Women's health

Maternity and infant care services
The public health service provides free maternity services for all expectant mothers for the period of the pregnancy and for 6 weeks after the birth.

Home birth
How to arrange a home birth.
This document is in: Family and Relationships > Before your baby is born

Fertility treatment
Assisted Human Reproduction Services (including IVF) are not provided by the public health services. Certain treatments are available and there are rules on the provision of these.

Family planning services
Information about family planning services, supports and information resources in Ireland.

BreastCheck
BreastCheck is the national breast screening programme aimed at the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
This document is in: Health > Health services > Cancer services

CervicalCheck: The National Cervical Screening Programme
Find out about the Cervical Screening Programme and how to check if you are registered for screening.
This document is in: Health > Health services > Cancer services

Crisis Pregnancy Programme
The main function of the Crisis Pregnancy Programme is to prepare a strategy to address crisis pregnancy. It provides information and contacts for counselling and support services.

Abortion information - the law
Abortion is illegal in Ireland except in very strict circumstances. There are laws on how information about foreign abortion services may be made available.