I am a veterinarian, certified labour doula, lactation counselor and EBB®-instructor. I attended my friend’s birth in 2000 but the going got more intense only after our first child was born in 2005. I attended quite a few births as a volunteer, as well as several short doula trainings and workshops in related areas. In 2010 I became a certified labour doula and the first certified professional doula in Finland, first in Doulapalvelu and currently in my own business Doulakka. I take actively part in bringing forth the doulas’ work and since 2011 I have also trained new labour doulas. The first Doulakka certified labour doula finished her training in August 2013.