After birth

The maternity period lasts up to 6 weeks after delivery. The first 8 days there is a maternity nurse to support you in the care of mother and baby as well as in shaping the new family. The midwife will also visit a number of times during the maternity week for check-ups and support and can be reached by telephone for questions up to 6 weeks after the birth. The last check-up will take place at the practice 6 weeks after the birth.


Within 3 working days after delivery, the baby must be declared in the municipality where the baby was born. The town hall will pass the birth on to the municipality where you live.

Consultation agency

The health center will send a nurse from the screen team to your home within a week to take the heel prick and hearing test. See leaflet:Screening of the newborns

We close the maternity bed after 8 days and then transfer the care to the consultation office. The district nurse will then make a home visit within 2 weeks after the birth.

First aid course

Every year, unfortunately, thousands of children end up in the emergency department of a hospital due to an accident. Many of these accidents can be prevented as a parent or you can act immediately yourself.

If you only know what to do. In the First Aid course for children you will learn what you can do. Now that you're pregnant, it's a good time to learn how to provide first aid for your child(ren) through the quick and easy course:First aid for infants and children