From big to small, plant pots to upgrade your favourite leafy housemates
From big to small, plant pots to upgrade your favourite leafy housemates

Megan Burns

This beautiful Georgian residence is on the market for €775,000
This beautiful Georgian residence is on the market for €775,000

Sarah Finnan

Event: Join us for a fun nature hike with Nadia El Ferdaoussi
Event: Join us for a fun nature hike with Nadia El Ferdaoussi

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Ask the Doctor: ‘I’ve developed hay fever in adulthood, is it dangerous to rely on antihistamine tablets?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘I’ve developed hay fever in adulthood, is it dangerous to rely on...

Sarah Gill

Women in Sport: Freestyle mogul skier Claire Dooley
Women in Sport: Freestyle mogul skier Claire Dooley

Sarah Gill

School Meals Scheme: Ballymaloe sauces for some children, “beef of unknown origin” for others
School Meals Scheme: Ballymaloe sauces for some children, “beef of unknown origin” for others

Lizzie Gore-Grimes

New season Kardashians and a reality real-estate show – what to watch this week
New season Kardashians and a reality real-estate show – what to watch this week

Sarah Finnan

A narrow Victorian Dublin terrace has become a light-filled space connected to the outdoors
A narrow Victorian Dublin terrace has become a light-filled space connected to the outdoors

Megan Burns

Stylist Eoin Gavin on his favourite fashion finds
Stylist Eoin Gavin on his favourite fashion finds

Sarah Gill

‘My period cycle dominated my life, but then I started acupuncture’
‘My period cycle dominated my life, but then I started acupuncture’

Louise O Sullivan

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‘Sick, pregnant women are having to advocate for their medication’


by Amanda Cassidy
26th Jan 2023

The reimbursement scheme for Cariban (an eye-wateringly expensive miracle drug which treats severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy) comes with a catch which creates needless access inequalities and means some women are spending weeks hospitalised as a result. Hypermesis Ireland have called the system "cruel" and "illogical". We hear from the women who are suffering.

“My reality on near daily basis consists of severe vomiting so bad that I have ended up vomiting blood and wetting myself. It’s so bad it’s left me hospitalised.” Sabrina Hill is a Cork-based hair salon owner and influencer. When she was seven weeks into her second pregnancy she began feeling horrendous. “I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I was curled into the foetal position, I thought I would die I felt so...

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