Can I take part in the groups for mothers with newborns/mother’s groups?

In Denmark most new mothers join a mother’s group.

Mother’s groups consist of about 4-6 women who have all given birth around the same time. The group is put together with consideration to geography, age and first time/second time mother.

How to join a mother's group

You are automatically allocated to a mother’s group. The health visitor, who will come and see you a couple of weeks after the birth, will take care of this. If you do not wish to participate, you can off course say no.

The health visitor arranges the first meeting of the mother’s group, after that it is yourselves in the group who plan, where and how often you wish to meet.

For more information on which type of help that apply to birth and newborns, see What kind of help can I get during pregnancy and birth?