Families (mothers-to-be and new mothers and fathers) may be offered sessions with a psychologist and help from a social advisor upon agreement. Families will get the offer when the department they are admitted to and the psychologist or social advisor finds it necessary.
Referral to a psychologist is assessed on whether the psychological problems are:
- Closely related to birth, parenthood, disease, treatment or recovery
- Important for the future relationship between parents and child
- Estimated to be alleviated or reduced through conversations with a psychologist.
Psychologists and social advisors serve the following areas:
- Infertility treatment
- Genetic counselling
- Premature babies.
The psychologist may refer the patient for support from other authorities, including psychologists in private practices.