Postal address

Uppsala universitet
Womens and childrens health
Akademiska sjukhuset
SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

Clinical Psychology in Healthcare
Uppsala universitet
Uppsala biomedicinska centrum
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
Klinisk psykologi i hälso- och sjukvård
Box 572
SE-751 23 Uppsala, Sweden

Visiting address

MTC-house: Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 2 tr
Obst/Gyn, Pediatrics: Akademiska sjukhuset, Entr 95-96 lower ground
IMCH: Drottninggatan 4, 4th floor
Clinical Psychology in Healthcare: Husargatan 3, BMC, D11


+46 18 611 00 00 (exchange)


MTC-house: +46 18 611 55 83
IMCH: +46 18 50 80 13


Obstetric Research

The overall aim with our research is to improve health of both mothers and children, not only during the important perinatal period but also in the long term, a core theme being short- and long-term follow-up of children after different intrauterine and peripartum exposures. More specifically, we focus on human reproduction, from the conception until the postpartum period, improving the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for various conditions as well as fetal monitoring during childbirth, while in parallel addressing perinatal mental health. 

The research group consists of 14 senior researchers, 4 of whom are professors and 3 of whom are senior lecturers.  We collaborate intensively within the group, other research groups in the Department and Faculty, as well as Karolinska Institute and international centres. Our research methodology involves methods from laboratory work to clinical epidemiology, often in collaboration with other laboratory and radiological sciences.

The group’s researchers contribute with several projects and three substantial biobanks.

In collaboration with other research groups within the Department of Women and Children’s Health, a biobank with blood samples from over 12 000 pregnant women has been established. (Uppsala Biobank for Pregnant Women, Prof. Ove Axelsson).

A clinical-epidemiological database that includes detailed information for about 55 000 children born in Uppsala University Hospital, is also available for analysis of relevant issues (Uppsala Mother-Child cohort, Prof. Ulf Högberg).

A perinatal mental health cohort of women followed with questionnaires from mid-pregnancy until their children reach the 11th year of their life (studies BASIC and U-BIRTH), has so far included 4 900 pregnancies. Relevant biological material (blood samples, umbilical cord blood samples, umbilical cord samples, placenta samples, amniotic and spinal fluid samples) is stored in a biobank. 

Specific projects are described under the heading Projects.