MISCARRIAGE: When those two lines appear on a pregnancy test, your heart and stomach do a flip. A range of emotions surge through your body as you think "I'm pregnant". No matter what the circumstances, those two words dance around in your head. "I'm pregnant." Then the pregnancy ends and the word 'miscarriage' enters your vocabulary. Whether it's your first or your sixth, miscarriage brings pain every time. It's a period of loss, confusion, upset, and for some devastation. The bleeding
Whether you’re cleaning your clothes, your dishes or your floors; brushing your teeth or washing your hair; shaving your face or your legs; or putting a new nappy on your little one; you may not know it, but you’re probably using a product made by Procter
It seems nothing makes the Irish smile more than a bit of unexpected sunshine. The happiest family moment for the majority of Irish adults (72%) has been revealed as hot weather that takes us by surprise, according to a new survey from Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg
EDUCATION: Are you wondering if your child is the right age to start school? Our moms give their advice. In Ireland, most children start national school at the age of four or five. Legally, children can be enrolled from the age of four, however some
FUNDRAISING: What could be better than raising vital funds for life-saving equipment while you get fit and have fun? Temple Street Children's Hospital is launching their fundraising campaign for the annual 10km race in the hope that women from all over
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EDUCATION: The new Child and Family Agency, which launched in January as an amalgamation of several HSE family services, has published more than 2,500 pre-school inspection reports online for parents to review. "I am advising parents to access these
PARENTING: When you are presented with a newborn, is your instinct to cuddle and coo, or start speaking like you would to an adult? The RIE (pronounced 'wry') parenting technique involves treating your baby like you would an adult – that means no baby
NUTRITION: Being vegetarian brings with it many benefits – lots of fruit and vegetables and lots of fibre, a real plus towards the end of pregnancy. But are there some nutrients that vegetarians need to watch out for? Sarah Keogh takes a look at how to
FASHION: As your bump grows, you may find you are in need of some wardrobe additions – and this is a great opportunity to try out new styles, colours and looks to suit your changing shape. If this is your first go at buying maternity wear, read our top