Childbirth Classes and Midwife's service in English

Professional support for expectant mothers and couples

Women's Wellbeing Center Olennainen


First Child Birth Classes were in 2011. Since then I have had an opportunity to walk beside so many families on their path to empowering birth. Confident Birth is a method a key to a confident and loving birth.Method works in every birth, in every environment, in every woman. This is 4 hour class and it costs 98,00€ per couple and it incl. tea and some snack. You can learn more about the method here.Spinning Babies® is approach for optimal fetal positioning and easier birth.Spinning Babies Parent Class with a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Spinning Babies® Parent Class highlights your baby's active role in birth. During labor the baby needs to pass through the three levels of the pelvis. Learn techniques to help your pelvis and it's muscles that support or restrict your pelvic levels. Together, you and your birth partner can use these techniques before and during labor to help "make room for baby!" Spinning Babies reveals how the baby can find optimal positions for labor, and make birth less painful, and even pleasurable!
This class is for expectant parents only. Baby's job in labor is to rotate!Learn about Spinning Babies Techniques
Daily Essential Activities
The Three Sisters of Balance help birth muscles to relax and add comfort now to ease birth later.Birth Positions that open the pelvis that let the baby come through more easily
Bring your birth partner to learn how to help you in pregnancy for comfort in labor and birthHere you can learn more about the Spinning Babies.
This is a 3 hour class and it is 68,00€ per couple, incl. tee.
Birthing Class with your Midwife
In this class we will exploreHow it is to give birth in our local hospitalHandling pain incl. acupressure, TENS, massage and touchingPain and medication in birth, pros and consBreastfeeding and how you can prepare yourself for itMidwives best tips to be ready for giving birthHow to plan your birth and what to ask from the midwives in hospital
This is a 3 hour class and it is 58,00€ per couple, incl. tee.

If there is a English speaking group (at least 2 expectant moms) and you participate in all three classes you will get 10% discountText me, call me or email me early enough, so we have time to plan classes to you.
tel. +358 44 046 0463
eliisa.karttunen(at)olennainen.meWear comfortable and warm clothes, please.

Prenatal check ups (neuvola) with a midwife. You can have all your prenatal check ups in Women's Wellbeing Center Olennainen or you can have them in neuvola and have some extra appointments in Olennainen.
1-1,5 hour appointment in Maailma navassa's or in your home at the time convinient for you.
Appointment fee 60€
Homevisit 70€

Transition midwifery
Homebirth in hospital. You can have a midwife with you from the beginnig of your labour. Stay at home longer with a midwife and go to hospital just at the right moment. If you need, the midwife can escort you to hospital too.

is possible in Finland too. If you are healthy and your pregnancy has been normal and there has been no complications and if you have atleast one normal birth in your history, you can have a midwife asist you in a homebirth.

Appointments and homevisits after birth for exsample breastfeeding consulting and mother-baby check ups after policlinical or early discharge from hospital.

Midwife, breastfeeding consultant (WHO)
Eliisa Karttunen
Address (appointments and courses)Nasten Hyvinvointikeskus OlennainenWomens Wellbeing Center Olennainen
Valtakatu 3
28100 Pori
tel. +358 44 046 0463

I was very young when I decided to become a midwife. My best friends mother was a midwife and it sounded so fascinating. And it really has been that! I'm working at local hospital in the delivery room and in prenatal and postnatal care.

In 1999 I became a midwife. Since then I have worked with women in gynecology and expecting and laboring women. I have studied acupuncture in pregnancy and birth. Along with my hospital work I'm a board member of The Federation of Finnish Midwives.

In Finland midwives take care independently of normal births, in hospitals too. Finnish midwife is a specialist of a gynecological care, normal pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. Our work is very independent and challenging and I'm very proud to be a Finnish Midwife. I have a strong believe in natural birth and in woman's power to give birth. My goal is to help women find this power and courage.

With Love ❤️ Eliisa