Difficulties & Concerns

Miscarriage is extremely hard to cope with, being alone and pregnant can be scary; and not feeling yourself after having a baby is isolating, look up our expert advice for any pregnancy worries you may be having and if you can’t find the answer, ask our expert for advice.

 

Latest Difficulties & Concerns Posts

5 things to know if you have a miscarriage

Approximately one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage in Ireland according to the Miscarriage Association of Ireland. This is the spontaneous loss of a baby and is most like to happen in the early stages of pregnancy before 24 weeks, as a baby may be mature enough to survive outside of the womb after the 24th […]

3 questions answered about multiple births

Multiple births are rarely planned, but they are a reality! The splitting of a single zygote or fertilised egg causes monozygotic, or identical twins. Identical twins may share a placenta but will normally have their own amniotic sac. Conjoined twins occur when identical twins fail to separate. Non-identical twins, or fraternal twins, are more common […]

5 things you need to know about miscarriage

The figures Approximately one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage in Ireland according to the Miscarriage Association of Ireland. This is the spontaneous loss of a baby and is most like to happen in the early stages of pregnancy before 24 weeks, as a baby may be mature enough to survive outside of the womb […]

The truth about Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Kate Middleton’s pregnancies

Once again the world is awash with news that another baby is to join the royal nursery. And once again Kate Middleton endures severe morning sickness, aka hyperemesis gravidarum before she could be out and about again. But what exactly is hyperemesis gravidarum and how does it affect your body during pregnancy? Acute morning sickness About […]

Women who are obese more likely to deliver preterm

The study which researched over 38,000 women over the course of four years, from 2009 to 2013, showed that obese women had an increased risk of delivering their babies before term. The Study The study was led by Professor Michael Turner from the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction at Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital. […]

What does this common pregnancy dream really mean?

During pregnancy, our daily life is turned on its head as we prepare to bring a baby into the world. Any dramatic change, even a good one, can come with an influx of issues that our minds need to sort and resolve during our sleeping hours. If you add in a heaping dose of hormones into this […]

Irish mothers of premature babies to receive extended maternity leave

The Irish Government has announced this week that mothers of premature babies will be receiving extended maternity leave. The decision will affect about 4500 mothers in Ireland. The initiative originally put forward by the Green Party will see mothers supported for the weeks their babies are premature, and not simply from their due date. Originally, maternity leave […]

Jennifer Zamparelli launches Pregnacare’s ‘Keeping Mum’

RTÉ star Jennifer Zamparelli (of Bridget & Eamon and Republic of Telly fame) is pictured at the launch of Pregnacare’s ‘Keeping Mum’ campaign which aims to lift the lid on what really goes on in the first trimester of pregnancy when mums often don’t feel at their best but don’t feel they can share their […]

Tips for Dad While Mum is in Labour

While in the past the paternal figure was banished to the hospital hallways, they are now, thankfully, asserting their right to be present for the birth of their child. Yet, this unknown territory can be uncertain ground for a new dad who wants to be a help, rather than a hindrance. That’s why we’ve compiled […]

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