Maternity & Child Health Unit
The purpose of maternity guidance is to promote the health of expectant mothers, foetuses and newborn babies and to foster and maintain the health and wellness of the entire family. A public health nurse and a physician monitor the progress of pregnancy by means of regular check-ups. The number of visits to the maternity clinic and of home visits depends on the individual needs and requirements of the mother and the family.
The purpose of child health guidance is to secure the best possible health of every child and support the family so that the child can have the best possible conditions for growth, a healthy development and wellbeing. At a child health clinic the growth and development of the child is monitored. Discussions about the family’s health habits and subjects worrying the family are held. The child is given the vaccinations according to the national vaccination programme.