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One in four babies born by C-section at Mayo General

More than one-in-four babies are born by Caesarean section at Mayo General Hospital, according to new figures released this week.

Sexual and drug offences on the rise in Westmeath

There has been an increase in the number of recorded sexual offences, drugs offences, and burglaries in Westmeath over the past year, according to the latest Garda crime statistics.

Women who receive midwife care throughout their pregnancy and birth have better outcomes

Maternity care that involves a midwife as the main care provider leads to better outcomes for most women, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library.

138 Galwegians travelled to UK for abortions last year

Almost 140 Galway women travelled to Britain last year to have an abortion, according to statistics published by the British Department of Health.

Boost your fertility with acupuncture

There are many reasons why couples have difficulty conceiving – irregular menstruation, hormone imbalance, cold uterus, low sperm count to name a few. Whatever the reason infertility can be a major cause of stress and hopelessness in otherwise healthy couples.

I am a mother because two mothers chose life

On Tuesday evening the Dail voted at second stage on the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill (2013). As expected four of our Fine Gael TDs (Peter Matthews, Brian Walsh, Billy Timmins and Terence Flanagan) very courageously voted against the Bill. Next week, I, too will vote against the abortion bill. More FG colleagues are expected to follow in the coming days.

Mayo mothers asked to share their birth stories and photos

Irish voluntary organisation, AIMS Ireland has launched an innovative public information campaign for women having babies in Ireland . The campaign, called 42 weeks, aims to inform and support women and their partners so that they can put decisions about their maternity care firmly in their hands, to ensure that they make the right choices, and have the best possible birth outcomes, for their babies and themselves.

Why I cannot support the Government’s Abortion Bill

Few pieces of legislation in the history of Dáil Éireann have been the subject of more polarising and divisive debate than the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

Abortion- a legislator's duty is to consider the evidence’

The recent Oireachtas health hearings on abortion, held in January 2013, shed a lot of light on the question of whether abortion is needed to protect women’s health in Ireland.

New technology boosts success at local fertility clinic

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A Galway fertility clinic is the first in the country to invest in new technology which boasts impressive results - pregnancy rates have increased by 20 per cent.


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