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  • Giving birth through the vagina

    Att föda barn genom slidan - engelska

    Childbirth often starts with contractions or fluid coming out of the vagina. The contractions become longer and more frequent. The birth ends with you pushing the baby out through your vagina. Childbirth can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

  • When should I go to the maternity ward?

    När ska jag åka till förlossningsavdelningen? - engelska

    During the early stage of labour, it is most common to stay home. When the contractions become stronger and more frequent, it is time to go to the hospital maternity ward.

  • Maternity ward – where you go when it is time to give birth

    Förlossningsavdelningen - hit kommer du när du ska föda barn - engelska

    When you are due to give birth, you can go to a maternity ward. There, you will be met by a midwife (barnmorska) and examined. You will be given your own room.

  • Inducing labour

    Igångsättning av förlossningen - engelska

    Sometimes help from a healthcare service is needed to get the childbirth process started. This is called inducing labour. There are different methods that can be used to induce labour. These are described here.

  • Birthing positions

    Ställningar att föda i - engelska

    There are different positions that can help you when giving birth. It may feel good to change position from time to time to avoid getting too tired. This also makes it easier for the baby to move down towards the vagina and come out.

  • Bleeding after giving birth

    Blödningar efter förlossningen - engelska

    Everyone bleeds from the vagina after childbirth. The blood comes from a wound in the uterus. The wound occurs when the placenta detaches from the uterus. Some people who experience problems with bleeding may need to seek medical attention.

  • Vaginal tears in childbirth

    Bristningar vid förlossningar - andra språk - engelska

    Vaginal tears are common in childbirth. Some tears are more severe and require stitches. Tears can be small or large. The tears are immediately taken care of after childbirth by a midwife (barnmorska) or doctor.

  • Uterine infection after childbirth

    Infektion i livmodern efter förlossning - engelska

    Some people develop an infection in their uterus after giving birth. This is because bacteria have got into the uterus. Seek medical attention so you can get treatment.

  • Leaving hospital and the initial time period after childbirth

    Att lämna sjukhuset och första tiden efter en förlossning - engelska

    The length of stay in hospital after giving birth varies. It depends on the amount of care and help you and your baby need. Even if you have gone home with your baby, you can contact the hospital if you need to.

  • Prolapse after giving birth

    Framfall efter att du har fött barn - engelska

    During a prolapse, something is bulging out through the opening of the vagina. This could be the uterus or the inside of the vagina (birth canal). It may feel uncomfortable, but there is treatment that can help.

  • Visit to the midwifery clinic after you have given birth

    Besök på barnmorskemottagningen efter du har fött barn - engelska

    After you have given birth, it is important to visit the midwife at the midwifery clinic. At the appointment, you will discuss how the birth went and how things have been afterwards. You will also undergo a physical examination and be given the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Your feelings about your childbirth experience

    Hur du upplevde din förlossning - engelska

    It is common to feel many emotions after giving birth. That is why it can be helpful to talk about your childbirth experience with a midwife or doctor. You can get more support if you need it.

  • Menstruation after giving birth

    Mens efter du har fött barn - engelska

    When you start getting your period again after giving birth varies from one person to another. It is possible to become pregnant before you have started menstruating again.

  • Exercise and physical activity after pregnancy

    Att träna och röra på sig efter förlossningen - engelska

    Being pregnant and having a baby affects your body. After giving birth, your body needs to heal. Once your body has healed, it is a good idea to exercise. This video shows five exercises you can do.

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