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After your baby is born

Registering the birth of your baby
An outline of how to register the birth of your baby in Ireland.

Postnatal care for your baby
An introductory document to postnatal care for your baby.

Your health after birth
An outline of postnatal supports available to women in Ireland who have given birth.

Maternity care and the public health nurse
An outline of the post natal care provided by the public health nurse service.

The Department of Health in Ireland always recommend the benefits of breastfeeding for babies. Advice, information and support.

Supports for postnatal depression
There are supports available for women with postnatal depression. Advice and contact information to help you through this difficult time.

Parental leave
The Parental Leave Act 1998 as amended by the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006 allows parents to take parental leave in respect of certain children.
This document is in: Employment > Employment rights and conditions > Leave and holidays

Paternity leave
Information about statutory paternity leave, which is available from September 2016.
This document is in: Employment > Employment rights and conditions > Leave and holidays

Child Benefit
Child Benefit is a payment to the parents or guardians of children under 16 years of age, or under 18 years of age if the child is in full-time education or has a disability.
This document is in: Social Welfare > Social welfare payments > Families and children



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