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

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 […]

All you need to know about hiring a doula

Numerous celebs have recently endorsed hiring a doula and have been delighted with the results. Indeed, in a recent Irish publication it was found that mothers who hired a doula had a better outcome in birth than mothers who didn’t. It also showed specifically that having a doula can reduce caesarean rates and length of […]

All you need to know about perineal tearing

Perineal tearing sounds like a scary term, especially for mums coming closer to their due date. But before we jump to conclusions it’s important we get the facts. Here’s what we know about perineal tearing. What is it? A perineal tear is a tear of the tissue between the vagina and the anus, occurring when […]

This little bracelet could help you conceive

What is the Ava bracelet? The Ava bracelet is a new clinically proven method of tracking your body to improve your fertility and chances of conceiving. Worn at night, sensors in the bracelet collect data that track physiological patterns linked to fertility. These patterns are fed into an algorithm to detect your fertile window, physiological […]

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