Krysia Lynch

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

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(...)

Mother Sinéad Ward and baby Ríona Roche in the Neonatal ICU at the Coombe Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Some 86 per cent of all healthy, term babies born in Irish hospitals now receive skin-to-skin care after delivery, according to latest figures from th(...)

Six months after the HSE’s breastfeeding implementation group drafted a Staff Breastfeeding in the Workplace policy, the document has yet to be implemented. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has been accused of setting an “abysmal example” in its efforts to encourage Irish women to breastfeed because it h(...)

Midwife Philomena Canning has asked that her case be expedited so that her lawyers fees can be settled, so that she can be compensated for damage to her practice, her livelihood and her good name. Photograph: Courtesy of AIMSI

Supporters of a terminally-ill midwife have called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to intervene and ensure that her case with the HSE is se(...)

Self-care in early motherhood comes in many forms, ranging from doing small things for yourself to seeking support of family and friends to asking for help from health professionals.

Sarah Ryan learned the hard way about the importance of self-care for mental health as a new mother. It was only on her second pregnancy that she was(...)

Krysia Lynch is chairwoman of the Association for Improvement in Maternity Services, a voluntary group that provides pregnant women with information, support and advocacy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Originally from London, Krysia Lynch worked as a lecturer for 10 years in the department of environmental sciences and geography in Trinity College Du(...)

Stephanie Pakenham says her hospital consultant brought up the rights of the foetus when she asked whether she had a right to refuse an intervention.

Adelaide Doran was heavily pregnant with her first child when she went to hospital for a routine appointment. During the visit, she says she was advis(...)

Former master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Peter Boylan said the thanks of the State should go to the Sisters of Charity for their “brave decision” and to the Minister for Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The former master of the National Maternity Hospital Peter Boylan has said he feels personally vindicated by the decision of the Religious Sisters of (...)

“For some reason, 21st-century women who are happy to stand up for their rights in the boardroom are still taking childbirth lying down.”

Twenty-one years ago this month, my birth plan went horribly wrong. Expecting my first child, I had read voraciously about labour and childbirth and d(...)

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