Department of Obstetrics and COVID-19

​​List of the departments changes due to COVID-19



Use the main entrance from 18 o'clock until 06 o'clock monday - friday and during weekends

​Entrance 4 is currently closed due to COVID-19 from 18 o'clock until 06 o'clock monday - friday and during weekends. Please use the main entrance, to get to entrance 4. 



Your partner can be present at the delivery, if he or she is not sick

​You can bring your partner for the delivery, if your partner is not sick nor shows any symptoms, such as fever, coughing, a cold or discomfort. 

If your partner is sick or shows any symptoms, you can bring another healthy relative for the delivery. 

All other relatives must wait, until you are home again, to see you, as they cannot enter the hospital. 

We have taken these precautions to prohibit infection at the hospital. The more people in the hospital, the greater the risk of infection. We are doing this out of caution, so that we can take the best care of both you and the staff.



Physical consultations changed to phone-consultations

To reduce infection as much as possible, we are changing a multiple number of consultations to take place over the phone. We are doing this out of caution, so that we can take the best care of both you and the staff. This way the healthcare system can continue to function.

This applies to: 

  • Pregnant women with an appointment regarding breastfeeding

    If you have an appointment with a midwife regarding breastfeeding, we will call you instead. The midwife will call you at the time of your original appointment. 

  • Consultations after birth

    If you have an appointment after you have given birth, do not show up to the consultation. A midwife will call you instead at the time of your original appointment.

  • Pregnant women that have an appointment with a midwife or doctor

    Pregnant women who has their FIRST appointment of their pregnancy, must stay home. We will call you.

  • Pregnant women that has a consultation regarding C-sections

    If you have a consultation regarding C-sections, you must stay home. You will be called by a midwife, followed by anesthesiologist. You will get the needed information through the phone. 

We will call you at the time your original appointment was scheduled. Make sure you are available at this time. 

All other pregnant women, that has appointments with their midwife, doctor or going to a scan, must come as planned. You must come alone, meaning without your partner, relatives or children. If you cannot find someone to look after your children, call us before your appointment. 

If you have any questions regarding the delivery of the baby or your time with the department, feel free to write us an email at foedselsforberedelse.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk. We will answer your questions as soon as possible, and you can write us at any hour of the day.



Leave your relatives at home

​When going to the department you must come alone. This means no partner, relatives or children. This is to minimize the risk of infection with COVID-19, both in the waiting area, in the department and the hospital in general. This also applies to the centre of midwifes in Aldersrogade. If you cannot find someone to look after your children, then please call us before your visit. 

You partner/relatives can be present during your examination in special circumstances for instance at ultra sound scannings. However, the partner will have to wait outside the hospital, not in the waiting area



Visitors after giving birth

Visitors cannot come and see you, while you are in the hospital. Your partner is allowed with you. 

We recommend that you do not accept any visitors, as long as the government recomends staying at home and keeping a distance. 

It will be hard, that your closest family cannot come and see your baby. But we have to take care of each other during these times. Ofcourse we have to protect the baby, but also the elderly. 

When you get home, you have been in contact with a lot of people. This means that you are potential carriers of COVID-19.



Ask questions via e-mail

To help pregnant women the best way we can during these circumstances, with the antenatal classes being cancelled, we have created an e-mail where all who are to give birth at Rigshospitalet and their partnes can ask questions regarding the upcoming birth. The e-mail will primarily be answered wednesdays and thursdays from 17-19. However, you can write to us any hour of the day with your questions regarding the upcoming birth at Rigshospitalet. The e-mail will be replyed by one of the midwifes that is usually in charge of the antenatal classes at Rigshospitalet. 

Write to us onfoedselsforberedelse.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk if you have any questions regarding your delivery at Rigshospitalet. We are ready to answer your questions as soon as possible.



All antenatal classes and information meetings are cancelled in March and April 2020

All antenatal classes are cancelled due to the corona virus risk.  The Danish Health Authority considers pregnant and breastfeeding women at risk, merely out of caution. 

If you have any questions regarding the delivery of the baby or your time with the department, feel free to write us an email at foedselsforberedelse.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk. We will answer your questions as soon as possible, and you can write us at any hour of the day.



Prepare for your delivery online and ask questions via e-mail

​We recommend that you prepare for the upcoming delivery during the consultations with your midwife. 

If you have any questions regarding the delivery of the baby or your time with the department, feel free to write us an email at foedselsforberedelse.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk. We will answer your questions as soon as possible, and you can write us at any hour of the day.



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