Heunicke promises mothers the right to a two-day stay after giving birth


Pressure on maternity wards is a “structural” problem, says Magnus Heunicke, who promises health plan this year.

All new mothers must have the right to a two-day stay at the place of birth after the birth.

This is what Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke (S) says in an interview with Femina after critical stories in several media about the conditions in the country’s maternity wards.

In recent days, SF and the Unity List have come up with birth proposals, in which rights for mothers have been included.

The Social Democrats also included the proposal for a two-day stay in a proposal from 2018.

In 2021, the right will become part of a national health plan, Heunicke promises in the interview.

– You can not leave it up to the individual mother or the individual busy midwife to solve this problem, Heunicke says to Femina.

– It is a societal problem that has been structurally skewed, and the warnings that have been along the way have not been heeded. That is why we must have national rights.

Especially in the capital, the pressure on the maternity wards is at times quite violent.

According to DR, which has described the case in detail, this is a vicious spiral in which the lack of midwives results in stressful working conditions that make it difficult to obtain more midwives.

It does not appear from the interview whether more money should also come with the area.

However, Heunicke believes that action has already been taken.

– In the financial agreements we have made during our reign, we have set aside funds for a better framework in the health care system in general, and that is also the birth area, he says to Femina.

According to Femina, the minister will convene all relevant parties for a round table in March.

He also plans to ensure higher and more consistent quality of birth preparation courses across the country.

In addition, a possible right to give birth will be investigated at the hospital to which the pregnant woman is attached.

The distribution of work tasks between midwives and other health personnel is also something that the Minister will look into.

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