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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.


Recovering from the birth

It's over! The long months of pregnancy, labour and delivery are over, and another very exciting part of life begins. After the thrill of the birth passes, it isn't unusual for you to feel worn out.

For the first hours after delivery, the nurses will check you for bleeding, fever, pain, blood pressure problems and other warning signs while you get to bond with your new baby. During this time, baby will also be evaluated.

Immediately after birth, baby will be weighed. In addition an identification band will be placed on your baby's wrist at this time. A security tag will also be placed on your baby's foot. You will then be transferred with your baby to a postnatal ward or room unless your baby requires special treatment in the Neonatal Centre.

Examining your Baby

Your baby will be examined and may require special supervision of feeds and monitoring of the blood sugar. Vitamin K is routinely given to all babies to reduce the risk of bleeding. Babies are born with low levels of Vitamin K and are prone to a bleeding disorder, which can be prevented by giving your baby Vitamin K after birth. Over the next couple of days baby may develop jaundice and this will be monitored, with blood tests if necessary. Before going home your baby will have a final examination and assessment

All babies over 72 hours will have blood taken by heel prick for screening for metabolic disorders. This blood is taken onto a special card known as a PKU card.

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

Tel: +353-1-408 5200
Fax: +353-1-453 6033

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