“Let’s Fika First!” A Look at Swedish Midwifery from a Cultural Perspective

This article addresses the cultural aspects of midwifery in modern Sweden, as well as providing insight to midwives contemplating working there.
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About Author: Jo Beth Cairns

Jo Beth Cairns is a British-trained nurse and has been a midwife since 1994. She currently lives and works as a midwife in Sweden. She previously worked with the Maori community in New Zealand, as well spending a year in Alberta, Canada, as an obstetric nurse-midwife. Jo is fascinated by the cultural aspects of childbirth and has gained a lot of insight over the years into cultural issues and sensitivity.

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