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14 new Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in Donegal 10 months ago

14 new Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in Donegal

Support for new mums in Donegal is set to get a boost as 14 new Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in the region this week.

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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Arriving at Baby Brain station 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Arriving at Baby Brain station

By  •  Mammy

You are now approaching Baby Brain Station

Imagine a train network. (Yeah I know that this is an alien concept to us up here in Donegal, but hey!)

Your brain …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – So What Age is Best? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – So What Age is Best?

By  •  Mammy

The recent pregnancy announcement of one of the pretty Princess People in London has caused quite a stir, not only because everyone loves a royal Baby as much as a …
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Breastfeeding Class to be held in Stranorlar 2 years ago

Breastfeeding Class to be held in Stranorlar

By  •  Mammy

All pregnant woman and their partners are invited to attend a HSE Breastfeeding Preparation Class in Stranorlar next week. 

The event will be run by Public Health Nurses to give parents practical …
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Baby joy as Ciara Doherty announces pregnancy 2 years ago

Baby joy as Ciara Doherty announces pregnancy

By  •  Life

The Letterkenny native made the announcement live on air during yesterday’s Ireland AM show on TV3.

Ciara said she and her husband Richard Stearn were ‘thrilled’ and feeling ‘incredibly lucky’ to …
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How Anne helps women take the fear out of childbirth 2 years ago

How Anne helps women take the fear out of childbirth

By  •  Mammy

Being pregnant with your first child can feel overwhelming – so much information, so many physical changes going on, so many things to think about! I remember swaying from being …
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‘I could not bear the thought of leaving my children to cope without me’ 2 years ago

‘I could not bear the thought of leaving my children to cope without me’

For many years, Trish Hegarty’s worst fear was facing pregnancy and cancer together.

She had come through a breast cancer battle with two young children, but the worry that …
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Events: Mammies, babies and wellness on Baby Bump Day 2 years ago

Events: Mammies, babies and wellness on Baby Bump Day

Saturday’s Baby Bump Painting Event at New Beginnings was a wonderful afternoon for local mums and mums-to-be to celebrate themselves and their next big step in life. 

There was a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Too posh to push? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Too posh to push?

By  •  Mammy

Hi Mammies

It’s Cesarian Section Awareness Month and so I thought I’d reshare this one with you all.

I suppose like EVERYTHING we Mammies have to go through, we all …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – How soon is too soon? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – How soon is too soon?

By  •  Mammy

“Don’t tell anyone until you’re past the 12 weeks”

This statement has begun to bother me.  Of course, there are many reasons for such traditional views as these.  It’s a …
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‘I’m very sorry Nicola, we can’t do that, not in Ireland’ 2 years ago

‘I’m very sorry Nicola, we can’t do that, not in Ireland’

By  •  News

Nicola Cavanagh’s second pregnancy turned into an unimaginable nightmare after her first scan.

The Inishowen woman and her husband were heartbroken when doctors told them that their baby was not …
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Baby Bump day invites mums to paint a picture of Maternal Mental Health 2 years ago

Baby Bump day invites mums to paint a picture of Maternal Mental Health

A team of local women have organised a fun, thoughtful and creative gathering of local mothers this May 5th in Letterkenny. The event is free, while all donations on the …
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Baby joy for Kathryn Thomas 2 years ago

Baby joy for Kathryn Thomas

By  •  Mammy

The 39-year-old presenter’s new arrival came a week early, with both mum and baby doing very well.

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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Positive Childbirth Stories? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Positive Childbirth Stories?

By  •  Mammy

I had a conversation last week with my friend who had her first baby at Christmas. He’s gorgeous and while he slept snuggled on top of me, I had to …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Universal Symbol that isn’t working 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Universal Symbol that isn’t working

By  •  Mammy

I wrote this 3 years ago.

Unfortunately, it seems to be an issue that is never going to go away.

“Symbols are simple. The reason we use symbols is to …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You are enough Mammy 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You are enough Mammy

By  •  Mammy

Mammies.

No matter what kind of day you are having right now, remember that You ARE enough.

You have bad days.  You have bad mornings. You have a short temper. …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Bump-shaming 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Bump-shaming

By  •  Mammy

Yes.  I’m saying it.

Stop body-shaming bumps. Body Shaming happens to all women, of all ages, of all shapes and sizes, all the time…EVEN, believe it or not, during Pregnancy. …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Things people say to Pregnant Mammies 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Things people say to Pregnant Mammies

By  •  Mammy

Rational thinking goes out the window the second a pregnancy test indicates a positive result.  

Logic goes with it.

They are replaced by panic and worry and fear.


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The New Year’s decision that saved Olivia Bradley 3 years ago

The New Year’s decision that saved Olivia Bradley

By  •  Life

Olivia, a Donegal woman from the Crossroads, has just completed a jog from Dublin to Donegal. She made this 16-day journey to mark one of the toughest roads she has …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Another to-do list for first time Mammies 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Another to-do list for first time Mammies

By  •  Mammy

You’re expecting your first little minion.  Congratulations lovely.

I hope you’re feeling great and that Bump is behaving.  I’m sure that no matter how far on you are right now, …
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I am Section Mum 3 years ago

I am Section Mum

By  •  Mammy

Magazine and Slabberloid Headlines last week were announcing the arrival of a Baby boy for Cheryl and Liam.  How lovely.

The “news” was quick to inform us that Cheryl had …
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Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage 3 years ago

Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage

By  •  Life

Buncrana woman Jade Doherty has set up a blog called The Farmers Wife to chronicle her move from town life to rural pastures.

The 31-year-old mum, her husband Gavin, and …
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The world’s best reactions to Beyonce’s pregnancy 3 years ago

The world’s best reactions to Beyonce’s pregnancy

By  •  News

The superstar shared a true-to-Bey super stylish photo in her underwear on Instagram to share the news.

The photo became the most liked ever on Instagram, beating Selena Gomez’ most …
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A comforting community to get through PND 3 years ago

A comforting community to get through PND

Jennifer experienced PND after the birth of her first child. Her little girl is now three years old and Jennifer is doing all she can to help other mothers who …
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Chiq Maternity prizewinner revealed! 3 years ago

Chiq Maternity prizewinner revealed!

By  •  News

The maternity fashion store were giving away a wonderful prize for blooming bumps: a pair of Peggy Stretch Denim Maternity Jeans (Worth €69) and a beautiful Maternity Bola Necklace. The …
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Midwifery clinics return to West Donegal 3 years ago

Midwifery clinics return to West Donegal

Ante-Natal Services will recommence at Dungloe Community Hospital today, two years after they were suspended at the facility.

This development comes after months of uncertainty surrounding the future of maternity services at …
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Adding style and sexiness to baby bumps 3 years ago

Adding style and sexiness to baby bumps

The St Johnston-based online store – Chiq Maternity – started last year and ever since then they have spent their days making sure fashion and the female body compliment each …
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