On this episode we will hear Amelia’s birth story of her son Phoenix. Together with Amelia, I have on the episode her birth doula Rosalia from whom you will find out how Amelia prepared for birth and what happened in the labor as well as in the moments after. 

Amelia’s story is an unmedicated vaginal birth at Jorvi hospital with so many wonderful details from the car ride to the hospital to her baby’s first poop while being born. 

Join us on this episode to hear what birthing in Finland was like for Amelia! 

More information about Rosalia: www.birth.fi


  • We get to know the charity organization from the perspective of Laura and Inka 
  • What kind of maternal mental health challenges does Äimä work with?
  • You do not need a diagnosis to get help from Äimä
  • The organization supports any family member affected by maternal mental health challenges 
  • The importance of having easy to access help
  • How Finland support maternal mental health challenges and how Äimä is involved with that
  • What makes it so that in Western culture we see more cases of maternal mental health challenges?
  • Prevention and treatment of maternal mental health challenges at Äimä
  • The importance of peer support groups in prevention and treatment
  • Having realistic expectations of what you can expect from the system 
  • Äimä’s efforts of educating social and healthcare professionals and perinatal diseases