Home visit by public health nurse: 7–10 days after the birth

What is a home visit by public health nurse?

A home visit is a visit by a public health nurse between day 7–10 after the birth of your child. During the home visit, you will be given information about the services that are available from the health centre. You can also bring up any topics you are concerned about.

The health centre will contact you to schedule the home visit.

You may contact the health centre yourself, should you need advice and guidance before the home visit.

Who you will meet

  • public health nurse

Topics for the home visit

The public health nurse will talk to you about topics such as:

Examinations

The public health nurse will examine your child's skin, head, eyes, movement and contact. The child is observed and examined without clothing. The child's weight and head circumference is measured.

Preparations

You may want to think through in advance, and maybe write down, if there are topics you would like to raise.

You have the right to an interpreter should you need one.

Both parents are encouraged to participate.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health. National guideline for health promotion and preventive work in the child and youth health centres and school health service, 0 – 20 years. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; 2019 [accessed 2021-02-23].  

Content provided by The Norwegian Directorate of Health

The Norwegian Directorate of Health. Home visit by public health nurse: 7–10 days after the birth. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Monday, August 28, 2023 [retrieved Sunday, March 3, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/help-services-in-the-municipalities/infant-healthcare-programme-age-0-5-years/home-visit-7-10-days-after-the-birth/

Last updated Monday, August 28, 2023