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Stine Bernitz

Stine Bernitz


Associate professor at the master's program in midwifery, Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences at OsloMet and researcher at the Women's Clinic, Østfold Hospital. Holds a doctorate in organization and differentiation of maternity care in Norway, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tromsø (2013), a master's degree and a bachelor's degree in perinatal health, Sahlgränska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2006-2008), midwifery education, University College in Akershus (1999) and nursing education, Østfold University College (1994). The research focuses on progress in labour and the development of guidelines for assessing labour progression and minimizing unnecessary interventions in childbirth. Engaged in national and regional committees for maternity care, president of the Norwegian Perinatal Medicine Association and is contributing to the WHO's work on the Labour Care Guide, a new guideline for monitoring labour and assessing labour progression

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Other health sciences

Subject areas

Delivery   Maternity care   Normal birth

Research groups

Research projects

  • The Labour Progression Study (LAPS)

    Our main aim was to investigate clinical consequences when using two different guidelines for assessing labour progression in order to reduce the caesarean section rate without jeopardizing the mother's or child's health.

  • The Norwegian WHO Labour Care Guide trial (NORWELCG)

    The Norwegian WHO LCG trial aims to uncover the impact of the LCG on labor interventions, maternal and newborn outcomes, and the childbirth experience, all tailored to Norway's unique healthcare system.

Scientific publications

Huurnink, Johanne Mamohau Egenberg ; Blix, Ellen ; Hals, Elisabeth; Kaasen, Anne ; Bernitz, Stine ; Lavender, Tina; Ahlberg, Mia; Øian, Pål; Høifødt, Aase Irene; Miltenburg, Andrea Solnes; Pay, Aase Serine Devold (2024). Labor curves based on cervical dilatation over time and their accuracy and effectiveness: A systematic scoping review. 18 p. PLOS ONE. Vol. 19.

Marsdal, Kjersti Engen ; Sørbye, Ingvil Krarup; Bernitz, Stine ; Sve, Ranveig Elise T.; Lukasse, Mirjam ; Ask, Kristine (2024). Outpatient labor induction—Exploring future potential by assessing eligibility in a historical cohort. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

He, Xiaoqing; Zeng, Xiaojing; Troendle, James; Ahlberg, Maria; Tilden, Ellen L.; Souza, João Paulo; Bernitz, Stine ; Duan, Tao; Oladapo, Olufemi T.; Fraser, William; Zhang, Jun (2023). New insights on labor progression: a systematic review. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vol. 228.

Zhu, Haiyan; Lu, Danni; Branch, D. Ware; Troendle, James; Tang, Yingcai; Bernitz, Stine ; Zamora, Javior; Betran, Ana Pilar; Zhou, Yingchun; Zhang, Jun (2023). Oxytocin is not associated with postpartum hemorrhage in labor augmentation in a retrospective cohort study in the United States. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vol. 230.

Bernitz, Stine ; Betran, Ana Pilar; Gunnes, Nina; Zhang, Jun; Blix, Ellen ; Øian, Pål; Eggebø, Torbjørn Moe; Dalbye, Rebecka (2023). Association of oxytocin augmentation and duration of labour with postpartum haemorrhage: A cohort study of nulliparous women. Midwifery. Vol. 123.

Buerengen, Therese; Bernitz, Stine ; Øian, Pål; Dalbye, Rebecka (2022). Association between one-to-one midwifery care in the active phase of labour and use of pain relief and birth outcomes: A cohort of nulliparous women. Midwifery. Vol. 110.

Dalbye, Inger Sofie Rebecka ; Aursund, Ingvill; Volent, Veronika; Eggebø, Torbjørn Moe; Øian, Pal; Bernitz, Stine (2021). Associations between duration of active second stage of labour and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes: A cohort study of nulliparous women with spontaneous onset of labour. 5 p. Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare. Vol. 30.

Gjærum, Ragnhild; Johansen, Ingvild; Øian, Pål; Bernitz, Stine ; Dalbye, Rebecka (2021). Associations between cervical dilatation on admission and mode of delivery, a cohort study of Norwegian nulliparous women. 5 p. Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare. Vol. 31.

Oommen, Hanna; Ranjan, Kunal; Murugesan, Sudha; Gore, Aboli; Sonthalia, Sunil; Ninan, Pradeep; Bernitz, Stine ; Sørbye, Ingvil; Lukasse, Mirjam (2021). Implementation of the Moyo fetal heart rate monitor in district hospitals in Bihar, India: a feasibility study. BMJ Open. Vol. 11.

Rozsa, Daniella Judit; Dalbye, Rebecka ; Bernitz, Stine ; Blix, Ellen ; Dalen, Ingvild; Braut, Geir Sverre; Eggebø, Torbjørn Moe; Øian, Pål; Sande, Ragnar (2021). The effect of Zhang’s guideline versus the WHO partograph on childbirth experience measured by the Childbirth Experience Questionnaire in the Labor Progression Study (LaPS): A cluster randomized trial. 6 p. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete