Rosemary MacCabe

Rosemary Mac Cabe: failure as a parent is a new type of failure
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Failing as a parent is a new kind of failure

Failing as a parent is a new kind of failure. In the first 6 months of a new…

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Rosemary Mac Cabe and her baby
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‘Being able to breastfeed felt like a compensation for his C-section delivery’

Rosemary’s breastfeeding ‘journey’ starts off well and feels, in a way, like a compensation for having a C-section…

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Rosemary MacCabe and the fourth trimester
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Fourth trimester truths: no swaddling, no sleeping, constipation (mine) and abject terror

'There is something bizarre about cutting a woman open, handing her a baby…and sending her home,' thinks Rosemary…

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Rosemary Mac Cabe and her baby: Her birth plan did not go to plan
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Rosemary Mac Cabe: ‘I felt as if I failed my baby at the very first hurdle – I couldn’t even bring him into the world right’

In the early days of her pregnancy, Rosemary Mac Cabe wrote a birth plan. It’s safe to say…

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Rosemary MacCabe: Here’s what I know about pregnancy, 9 months in: Absolutely nothing

With an arrival day in sight, Rosemary MacCabe had expected all her reading and accumulated knowledge would have…

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pregnancy diary
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Rosemary Mac Cabe: ‘Months eight and nine have been completely taken up with two distinct emotions: panic and rage’

In the final months of her pregnancy diary, Rosemary Mac Cabe expected to be taking slow but leisurely…

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Rosemary MacCabe: ‘I just kept thinking, what if we don’t buy it – and something happens my baby?’

I remember, in the days after my sister gave birth to her third child, Chance – who is…

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Rosemary MacCabe: ‘Not enough people talk about how frightening and isolating pregnancy can be’

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Rosemary MacCabe: ‘I thought I’d accepted my body – then I got pregnant’

Rosemary MacCabe's changing pregnant body led her to realise that she was not as comfortable in her skin…

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Rosemary MacCabe pregnancy
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Rosemary MacCabe: The weird pregnancy symptoms that people don’t tell you about

In her pregnancy diary, Rosemary MacCabe discusses the symptoms and general body weirdness that would have been useful…

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Rosemary MacCabe: ‘Are you kidding?’ he asked, eyebrows raised. ‘No,’ I said, firmly. ‘It says I’m pregnant’

In her first pregnancy column with IMAGE.ie, Rosemary MacCabe writes about finding out she was pregnant when she…

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