The combined medical services are provided free by your GP and a hospital obstetrician.
The GP provides an initial examination, if possible before 12 weeks, and a further 6 examinations during the pregnancy, which are alternated with visits to the maternity unit/hospital. The schedule of visits may be changed by your GP and/or hospital obstetrician, depending on your individual situation.
If you have a significant illness, e.g. diabetes or hypertension, you may have up to 5 additional visits to the GP.
|Number of weeks of pregnancy||Visit to General Practitioner||Visit to Maternity unit/Hospital|
|Before 12 weeks||*|
|Before 20 weeks||*|
|28 weeks||* (except first pregnancy)||* (on first pregnancy)|
|Birth of Baby|
|2 weeks after baby's birth (for baby)||*|
|6 weeks after baby's birth (for mother and baby)||*|
Illnesses that occur during this time but are not pregnancy related are not covered under this Scheme.