Our practice provides free ante-natal care for pregnant women which you can apply for at your initial appointment with our GP.
Ante-natal care is a combined care of appointments involving both GP and Maternity Hospital. It involves nine planned visits, the first to confirm your pregnancy up to the 6 week check-up’s after baby is born.
Unfortunately attendances for any other illnesses which arise during pregnancy (such as chest infections, kidney infections etc.) are not covered under the Combined Ante-Natal Care Scheme and will incur a cost for private patients.
Useful information on pregnancy: https://www2.hse.ie/pregnancy-birth/
It is now normal for all pregnant women to receive the annual Flu vaccine as early as possible in the pregnancy. Unfortunately this is not covered by the Combined Ante-Natal Care Scheme so there is a charge for administering this vaccine.
The pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine is also given later in pregnancy, ideally between weeks 16 – 36 of pregnancy. This is currently covered by the HSE so there is no charge for administering this vaccine also. Further information is available on the HSE website and Vaccines During Pregnancy.