Luna Mama | Doula, Childbirth Education & Sleep Consulting Services

Rovaniemi, Lapland area & Remote

You might be struggling with this…

You are feeling anxious or scared about giving birth

You want to be accompanied by an experienced doula, who supports you and your partner through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

You don't know how to prepare for childbirth in Finland

You want to participate in private childbirth education classes, where you will get everything you need for a good birth experience and get information about birthing in Finland.

You want to rent a Elle Tens machine for your birth

You’ve heard that a Tens device is a good drug-free pain relief and you want to rent it, so you can stay at home as long as possible with the contractions.

You have breastfeeding challenges

Breastfeeding might hurt, the latch isn’t optimal or you might be worried about the amount of milk your baby is getting. A lactation consultant might be able to help you.

You want support during the postpartum period

You would like to receive support through postpartum healing and recovery, have someone to listen to your birth story and have guidance with breastfeeding challenges. You can explore the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise postpartum with a public health nurse (private “neuvola” nurse).

Your baby, toddler or preschooler wakes up often or they have nap time challenges

You feel tired and need help with your child’s sleep challenges from a healthcare professional specialized in pediatric sleep management taking into account the child’s capabilities and stage of development as well as the parents’ ability to cope.

I’D LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU

Are you ready to take the next step towards a good birth experience?

NICE TO MEET YOU

Who am I?

I have been a doula for almost 30 families and coached dozens of families so they can have a good and safe birth experience. Now it’s your turn. 

I am Anu Tyvijärvi, public health nurse, certified doula, childbirth educator, breastfeeding consultant, pediatric sleep consultant, geographer and mother of two. I help you to trust your own abilities during childbirth and postpartum and to seek the support that you need.

Previously, I worked in the development cooperation within non-governmental organizations. As the last mission, I worked with the youth and volunteering development in Panama and participated in the evaluation of development cooperation projects in Honduras and El Salvador. My working languages have been English and Spanish, which is why I speak both fluently.

10 years ago in Panama, I met my Venezuelan spouse, with whom we decided to move to Finland. I started thinking about studying a new profession, and since I had always been interested in maternal and child health, I decided to study to become a public health nurse. After the birth of our first child, the idea of working as a doula and childbirth educator began to fascinate me even more, and I started walking towards this dream. Since then, I have completed the continuing education of a pediatric sleep instructor and my mission is also to help families to sleep better.

As a public health nurse and a doula, I can really walk alongside families at all times during pregnancy, birth and postpartum and be a solid support even in difficult situations you might encounter. You can talk to me about anything and everything between us is completely confidential.

Helping and supporting families is near to my heart – could I also help and support you in the most unique moments of your life?

WHERE DO I WORK?

WORKING AREA

Lapland Central Hospital, Rovaniemi | Länsi-Pohja Central Hospital,  Kemi | Midwife-assisted Homebirths in Rovaniemi and Lapland

Rovaniemi, Ranua, Tervola, Tornio, Keminmaa, Simo, Posio, Kemijärvi, Salla, Pelkosenniemi, Savukoski, Sodankylä, Kittilä, Muonio, Kolari, Pello, Ylitornio, Enontekiö, Inari, Utsjoki

“Best service I have ever purchased.

Having a doula was helpful for me in terms of mental preparation as a whole. It was wonderful to go through the birth, when you knew that the same person would be with you during the birth. Concrete exercises also helped a lot. The doula was a great help during the entire birth supporting me mentally, evaluating different possibilities with us and supporting my husband too. My husband felt that the doula was helpful and that he knew how to be more present with the doula’s support. He also got small breaks. Even after the birth, the doula was a big help, especially when our little one had problems with breastfeeding.

Best service I have ever purchased. Thank you for the whole service, which was mentally as well as physically beneficial! Without a doula, the birth experience would certainly have been more negative. Warm recommendation for everyone! ❤️

 

First-time mom (doula client)

"With Anu's help, I got over my fear of giving birth during pregnancy, and I even started looking forward to giving birth!

Thank you very much for your support during this important process. It is easy to think that the birth itself measures the success of the arrival of the child or children, and that is an important part. But pregnancy journey and hope is also an important part of the birth experience, even if things don’t necessarily go as planned in the end.”

Twin parent (doula client)

"Knowing we will have someone there with us made us both calmer during the weeks leading up to the due date.

During the labour, it was all new to us so it was a huge help to have someone who knew what was happening and who could suggest different ways to help relax both mentally and physically, help with the pain etc. During the labor you were a massive help and support for both of us!
After birth, it was comforting knowing we could message you if we had any questions or felt like we wanted to talk. Also the home visit during postpartum was so lovely and helpful!
Also a special mention to the pictures and videos you took during the moment our baby was born! We would have not got those pictures without you and they are the most precious memories we now get to keep forever!! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts ❤️
Iina & Niko (doula clients)

"I got the feeling that after the childbirth training, I know how things progress during childbirth and what to be prepared for.

We received a lot of information and certainty for the upcoming birth. The practical exercises were helpful. In my opinion, childbirth coaching was particularly suitable for first-time parents, when they need support with feelings of uncertainty. In addition, I wanted to get as comprehensive information as possible about drug-free pain relief for childbirth, for which the course provided a lot of good tips.

Anu is professional, dedicated, listening and gentle as a coach. The atmosphere was wonderfully safe and unhurried. Nicely small group size, so you could get very personal guidance.

Emilia (childbirth education class participant)

"I appreciate the flexible return of the Tens machine, when life with a newborn is unpredictable.

Tens was a great help with contractions at home, on the way to the hospital, and in the hospital. It gave a sense of control to an otherwise uncontrollable situation. Even hard contractions didn’t scare me when I knew that I could respond to them somehow. The crying came, when Tens had to be taken out, when the epidural was being prepared.

The rental service went great. It was wonderful that I received the device in time, so there was no fear that labor would start without the device. I also appreciate the flexible return when life with a newborn is unpredictable.

Aino (Tens machine rental)

4

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING AS A DOULA

27

THE FAMILIES I HAVE BEEN HONORED TO BE DOULA FOR

623

TENS DEVICE RENTALS

2K

FOLLOWERS ON EMAIL LIST, INSTAGRAM AND YOUTUBE

YOUR BIRTH SUPPORT

Doula Services

Half Moon -Basic Doula Package

Half Moon Basic Doula Package is for you, who need comprehensive support and preparation for childbirth. We meet twice during pregnancy and you get to prepare for birth, breastfeeding and the postpartum period with a health nurse and a doula. 

The Half Moon -doula package includes:

  • 2 prenatal visits (3h)
  • Remote support by phone during pregnancy and 2 months after childbirth
  • Elle Tens rental
  • 4-week on-call 24/7, from 38 weeks until delivery
  • Continuous support and presence of a doula since the start of labor at home and in the hospital
  • Postpartum Home Visit (3h): breastfeeding consultation, childbirth discussion
  • Backup doula at no additional cost (e.g. due to my illness)
  • Travel expenses are added to the price

€1499, incl. VAT 24%

 

Full Moon Deluxe Doula Package

Full Moon Deluxe Doula Package is for you, who want to invest in preparing for childbirth and need comprehensive support during pregnancy. It may be that you experience fear of childbirth and want to work on your fears together with me. The package includes in-depth homework that you can do between meetings. You can also take part in my childbirth education sessions free of charge. During prenatal meetings, we can also prepare for breastfeeding, postpartum period, and supporting newborn sleep.

Full Moon Deluxe Doula Package includes:

  • 4 meetings (3h) during pregnancy, where we prepare for birth. We deal with the fear of childbirth using different methods. As a public health nurse, I can do an external examination to find out the baby’s position (and thus to find suitable Spinning Babies exercises).
  • The possibility to participate in my group childbirth education sessions free of charge (subject to availability, see upcoming trainings on the Events page)
  • Remote support by phone during pregnancy and after childbirth
  • Elle Tens rental
  • 5-week on-call 24/7, from 38 weeks until delivery
  • Continuous support and presence of a doula at the start of labor at home and in the birthing hospital.
  • Postpartum Home visit (3h): incl. breastfeeding consultation, childbirth discussion, supporting newborn’s sleep
  • Backup doula at no additional cost (e.g. due to my illness)
  • Travel expenses are added to the price

Price: €1799, incl. VAT 24%.

New Moon -Virtual Doula Package

New Moon -Virtual Doula Package is for you, who want to prepare for birth and want doula support for your birth remotely via video, text or phone. The service is available in English, Spanish and Finnish.

The Uusikuu remote birthing package includes:

  • 2 remote meetings (3h) during pregnancy, where we prepare for birth.
  • In-depth homework and exercises that you can do between meetings
  • Remote support by phone during pregnancy and after childbirth
  • Elle Tens rental for 4 weeks (incl. postage)
  • 4-week on-call 24/7, from 38 weeks until delivery
  • Continuous remote doula support throughout the birth (video, text and/or phone according to your wishes)
  • Remote postpartum meeting (3h): including recovery from delivery, breastfeeding guidance, childbirth discussion, supporting newborn sleep etc.

Price: €929, incl. VAT 24%.

Please, send me a message and tell me when your due date is and about your situation. If I have space in my doula’s calendar, we can arrange a free Discovery Call (60 minutes). I’d love to meet you and hear about your situation, thoughts about childbirth and I will tell you about my doula services and my role as a doula.

PRACTICAL SKILLS

Childbirth Education

Private childbirth coaching is for you who…

  • You want to prepare holistically for childbirth.
  • You want personal, tailored coaching just for your needs and that your partner gets the necessary tools to support you.
  • You want to talk in more detail about your birth wishes and receive individual guidance.
  • You might be new to the Finnish health care system and want guidance on how to navigate the maternity system in Finland.

Duration: 3 h

Price: 149 € (home visit in Rovaniemi & Lapland area) | 139 € (remote coaching)

I’ve also a group childbirth education classes, in Finnish. If you are able to attend classes in Finnish, you can check more information on the Events -page.

EFFICIENT PAIN RELIEF METHOD

Elle Tens -device rental

The Elle Tens -device is a popular drug-free pain relief method during childbirth. Renting an Elle Tens device from Luna Mama is affordable and easy. The Tens device can be picked up from Rovaniemi or sent by mail all over Finland.

The rental period starts 2 weeks before the due date (h38+0). Flexible return approx. 2 weeks after the due date, when you have settled in with the newborn.

Price: €39 / 4 weeks

SUPPORT BY A LACTATION CONSULTANT AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Breastfeeding Support

First appointment with a Lactation Consultant

  • Filling in the preliminary information form before appointment
  • 90 min home visit / 60 min remote appointment
  • Treatment instructions and follow-up plan by email
  • Follow-up: 15-minute call at the agreed time and/or booking a follow-up appointment

Price: €129 (home visit) | €79 (remote appointment)

Follow up appointment with a Lactation Consultant

  • 60 min appointment
  • Treatment instructions and follow-up plan by email
  • Follow-up: 15-minute call at the agreed time and/or booking a follow-up visit

Price: €99 (home visit) | €69 (remote appointment)

 

The services of a public health nurse are VAT-free health services (sales referred to in Section 34 of the VAT). When you have a referral for breastfeeding counseling by a private doctor (901D, Care by a nurse, maximum 60 minutes), it is possible to get Kela reimbursement or if you have insurance for the baby, your insurance will probably cover the costs of breastfeeding counseling for you. Home visits include travel expenses within a 25 km distance from Rovaniemi. When traveling outside this area, travel expenses of 0.53 €/km are added to the price (starting from Vennivaara, Rovaniemi).

WANTING YOUR OWN “NEUVOLA” NURSE-DOULA? 

Postpartum Home Visit

Postpartum Home Visit

  • Filling in the preliminary information form before the home visit
  • 4h home visit
  • Follow-up: 15-minute call at the agreed time and/or booking a follow-up visit

Price: €239 / 4 hours

(After tax credit for household expenses €96*)

Postpartum Package

  • 60 min online meeting during pregnancy, where we plan the postpartum period and what kind of support you want from me
  • Support you and your family in the way you wish and help you create a gentle and peaceful postpartum period
  • 4 home visits (a’ 4h = 16h in total)
  • Remote support during pregnancy and postpartum until your baby is about 2 months old

Price: €929

(After tax credit for household expenses €380*)

* You can deduct 60% of the work as tax credit for household expenses. The maximum amount is €3500 per person, and the deductible is €100 during the calendar year, which you have to pay yourself during the calendar year. Read more about the tax credit on the Vero.fi website.

The services of a public health nurse are VAT-free health services (sales referred to in Section 34 of the VAT). Home visits include travel expenses within a 25 km distance from Rovaniemi. When traveling outside this area, travel expenses of 0,53 €/km are added to the price (starting from Vennivaara, Rovaniemi). 

BETTER SLEEP FOR YOUR FAMILY

Sleep Coaching for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Light sleep support

The package is for you, whose child has some challenges in sleeping and you need the support of a sleep consultant. Includes:

  • Preliminary information form and filling in the daily rhythm table before appointment
  • 90 min home visit / remote appointment, where your family’s situation, resources and goals for sleep coaching are discussed
  • Personalized sleep plan
  • 2-week follow-up with WhatsApp support
  • 20 min follow-up call

Price: €229 (home visit) | €199 (remote appointment)

 

Extensive sleep support

The package is for you, whose child has bigger challenges in sleeping and you need closer support and a companion. Includes:

  • Preliminary information form and filling in the daily rhythm table before appointment
  • 90 min home visit / remote appointment, where your family’s situation, resources and goals for sleep coaching are discussed
  • Personalized sleep plan
  • 4-week follow-up with WhatsApp support
  • Weekly follow-up call, 20 min (total of 4)

Price: €385 (home visit) | €349 (remote appointment)