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Maternity Registration Form

Maternity Registration Form

Even if you've had a baby at the Coombe in the past, all maternity patients must fill in a Patient Registration Form. Please return the completed form to us in order to receive your first appointment. Click the word 'more' (below) to download a copy of the form.

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What to bring in your hospital bag

GYNAECOLOGY PATIENTS

Your outdoor clothing should be taken home after you have been admitted and brought back in when you are ready to be discharged. Space is very limited so you should only bring the minimum of items you need in your ward/room including:

  • Nightdresses/pyjamas
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Toiletries and tissues
  • Book or magazines

 

MATERNITY PATIENTS

You should divide up the following into two small pieces of luggage - a Labour bag, and a Post Delivery bag. Have your Labour bag ready to take with you when you think you are going into labour.

  • Maternity notes with birth plan
  • An old t-shirt/night shirt for labour
  • Wide opening nightshirt/pyjamas if breastfeeding
  • An old pair of socks for labour (your feet can get cold in labour)
  • Personal items: toiletries, tissues, lip balm
  • Wet wipes and handbag size alcohol gel dispenser for personal infection control
  • Birthing ball (if desired)
  • TENS machine (if desired)
  • Breast pads
  • Support bra/nursing bra if breastfeeding
  • Sanitary towel packs
  • Disposable/old knickers for after the birth
  • Dressing gown/spare nightwear
  • Snug fitting slippers with a slip resistant sole
  • Dark coloured towel/one for each day
  • Camera
  • Change for parking facilities/payphone
  • Light snacks, magazines, newspapers
  • Own pillow in coloured pillow case (if desired)
  • Hair ties/accessories
  • Comfortable clothes to go home in (which fit you at 26 weeks pregnant)
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Any relevant prescribed medication
  • Biro

For baby:

  • Long sleeved grows x 6
  • Vests x 6 (all baby clothes should be prewashed before packing)
  • Cardigan
  • Hat
  • Pre washed baby towel
  • Pack of nappies (newborn size)
  • Cotton wool balls/pack
  • Baby bibs x 6
  • Baby blanket x 2
  • Cot sheet x 2 (optional)
  • Car seat (to be brought in on the day you are going home)

Your outdoor clothing will need to be taken home by your partner/next of kin after you have been admitted, as there isn't enough space to store these items. Valuables should also be taken home. If you happen to lose, or mislay any property in the hospital, you should ensure that your home contents cover is sufficient to recoup the loss, as the hospital insurer will not cover any of your losses.

Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital
Cork St.
Dublin 8.

Tel: +353-1-408 5200
Fax: +353-1-453 6033
email: info@coombe.ie

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