Helena Lindgren

Helena Lindgren

Affiliated to Research
Telephone: +46852482841
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, hiss 1, plan 8 Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 NOGRH Wells, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Helena Lindgren is an affilitated researcher and professor in reproductive health. She has 

  • extensive experience from teaching at midwifery programs and master program
    in care sciences. 

  • Her research focus is on models of care for optimal outcomes during pregnancy
    and childbirth. She has conducted epidemiological studies, intervention
    studies and she has also extensive experience from complex interventions
    using qualitative data for evaluations and enhanced understanding. HL is the
    innovator of the MIMA-model (Midwives' Management during the second stage of
    labor) which showed a reduction in perineal injuries among first-time
    mothers. She is since 2017 a guest professor at the University of Gondar in
    Ethiopia. She is member of the international committee and the board of 

  • education within the Swedish Midwives Association.

    "My professional experience as a midwife comes mainly from care in labor and
    birth. I have worked clinically in labor wards and assisted planned home
    births during several years. I am the editor of two text books for midwives"
    - Midwives' management in normal birth (Barnmorskans handläggning vid normal
    förlossning) and Reproductive health - the midwives' competence area
    (Reproduktiv hälsa - barnmorskans kompetensområde). 


  • Research projects where Helena Lindgren is the Principal Investigator:

    • MIDWIZE research and capacity bridging. Quality improvement and research in maternity care in Ethiopia and Uganda.
    • MIMA – Midwives' management during second stage of labor
    • EMMA-program (co-leader professor Erica Schytt) Enhanced Maternity care
      for Migrant women – research to Action


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2008

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