Care and treatment during pregnancy

Pregnancies are monitored by means of periodic health check-ups and, where necessary, additional appointments at the Maternity Clinic. If there are pregnancy disorders or the underlying illness of the expecting mother calls for specialised care, the mother will be referred to the Tampere University Hospital Maternity Outpatient Clinic.

The most common reasons for attending the Maternity Outpatient Clinic are:

  • gestational diabetes
  • elevated blood pressure
  • the mother’s chronic diseases
  • twin pregnancy
  • fear of childbirth
  • childbirth planning
  • need for foetal examinations.

The mother who is in need of an urgent examination is treated at the  or at the Accident and Emergency Department Acuta.

If a physician at the Maternity Clinic or at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Emergency Services finds that the mother needs inpatient care, the patient will be admitted to the maternity ward.