Girls am I right in thinking that pregnancy related doctors appointment are free?
I thought I read that on here a long time ago. I'm going to book today for during the
week to confirm my pregnancy.
Anne Cordelia Shirley
Some charge for the first appointment, mine doesn't. Also I think there's a max of six in the scheme.
I've never had to pay for any GP apts for any of my pregnancies.
I didn't have to pay for my initial GP visit. GP visits with pregnancy related issues are free.
[i:aaxtgf04]The Maternity and Infant Care Scheme provides a programme of care to all expectant mothers who are ordinarily resident in Ireland. It combines antenatal care provided by a family doctor (GP) of your choice and a hospital obstetrician. You are entitled to the service free of charge, even if you do not hold a medical card.
Patients would normally attend their GP before the 12th week of pregnancy. The GP provides a further 6 examinations during the pregnancy, which are alternated with visits to the maternity unit/hospital. The first visit to the hospital antenatal clinic should take place by the 20th week.
If the expectant mother suffers from a significant illness, e.g., diabetes or hypertension, up to 5 additional visits to the GP may be provided.[/i:aaxtgf04]
Another question , do I date my pregnancy from the first date of my last period? Or roughly when conception happened?
Thanks very much girls
From first day of last period. That is how doc will work it out. They will adjust it if necessary at your scan depending on measurements of baby.