Category Archives: Mom & Baby Care

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 »