It's not all about motherhood in maternity wards and NICUs
by, 27th August 2012 at 20:24 (1381 Views)
Sweden is a good country for parents and when it comes to becoming a father, I think our society is becoming more and more "inclusive".
Illustrated by the welcoming photo outside the maternity ward, an infant - with the father in the background.
In our Karolinska NICUs we are "rooming-in" parents in family rooms, where the baby is taken care of by the parents as much as possible.
We promote the presence of both parents. When only one parent is staying over, it is not uncommon that the father is the one doing that.
Still, we, i.e. fathers in Sweden, have more to work on, before we can say that we equally share all family commitments and responsibilities for our children.