Do not come to the clinic if you have symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection such as coughing, sneezing or fever. If you have confirmed Covid-19 infection, you should contact your midwife.
We try to minimize the number of visitors at the midwifery clinic. One additional person is allowed to accompany you.Swedish maternity health care
In Sweden, uncomplicated pregnancies are cared for by licensed midwives, who have a higher professional education of 4.5 years. We have excellent statistics on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Sweden. Swedish midwives have a high level of medical competence and independently take care of the pregnant woman, her partner and the baby during the normal pregnancy, the birth and the postnatal period. The midwives work closely with the clinic's obstetricians. We believe this comes across in the visits to our antenatal clinics and we aim for continuity with the same midwife throughout your pregnancy.
If you come from a country where antenatal care may be provided for in a different way, it is important that you know how our Swedish care is organized and feel comfortable with the care that you are provided here. You will see your midwife approximately 8-9 times during a normal pregnancy. During the first visit, the midwife will ask about your health and if there is anything in your medical or obstetric history that we need to know about. If needed, you will be referred to see an obstetrician at the maternity clinic.
In Sweden, antenatal care is optional and so is fetal diagnostics. Usually 1-2 ultrasounds are made during a normal pregnancy, more if needed. Tests and checks are made according to national guidelines and individual needs. Maternity care and infant healthcare and the birth is free of charge if you are a resident. All midwives speak English but if you wish to have a professional interpreter, please let us know when you book your appointment.