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Read an extract from Kevin Barry’s new title, The Heart in Winter
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The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing
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Fourth trimester truths: no swaddling, no sleeping, constipation (mine) and abject terror


by Rosemary MacCabe
07th Feb 2022

'There is something bizarre about cutting a woman open, handing her a baby…and sending her home,' thinks Rosemary MacCabe as she brings home her newborn. It's time to introduce him to their rescue pitbull-cross, listen to her husband's helpful suggestions and manage a baby who doesn't want to be put down.

We come home on a Friday, my baby and I. He falls asleep as soon as we buckle him into the car seat. What a good baby, I think, as if five-day-old babies can be good or bad. He is an amoeba, and yet, I think he is a good baby. He is my good baby. I have been in the hospital for four nights, ever since the failed Monday-night induction that led to a...

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