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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.


Bringing Baby Home

You and your baby could be discharged from hospital within 24 hours or up to the third day after birth the birth if you have had a normal delivery, or up to the fifth day if you have had a Caesarean section.

Before leaving the hospital you will be given a date for your baby to have a Guthrie test (metabolic screening) if this has not already been carried out. Your midwife or public health nurse may do this blood test or you may have to return to the hospital to have the test carried out.


If you are travelling by car from the hospital, please make sure your car has been fitted with a rearward-facing baby seat. Children under the age of three years may not travel in a car or goods vehicle (other than a taxi) unless restrained in a child car seat.

Rearward-facing child car seats must never be used in the front passenger seat of cars with an active airbag.

The Road Safety Authority has a useful guide with information on correctly fitting a child car seat. Look up their website on and check out the Leaflets and Booklets section, or click on the quicklink on this page.

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

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

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