Maternity and child health care center

Maternity and child health care center

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Prenatal care

If you are pregnant and residing in the Municipality of Trondheim, you have the option to receive follow-up care from your doctor, a midwife, or a combination of both.

Midwifery services are available throughout the Municipality and can be accessed at various child health centers.

Nidarvoll Health Care Center (Lerkendal district)

Sentrum Health Care Center (Midtown district)

Saupstad Health Care Center (Heimdal district)

Falkenborg Health Care Center (Østbyen district)

Infant and Young Child Health Centre

Upon giving birth or adopting a child, the Child Health Center will reach out to you to schedule a home visit. This contact is established following a routine birth notification from the birth clinic to the health center. Families who have recently relocated are encouraged to get in touch with the maternal and child health care center in their district.

Our Health Centers offer comprehensive services for children aged 0–5 and their parents. Our dedicated staff includes midwives, public health nurses, doctors, and physiotherapists. Additionally, when needed, our centers collaborate with psychologists, preschool staff, family therapists, child welfare services, the coordinating unit, and the pedagogical psychological service (PPT).

We closely monitor the physical and emotional development of children from birth through their early childhood years.

The key objectives of our child health center program are as follows

  • To ensure that parents can cope with and master their roles as parents
  • To foster positive social interaction between parents and children
  • To promote optimal physical, mental, and social development in babies and infants
  • To prevent and detect instances of violence, abuse, and neglect
  • To identify physical and mental developmental anomalies at an early stage
  • To facilitate necessary follow-up for children and initiate referrals when required

Our follow-up is individually tailored, considering the parents' knowledge and needs. Typical topics covered include breastfeeding/nutrition, social interaction, parental skills, and motor- and emotional development.

The Child Health centre programme
  • The first week visit / home visit
  • 4 weeks old
  • 6 weeks old
  • 3 months old
  • 4 months old
  • 5 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 8 months old
  • 10 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • 2 years old
  • 4 years old

Breastfeeding support

Midwives offer comprehensive pre- and postnatal information and guidance on breastfeeding. In cases where there is a history of breastfeeding challenges, a specialized breastfeeding plan can be developed in preparation for subsequent pregnancies.

For assistance with breastfeeding issues, your local health care center's public health nurse is available to provide support. If additional help is required, the public health nurse can refer you to a lactation consultant/IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).

Information about breastfeeding from UNICEF

Breastfeeding in english at

Parental Guidance and Support Services

Advice and guidance are readily available through various services within Child and Family Services, including child health centers, Educational Psychology Services, and family support or child welfare.

  • The Health Center is a direct point of contact for advice and guidance.
  • In cases where additional family or parental guidance is needed, referrals can be made by the kindergarten or the public health nurse to the Family Support Department. Parents can also reach out to the Family Support Department directly. Based on parental needs, the department offers individual and group-based follow-up, along with various parental guidance programs.
  • Parental guidance groups, such as the ICDP (International Child Development Programme), may be accessible through some kindergartens in the Municipality. If required, the kindergarten can make a referral to the Child and Family Services.
  • The Child Welfare Services (CWS) in each municipality extend help and support to children, adolescents, and parents facing challenges or difficulties within the family. The CWS may also intervene when a child requires assistance for reasons such as behavioral issues connected to drugs or alcohol.
Informative Brochures on Infant and Child Care

Explore our collection of helpful brochures providing valuable information on caring for infants and young children. Our brochures cover a range of essential topics to support you in nurturing and understanding the needs of your child. Feel free to browse through the following resources:

Childhood Immunization at the Health Center

Our health center is dedicated to providing vaccinations as a crucial component of the Childhood Immunization Programme. These vaccines are administered during routine visits at the health center, ensuring that your child receives essential protection against various preventable diseases.

Childhood Immunisation Programme.

For vaccines not included in the Childhood Immunization Programme, please reach out to the vaccination office. They will provide information on the availability and scheduling of vaccines outside the standard programme. Your child's health and protection are our top priorities, and we are here to support you in keeping them safe and healthy.

Vaccination office

Opening hours and contact information for the Vaccination office:

Monday - Friday: 08.15-11.45 and 12.25-15.00

Tuesday: 08.15-11.45 and 13.30-15.00

Phone: 72 54 08 50

E-mail address:

Information on The Child Vaccination Program from the Public Health Institute

Health Centers in Trondheim

Sist oppdatert: 20.06.2024

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