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About me

Helena Lindgren holds a position as senior lecturer and is also an associate professor specializing in reproductive and perinatal health. Helena has dual registration as nurse and midwife. She has a PhD in medical science. She has extensive experience from teaching at midwifery programs and master program in care sciences. 

 

Education

Dalarna University, Certified nurse 1992-93    

Mälardalen University, Certified midwife  1998-99

Mälardalen University, Masters degree 2002  

PhD Karolinska Institutet 2008-05-16

 

 

 

Research description

My research focus is mainly on prevention of birth injuries and improved care for women who don't speak Swedish. Research projects where I'm principal investigator.

MIMA - Midwives' management during second stage of labor

The Södertälje Bridge

Emma (co-leader Erica Schytt) Improved care for migrant women

Academic honours, awards and prizes

 

 

Documents

Publications

Midwives experiences of participating in a midwifery research project: A qualitative study
Åhlund S, Zwedberg S, Hildingsson I, Edqvist M, Lindgren H
Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives 2018;31(2):e115-e121

Practices used by midwives during the second stage of labor to facilitate birth - Are they related to perineal trauma?
Edqvist M, Rådestad I, Lundgren I, Mollberg M, Lindgren H
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2018;15():18-22

Midwives' Management during the Second Stage of Labor in Relation to Second-Degree Tears-An Experimental Study
Edqvist M, Hildingsson I, Mollberg M, Lundgren I, Lindgren H
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.) 2017;44(1):86-94

Taking the matter into one's own hands - Women's experiences of unassisted homebirths in Sweden
Lindgren He, Nässén K, Lundgren I
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2017;11():31-35

Women's attitudes, experiences and compliance concerning the use of Mindfetalness- a method for systematic observation of fetal movements in late pregnancy
Akselsson A, Georgsson S, Lindgren H, Pettersson K, Rådestad I
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2017;17(1):359-

Induced Labor in Sweden, 1999-2012: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Ekéus C, Lindgren H
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.) 2016;43(2):125-33

Perineal injuries and birth positions among 2992 women with a low risk pregnancy who opted for a homebirth
Edqvist M, Blix E, Hegaard Hk, Ólafsdottir OÁ, Hildingsson I, Ingversen K, et al
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2016;16(1):196-

Prenatal attachment and its association with foetal movement during pregnancy - A population based survey
Malm Mc, Hildingsson I, Rubertsson C, Rådestad I, Lindgren H
Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives 2016;29(6):482-486

Rationale, study protocol and the cluster randomization process in a controlled trial including 40,000 women investigating the effects of mindfetalness
Rådestad I, Akselsson A, Georgsson S, Lindgren H, Pettersson K, Steineck G
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2016;10():56-61

Transfers to hospital in planned home birth in four Nordic countries - a prospective cohort study
Blix E, Kumle Mh, Ingversen K, Huitfeldt As, Hegaard Hk, Ólafsdóttir ÓÁ, et al
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica 2016;95(4):420-8

Being a homebirth midwife in the Nordic countries - a phenomenological study
Sjöblom I, Lundgren I, Idvall E, Lindgren H
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2015;6(3):126-31

How Long Is a Normal Labor? Contemporary Patterns of Labor and Birth in a Low-Risk Sample of 1,612 Women from Four Nordic Countries
Hildingsson I, Blix E, Hegaard H, Huitfeldt A, Ingversen K, Ólafsdóttír ÓÁ, et al
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.) 2015;42(4):346-53

Women's experience of unplanned out-of-hospital birth in Sweden - a phenomenological description
Erlandsson K, Lustig H, Lindgren H
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2015;6(4):226-9

Being alone in silence - mothers' experiences upon confirmation of their baby's death in utero
Rådestad I, Malm Mc, Lindgren H, Pettersson K, Larsson Ll
Midwifery 2014;30(3):e91-5

Creating a safe haven-women's experiences of the midwife's professional skills during planned home birth in four Nordic countries
Nordic Homebirth Research Group, Sjöblom I, Idvall E, Lindgren H
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.) 2014;41(1):100-7

Development of a tool to evaluate fetal movements in full-term pregnancy
Malm Mc, Lindgren H, Rubertsson C, Hildingsson I, Rådestad I
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2014;5(1):31-5

Midwives' lived experience of a birth where the woman suffers an obstetric anal sphincter injury--a phenomenological study
Edqvist M, Lindgren H, Lundgren I
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2014;14():258-

Praxis and guidelines for planned homebirths in the Nordic countries - an overview
Lindgren H, Kjaergaard H, Olafsdottir Oa, Blix E
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2014;5(1):3-8

Transfer to hospital in planned home births: a systematic review
Blix E, Kumle M, Kjaergaard H, Oian P, Lindgren He
BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH 2014;:179-

Women's experiences of two different self-assessment methods for monitoring fetal movements in full-term pregnancy--a crossover trial
Malm Mc, Rådestad I, Rubertsson C, Hildingsson I, Lindgren H
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2014;14():349-

Maternal and infant outcome after caesarean section without recorded medical indication: findings from a Swedish case-control study
Karlström A, Lindgren H, Hildingsson I
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 2013;120(4):479-86

A provoking choice--Swedish women's experiences of reactions to their plans to give birth at home
Sjöblom I, Idvall E, Rådestad I, Lindgren H
Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives 2012;25(3):e11-8

Changing attitudes - Women's experiences of negative reactions to their decision for home birth: A population-based study
Sjoblom I, Idvall E, Lindgren H
SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE 2012;3(1):55-6

Women's perceptions of fetal movements in full-term pregnancy
Rådestad I, Lindgren H
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2012;3(3):113-6

Women's premonitions prior to the death of their baby in utero and how they deal with the feeling that their baby may be unwell
Erlandsson K, Lindgren H, Davidsson-bremborg A, Rådestad I
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica 2012;91(1):28-33

Fear causes tears - perineal injuries in home birth settings. A Swedish interview study
Lindgren He, Brink Å, Klinberg-allvin M
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2011;11():6-

Mothers' experiences of the time after the diagnosis of an intrauterine death until the induction of the delivery: a qualitative Internet-based study
Erlandsson K, Lindgren H, Malm Mc, Davidsson-bremborg A, Rådestad I
The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research 2011;37(11):1677-84

She leads, he follows - fathers' experiences of a planned home birth. A Swedish interview study
Lindgren H, Erlandsson K
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2011;2(2):65-70

Transfer in planned home births in Sweden--effects on the experience of birth: a nationwide population-based study
Lindgren He, Rådestad Ij, Hildingsson Im
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2011;2(3):101-5

Waiting in no-man's-land - mothers' experiences before the induction of labour after their baby has died in utero
Malm Mc, Rådestad I, Erlandsson K, Lindgren H
Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives 2011;2(2):51-5

Birth Preferences that Deviate from the Norm in Sweden: Planned Home Birth versus Planned Cesarean Section
Hildingsson I, Radestad I, Lindgren H
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2010;37(4):288-95

LOSING CONTACT WITH ONE'S UNBORN BABY-MOTHERS' EXPERIENCES PRIOR TO RECEIVING NEWS THAT THEIR BABY HAS DIED IN UTERO
Malm Mc, Lindgren H, Radestad I
OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING 2010;62(4):353-67

Perceptions of risk and risk management among 735 women who opted for a home birth
Lindgren He, Radestad Ij, Christensson K, Wally-bystrom K, Hildingsson Im
MIDWIFERY 2010;26(2):163-72

Playing Second Fiddle Is Okay-Swedish Fathers' Experiences of Prenatal Care
Jungmarker Eb, Lindgren H, Hildingsson I
JOURNAL OF MIDWIFERY & WOMENS HEALTH 2010;55(5):421-9

Women's Experiences of Empowerment in a Planned Home Birth: A Swedish Population-based Study
Lindgren H, Erlandsson K
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2010;37(4):309-17

From belonging to belonging through a blessed moment of love for a child - the birth of a child from the fathers' perspective
Erlandsson K, Lindgren H
JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH 2009;6(4):338-344

Outcome of planned home births compared to hospital births in Sweden between 1992 and 2004. A population-based register study
Lindgren He, Radestad Ij, Christensson K, Hildingsson Im
ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA 2008;87(7):751-9

Transfers in planned home births related to midwife availability and continuity: A nationwide population-based study
Lindgren He, Hildingsson Im, Christensson K, Radestad Ij
BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE 2008;35(1):9-15

A Swedish interview study: parents' assessment of risks in home births
Lindgren H, Hildingsson I, Radestad I
MIDWIFERY 2006;22(1):15-22

Characteristics of women giving birth at home in Sweden: A national register study
Hildingsson Im, Lindgren He, Haglund B, Radestad Ij
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 2006;195(5):1366-72

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