Ante-Natal Care

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:


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.