Publications & Patient Information Leaflets

Planning for birth and parenthood

The following publications are currently available.  Click on the images below to view and download.

For further useful resources and patient information leaflets, please visit our helpful reseources page.

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Books for parents-to-be and parents

Great new resources for parents have recently become available containing advice on pregnancy and the first five years of a child’s life.  Extensive research with parents and parents-to-be across Ireland have influenced the creation of a website called  Alongside this new ‘My Pregnancy’ and ‘My Child: 0 to 2 years’ and ‘My Child: 2 to 5 years’ books are now being given to all pregnant women at the antenatal booking visit and are also available to download from

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Cork University Maternity Hospital Guide to Maternity Services

This Guide to Maternity Services at Cork University Maternity Hospital gives you an explanation of the different services provided to expectant parents including advice during pregnancy, labour and birth, after the birth, feeding baby and post-natal advice.

Download the CUMH Guide to Maternity Services.

preparing for birth and parenthood

Updated edits Nov 2018 READ HERE

Information on Preparing for Birth & Parenthood

"Our vision is to empower parents to develop the skills to negotiate all aspects of their journey through pregnancy, labour, birth and early parenthood"

*Note - additional edits as of Nov 2018 can be viewed HERE

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A book for siblings of children with Down Syndrome

The Story of My Brother James is a short book written by a young girl called Liadh Hanley.  In the book Liadh shares her experiences of having a brother with Down Syndrome. The initial aim of the book is to teach siblings and children how to appreciate and respect those with Down Syndrome.   


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Visiting Hours

In the interest of patient and public safety, we regret that strict visitor restrictions are in place in Cork University Maternity Hospital. We understand how difficult this may be and we will be there to support you. We thank you for your understanding. 

COVID-19 and Visitor Restrictions

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