Meet Satu


I am a Doula, Wise Hippo birthing instructor and pre- and postnatal yoga teacher among many other things, currently living in Finland.


Before I found my passion for birth and supporting mothers, I was working 7 years in the Middle East for an International Airline until I came across the word Doula and my life changed, I had finally found what my soul was missing, a deeper purpose and so my journey began.

I packed up my life and moved to the U.K. to study and learn from those who inspired me in the birth world.

The deeper I got immersed in 'all things birth', the deeper my passion has been growing for my cause; making a difference to mothers and their families.

I love supporting women during pregnancy, birth and postnatally, empowering women to see that it does not matter how they give birth, what matters is that it is their choice on the day and that they had positive experience.

Instead of dreading the birth it can be something to look forward to. Birth can be a positive and empowering experience for the mother and her partner, knowing that they had their 'right birth on the day'.


I mainly work in Turku, Riihimäki and Helsinki but will consider travelling further, after all I do love to travel! If you would like to know more about my Global Travelling Doula Services please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’ll be happy to arrange time for us to have a chat.


With Doula Love,


Choose Your Course and Make an Appointment

Upcoming Workshops



Free - The ‘Hip’ way to birth your baby

For any couples wondering whether attending a course is right for them this is a great way for to experience the quality of our programme and also get the opportunity to meet me first.



Relax, Breathe and Birth

A one-off 2 hour workshop with a difference which will leave you feeling more informed and prepared for birth as well as providing you with some useful techniques that you will be able to use during your labour.



Prenatal Parenting

Enjoy interacting with your baby,

increase your energy levels and emotional well-being, raise your self-esteem and self confidence, let go of negativity,

promote positivity.

My Doula journey began in Nepal, before I even knew it.

In my interview with Susanne Grant - Grant Method of Birthing,

I share with you why I decided to turn my world upside down in pursuit of my dream. Read the whole story here.



I would love to send you a free pregnancy relaxation mp3 to listen to, helping you to feel calm and relaxed.

This relaxation works with colour and nature both of which are proven to promote emotional positivity.

Positive suggestions are woven through the sessions to inspire confidence for birthing.

Listening to this mp3 regularly helps to provide reassurance for my expectant clients and helps them to focus on their baby's birth in a positive way.




•Yoga teacher training, 200 hours, Yoga Alliance International (YAI), Patanjali Institute, Bali, Indonesia


•Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training with Baby Yoga & Massage, 95 hours, Yoga Alliance (PRYS), Appleyoga, London, UK


•Yoga for kids and families teacher training course, 27 hours Yoga Alliance (RYS), Rainbow Kids Yoga, London, England


•Clinical Hypnotherapist, Patanjali Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Bali, Indonesia


•Wise Hippo Birthing Instructor, The Wise Hippo, Gatwick, England

•Birth and postnatal Doula preparation course, Developing Doulas,

Doula UK, Cambridge, England


•Indian Head Massage, Gateway Workshops, London, England


•Closing the Bones, Developing Doulas, Cambridge, England


•Advanced Closing the Bones, Rocio Alarcon, Cambridge, England


•Pregnancy Loss and the death of a baby: SANDS training for Doulas, Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Charity, Edinburgh, Scotland

I invite you for a free chat.

Give me a call.


I'll be more than happy to have a chat to find out how I could best help you.


*Timings according to availability*


Latest News


The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme now available in Finland

Feb 02, 2017


Traditional 'Closing the Bones' now available in Finland

Feb 02, 2017

Get in Touch


Riihimäki, Turku, Helsinki



*Services available Globally*



Skype: Satu Global Birth Support

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