Mairead Heffron

Self-pleasure: the power is in your hands
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Your self-pleasure (and all the benefits) is in your hands

For most of us, sex education didn't mention masturbation as though it was the gateway drug to a…

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Becoming a mother in your 40s
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Let’s not shame women who want to have a baby in their 40s, for ‘geriatric’ pregnancies, for choosing to wait

Mairead Heffron: 'I was well into the category of older mother when I had my boys. Once it…

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homebirth
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The demand for homebirth is increasing – meet the women choosing to do it alone

In early labour with her second baby, playing down the surges she was feeling, Lisa attended the hospital…

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momfluencers
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Social media and motherhood: ‘Depending on the internet rabbit hole, I am not earth mother enough, not city-cool-mother enough. Not mama enough. Not enough.’

Comparison is the thief of joy, particularly when it comes to the momfluencers that splash across our feeds.…

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The secret rage of motherhood: ‘I never imagined that my child could be both the trigger and target of my anger’

In this powerful essay, Mairead Heffron talks about the taboo of anger fuelled by lack of sleep, the…

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