There are two Midwifery led clinic care options for pregnancy: The Midwives Clinic and the Community Midwives.
Midwifery Led Clinic
Midwives have been offering Antenatal Clinics since the 1980s in the National Maternity Hospital. This Clinic is run in conjunction with a consultant-led clinic.
The Midwives Clinic is a popular choice with women as it provides an opportunity to avail of a personal service where women are cared for by the same midwives for all their antenatal care. Many women who choose the option of the Midwives’ Clinic return to use it again for subsequent pregnancies.
Once you attend the Midwives Clinic, your midwifery care for the birth of your baby and postnatally is provided by a team of hospital-based midwives. If you wish to avail of this service, it is important that you inform your consultant or midwife on your first visit.
Women who attend this service have combined care with their GP's.
The service also provides mixed risk satellite antenatal care in conjunction with a consultant obstetrician as well as a postnatal early transfer home programme (ETHP)
The antenatal clinics take place in the National maternity hospital, St. Michael's Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, Ballinteer and the Health Centres in Bray, Loughlinstown, Greystones, Arklow and Wicklow town.
This is a Domino and Homebirth service that provides continuity of care and choice to low risk women throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.
Women who attend this service have combined care with their GP's. The antenatal clinics take place in St. Michael's Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, the Primary Health Centres in Leopardstown, Pearse St and Churchtown and the Health Centres in Bray and Greystones. There are seven Domino and homebirth clinics weekly.
Detailed information is available below.