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Unusual Irish Baby Names That Are Making a Comeback

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Sophia McCarthy

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! You’ve got your scans booked, birth plan arranged and baby clothes ready to go. Now comes the tricky final decision: what are you going to name your baby?

Some people will have had a list of names ready since childhood for both boys and girls. Some will opt for traditional names after grandparents, or maybe the baby’s siblings have a few names in mind. For some parents, baby names can be an easy decision, and for others a full-blown family debate!

If you are considering naming your baby something […]

Hernias FAQ

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WHAT IS A HERNIA?

Your abdominal area (from your lower rib cage to your hip bones) is a super important collection of strongly-knit muscles that assist you in day-to-day activities, such as lifting, sitting yourself upright (or even having a bowel movement)! These layers of muscle and strong tissue also form a barrier of protection for your internal organs. You don’t need a six-pack to have a hard-working abdomen!

So what happens in your abdomen when you have a hernia? A hernia is an unpleasant gap in your abdominal wall that allows […]

International Men’s Health Week

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Sophia McCarthy

WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

International Men’s Health Week (MHW) runs from the 10th of June until Father’s Day on the 16th of June and is funded in Ireland by the Health Service Executive Health and Wellbeing and the Public Health Agency. MHW is celebrated in several European countries, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and a number of other places worldwide. 

MHW has been an annual event since 2005 and its main purposes are:

To bring more awareness of preventable health problems for men of all ages.
To support […]

Caffeine During Pregnancy

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Blog post by Sophia McCarthy

 

How Food and Drink Are Processed During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it’s important to ensure that you are maintaining the correct level of nutrients to support your growing baby. It is also a time to be more conscious of what stimulants you are consuming on a daily basis. If you love your morning cup of tea or coffee, or need a boost to get you through the afternoon, you may be wondering if its safe to consume the same amount of caffeine while pregnant […]

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