Most Popular Names of Newborns

Are you thinking of a name for a newborn or newborn baby? Here you will find the latest top 10 list by name. Alice is the most common girl name and William has again been top among the boy names. But we have some bubbles – Maryam and Matteo are the names that increased the… Read more »

What is BVC?

At the BVC, you can regularly visit a district nurse or child nurse with your child. There are examinations, vaccinations and doctor’s visits, but you can also get support in the role of parent. BVC is an abbreviation of child care center. A district nurse or child nurse, who is the key person in the… Read more »

Complications after Childbirth

If you suffer from a high fever and illness after you have come home from BB, always contact your maternity ward or emergency department. Below you will find a number of complications that can occur after childbirth. In the past, “cot fever” harvested many women’s lives in Sweden. With today’s modern maternity and childbirth care,… Read more »

First Infant Age: BB Examinations and Good Advice

Before it’s time to go home with your newborn child, a series of investigations on BB are on the agenda. Here we list them together with some good advice that is good to think about once you have come home with your baby. The midwife does the following examinations Child’s jaundice / car check More… Read more »

Sudden Infant Death – SIDS

Below you will find questions and answers about sudden infant death, and how you can reduce the risk of your baby being hit. Unexpected death in a previously healthy infant is also called SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The child’s respiratory center does not normally respond to a lack of oxygen, which causes the child… Read more »

Navel Care – Newborn

Normally, the navel dries together and falls off 7-12 days after birth. Sometimes the little stump can hang for a few more days. The navel sometimes smells quite strongly in the final days before it is released. It’s completely normal and nothing to worry about. If the clamp on the umbilical stump remains on arrival,… Read more »

The Child’s Development the First Year

At 5-6 months, the little child is usually able to turn around himself – and suddenly runs the risk of falling down from the changing table, so pay extra attention. Two to three months later most toddlers usually start to crawl and be able to sit themselves. Read frequently asked questions and the expert’s answers… Read more »


In Sweden, about six percent of all children are born “prematurely”, which means before 37 weeks of completed pregnancy. In most cases, these premature babies are doing just fine. Swedish neonatal care (newborn care) has developed a lot and is today among the most prominent in the world. This means that the vast majority of… Read more »

Postpartum Depression

Psychological changes when the child is born can give rise to what is sometimes called “maternity blues”. During the first week after childbirth, up to 40-80 percent of all new mothers experience psychological symptoms – however, it is NOT the same as birth depression. Mental symptoms often occur within 3-4 days after the baby is… Read more »

The Body after Pregnancy and Childbirth

Your body has gone through a lot – a long pregnancy and then a birth. As long as you remain in the hospital, the staff can help and advise on bleeding, for example, and dare to go to the toilet if you have had sutures in the genital area. In the past, new mothers lay… Read more »

Toddler Parents Sex

Hug at least once a day, tune in to a love meeting in the kitchen, look each other deep in the eyes and whisper beautiful words in your ear. An increased dose of sensualism is the best medicine for preventing divorces among new parents. Tone Ahlborg, midwife, university teacher and author of the book Lust… Read more »

Dictionary for the First Infant

Coming home with a small newborn baby can feel both annoying and nervous. Here is some in-depth reading about infants, which can facilitate after their return home. Supine Infants sleeping on their back is safer, as the child may otherwise roll over from side to stomach. Research shows that the risk of sudden infant death… Read more »

How to Start Breastfeeding

The first days of breastfeeding are about a change for the child outside the womb. The child wants to be close and feels calm about getting sucked on the breast. Most newborn babies tend to be awake and spike between one and two and a half hours after childbirth. Feel free to start breastfeeding during… Read more »

Pregnant Week 41 – 42

Sure, it’s hard to be heavy, and to just wait. But there are benefits to being pregnant a little extra long. Some children simply do not want to come out after 40 weeks. They, for some reason we do not know, stay for a while in the stomach. The child continues to gain weight and… Read more »

Pregnant Week 40

It’s time for childbirth at any time, and you’re probably impatient. But that may well be delayed – only after week 42 are children considered “overburdened”. The labor pains can be expected to insert at any time. But if you are a first-time nurse, it may take a few days – or weeks – for:… Read more »

Pregnant Week 39

If you are expecting your first child, you are likely to go a little over time. However, midwives often give birth two to three days before the postponed delivery date. Most women at this time are quite tired of being so heavy, and look forward to childbirth. Impatience can be mixed with both expectation and… Read more »

Pregnant Week 38

Now the baby is completely complete and can be born at any time. Below you will find tips on how to distinguish between prelines and labor. To give birth between week 37 + 0 and up to week 41 + 6 is considered quite normal in time. And for those of you expecting twins, it’s… Read more »

Pregnant Week 37

When the uterus drops slightly it becomes easier to breathe again. But the downward pressure, towards the bladder, probably means that you have to pee more and more often. You may have richer removals now. It is good to check that it is not amniotic fluid that seeps out – consult your midwife. Holes in… Read more »

Pregnant Week 36

Now the uterus is at its highest. It can be difficult to sleep properly, so rest often during the day. It is time to have a delivery bag ready and packed. Probably it will be more difficult and more inconvenient to go now. The uterus is at its highest during pregnancy, reaching right up to… Read more »