Maternity and child welfare clinics

The customers of maternity and child welfare clinics consist of pregnant women, under-school-age children and their families. The clinics monitor the health of the pregnant mother and child, and support the wellbeing of the entire family.

Maternity clinics monitor the progress of pregnancy and aim to ensure the health of the pregnant mother as well as that of the child to be born. Furthermore, maternity clinics inform the parents about and support them in issues related to pregnancy, childbirth, and everyday life in a family with a baby. Families that are expecting their first baby can also participate in family trainingthat will prepare them for the coming change in life. You can acknowledge paternity at a maternity clinic during pregnancy from the begining of 2016. After the child's birth, paternity is acknowledged at an appointment with a child welfare officer.

Child welfare clinics monitor the child's health, development and growth, as well as provide the parents with guidance and counseling. While visiting the clinic, you can jointly discuss any issues troubling the family, boost the family's own resources, and promote healthy lifestyles. At the clinic, the child will receive vaccines compliant with the vaccination program.

An important part of the clinics' work entails family work. Family workers will help your family when there are problems in your everyday life.

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Just got a positive pregnancy test result?

Here´s what to do:

  • check the date for the beginning of last menstruation
  • solve if you have got rubella or chicken pox
  • bring with you documentation of previous pregnancies
  • solve illness inside family
  • fill the applications for the first visitpdf, 1194 kb
  • explore delivery hospitals in area and decide which one to go

You can make the appointment to your via telephone. If you know some finnish you can visit the information pages about pregnancy.