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Responsible for the service Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services

Childbirth

  • Service
  • 13 municipalities
  • Public service

We provide treatment for people arriving for labour, pregnant people who need urgent care and gynaecological emergency care patients at all hours.

Childbirth classes

Childbirth classes are organised in Finnish. They are primarily intended for first-time parents: the pregnant person and their accompanying support person.

Fear of childbirth outpatient clinic

Our services include an outpatient clinic that specialises in fears related to childbirth.

Breast feeding clinic

The breast feeding clinic provides support for breast feeding mothers.

Do the following

When you go into labour, call the delivery room. Bring your maternity card and photo ID with you.

Come to the hospital immediately if

• you experience heavy bleeding or constant severe abdominal pain

• your waters break, your baby is in breech presentation, it is a multiple pregnancy, or the amniotic fluid is green

• you are less than 36 weeks pregnant and you are having regular painful contractions.

When should you go to the hospital?

• Regular contractions that have lasted for several hours or pain that you can no longer withstand at home.

• Your waters break: you can take your time and prepare at home for leaving to the hospital, but do still call the delivery room.

• If you are unsure whether you should come to the hospital, it is always a good idea to call us.

To whom and on what terms

You will need a referral from your maternity and child health clinic for an appointment with a doctor or nurse. You do not need a referral when you are arriving for labour.

A fee is charged for the service.

The service is subject to a fee. We will send you an invoice for hospital fees afterwards.

Basic information

The service is provided bySiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 10/12/2020