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 and including both the 2-week baby check and the 6-week mother and baby check-up’s after baby is born.
Unfortunately, attendances for any other illnesses which arise during pregnancy (such as chest infections, blood tests, kidney infections etc.) are not covered under the Combined Ante-Natal Care Scheme and will incur a cost for private patients.
It is now normal for all pregnant women to receive the annual Flu vaccine as early as possible in the pregnancy.
The pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine is also given later in pregnancy, ideally between weeks 16 – 36 of pregnancy.