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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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Midwifery led care

WHAT IS A MIDWIFE?

When you book to avail of maternity care in the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, your midwife will discuss the option of attending a midwives' clinic with you.

The word midwife means 'with woman'. Midwives care for women throughout pregnancy, childbirth and after the baby is born. Midwives in the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital view pregnancy and childbirth as a normal life event. However, they recognise and foresee problems and refer to a doctor as necessary.

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital Midwifery Service provides service users extended choices in maternity care. The service is responsible for providing comprehensive community-based maternity care for low risk women living in designated areas.

WHAT CARE CAN SHE PROVIDE?

  • Assisting women in making choices about pregnancy and childbirth
  • Providing 'woman centred' care, by working in partnership with women and their families
  • Encouraging and supporting breastfeeding
  • Caring for and assisting women through the unique and life changing experience of pregnancy and childbirth.

COMMUNITY MIDWIFE SERVICE

Demand for this service is increasing all the time, with new services being introduced in response to service user needs. Services currently available include:

  • Community based midwife managed antenatal clinics for Dublin 22, 24, Lucan, County Dublin and Naas, County Kildare
  • Community based midwife led Antenatal Parent Education classes based in Dublin 22 and 24, plus Refresher classes in Naas
  • Community based midwife managed booking clinics for Dublin 12, 22, 24, Lucan and Naas
  • Community based consultant led antenatal clinics in Naas
  • Midwife clinic based in the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, which is led by midwives
  • Postnatal care and support from a midwife in the home for women living in Dublin 8, 12, 22, 24, Lucan, County Dublin, Naas, Sallins, Newbridge, Johnstown and Kill, County Kildare

These services are led by Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital consultants and directly provided by the Community Midwife Team. Midwives practice within strict hospital standards and guidelines. Some services are restricted, while others are available to all women registered at the hospital.

MORE INFORMATION

Please click on the Satellite Clinics Quick Link, which can be found to the right hand side of this page, to find out if there is a midwife clinic in your area, and to read about the Parent Education classes the midwives run outside the hospital.

Alternatively, if you would like to speak with one of our staff, please contact us on 01 4085740 for an informal discussion.

 

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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