Tiina was just about to go on maternity leave as the coronavirus pandemic hit Finland.
“After the ultrasound, Annina sat on the couch, took a deep breath and wondered how on earth there would be enough space at home”
“I was in the best shape of my life during pregnancy and was planning on giving birth naturally and peacefully"
Born in exceptional times – what’s it like being pregnant during the coronavirus outbreak?
Pregnancy is always a nervous time for expectant mothers. But even more so now, with the coronavirus pandemic bringing new restrictions on everyday life and hospitals.
Is this normal?
Here’s how you can identify the aches and pains of pregnancy.
Six important facts about water breaking
For some mothers, the water really gushes out during childbirth, whereas others experience trickling even weeks before the due date. After certain pregnancy weeks, water breaking prematurely is no disaster but it’s worth keeping an eye on. Doctor Vedran Stefanovic, perinatologist at HUS’ Women’s Hospital, answers some important questions about premature water breaking.
What everyone should know about contractions
Contractions are part of pregnancy, but they can cause confusion and concern. What exactly are contractions, and how do you know if labour is approaching?
Born into this world too early
When labour begins before the due date, it’s normal for an expectant mother to be nervous and afraid. The journey towards giving birth is stressful and full of surprises, but the destination is all the more valuable.
How to monitor your baby’s movements
Monitoring your baby’s movements is important for two reasons. Firstly, monitoring the movements helps ensure that all is well with the baby in the womb. Secondly, the parents get to know their baby and make space for a new person in their life.
How to monitor your body during pregnancy
Pregnancy causes all kinds of changes in the body, which can cause confusion and concern for expectant mothers. What kind of changes and sensations should expectant mothers pay attention to?