Antenatal care

Typically, antenatal care is shared between the hospital of your choice and the GP.

You are entitled to free of charge visits under the Maternity and Infant Scheme.

This Scheme includes between 6 and 7 free antenatal visits during your pregnancy and 2 free visits after birth of your baby.

Illnesses not related to the pregnancy are not covered by the scheme.

It is advised to register your baby for free GP care under the under 6 scheme as soon as possible after the birth of your baby. To do this visit gpvisitcard.ie