Doctor Examining Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy Care

The combined antenatal care programme allows you to be under joint care of your GP and obstetrician during pregnancy. This is internationally recognised as the best and most convenient form of ante-natal care. Visits to Buncrana Medical Centre that are related to the pregnancy are free of charge once the HSE application form is completed in the practice. Ideally you should visit one of our doctors as soon as you discover you are pregnant. We will then refer you to your local maternity hospital where you will be seen before 20 weeks for assessment, blood tests and a scan. Subsequently your visits will alternate between the hospital and GP and become more frequent as your pregnancy progresses. We hold our ante-natal clinic here every Wednesday morning between 9am – 12pm with Dr Ciara Steele  and our nurse who is also fully trained in midwifery.

Combined ante-natal care also includes visits to your GP at 6 weeks after the baby is born.

Useful Links and Documents

Maternity Care Services

Information on childhood Immunisations and Vaccinations www.immunisation.ie

Breast feeding advice www.breastfeeding.ie

Parenting advice eumom.com/ie

Fathers-to-be and new fathers http://www.dad.ie

Irish Family Planning Association www.ifpa.ie

Think Contraception www.thinkcontraception.ie

Useful advice on pregnancy and antenatal care visit www.rollercoaster.ie

Antenatal screening available in Ireland, visit the following sites: www.ismybabyhealthy.ie
http://www.imff.ie