Family coaching

Are you worried about giving birth? Do you want support during the pregnancy of your first child and tips for baby’s first months? Do you have questions about parenting or a relationship? We offer free of charge family coaching!

Family coaching is offered in Finnish. If you need coaching In English, please contact coordinator Salla Lommi. 

Ready for parenthood (free of charge)

Welcome to family and childbirth coaching to think about issues related to parenting and childbirth together. In the coaching, we discuss together the important questions related to the lives of pregnant families, as well as various exercises. You also get to know other families. The coaching is held by the health care students of the Savonia University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Kuopio city council and KYS (Kuopio University Hospital). In addition to students, the coaching sessions also include professionals, from whom you can get support and help with questions that bother you. The coaching is free for families. 


The group is intended for families expecting their first child. The most useful content of the coaching is during pregnancy weeks 20–32. First 10 registered families can join. The training takes place in the spring and autumn.  

TRAINING THEMES 

  • Expecting a baby
  • The start of labor and its course
  • Everyday life with a baby
  • The first few weeks with the baby

The coaching sessions are held on Tuesdays from 17:00 to 19:00. Location MIC-H410.

Autumn 2024 coaching sessions

  • 19.11.
  • 26.11.
  • 3.12.
  • 10.12.

Spring 2025 coaching sessions 1

  • 28.1.
  • 4.2.
  • 11.2.
  • 18.2.

Spring 2025 coaching sessions 2

  • 8.4.
  • 15.4.
  • 22.4.
  • 29.4.

Exercise after childbirth 

Family coaching exercise after childbirth is intended for those expecting their first child and their closest ones. The special features of postpartum exercise are discussed through in theory and trained together in exercises. All levels of exercisers are taken into account in the training. Duration of the class is 90 minutes. 

The training is held by the third-year physiotherapy students of Savonia University of Applied Sciences’ Wellness Center. 

Trainings are held on Mondays at 5-6:30 p.m. in the room MIC-H410.

If there are less than three people in a group or if the customer cannot join the group, we offer you one free individual time at the Wellness Center. 

The training has partly the same content as the Ready for Parenthood coaching. Due to the limited number of participants, customers are recommended to participate in only one coaching organized through the Wellness Center. 

Autumn 2024 coaching session

  • 25.11.

Spring 2025 coaching session 1

  • 20.1.

Spring 2025 coaching session 2

  • 31.3.