Entries Tagged ‘Pregnancy’

Inducing Labour to Meet Deadlines

Maternity staff at Tromsø University Hospital (UNN) have experienced an increase in pregnant women requesting to have their labour induced so they can give birth before 1st of September.

Having A Baby In Norway – Postnatal Home Visit

About two weeks after the birth of your baby a health nurse (helsesøster) will call to make a home appointment with you.  You don’t have to have one (this time we chose not to) but it is a good idea for first time mothers. The health nurse visit is for you to discuss any concerns […]

Having A Baby In Norway – Tests and Checks After Delivery

In the first couple of days after birth the baby goes through a series of standard tests and checks.  This is no different in Norway, however, I find that Norwegian Maternity staff rarely tell you what they are up to. As soon as the baby arrives the midwife will check over the baby – breathing, […]

Having A Baby In Norway – After Pains

* Warning: Some of the information in this post is not for the faint-of-heart.  I feel that the information is important for two reasons: 1. It gives an example of the ideas and procedures of the Norwegian birthing system, and 2. I have yet to find any resources that discuss some of the ‘secret’ things […]

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