Childbirth education and doula services in English

  • Childbirth education in English
  • Doula service in English in the Helsinki capital area

Childbirth Education

Personal Childbirth Classes

Doules offers childbirth classes that are personalized for you. The classes are held in the location of your choice in the Helsinki capital area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kirkkonummi, Lohja) or via internet (Skype or Hangout).

The childbirth educator Marjaana Siivola is a Lamaze certified childbirth educator LCCE who has experience of giving birth in Finland and in the US.

We will tailor the childbirth education for you and can cover for example the following topics:

  • How the Finnish prenatal care system works
  • Where you can deliver your baby  and how the hospitals work.
  • Prenatal care
  • Individual options regarding childbirth
  • Routine care in childbirth
  • Postnatal care

I offer you a private prenatal class in the convenience and privacy of your own home or via Skype or by phone.  The meeting can be build to your needs and your personal concerns are discussed. Meeting can be scheduled at a time convenient for you.

Start here: Childbirth in Finland webinar

Doula service

Marjaana was the perfect doula for my husband and me. She got to know us, our hopes for our son’s birth, and helped us write down a simple birth plan that made our wishes clear. Her experiences of giving birth both in Finland and in the United States made me feel like she understood where I was coming from.  She was a natural addition in the labor room, and I was able to focus completely on the important task of bringing my son into the world. If I give birth in Finland again, I will want Marjaana there!

- Lindsey

Birth Doula service 

Marjaana Siivola is a certified birth doula CD(DONA), Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator LCCE, postpartum doula and doula trainer BDT(DONA).

I offer birth and postpartum doula service in the Helsinki capital area also in English.

Following doula packages are examples and they can be modified to suit your needs.

A 1h doula meet and greet meeting can be arranged in Espoo for 74€ and this is fully reimbursed with light or full doula package.

Here you can find events where you can meet with me.

Doula Marjaana helping a client in their own home.

Doula service packages

Full package - Koko paketti

Full package includes:

  • 2 meetings with childbirth education
  • Keeping in touch before birth
  • 4 weeks on call (two weeks before and after due date)
  • Doula at birth
  • 1 meeting after birth
  • travel costs included in the capital area
  • TENS unit included if available
  • Back up doula

Light package - Kevytdoulaus

This package includes:

  • One meeting before birth
  • Keeping in touch before birth
  • One week on call
  • Doula at birth
  • Meeting after birth
  • Travel cost included in the capital area

Quick package - Pikapaketti

This package includes:

  • Meeting over the phone
  • You can send me your birth preferences
  • Doula at birth
  • Meeting after the birth

Immediate package - Hetidoulaus

If you decide in the midst of birth that you want a doula, you can call me at +358-50-5969011. Day or night.

This service is the doula support at active birth after you are at the birthing hospital´s birthing room.

This does not include being on call or any meetings before hand, but a doula can still make your birth better.

Cost of doula service

The current prices can be found on the left column with the Finnish names.

Jan 2019 they are following:

  • Full package 1350€
  • Light package 895€
  • Quick package 595€
  • Immediate package 450€

For more information please contact me  at marjaana@doules.fi or +358-50-5969011.

Doula Marjaana at work

Article in the Finnish magazine Iltalehti about my doula work. Check out the pictures!

Renting service

Doules rents out Elle TENS unit. Contact me to learn more (marjaana@doules.fi, +358-50-5969011).

About me

I am a mother of three and I have delivered twice in  Finland and ones in Colorado, USA.  I am Master of Engineering, Licentiate of Science(Technology) and PhD student. I have been working as a researcher prior becoming a doula and childbirth educator.

In the States I got interested in different ways to give birth and how much we can influence the event. As a DONA International certified Birth Doula, trained postpartum doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator LCCE.

I have served customers from the USA, Australia, Africa, Russia and Europe. It is my pleasure to help you in your journey to becoming the mother of this child.