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Maternity clinic services

Maternity clinic work aims to ensure the health of the expectant mother, foetus and new-born, and promote and maintain the health and well-being of the entire family.

Contact the clinic right at the beginning of the pregnancy

Contact the maternity clinic right at the beginning of the pregnancy, when you no longer get your periods. The first appointment with the public health nurse takes place during the 9th or 10th week of pregnancy. We hope that the father/your partner can accompany you during the first visit. When you are making the first appointment, specify whether you have any basic illnesses or regular medications.

First appointment
- When you visit the clinic for the first time, it is recommended that you fill out the clinic's preliminary information form primarily through the electronic services. If that is not possible, please bring the filled out form with you to the clinic and give it to the nurse.
- During the first visit, a survey on use of intoxicants is conducted with both parents.

You can find the service map of your area's clinic with the help of the address search (enter your own address into the search field).

The maternity clinic's scheduled check-up programme

Appointments with both a public health nurse and a doctor are made during the pregnancy. The clinic doctor is seen twice during the pregnancy. The doctor's appointments are held during pregnancy weeks 16-18 and 35-36.

After childbirth, the mother comes in for one more medical follow-up check. The follow-up is usually carried out 5-12 weeks after childbirth. The pregnancy monitoring check-ups can also be carried out by the mother's private doctor. A public health nurse and a doctor monitor the progress of the pregnancy through scheduled check-ups. The individual needs and wishes of the mother and the family determine the number of clinic and home visits.

Extended health check-up

The extended health check-ups focus on the health and well-being of the entire family. Extended health check-ups include check-ups carried out by both a public health nurse and a doctor. The check-up by a public health nurse is carried out between weeks 13 and 16 and the check-up by a doctor between weeks 16 and 18. The father/partner is also invited to the check-up.
Invitation to an extended health check-up

The family's resources are reviewed at the extended health check-up. The parents are requested to prepare for the extended health check-up by thinking about their living habits and everyday resources in advance at home. During the visit, the parents can bring up matters that are important to them.

Home visit by a public health nurse

After birth, and after the family have been released from the hospital, a public health nurse will visit the new-born and the family at their home.


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