On this episode of the podcast you will hear a birth story from the perspective of the partner! How did he experience the birth of his daughter, what effect did having a birth doula have on his experience and what are some things that were really touching and challenging for him. Johannes and his wife had Chloe (from The Nest) as their birth doula. You can find more information about Chloe in the show notes. Join Johannes and I as we explore the birth of his daughter. This episode will give you a nice point of view of what your own partner might feel like, and could be great to share with them or listen together! I hope you enjoy, and let’s get started. 

Mentioned topics:

  • how he felt with the doula at the house before going to the hospital 
  • deciding when to leave the home to the hospital 
  • how the car ride was 
  • he never felt like his wife was in pain – about the mindset. 
  • the reason why they went to the forest before going to the hospital
  • the use of their visual birth plan
  • the special connection between the partner and the birth doula
  • doulas can be reassuring for the partner as well 
  • how doulas help you be prepared and safe

More information about Chloe: https://www.ilmatardoula.fi/

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