Midwifery Today Conference
“Trust, Intimacy and Love—The Chemistry of Connection”
Helsinki, Finland • 4–8 October 2017

Photo by Lynsey Stone dfwbirthphotographer.com

Please join us for our international conference in Helsinki, Finland, on a gorgeous UNESCO site which is on the Sea Fortress Island called Suomenlinna. It is a short 15-minute ferry ride from Helsinki. It has about 800 permanent residents—not including us for our five days there! There are several restaurants on the island as well as a grocery store and many other amenities. Our theme, “Trust Intimacy and Love—The Chemistry of Connection,” is such an important one. We have a great group of speakers who will present and interact with you on some of the most important issues in Midwifery and Birth.

Jan Tritten

Choose from over 40 different classes!

These are some of the topics we plan to present at the conference. Please see the conference program for the complete list of classes.

  • Midwifery Skills—Full-day session
  • Acupressure and Cupping for Birth Practitioners
  • Gua Sha for Pregnancy and Birth
  • Rebozo Techniques and Practice—Two full-day sessions
  • Placenta Medicine—Full-day session
  • The Beauty, Power and Uniqueness of Birth
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Birth and Breastfeeding Are One—Full-day session
  • And many more rich classes!

Conference Location


Suomenlinna Sveaborg
Conference and Banquet Facilities
Phone: +358 (0)295 338 420
Website: suomenlinna.fi/en/conferences-and-banquets
E-mail: tilavuokra@suomenlinna.fi

Suomenlinna’s conference and banquet facilities offer gorgeous, peaceful conference rooms with beautiful vaulted ceilings. For facility photos and more information, visit the website listed above. For a map of the island, please visit: frantic.s3.amazonaws.com/suomenlinna/2016/12/ENG_suomenlinna_map_service-traffic_bc -facilities_a4.pdf

For general information about Suomenlinna: suomenlinna.fi/en

For visitor information: suomenlinna.fi/en/visitor

Overnight Accommodations

People who need cheap, but clean and nice hostel accommodation on the Island can book a hostel bed in a dormitory at Suomenlinna Hostel (www.hostelhelsinki.fi/en). This hostel is reserved only for Midwifery Today attendants. Hostel beds can be booked through Johanna Honkanen by e-mail Johanna.Honkanen@hus.fi. Hostel cost is 45 euros/night including breakfast. The hostel is the only accommodation on the Island itself.

Cumulus Hotels in Helsinki are offering Midwifery Today participants 15% off daily prices. Hotel rooms can be booked through the hotel web page www.cumulus.fi/index-eng.php with a product ID/ bookingcode “JUHLAT.”

  • Cumulus City Meilahti Helsinki
  • Cumulus City Hakaniemi
  • Culumus City Kallio
  • Cumulus City Kaisaniemi

Omena Hotels in Helsinki are offering Midwifery Today participants 20% off daily prices. Rooms can be booked through the hotel web page www.omenahotels.com/en/ with a discount code MIDWIFERY2DAY. Booking has to be made before 31 August 2017 in order to get the discount.

  • Omena hotel Helsinki Yrjönkatu
  • Omena hotel Helsinki Lönnrotinkatu

There are many hotels, apartments and hostels in Helsinki within walking distance or public transportation to the island’s ferry. All are available for booking through booking.com, hotels.com or airbnb.com.

Our Finland contacts have prepared this extensive list of potential accommodations in Helsinki: Accommodations_Helsinki.pdf


Suomenlinna is accessed by a 15-minute ferry ride from Helsinki, Finland. The ferry to Suomenlinna is accessed from the Kauppatori ferry terminal near the Kauppatori (Market) Square. For a ferry schedule, please visit: hsl.fi/sites/default/files/uploads/lautta-muutos_19092016_0.pdf

Detailed transportation tips for getting around in Helsinki are provided in this document: Transportation_Helsinki.pdf

View Scrapbooks of Previous Conferences

View scrapbooks from our conferences in France in 2016, in Germany 2015, 2008 and 2006, and of our conference in Eugene 2015.

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“Everyone was so friendly and warm, I felt I met my ‘tribe’! Thank you so much for this eye-opening experience. I will make sure to come back next time and bring colleagues!”

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