Childbirth

About 5,500 babies are delivered annually in the Tampere University Hospital. We emphasise genuine customer responsiveness and want to support the normal progress of the delivery. We receive mothers about to give birth not only from Tampere and the neighbouring municipalities, but also from other parts of Finland if the mother is in need of specialised care or has specifically chosen to give birth in our hospital.

In 2014, a total of 5,425 babies were delivered in the Tampere University Hospital. Of these, 86 were twin deliveries, and we delivered a set of triplets last year. Around 1 in every 7 babies is delivered by Caesarian section. Six percent of the babies were delivered pre-term (< 37 weeks of pregnancy) in 2014.

We systematically collect customer feedback and the mother's own assessments of their deliveries. In 2014, nearly 99 percent of the mothers were of the opinion that they had received good care and treatment.

After delivery, 95 percent of the mothers considered their childbirth experience very positive. If the experience was negative, the midwife who assisted with the delivery may contact the mother after discharge if the mother so wishes.

We emphasise genuine customer responsiveness in perinatal care and want to support the normal progress of the delivery. To this end, we adopted the low-risk childbirth model as of the beginning of 2013.

Persons in charge

Senior Physician Katja Mäkelä
Ward Manager Taina Lampu