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Promoting a 40 Day Postnatal resting and bonding time

The Postnatal Support Network (PSN) addresses the importance of a well-prepared and relaxing 40 day postnatal period. It is an international organisation with a non-medical and social network, informing families and especially mothers about this special and delicate time after birth.

About Postnatal Support Network

The Postnatal Support Network (PSN) addresses the importance of a well-prepared and relaxing 40-day postnatal period. It is an international organisation with a non-medical and social network, informing families-to-be about this special and delicate time after birth. PSN coordinates the demand and response of trained support. It provides training for those interested in becoming post natal ‘helpers’ – carers who can give holistic support during the postnatal period. The network also functions as a platform for sharing personal birth stories. Our network does not replace the need and care for professional medical psychological help.

Read here about the three pillers our work is based on and who we are, and how we work. 

After delivery not only does it take the new mother around 6 weeks to heal from the intensity of labour, it takes at least this period of time to get familiar with her new role as mother. It’s essential to understand that these first few weeks establish important and delicate patterns that will affect the individual and families for decades.

For this reason it is of utmost relevance to ask and receive help during this “4th trimester”.

Diet & Recipes

Our guidelines are based on general yogic principles combined with universal traditional knowledge, scientific research and eco logic.

How to Organize

Your postnatal support needs to be organised well in advance. If possible, it should be done around the 33rd week of pregnancy.

Postnatal Doula Directory

We have our trained Postnatal Doulas, specializing in various postnatal care aspects in most European Countries.

Essence of selfless service

“Lifting someone else out of their difficulties, inspiring them, making them smile, giving them hope, cooking them a meal or listening to them is a noble cause. Even if you don’t think of yourself while you offer selfless service to another, you too will feel gratified and comforted. Watching them feel better will make you feel better. So, go out there. Serve someone, anyone.”

– Yogi Bhajan

The Postnatal Support Network organises Helpers training all over Europe. This training gives both ancient and contemporary knowledge and practical techniques on the 40-day recovery time.

Training

This training is set up for anyone who is interested in making an important difference in the life of young families. Health workers, doulas, yoga teachers, grandmothers and young women who are inspired to learn more about the techniques and would like to serve in a dedicated way and has considerable time and flexibility.

Why postnatal support

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Principles of a 40 day resting period

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Physiology of the postnatal mother and child

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Postnatal rituals, bed sharing, massage and baby bundling.

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Cooking and recipes

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The Postnatal Service, the attitude and what kind of support.

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News & Updates

Read our Newsletter and about upcoming events and a lot more here

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Satya Kaur, PSN's Founding Mother, Lead Trainer, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, shares with you a beautiful audio guided relaxation for new mothers. Music by Deva Premal. Take a quiet moment, turn off the internet, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and listen.

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NEWS FROM OUR NETWORK

We are very grateful to Simona Giancola who worked as Director of PSN since the beginning of the year and through insecurity and world crisis, and we wish her the very best in her journey into motherhood. We are excited to announce that a few weeks ago Beant Devi has...

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Get in Touch

Or Contact our national Coordinators

Name Country Email
Agnieszka Bera Global info@shaktidoula.dk
Ingrid Bal Netherlands charankamalkaur@ingridbal.com
Mónica Santos Portugal monicaaum@gmail.com
Amina Merabet Spain amina@madre-selva.com
Elsa Martineau France elsayogadoula@gmail.com
Solène Bourgeois France soleneyoga@gmail.com
Sofiya H. Angelina Bonde Denmark mail@sofiyahenrietta.com
Magalie Beantpal Kaur Switzerland info@beantpal.ch
Catherine Tuchschmid Switzerland catherine@gaiaom.ch
Patsy Gormley-Steele UK satprakashk@gmail.com
Vesela Genadieva Bulgaria vessy@positivepostpartum.eu
Yanitsa Karamarkova Bulgaria info@moiatadula.com