Information for women in labor
All women who are about to give birth should call the Admissions Line before going to the Women's Clinic (+47) 51 51 92 09
The Admissions Line for women in labour is staffed by an experienced midwife, who will listen to what you have to say, provide advice and help you plan what to do next.
The Admissions Line is for acute problems (similar to the emergency telephone number 113). Unfortunately you cannot use this service to seek advice about matters that can wait or be discussed with your own GP, midwife or the Accident and Emergency Department. Sometimes we have to refer you to one of the above if they can deal with your problem.
When should you call the Admissions Line?
The Admissions Line should primarily be used to notify us that the birth has started and that you are on your way to the clinic. This gives the ward, where you are going to give birth, the time to plan for your arrival by preparing the delivery room and clarifying who will be responsible for welcoming and attending to you.
If you are uncertain whether the birth has started or if you experience any changes in your own or the child’s condition that worry you, you may also contact a midwife by calling the Admissions Line.
If you have had a routine ultrasound scan at SUS (screening), you will receive an appointment to update your birth record at 36 weeks. (Innskriving i fødejournal). For others; self referral is available by phone; 51519476/51518171.
The appointment lasts max. 30 min and takes place on the 7th. floor in an office by the elevators. Please bring your personal health record, results of blood tests and other information relevant to giving birth and your stay at the clinic. The baby`s father is welcome to join you.
If for any reason you can not make the appointment, please let us know, and we can send you the form by post.
Have you been treated at a hospital outside the Nordic countries, or been resident at a refugee reception during the last year, we ask you to contact your doctor (fastlege) as soon as possible for tests regarding MRSA. It is important that the tests are done prior to admission, to avoid MRSA from becoming part of the bacterial flora at the clinic. MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics, for further information on MRSA: www.fhi.no
Stavanger Universitetssjukehus is a hospital with educational responsibilities. Practical teaching with guidance is invaluable to students. This is important, to ensure that midwifes, doctors, nurses and assistents achieve the necessary qualifications. We hope you will not mind students attending treatment and examination of you, they will be under guidance of trained professionals.