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Pregma is a comprehensive pregnancy and early motherhood service. Pregma facilitates tailored care and support throughout your pregnancy, birth, and over the first 12 months after your child’s birth.

Our experienced administration team will go through some screening questions with you, to help us understand your immediate needs and the services that you require. You will be matched to the appropriate professionals to ensure that your essential needs are met to the highest possible standards of health and wellbeing.

Your pregnancy plan is completely tailored and individualised to your needs, ensuring that your physical, emotional and social health are met. Pregma’s approach is patient led care, giving you the freedom to decide how you want to move forward and plan your care, under your private midwife and obstetric consultant’s advice and guidance. 

Private midwifery provides ongoing professional guidance for you to make informed and evidence-based decisions for you and your family. The private midwife will give you care throughout the entirety of your pregnancy, keeping you safe and healthy through our guaranteed continuity of care. We understand that continuity of care can be essential to help you cope well with the challenges of labour and the transition to parenthood.

 Pregma accepts all banking methods and we can arrange a payment plan for your benefit, if necessary. 

The services you use are always offered alongside consultation and your discretion. You can always change the services you use.

Pregma is a complete pregnancy and early motherhood service. Pregma facilitates tailored care and support throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postnatal care for up to a year after your child’s birth.

Once you have found out you are pregnant, you can see your doctor or midwife as soon as you like. We would recommend making an appointment for around your eighth week of pregnancy, to ensure you are coping well to the new changes. 

Yes we can accommodate all of your needs and preferences depending on the availability of our consultants.

All the professionals and facilities that you will access through us will be chosen by you, based on your location and consultant availability. You will always have an opportunity to chat to them first to make sure that there is the right chemistry before you take them on as your care provider!

Midwives are your clinical support during pregnancy, giving you medical advice and assistance throughout your pregnancy to ensure your safety and health. A doula is not a clinical provider but instead gives help, advice and emotional support during your pregnancy and your birth. 

Yes. All our services are tailored to your needs and we will work to make sure you are fully accommodated.  

Yes, all of our services will be at the location that you desire and due to the COVID restrictions we are recommending that home visits will be the most suitable location. However, if this is not possible we are very happy to accommodate your preferences.

Yes. All our services are tailored to your needs and we will work to make sure you are fully accommodated.  

 If you need to reschedule your appointments, that is no problem. Please contact your service provider directly and they can accommodate your request. However, if you are struggling to reach them, please contact our office and we can reschedule the appointment for you.

If you wish to change any professional that you have selected, you should call us.  Your service provider is a personal choice that is yours to make and we will make every effort to provide you with other professionals should you need to reconsider.

Your first scan will typically be your Nuchal scan, which is offered between 11 and 13 weeks of pregnancy. We do offer an early scan, or the dating scan, which can be used to determine how old your baby is. The dating scan is offered from six to eight weeks. 

Yes, Pregma has a number of antenatal class teachers (who are often trained midwives) that can help you with parental education. The teachers will help you to prepare for the birth and give you some information about caring for yourself and your newborn after birth.

Neonatal examination and hearing tests will be done in the hospital after you give birth.

Yes, there will be no charge for any of the services that you have booked and are unused. We will be here to support you through this difficult time and can offer consultants with doctors or psychotherapists for ongoing counselling.

For clinical services, your care provider will send or email you a copy of the consultation. This will need to be kept as part of your maternity record and should be taken with you when you go to hospital for birth.

No, unfortunately we do not offer home births and always recommend giving birth in a hospital. 

Do You Have Any Questions?

We would be very happy to talk to you and answer your questions as to the options that are available for you.
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