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Marie Berg


Reproductive and perinatal
Visiting address
Arvid Wallgrens backe hus 1 och 2
41346 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 457
40530 Göteborg

About Marie Berg

Professor in Health Care Sciences specialising Reproductive and Perinatal Health (UGOT), university hospital consultant midwife at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. PhD, MPH, MNursSci, RN, RM

Missions, ongoing:

  • Assessment committe for Associate Professorship, at Sahlgrenska Academy (SA), University of Gothenburg.
  • Board member scientific board for Swedish Midwifery Association.
  • Editorial board member for the scientific journal: Sexual and Reproductvie HealthCare.
  • Quality improvement of perinatal care at the Panzi hospital and Ibanda Health zone in Bukavu, DR. Congo
  • Devolope, start and director for a midwifery education program at Evangelical University of Africa, Bukavu DR Congo

Research: aims at supporting a healthy, pregnancy, labour,birthand early motherhood in normal and complicatedconditions, fcusing promotion of a normal åhysiological birth using a minimal of medical interventions andusing a person-centerd, holistic approach, and to stregthen the quality of the professional midwife and the midwifery led care. Ongoing central research projects:

  • Room4Birth: The design of the birthing room and its influence on labour and birth outcomes and on women´s experiences.
  • Oxytocin and its use during labour and third stage of labour.
  • Midwifery education in Dem. Rep. Congo.
  • Maternity and newborn care in Dem. Rep. Congo focusing Panzi general referral hospital and the Ibanda healthcare zone in Bukavu.
  • Diabetes, pregnancy and early motherhood.
  • Sexuality, pregnancy and motherhood in women living with HIV.
  • Obesity and lifestyle in pregnant women.

Research groups: The Childbirth Research group at Institute of Health and Care Sciences, SA, UGOT, and the Centre for perinatal medicn and health at UGOT.

Teaching: Reproductive and Perinatal Health, Evidence based materity care, midwifery profession and midwifery models of care, qualitative methods, Systematic literature reviews, Diabetes and pregnancy, Maternal and newborn health and care in low-income countries.

Clincial work: as University hospital cnsultant midwife at the obetstric clinic, Sahlgrenska University hospital, fcusing diabetes and pregnancy.

Earlier missions and experiences:

  • Program Director for the Midwifery education program (2002-2012) at UGOT.
  • Responsible for the Discipline Reproductive and Perinatal Health (2012-2020) at UGOT.
  • Development and establishing of bachelor, master one year (2003), and master (2009) for midwives in the discipline Reproductive and Perinatal Health at UGOT.
  • Board member in the Sahlgrenska Akademy (SA) board (medical faculty board) a UGOT (2015-2018).
  • Develope and establish a master education program in Reproductive and Pernatal health for midwives at UGOT (2015).
  • Director for the PhD programe at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences at UGOT (2012-2015).
  • Member in the PhD examination board at SA, UGOT (2010-2018)
  • Work 40 years as a midwife
  • Work in Dem. Rep. Congo since 1981 as head of maternity care, head of a woman lifeskills school and etctera, since 2015 focusing the Panzi hosital and te collaboration with Dr Prof Denis Mukwege (Nobe, Peace Price winner 2018) .