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Dáil told it seemed “more important for a father to be able to wet his baby’s head rather than to see his baby’s head”. Photograph: iStock

No Covid-19 maternal deaths in Ireland and a low rate of the virus among pregnant women signals that current visitor restrictions in hospitals are wor(...)

NMH Master Shane Higgins said his staff would ’be the first to acknowledge how difficult this has been for couples and mothers having to be on their own for ante-natal visits and scans’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Restrictions put in place in the largest maternity hospital in the State, to protect against Covid-19, may be eased this week its master has said. P(...)

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(...)

The National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street: It has been trying to find a new home for decades. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The row over the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital to a site owned by a religious order was the biggest story in Irish health this century, (...)

Fears are growing within the NMH that the Government could withdraw its support from its move to St Vincent’s. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The head of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has warned its planned move to St Vincent’s hospital could be derailed by the “distraction” of (...)

The consultants  said they were ‘hugely excited’ at the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street to Elm Park. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Seven leading medical consultants in Dublin have said were “entirely satisfied” their clinical independence at the new National Maternity Hospital on (...)

A stellar cast of Irish rugby players have lined out to make sure the midwives of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and healthcare workers across the State know the country is standing shoulder to shoulder with them . Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A stellar cast of Irish rugby players have lined out to make sure the midwives of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and healthcare workers across (...)

Kayleigh O’Sullivan and daughter Millie Rita Mcanaspie.

Ireland is one of the safest places in the world to have a baby, and according to staff in our maternity hospitals, that’s not about to change because(...)

Iwona Prusinska and her baby Sara, who was born a day shy of 24 weeks in the National Maternity Hospital in May.

Recent advances in maternal and foetal medicine have undoubtedly saved lives and improved the well-being of preterm babies and their families. The pr(...)

Dr Michael O’Connell will be the 32nd Master of the Coombe Hospital, which will celebrate its bi-centenary in 2026.

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has appointed Dr Michael O’Connell to be its next master. Dr O’Connell, a consultant obstetrician (...)

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