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.
And then there were two
Annina’s twin daughters developed at different rates in the womb and were born as preemies. To relieve her stress, she wrote lists of the questions on her mind to ask from doctors.
Five important questions about miscarriage
Miscarriage is the saddest complication of pregnancy. Unfortunately, more than one tenth of pregnancies end in miscarriage, but usually before the 13th week of pregnancy. Miscarriage is something that should be talked about, says Professor Oskari Heikinheimo, specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology.
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.
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.