Contraception Options

Our doctors are very experienced in family planning methods and we are delighted to assist in making the right choice for you. We are skilled in insertion of the Implanon and Intrauterine Devices – the Coil.

Examples of contraceptive choices we will discuss:

  • Oral contraception pill – combined and progesterone only
  • Contraceptive patch – “Evra”
  • Contraceptive vaginal ring – “Nuvaring”
  • Implantable progesterone device – “Implanon”
  • Intrauterine devices – “Mirena Coil” and “Jaydess”
  • Advice and referral information for sterilisation procedures including male and female sterilisation.

In the case of the implanon and the coil our normal procedure is to have an initial consultation to fully inform you about the device and the procedure and we will make a second appointment for insertion of the device.

Morning After Pill

The morning after pill is an emergency contraceptive that can reduce the risk of pregnancy should you have unprotected sex or your usual method of contraception has failed. We can provide advice regarding all forms of emergency contraception inducing the morning after pill and IUDs or ‘the coil’. We will help you decide on the best choice for you and also give you advice and support in considering more regular and reliable forms of contraception to suit your needs.

Please note the morning after pill is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse.

Pre Conceptual Care

Preconception care is an opportunity for you and your partner to improve your health before you start trying for a baby. We can help you to assess your health, fitness and lifestyle, to identify areas that you may want to improve.

Preconception care is particularly important if you have a pre-existing medical condition such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, mental illnesses etc. We can advise you on how to minimise the effects of the pregnancy on your illness and whether there are any changes in your medications required prior to conception.

We advise all women to commence folic acid, to adopt a healthy diet, exercise regularly, drink moderately, lose weight if required and stop smoking if they are considering having a baby.

Pregnancy Care

All women ordinarily resident in Ireland are entitiled to free antenatal care under the mother and child scheme. This is a Combined Antenatal Care (CANC) model whereby your GP provides care in association with the relevant hospital obstetrical services.

If you are pregnant we advise you to make an initial booking appointment with the doctor, if possible, not later than the 6th week of your pregnancy. Your programme of care will be outlined at this stage and we will provide you with the information required to choose the best antenatal clinic for your needs.

During the course of your pregnancy we will provide practical information including information on infant and mother nutrition, breastfeeding, and preventative strategies for protecting your baby including vaccinations.

Postnatal Care

Post Natal Care is the care of mum and the baby immediately after childbirth. The combined antenatal care scheme extends to the postnatal period to include 2 planned visits at 2 and 6 weeks for review of the baby and mother.

We are here to assess and advise on postnatal wounds, breastfeeding and breast pain/infections, infant feeding, postnatal depression etc.

Our Meath Road surgery shall close on Friday 14th July at 12 noon. The new surgery at the Egan Centre, Upper Dargle Road shall open Monday 17th July at 2pm.
For emergencies during office hours Monday and Friday 8am-6pm please call 086 2467640 and outside of office hours contact EDOC 012825800
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