Midwifery research - reproductive, perinatal and sexual health

Unit profile


The research in our group focuses on pre-conception care, mental health, fear of birth, the birth process, prevention of perineal tears, post-partum care and breastfeeding. Pedagogical aspects within midwifery training are also studied. Our research questions stem from the midwifery profession, focusing on care provide before, during and after pregnancy. Midwifery encompasses health promotion before and during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Encouraging the family’s participation in decision making and providing optimal support, are central in midwifery practice. The practice of midwifery also includes care of the newborn baby and infant. Furthermore midwives in Sweden work within youth clinics, cancer screening, gynaecological and abortion care as well as with infertility problems and anticonception.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Health Sciences
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

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