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Giving birth through the vaginaAtt 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 birthFörlossningsavdelningen - 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 labourIgångsättning 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 positionsStällningar 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.

Uterine infection after childbirthInfektion 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.

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.

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.

Leaving hospital and the initial time period after childbirthAtt 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.

Visit to the midwifery clinic after you have given birthBesök 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 experienceHur 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 birthMens 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.

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