Staying at GOSH
Registering your baby’s birth
- If your baby was born within London Borough of Camden, you should register the birth at Camden Register Office (see map on next page). This is a short taxi ride from the hospital.
- If your baby was born outside of London Borough of Camden, you can still register the birth at Camden Register Office. They will contact your local register office who will send the certificate in the post.
Who should register the birth?
- If the baby’s mother and father were married at the time of the birth, either parent can register the birth and both names will be included on the birth certificate. If they were not married, the mother must register the birth but the father can attend to sign the register.
- If the baby's mother was married or in a civil partnership with their same sex partner at the time of the baby's conception, and if the baby was conceived through artificial insemination, then either partner can come to register the birth.
Where is Camden Register Office?
What information will be required?
- The baby’s date and place of birth (plus time if you had twins or more)
- The full name (and any previous) names, date and place of birth and occupation of both parents
Visits from a midwife after delivery
In an emergency
|Signs and symptoms||Potential condition|
|Sudden and profuse blood loss or persistent increased blood loss||Postpartum haemorrhage|
|Fever, shivering, abdominal pain and/or offensive vaginal discharge||Infection or sepsis|
|Headaches and visual disturbances and/or nausea and vomiting within 72 hours of birth||Pre-eclampsia or eclampsia|
|Pain, redness or swelling in one calf and/or shortness of breath and/or chest pain||Thromboembolism (blood clot)|