The Coombe: The unemployed and homemakers are less likely to plan pregnancy and take folic acid,  researchers from UCD and the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital find. Photograph: Alan Betson

Women in paid employment have better outcomes in pregnancy and improved lifestyle behaviours during it compared to homemakers, major new Irish researc(...)

Nora Vallejo, a midwife, standing outside the red zone, in which women with Covid-19 are cared for.

Nora Vallejo has been a midwife for almost 27 years, but she said working during the coronavirus pandemic can sometimes feel like going “against all o(...)

Martin Higgins (32) from Galway for integrated medicine and Deirdre Gill (40) from Roscommon attending the nursing jobs fair in London. Photograph: Ellen O’Riordan

The number of UK-based Irish nurses looking to return to Ireland to work within the HSE has seen a “sharp rise” according to organisers of a Nursing &(...)

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(...)

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