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Wellbeing services county of Central Ostrobothnia

The delivery rooms and the ward for rooming-in and gynecology are located together in ward 3. The ward handles all stages of pregnancy, from pregnancy to delivery and maternity. The ward also treats gynecological patients of various ages within specialized medical care.


In the opening phase of labour, we take into account the individual needs of the birthing mothers. Those giving birth can use various natural pain relief methods, such as thermal baths, baths, acupuncture, hanging cloth (manipura) or move according to their own feelings. Various medical pain relief methods are also available around the clock: painkillers, nitrous oxide, or cervical, pudendal, epidural or spinal anesthesia. Water birth is also possible at Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.

The rooming-in ward has double rooms, which can also be flexibly used as family rooms. Discharge takes place according to individual needs, usually within 2-3 days.

Rooming-in care

On the ward, midwives and child nurses work in multiprofessional cooperation with obstetricians and paediatricians.

On the ward, the baby is next to its mother/parents, around the clock. In order to support the family-child relationship, the baby is not separated from the parents. Rooming-in supports early interaction and helps parents identify and respond to the baby’s needs. Families are supported and guided in baby care and breastfeeding. On the ward, we encourage full breastfeeding. Baby-paced breastfeeding is possible when the baby is by the mother’s side all the time. You can read more about breastfeeding at The goal is for every family to return home safe and confident.

A pediatrician checks all babies before discharge. Before going home, we discuss the birth, talk about the puerperium, and give written instructions for home care.

We also offer the possibility of so-called LYSY delivery, i.e. short-term postpartum care. In this case, mother and baby can be discharged from the hospital earlier if the discharge criteria are met. Mother and baby come to the midwifery clinic for a check-up at the central hospital 2-4 days after discharge.


The ward has limited visiting hours.

An asymptomatic spouse/support person can visit the ward between 10 am and 7 pm.

Siblings of the newborn can visit the ward during visiting hours from 2 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 7 pm.

In double rooms, please consider the roommate’s privacy and the opportunity to rest. You may not come to the visit if you have a cold or are otherwise ill.