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Eva Nissen

Professor

Visiting address : Barnmorskeprogrammet; Retzius väg 13 A-B, plan 4, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Postal address : Department of Women's and Children's Health (KBH), K6, Department of Women's and Children's Health (KBH), K6, Barnmorskeprogrammet; Retzius väg 13 A-B, plan 4, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Delivery address : Retzius väg 13 A-B, plan 4, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

About me

Eva Nissen holds a position as professor specializing in reproductive and perinatal health. Eva has a dual registration as nurse and midwife and holds also a teaching diploma. She has a PhD in medical science. She has extensive experience from teaching at midwifery programs and master program in care sciences. She has previously been program director of the midwifery program at Karolinska Institutet. She presently chairs of the Division for Reproductive Health and is a core leader for Women’s and Children’s Health within the Strategic Research Program in Caring Science. Eva Nissen is heading the recently founded research group "Parenting and Childbirth" and previously she headed the "Parent-infant interaction and breastfeeding group". She is familiar with quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has been editor of Textbook for Midwives and has contributed to different textbooks.

Research description

Her research focus has mainly been on breastfeeding and parent infant interaction, specifically related to caring routines, (pain relief during childbirth, Cesarean section) and mental health. She has been PI of research programs on breastfeeding counseling, Parent-infant interaction after Caesarean section, Teenage pregnancy, Sex life after childbirth and the latent phase of labour.  At present she is PI for an intervention with a mindfulness based education for pregnant women and their spouse  to promote maternal and infant health and interaction.

Publications

Psychometric properties of the Swedish childbirth self-efficacy inventory (Swe-CBSEI)
Carlsson Im, Ziegert K, Nissen E
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2014;14():1-

The association between labour variables and primiparous women's experience of childbirth; a prospective cohort study
Ulfsdottir H, Nissen E, Ryding El, Lund-egloff D, Wiberg-itzel E
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2014;14():208-

A history of mental health problems may predict maternal distress in women postpartum
Seimyr L, Welles-nyström B, Nissen E
Midwifery 2013;29(2):122-31

Care seeking during the latent phase of labour--frequencies and birth outcomes in two delivery wards in Sweden
Lundgren I, Andrén K, Nissen E, Berg M
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2013;4(4):141-6

A Process-Oriented Breastfeeding Training Program for Healthcare Professionals to Promote Breastfeeding: An Intervention Study
Ekstrom A, Kylberg E, Nissen E
BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE 2012;7(2):85-92

Depressive mood in women at childbirth predicts their mood and relationship with infant and partner during the first year postpartum
Lilja G, Edhborg M, Nissen E
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2012;26(2):245-53

Influence of Common Birth Interventions on Maternal Blood Pressure Patterns During Breastfeeding 2 Days After Birth
Handlin L, Jonas W, Ransjo-arvidson Ab, Petersson M, Uvnas-moberg K, Nissen E
BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE 2012;7(2):93-9

Maintaining power: Women's experiences from labour onset before admittance to maternity ward
Carlsson Im, Ziegert K, Sahlberg-blom E, Nissen E
MIDWIFERY 2012;28(1):86-92

Sex differences in newborn interaction with mother or father during skin-to-skin contact after Caesarean section
Velandia M, Uvnas-moberg K, Nissen E
ACTA PAEDIATRICA 2012;101(4):360-7

Assessing women's sexual life after childbirth: the role of the postnatal check
Olsson A, Robertson E, Falk K, Nissen E
MIDWIFERY 2011;27(2):195-202

Hi-TENS combined with PCA-morphine as post caesarean pain relief
Binder P, Gustafsson A, Uvnas-moberg K, Nissen E
MIDWIFERY 2011;27(4):547-52

Newborn behaviour to locate the breast when skin-to-skin: a possible method for enabling early self-regulation
Widstrom Am, Lilja G, Aaltomaa-michalias P, Dahllof A, Lintula M, Nissen E
ACTA PAEDIATRICA 2011;100(1):79-85

Fatherhood in focus, sexual activity can wait: new fathers' experience about sexual life after childbirth
Olsson A, Robertson E, Bjorklund A, Nissen E
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2010;24(4):716-25

Onset of Vocal Interaction Between Parents and Newborns in Skin-to-Skin Contact Immediately After Elective Cesarean Section
Velandia M, Matthisen As, Uvnas-moberg K, Nissen E
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2010;37(3):192-201

Antenatal maternal depressive mood and parental-fetal attachment at the end of pregnancy
Seimyr L, Sjogren B, Welles-nystrom B, Nissen E
ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH 2009;12(5):269-79

Effects of Intrapartum Oxytocin Administration and Epidural Analgesia on the Concentration of Plasma Oxytocin and Prolactin, in Response to Suckling During the Second Day Postpartum
Jonas W, Johansson Lm, Nissen E, Ejdeback M, Ransjo-arvidson Ab, Uvnas-moberg K
BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE 2009;4(2):71-82

Effects of Sucking and Skin-to-Skin Contact on Maternal ACTH and Cortisol Levels During the Second Day Postpartum-Influence of Epidural Analgesia and Oxytocin in the Perinatal Period
Handlin L, Jonas W, Petersson M, Ejdeback M, Ransjo-arvidson Ab, Nissen E, et al
BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE 2009;4(4):207-20

An exploration and description of student midwives' experiences in offering continuous labour support to women/couples
Thorstensson S, Nissen E, Ekstrom A
MIDWIFERY 2008;24(4):451-9

Influence of oxytocin or epidural analgesia on personality profile in breastfeeding women: a comparative study
Jonas W, Nissen E, Ransjo-arvidson A, Matthiesen A, Uvnas-moberg K
ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH 2008;11(5-6):335-45

Short- and Long-Term Decrease of Blood Pressure in Women During Breastfeeding
Jonas W, Nissen E, Ransjo-arvidson Ab, Wiklund I, Henriksson P, Uvnas-moberg K
BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE 2008;3(2):103-9

Sociodemographic background, lifestyle and psychosocial conditions of Swedish teenage mothers and their perception of health and social support during pregnancy and childbirth
Wahn Eh, Nissen E
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2008;36(4):415-23

Tears in the vagina, perineum, sphincter ani, and rectum and first sexual intercourse after childbirth: A nationwide follow-up
Radestad I, Olsson A, Nissen E, Rubertsson C
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2008;35(2):98-106

A description of Swedish midwives' reflections on their experience of caring for teenage girls during pregnancy and childbirth
Wahn Eh, Von Post I, Nissen E
MIDWIFERY 2007;23(3):269-78

Newborn skin temperature two days postpartum during breastfeeding related to different labour ward practices
Jonas W, Wiklund I, Nissen E, Ransjo-arvidson Ab, Uvnas-moberg K
EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 2007;83(1):55-62

Vulnerability and sexual and reproductive health among Zambian secondary school students
Warenius L, Pettersson Ko, Nissen E, Hojer B, Chishimba P, Faxelid E
CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY 2007;9(5):533-44

A mother's feelings for her infant are strengthened by excellent breastfeeding counseling and continuity of care
Ekstrom A, Nissen E
PEDIATRICS 2006;118(2):E309-E314

A mother's feelings for her infant are strengthened by excellent breastfeeding counseling and continuity of care
Ekström A, Nissen E
Pediatrics 2006;118(2):e309-14

Does continuity of care by well-trained breastfeeding counselors improve a mother's perception of support?
Ekstrom A, Widstrom Am, Nissen E
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2006;33(2):123-30

Nurse-midwives' attitudes towards adolescent sexual and reproductive health needs in Kenya and Zambia
Warenius Lu, Faxelid Ea, Chishimba Pn, Musandu Jo, Ong'any Aa, Nissen Ebm
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH MATTERS 2006;14(27):119-28

Becoming and being a teenage mother: how teenage girls in South Western Sweden view their situation
Wahn Eh, Nissen E, Ahlberg Bm
Health care for women international 2005;26(7):591-603

Breastfeeding attitudes among counselling health professionals - Development of an instrument to describe breastfeeding attitudes
Ekstrom A, Matthiesen As, Widstrom Am, Nissen E
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2005;33(5):353-9

Process-oriented training in breastfeeding alters attitudes to breastfeeding in health professionals
Ekstrom A, Widstrom Am, Nissen E
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2005;33(6):424-31

Women's thoughts about sexual life after childbirth: focus group discussions with women after childbirth
Olsson A, Lundqvist M, Faxelid E, Nissen E
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2005;19(4):381-7

Breastfeeding support from partners and grandmothers: Perceptions of swedish women
Ekstrom A, Widstrom Am, Nissen E
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2003;30(4):261-6

Duration of breastfeeding in Swedish primiparous and multiparous women
Ekström A, Widström Am, Nissen E
Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association 2003;19(2):172-8

Maternal analgesia during labor disturbs newborn behavior: Effects on breastfeeding, temperature, and crying
Ransjo-arvidson Ab, Matthiesen As, Lilja G, Nissen E, Widstrom Am, Uvnas-moberg K
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2001;28(1):5-12

Postpartum maternal oxytocin release by newborns: Effects of infant hand massage and sucking
Matthiesen As, Ransjo-arvidson Ab, Nissen E, Uvnas-moberg K
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2001;28(1):13-9

Suturing versus nonsuturing of perineal lacerations - Reply
Lundquist M, Olsson A, Nissen E, Norman M
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2001;28(1):74-74

Is it necessary to suture all lacerations after a vaginal delivery?
Lundquist M, Olsson A, Nissen E, Norman M
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2000;27(2):79-85

Oxytocin, prolactin, milk production and their relationship with personality traits in women after vaginal delivery or Cesarean section
Nissen E, Gustavsson P, Widstrom Am, Uvnas-moberg K
JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 1998;19(1):49-58

Effects of routinely given pethidine during labour on infants' developing breastfeeding behaviour. Effects of dose-delivery time interval and various concentrations of pethidine/norpethidine in cord plasma
Nissen E, Widstrom Am, Lilja G, Matthiesen As, Uvnasmoberg K, Jacobsson G, et al
ACTA PAEDIATRICA 1997;86(2):201-8

Different patterns of oxytocin, prolactin but not cortisol release during breastfeeding in women delivered by Caesarean section or by the vaginal route
Nissen E, Uvnasmoberg K, Svensson K, Stock Am, Widstrom Am, Winberg J
EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 1996;45(1-2):103-18

EFFECTS OF MATERNAL PETHIDINE ON INFANTS DEVELOPING BREAST-FEEDING BEHAVIOR
Nissen E, Lilja G, Matthiesen As, Ransjoarvidsson Ab, Uvnasmoberg K, Widstrom Am
ACTA PAEDIATRICA 1995;84(2):140-5

ELEVATION OF OXYTOCIN LEVELS EARLY POST-PARTUM IN WOMEN
Nissen E, Lilja G, Widstrom Am, Uvnasmoberg K
ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA 1995;74(7):530-3

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