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Services >> Maternity Care

Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life and is often the start of a long and fruitful relationship between the GP and the mother and her new family. All of our doctors have many years of experience helping expectant mothers through their pregnancies.


At Ballymodan Family Practice we participate in the Maternity and Infant Care Scheme. This is a HSE funded scheme whereby an expectant mother can receive a certain number of visits related to pregnancy which will be covered by the state.

General Advice

  • Take Folic Acid until 12-14 weeks

  • Vitamin D throughout pregnancy, it will be in most pregnancy multivitamin.

  • No alcohol

  • No smoking

  • Meat to be well cooked

  • No raw eggs

  • No unpasteurised cheese

  • Ok to eat nuts,

  • No flying after 36 weeks, check with airline before booking

  • Exercise as normal, don’t take up new sports

  • Good App/Website -

Maternity & Infant Scheme: Schedule Of Visits

  • Before 12 weeks - GP


  • 16 Weeks - GP

  • 20 Weeks - CUMH

  • 24 Weeks - GP

  • 28 Weeks - GP

  • 32 Weeks - CUMH

  • 34 Weeks - GP

  • 36 Weeks - CUMH

  • 37 Weeks - GP

  • 38 Weeks - CUMH

  • 39 Weeks - GP

  • Term - CUMH

After Delivery

2 Weeks post delivery - GP visit for new baby – with Practice Nurse
6 Weeks post delivery - GP visit for mum & new baby – with Practice Nurse & GP

Please note

  • Southdoc visits are not covered and will incur a charge

  • Visits unrelated to pregnancy are not covered and will incur a charge, (e.g. chest infections,

       pregnancy related forms to be completed, Glucose Tolerance Testing. Please check with our
       receptionist if you have a query regarding consultation Fees.


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