Midwifery in Norway and Denmark - Jon Baines Tours

Midwifery in Norway and Denmark

9 - 19 Sep 2020
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

This fascinating new midwifery study tour led by Professor Nicky Leap explores the woman centred approach to midwifery practised in Norway and Denmark. Midwifery is a thriving and respected field in both these countries with low rates of intervention and medicalisation. This tour takes you to the heart of midwifery practice in both urban and remote rural environments while exploring the natural beauty, cosmopolitan style, progressive culture and long history of these spectacular Scandinavian countries.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Professor Nicky Leap

Professor Nicky Leap

Professor Nicky Leap is currently an Adjunct Professor of Midwifery at the University of Technology, Sydney. For more than 30 years Nicky has had a variety of roles in midwifery practice, education and research. She has published widely and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Nicky is well known for her work supporting the development of collaborative midwifery models of care in different settings and as the co-author, with Billie Hunter, of The Midwife’s Tale: an oral history from handywoman to professional midwife and the highly acclaimed textbook: Supporting Women for Labour and Birth: A Thoughtful Guide. She is co-editor of the recently published textbook: Midwifery Continuity of Care.

Nicky grew up in the West Country in England where she was involved in setting up and promoting Women’s Aid Refuges. She became a National Childbirth Trust teacher in the 1970s and was a youth and community worker in London before training to be a midwife. In the 1990s, while living in South East London, Nicky was a member of the first group of self-employed midwives to contract into the National Health Service. She now divides her time between living in Bristol (UK) and Sydney (Australia) and enjoys any opportunity to engage in travel, particularly when it involves learning about diverse maternity care systems.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 9 Sept (Wed) Trondheim: Arrive Trondheim. Welcome dinner
  • 10 Sept (Thurs) Trondheim: Guided walking tour of Trondheim to learn of Olav Tryggvason, King of Norway and founder of Trondheim, and of medieval and Viking history. As you explore the city see the open-air art installations that fill the city. Afternoon boat tour through the waterways of Trondheim.
  • 11 Sept (Fri) Trondheim: Morning visit to NTNU department of Public Health and Nursing to meet with Midwifery educators and hear about Midwifery education in Norway. In the afternoon visit St. Olavs University Hospital and Labour Ward. Dinner at the Egon Tower restaurant, which offers beautiful panoramic views of Trondheim and the surrounding fjords
  • 12 Sept (Sat) Trondheim/ Lillehammer: Morning train to Lillehammer. Arrive Lillehammer and take a walking tour of this Winter Olympic town
  • 13 Sept ( Sun) Lillehammer: Visit to Mai Haugen, an open-air folk museum to explore the history of the region. Midwifery visit to Lillehammer hospital to see its maternity unit.
  • 14 Sept (Mon) Lillehammer/ Oslo: Morning workshop with local midwives. Take the train to Oslo. Orientation walking tour of Oslo, a city surrounded by mountains and sea.
  • 15 Sept (Tues) Oslo: Meet with midwife Berit Mortensen to hear about her experiences and her work with midwives in Palestine implementing midwifery led continuity of care. Visit to a midwifery led maternity unit. Option to go to Mathallan Food Hall for dinner and explore the local food producers and restaurants
  • 16 Sept (Wed) Oslo: Visit to the Viking ship museum. Transfer to ferry terminal for overnight ferry to Copenhagen
  • 17 Sept (Thurs) Copenhagen: Arrive into Copenhagen and transfer to the hotel. Morning walking tour taking in the pedestrianised Stroget, the Town Hall Square and the beautiful docksides as well as the Little Mermaid. Afternoon professional visit to a maternity unit in a hospital
  • 18 Sept (Fri) Copenhagen: Professional visit to a maternity unit in Holbaek, a small town just outside Copenhagen. Return to Copenhagen and explore Christianshavn and its Freetown community in Christiania. Farewell dinner
  • 19 Sept ( Sat) Copenhagen: Tour finishes after breakfast

Tour cost

The cost of the tour is $3,992 per person (ground only excluding International flights and airport transfers)

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