01.04.2020

Registration of birth electronically

Registration of birth electronically The registration of the birth of a child has been simplified. Unmarried and single parents, not just married parents, can now submit applications electronically. To register the birth of a child, visit www.rahvastikuregister.ee – Family – Registration of birth Children must be named, i.e. their birth must be registered, within one month after […]

31.03.2020

Advice from mother on delivery without support partners

Advice from new mother on delivery without support partners present: connect with your midwife Last week, due to the emergency situation, Kristiina (33) had to deliver her second child at East-Tallinn Central Hospital without the father of the child being present. She described the experience as positive. “It certainly made me anxious to hear that […]

31.03.2020

Estonian Health Insurance Fund to finance NIPTIFY tests

Estonian Health Insurance Fund to finance NIPTIFY tests for pregnant women during emergency situation In connection with the Covid-19 epidemic, the Health Insurance Fund is temporarily providing funding for the non-invasive prenatal DNA test (NIPTIFY) performed in Estonia as an alternative to the first trimester screening. Doctors will refer all patients who were unable to […]

31.03.2020

Appeal from gynaecologists and midwives

Appeal from gynaecologists and midwives There are still very few coronavirus tests performed in Estonia, which stops us from seeing the real situation. The slow rise of positive tests may be misleading. We are especially concerned about the health of pregnant and delivering women as well as newborn children. We have put together a pregnancy […]

31.03.2020

Protecting midwives and mothers

Protecting midwives and mothers We are now faced with a shortage of personal protective equipment in maternity wards. Our goal is to keep our midwives and doctors healthy as they are in high demand when it comes to childbirth. The Support Foundation of Estonian Maternity Hospitals initiated a campaign called “Protecting midwives and mothers” to […]

27.03.2020

The Youth Counselling Office launched a hotline for young people

The Youth Counselling Office launched a hotline for young people If you are young and have questions about the use of contraceptives and unwanted pregnancies, you can call the hotline of the Youth Counselling Office. The hotline of East Tallinn Central Hospital Youth Counselling Office is now open and available on Wednesdays and Fridays between […]

27.03.2020

Changes to pregnancy monitoring

Changes to pregnancy monitoring In connection with the spread of Covid-19, it is vital to reduce the amount of direct human interaction. Due to the threat of the virus, the Estonian Gynaecologists Society, the Estonian Midwives Association, the Estonian Paediatric Association and the Estonian Society of Perinatology jointly decided to change scheduled pregnancy monitoring by […]

16.03.2020

Family deliveries are temporarily suspended!

Family deliveries are temporarily suspended! In connection with the prevalence of the Covid-19 virus, family deliveries are temporarily prohibited until the situation is resolved. Please bring all the clothing items needed to take your newborn home as you arrive at the hospital. Please note that fathers will temporarily not be accommodated in family rooms. Family […]

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