Maternity and Child Health Guidance

 Kela / Annika Söderblom

When you are pregnant you have the right to maternity and child health guidance. The guidance is provided by the public health care.  It is recommended that you contact the maternity clinic when a pregnancy test gives a positive result, and then they will guide you through the pregnancy. Attending a maternity clinic is one of the preconditions for eligibility for maternity benefit. After the child has been born, the child health clinics assesses the child’s development until school starts.

Read more about support for pregnant women at InfoFinland.
Read more about children’s health at InfoFinland.
Read more about the history of the Finnish maternity and child health clinics.


In Helsinki/Helsingfors can you freely choose where you want to go. Maternity care in Swedish is offered in Kallio , MunkkiniemiMyllypuro and Viiskulma.
In Helsinki/Helsingfors the Swedish healthcare and social care service is centralized to Kallio to Berghälls familjecenter. If your family needs some extra hands because you are exhausted from being a parent, please be in touch with Home service for families with children.
Here is a page where all the information about pregnancy and giving birth in Helsingfors is collected.


In Espoo/Esbo you will find public Swedish maternity and child care at Iso Omena and in Tapiola.


Vantaa/Vanda hasn’t centralized their Swedish healthcare services. You can phone the counseling and appointment number for Maternity and Child Welfare Clinics, 09 839 25900, and ask for advice.


The maternity and child health clinic in Kaunianen/Grankulla is in the middle of the town.

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