department carries out pregnancy examinations of pregnant women during the whole
pregnancy as well as any treatment and admission.
All types of birth are
carried out, except for home births. Normal multipara primarily give birth on an
outpatient basis. Maternity is managed either at the hospital, the maternity
hotel or at home.
The department has
- A midwife consultation
- A prenatal outpatient department
- A centre for pregnant women with a heart disease
- A centre for pregnant women with diabetes
- An outfunction for the family outpatient department at Hvidovre
- Maternity outpatient department
- Reception of women in labour
- Birth ward with two operating theatres
- A prenatal department for obstetric complications
- A prenatal department for medical and psycho-social issues
- A maternity hotel for normal unipara
- A maternity ward for obstetric complications
- A maternity ward for medical and psycho-social issues
- A recovery function
- A secretariat
department is responsible for the preventive, health-promoting, treating and
coherent efforts for pregnant women who give birth and are to stay in the
department. The department aims at births and postnatal confinements to be kept
as normal as possible, also in relation to areas that require specialist
In case of particularly complicated courses of birth (e.g.
women with medical and surgical diseases, obstetric complications or women who
are expecting a child with deformities), the midwife coordinates a
cross-disciplinary team composed across departments/specialities for the purpose
of ensuring an early effort and a coherent patient course.
works in accordance with the WHO recommendations for the “Baby-Friendly
Patient audits and medical records, together with
benchmarking on national indicators, are part of the elements to ensure that the
department maintains a high focus on patient safety and quality development.
Communication is a special area of initiative where the department
focuses on communication with pregnant women and their families, internal
communication and communication with external cooperation partners. This is done
through systematic patient satisfaction studies, regular meetings with the
practice consultant and establishment of communication training for employees in