AGNES WOLD, MD, PhD is specialized in Clinical Bacteriology and Clinical Immunology. CECILIA CHRAPKOWSKA, MD is specialized in Pediatrics. Together they set out to write a fully science-based parental guide addressing all parents – regardless of gender or family construction. They wanted to debunk myths related to pregnancy and infancy, and to provide the tools for parents to become equal in their parenthood. Expecting – The Swedish Way, was published in August, 2017.

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Agnes Wold, MD, PhD works as Professor and Senior Consultant at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a board-certified specialist in Clinical Bacteriology and Clinical Immunology. Wold’s research mainly concerns establishment of the commensal microbiota in infancy and the relation of commensal colonization to allergy development. She holds an honorary doctorate at the Chalmers University of Technology and has been a member of the Board of Trustees at the Karolinska Institute. Wold is an experienced lecturer and an avid popular educator who writes monthly chronicles in the Swedish political magazine Fokus. She has been debating and researching on matters regarding the poor academic careers of academic women and was an expert in the ETAN report on Women in Science in the EU in 2000. She has served as the chairwoman of the Swedish Association of Academic Women and was named Woman of the Year by the daily newspaper Expressen in 2016.

Cecilia Chrapkowska, MD is a board-certified specialist in Pediatrics, educated at the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg and the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm. She’s a PhD student at the Karolinska Institute and conducts research on the efficacy of child vaccination programmes. Under the nickname Doctor Cecilia she runs one of Sweden’s most popular blogs on parenting and children Barnakuten. Chrapkowska regularly contributes as an expert and chronicler in magazines and websites focused on parenting. She currently works at the Alva pediatric clinic in Stockholm, Sweden.

AGNES WOLD, MD, PhD works as Professor and Senior Consultant at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a board-certified specialist in Clinical Bacteriology and Clinical Immunology. Wold’s research mainly concerns establishment of the commensal microbiota in infancy and the relation of commensal colonization to allergy development. She holds an honorary doctorate at the Chalmers University of Technology and has been a member of the Board of Trustees at the Karolinska Institute. Wold is an experienced lecturer and an avid popular educator who writes monthly chronicles in the Swedish political magazine Fokus. She has been debating and researching on matters regarding the poor academic careers of academic women and was an expert in the ETAN report on Women in Science in the EU in 2000. She has served as the chairwoman of the Swedish Association of Academic Women and was named Woman of the Year by the daily newspaper Expressen in 2016.

CECILIA CHRAPKOWSKA, MD is a board-certified specialist in Pediatrics, educated at the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg and the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm. She’s a PhD student at the Karolinska Institute and conducts research on the efficacy of child vaccination programmes. Under the nickname Doctor Cecilia she runs one of Sweden’s most popular blogs on parenting and children Barnakuten. Chrapkowska regularly contributes as an expert and chronicler in magazines and websites focused on parenting. She currently works at the Alva pediatric clinic in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling