Pregnancy and Childbirth

Get information about what we can offer you and your partner during pregnancy and after delivery.

Due to the Corona Pandemic the following must be observed:

This website is constantly updated due to frequent changes.

  • If you feel sick with, for example, dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing, muscle pain and sore throat, contact your own doctor or emergency doctor (tel. 1813).
  • If you have an appointment for a pregnancy check-up and you or your partner / companion have symptoms of coronavirus or have tested positive for it, you must contact us before you show up. It is mandatory for us to know if you have symptoms of COVID-19 prior to your examination so that we can assess whether it is appropriate to postpone your appointment or whether we should perform the examination with special precautions.

Latest news:

Use of face masks during appointments, admission or visits in the department:

It is no longer necessary to use face masks for check-ups, admission or visits at the Department of Gynecology, Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Face masks are still mandatory  in case of symptoms or known infection with coronavirus.

Termination of the special visit restrictions at Herlev Hospital:

It is now again allowed to include relatives / companions for the birth at the Labour ward and the LabourClinic, taking into account the general precautions - e.g.:

  • Keeping a safe distance of 2 meters to others
  • Frequently use of hand sanitizer

In the Midwife consultations, Pregnancy, Clinic 1 and at the Emergency Department for Pregnant Women / Triage, however, we recommend that you limit the number of relatives due to the small waiting rooms and examination rooms. The general precautions must be observed, e.g.:

  • Keeping a safe distance of 2 meters to others
  • Frequently use of hand sanitizer

In Ultrasound for Pregnant Women, You must be accompanied by 1 adult relative. Children are not allowed.

At the Maternity Ward,  there are visiting hours daily 18:30 - 20:00. Precautions as described above.

COVID-19 inoculation prior to induction of labour, planned caesarean section and for all pregnant women near term:

All pregnant women are encouraged, from week 39 + 5 days of pregnancy, to be inoculated every other day until birth. 

This does not apply if you have had a corona infection within the last 12 months or have been vaccinated - and are without symptoms - see below!

The inoculation takes place at the 'Corona Podeklinik' at Herlev Hospital.
'Corona Podeklinikken' at Herlev Hospital
Borgmester Ib Juuls Vej 29 (Entrance marked with 29B)
Opening hours: All days of the week at 



15:15-17:00 (latest arrival: 16:45).

It is not necessary to book an appointment.

Planned induction of labour or planned caesarean section:

If You have a planned induction of labour, the inoculation is to be performed the day before, so the result is present at the date of induction.

For pregnant women with a planned caesarean section, the inoculation is to be performed two days before the caesarean section, so that the result is present at the time of admission.
If you have an appointment for induction or planned caesarean section, you will receive a message in your e-box with information regarding the inoculation.

If you have had coronavirus within the last 12 months, or have been vaccinated - and are without symptoms:

If You are without symptoms and:

1.  Have been infected with coronavirus within the last 12 months before your birth or 

2.  Have been vaccinated against coronavirus, ie it is a minimum of 14 days since the 2nd vaccination 

You do NOT need an inoculation before birth or at admission. You must present documentation for: 

  • Your previous COVID infection or 
  • Your COVID vaccination

for example, on the app MinSundhed or the website sundhed.dk on arrival at the Pregnancy and Childbirth Reception. if You do not have a Danish Health Sequrity Number, the staff will check your data in Your medical file.

If you do not have a valid (max. 48 hours old) inoculation answer at the time of admission:

  • At the time of admission, the staff will check whether you  have a valid - ie max 48 hours old - inoculation.

  • If you give birth before 39 + 5, or for other reasons do not have a valid inoculation, the staff at the Labour ward will offer you inoculation.

Your partner/relative:

There is no access to the hospital for your partner / relative if he or she:

  1. Has symptoms of coronavirus
  2. Is known to be corona positive, or
  3. Has been found in close contact with an infected individual.

Antenatal Classes: 

Our Antenatal Classes have been canceled so far to prevent coronavirus infection. As a replacement, you can watch a video that  will provide you with the same information you would have gotten at the antenatal class (link to the video)