Pre Natal – Antenatal Care
Women currently taking medications should ideally speak to a doctor before becoming pregnant as some medications may need to be stopped in advance of pregnancy.
Can I take medication?
Always tell your pharmacist, doctor or dentist that you are pregnant but yes some medication, such as Paracetamol in normal doses is perfectly safe in pregnancy.
Can I smoke or drink alcohol?
We would advise that you stop completely as soon as you become aware you are pregnant.
Can I have tea, coffee and caffeinated drinks?
We would advise that you stop or at the very least cut down on the amount you consume as soon as you become aware you are pregnant.
Currently all scheduled antenatal care visits are provided free of charge to everyone via the HSE.