Young Parent Services (Links)

 

Our young parents service ‘Links’ is a programme supporting young parents up to 24 years of age. The programme supports young parents by providing information on the physical and emotional changes experienced during pregnancy and following birth of baby.  

 

About the programme

 The ‘Links’ programme runs over three specific antenatal classes facilitated by a midwife, physiotherapist and maternity social worker.

Topics covered:

  • Patient Care and Health in Pregnancy.
  • Signs of labour and admission to hospital.
  • Stages of labour.
  • Pain relief options.
  • Breathing and movement in labour.
  • Virtual tour of the hospital including the labour ward.
  • Feeding and bathing your baby.
  • Emotional and psychological aspects of pregnancy and parenthood.
  • Family planning.
  • Information on relevant community support services.

 

Class Bookings

Making an appointment for this class can be made by contacting central appointments +353 21 4920600

Counselling & Support

 A confidential counselling and support service is also available at each clinic to provide an opportunity for young parents to explore their feelings about being pregnant and discuss any worries or concerns they may have. To arrange an appointment telephone +353 (0)21/4920567 or ask your midwife at your ante natal clinic.

 


Support            

www.teenparents.ie(Teen Parent Support Programme)
www.cuidiu-ict.ie(Local Parent- Parent Support Activities)
www.parentline.ie(24 Hour Support Service)
www.crisispregnancy.ie(Crisis pregnancy support and information)

 


Information

www.treoir.ie(Information for parents who are not married to each other)
www.barnardos.ie(Family support and information Service)
www.rollercoaster.ie (Ups and downs of pregnancy and parenting) 
www.comhairle.ie  (General information on your public services and entitlements)
www.cidb.ie/comhairleVCS.nsf (Directory of Voluntary Organisations & Community Services)

 


Downloads

 
Caring for your baby ‘Birth to 5 Years’ Information BookletsCaring for your baby booklets
 
Child Safety - Keeping Your Baby SafeKeep Your Baby Safe.pdf (size 208.2 KB)
Child Safety - Awareness LeafletAwareness Leaflet.pdf (size 177.7 KB)

 

 

Young Parents Survival Guide

Survival Guide Cover