Before your baby is born
Are you or is someone you know about to become a parent? A guide to State services in Ireland and overview of some of the issues that will concern you, whatever your situation.
Treatments for fertility problems can help improve your chances of becoming pregnant. What treatments are available and what is donor-assisted human reproduction.
Outlining the choices in antenatal care, combined, private, semi-private and public.
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.
An outline of more flexible maternity services offered by maternity hospitals.
How to arrange a home birth in Ireland.
During pregnancy, the mother and baby's health is monitored through antenatal appointments. Description of the booking visit and subsequent visits.
Antenatal classes are provided by your hospital and help parents prepare for the birth of your baby.
Maternity Benefit is a payment by the Department of Social Protection to women on maternity leave from work. Find out more about Maternity Benefit and how to apply.
All female employees are entitled to maternity leave from work immediately before and after the birth of their child.
A summary of Health and Safety Benefit for pregnant/breastfeeding women.
Employers' responsibilities to employees regarding health and safety measures in the workplace.