks as the CervicalCheck controversy came to light. Photograph: Getty Images.

A US-based laboratory has been paid more than €6.5 million over the past two years to analyse smear tests for CervicalCheck, the State’s cervical canc(...)

A baby died due to an ‘exceptionally rare’ tear in the umbilical cord that formed minutes before he was born, an inquest has heard.

A baby died due to an “exceptionally rare” tear in the umbilical cord that occurred minutes before he was born, an inquest has heard. Casey Lynch By(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: FGM is never ever justifiable.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has condemned comments made by a Muslim cleric in relation to female genital mutilation (FGM) as being “offensive(...)

Dr Cliona Ni Cheallaigh and Nurse Ann Marie Lawlee worked  on the pilot project in St James’s Hostital which was praised by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. Photograph: Anthony Edwards

Ireland’s homeless crisis is having an impact on acute care, but one pioneering consultant is ensuring that the most vulnerable patients in her care d(...)

Water baby Archie Murphy and some of other  children born in the  Coombe’s birthing pool.

It was May 2014 when Celene Murphy became the first woman to birth her baby in water at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital with midwife (...)

As this trimester begins the symptoms of early pregnancy decrease or disappear (though for some women nausea and vomiting continue).  After 14(...)

Your baby should double his weight in these last months. You will also be getting larger. But a lot of it is the weight of baby, amniotic fluid and(...)

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