Midwifery research - reproductive, perinatal and sexual health

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    Margaretavägen 1 B

    22240 Lund

    Sweden

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    Box 157

    22100 Lund

    Sweden

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

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