Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in DenmarkSemester Course

Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in Denmark, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course examines how the Danish healthcare system cares for mother and child from conception through pregnancy into early childhood. Emphasis is placed on three major areas: medical aspects of a healthy pregnancy including birth and postnatal care, services provided by the welfare system, and cultural values inherent in this system. Topics include the role of the midwife, pain relief, regulations governing maternity leave, and concepts of normality and risk.


Mette Sejer Sørensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

B.Sc. (Midwifery, Metropolitan University College, 2009). B.Sc. (Anthropology, University of Aarhus, 2001). Currently pursuing Master’s degree in Anthropology (University of Copenhagen). Research assistant at Roskilde Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital) 2009-present. Midwife and project coordinator at Holbæk Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital), 2011-present. With DIS since 2011.

Public Health Mette Sejer Sørensen