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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

Scientific publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hofmeyr, G. Justus; Bernitz, Stine; Bonet, Mercedes; Bucagu, Maurice; Dao, Blami; Downe, Soo; Galadanci, H.; Homer, Caroline S.E.; Hundley, V.; Lavender, Tina; Levy, B; Lissauer, D; Lumbiganon, P.; McConville, F.E.; Pattinson, Robert; Qureshi, Z.; Souza, João Paulo; Stanton, ME.; ten Hoope-Bender, P.; Vannevel, V.; Vogel, JP.; Oladapo, Olufemi T. (2021). WHO next-generation partograph: revolutionary steps towards individualised labour care. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol. 128.

Dalbye, Rebecka; Gunnes, Nina; Blix, Ellen; Zhang, Jun; Eggebø, Torbjørn Moe; Nistov, Linn Tokheim; Øian, Pål; Bernitz, Stine (2020). Maternal body mass index and risk of obstetric, maternal, and neonatal outcomes: A cohort study of nulliparous women with spontaneous onset of labor. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. Vol. 100.

Lavender, Tina; Bernitz, Stine (2020). Use of the partograph - Current thinking. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Vol. 67.

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