Relaxbirth Chairman and Founder Eija Pessinen discussing at BBC programme “The Conversation”
Eija Pessinen won the European Union Prize for Women Innovators in 2009, for inventing Relaxbirth – a system aimed at making labour easier both for women and midwives.
Eija Pessinen also works as a midwife in Finland, which is routinely ranked as one of the best places in the world to give birth.
The standards of facilities and care are very high, but Eija worries about the closing down of smaller birth centers as it may increase the fear of child birth due to longer distances.
Eija is proud to have delivered 4000 babies, “the ones that I’ve delivered are kind of mine, although they are not mine” and says she feels “empowered” to have provided maternity care to 20,000 mothers.
Women giving birth with Relaxbirth give excellent feedback since the increased leverage force pushing is more effective even with a bigger baby, smiles the Innovator through the radio broadcast.
Listen to BBC’s “The Conversation” with Relaxbirth Chairman Eija Pessinen here.