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Information to women who are about to give birth

We have infection control measures in the maternity wards to limit the risk of infection to our patients.

​​I have to give birth soon

We ask you to contact us in advance of ultrasound or other outpatient appointments if you:
  • have covid-19 or are awaiting test results
  • during the last ten days has had covid-19 infection in your household or has been in contact with a person with covid-19 defined av similarly close (ex. girlfriend/boyfriend)​​
  • have had some of these symptoms over the last ten days​​
    • fever
    • cough
    • reduced ​sense of smell and/or taste
    • sore throat
Partner or ​companion is most welcome to join, but must meet the same criteria above. As of today, children can unfortunately not participate.

You can use entrance 6 if you are going to the maternity clinic.

Keep your distance from others and perform hand hygiene when you arrive. This is because patients in risk groups must be able to attend the hospital and be screened when needed.​

If you have any questions about giving birth soon (and the birth has not started), contact your GP, midwife or emergency room as you would otherwise.​


I have to give birth now​

Contact the maternity ward if you have contractions and need to give birth, or in case of acute problems:

​The Admissions Line: 51 51 92 09

We also ask you to let us know if any of this applies to you and/or your partner/companion:​
    • have covid-19 or are awaiting test results
      • during the last ten days has had covid-19 infection in your household or has been in contact with a person with covid-19 defined av similarly close (ex. girlfriend/boyfriend)​​​
        • have had some of these symptoms over the last ten days​​
          • fever
          • cough
          • reduced ​sense of smell and/or taste
          • sore throat
        In this way, we can arrange for a good and safe birth, and possibly prepare rooms and equipment before you arrive. You will of course receive guidance on arrival if there is a need for it.

        You are two about having children, and a partner/companion can participate. Arrangements will be made for the partner/companion to be present even if the person has tested positive for covid-19. However, we must know the status in advance.

        We encourage pregnant women and partners/companions to have a low threshold to test for new-onset respiratory symptoms - preferably with a PCR test in their own municipality. Self-tests have somewhat lower sensitivity. Note that testing should not delay health care. Contact us if you are unsure.

        If you or your partner​/companion experience new symptoms when you give birth, we will be able to offer a PCR rapid test on arrival.​

        Partner/companion during cesarean section
        If you are planning a caesarean section, you can bring your partner/companion with you during the preparation and during the operation.

        In some urgent caesarean sections, the partner/companion may not be allowed to be present during the operation. This was also common practice before the corona. This depends on the degree of urgency of the caesarean section and the type of anesthesia the pregnant woman receives.

        Separate entry for mothers with covid-19
        Pregnant women who have covid-19, but who are not seriously ill, give birth in maternity wards adapted for infection management. These living rooms are located on the 7th floor. Here you will both give birth and spend your maternity leave.

        All other births take place in the maternity ward. 

        Pregnant women who are very ill due to covid-19 are treated at our isolation unit at 2I.​

        I have given birth - the time afterwards​

        Maternity ward
        A partner/companion can visit the maternity ward if needed. But let us know in advance if any of this applies, so that we can arrange for the visit:
        • have covid-19 or are awaiting test results
          • during the last ten days has had covid-19 infection in your household or has been in contact with a person with covid-19 defined av similarly close (ex. girlfriend/boyfriend)​​​
            • have had some of these symptoms over the last ten days​​
              • fever
              • cough
              • reduced ​sense of smell and/or taste
              • sore throat
            Unfortunately, the partner can not stay in the maternity ward, because we do not have private rooms for everyone. This was also common practice before the pandemic.
            • Strive for the same person to visit throughout your stay
            • Visiting hours are between 09.00 and 21.00
            • Partner​/companion should stay in the patient's room​

            Mothers with covid-19
            We can arrange for a partner/companion to visit for women who have given birth while infected with covid-19, if this is necessary​.

            Maternity hotel
            At the maternity hotel (7I) there is usually enough room for both parents to stay overnight. If there are no available double rooms, the partner can rent single rooms near their mother's room (for the same price as if you had a double room).

            Partners who does not live with the mother in the hotel can visit. It is unfortunately not open to other visitors. We request that this be followed:
            • Only one and the same person can visit throughout the hospital stay
            • Visiting hours are between 9.00 and 21.00. There is no limit to the length of the visit
            • Partner/companion should stay in the patient's room
            The hotel has a buffet and is careful about infection control measures around the food service.

            Newborn-intensive 3D
            Both parents of children in neonatal intensive care 3D can be in the ward.






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