Women’s Health

Bracken Family Practice offers specialist medical services for women that are tailored to their specific health needs. You can trust our experienced, multidisciplinary team and state-of-the-art facilities to deliver the best possible medical care and advice when you need it.

Antenatal and Postnatal Care

Having a baby is an incredibly exciting time, and we are here to support you on your journey with expert antenatal care. From confirming your pregnancy and routine ante-natal check-ups, to the postnatal six week check for you and your baby, we are right by your side throughout your pregnancy and beyond for advice, assurance and expert care. The HSE’s Maternity and Infant scheme provides a combined GP and hospital obstetrician antenatal care program that is available to expectant mothers free of charge.

Cervical Smear Tests/HPV

Regular HPV/Cervical Check  are an essential part of cervical cancer prevention. This service is free to women between the ages of 25 and 65 and supported by The National Cervical Screening Programme, CervicalCheck Ireland. You can register online at www.cervicalcheck.ie.  Please bring  your letter Id number with you. You can attend for this test at any stage so long as you are not bleeding.

Breast Checks

If you are concerned about a lump, or any of the symptoms of breast cancer, please phone us to make an appointment for a breast check. While most lumps turn out to be harmless, it is important that women check their breasts regularly and have any changes checked by a doctor.

Family planning

We can provide advice about a range of family planning options to suit your situation. Talk to us to find out about contraceptive methods including the combined pill and mini-pill, emergency contraception, the Depo injection, the Mirena coil and natural family planning. Our practice can also assist with fitting of the Mirena coil, copper coil and Implanon/ “Bar” contraceptive device.


The menopause can be associated with distressing physical and psychological symptoms. Blood tests can tell us the stage a woman is at in relation to the menopause and there are a number of treatment options available that we can prescribe. We can also refer patients to appropriate gynaecologists and other investigation centres when required.