Niamh Healy

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The rate of Caesarean sections and inductions are increasing for first-time mothers, a guide to national maternity services has confirmed. Stark diff(...)

For many women, the idea of a baby growing inside them is deeply unsettling. Photograph: iStockphoto

Tocophobia, an extreme fear of childbirth, is surprisingly common and is estimated to affect one in 10 women. It was first identified by Dr Kristina (...)

Niamh Healy: ‘It’s a privilege to show parents-to-be just how much they can influence the birth of their babies by changing how they think.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I have been working as an antenatal teacher for 10 years and try to confine my working day to during school hours. So I start work as soon as my young(...)

Rachel Lane (left) with her daughter, Juliet (2), and Marie Dunne, organisers of the Babytalk Festival, to be held at the O’Reilly Hall, UCD. Photograph: Eric Luke

Over-thinking every step of the parenthood journey – from trying to conceive to raising the child – is hard to avoid when you are deluged with well-me(...)