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 pregnancies
  • fear of childbirth
  • childbirth planning
  • need for foetal examinations.

The mothers who are in need of an urgent examination and treatment are treated at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Emergency Services or at the First Aid Unit 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 Maternity Ward 4a.