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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 postnatal ‘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.

Our work is based on three pillars:

Postnatal Support Network is partly made possible by the Yogi Tea Foundation.

    Education
    • Raising awareness within families about the relevance and impact of 40 days rest and bonding for mother, baby, families and societies.
    • Raising awareness of potential PN sevadars about the essence and relevance of selfless service.
    • Raising awareness of birth professionals about the necessity and impact of help during the 40 days; the need to prepare families for well organised 40 days PN period suiting their personal needs.
    Empowerment
    • Providing families information and practical tools to organise their 40 day PN time tailored to their personal needs.
    • Set up extensive international training program for PN sevadars amongst 3HO family and beyond. The training gives theoretical and practical knowledge of why and how to serve the mother and family.
    • Creating communication platforms with national PSN coordinators networking with (local) birth professionals and sharing Knowledge and information.
    Exchange

    Providing a platform for the offering & requests for support between families and PSN sevadars via a web based service. The website will have an online tool with rich sources of information, guidelines, a forum and extra training for the sevadar.

    Background

    With a growing interest and offering of birth and postpartum trainings, teachers and initiatives, we realise it is important to be very transparent about our background and resources for postnatal support. Our work is deeply rooted in the Kundalini yoga teachings from Yogi Bhajan. He re-introduced the concept and support techniques of the Ayurvedic ‘Sacred window’ in the community that started in the late 1970’s in the US and later Europe.

    Our organizations initiators Satya Kaur and Gurujagat Kaur where part of the first group of students who received and gave help during the first weeks after labor. Many years and study on women health later, they joined together to initiate this network.

    Our principle of holistic, non-medical support for mothers is not exclusively derived from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. Many traditions include a form of exclusion from daily activities with community support during the first weeks after birth. Our knowledge of healing foods, conscious attitude and communication, together with other healing techniques is inspired by many spiritual teachings, thinkers, birth professionals and mostly by mothers. We acknowledge other traditions and are thankful for their initiatives. We trust that our Network will inspire a bigger movement towards happy mothers, fathers, children and societies.

    To become a member of our network, you do not need to be trained on postnatal care. We are an open platform for people who feel strongly about supporting mothers and families. Please join us today, for €2 per month.

    We are also a network for Postnatal Trained and Professional carer – no matter whether trained by us or by others – and we aim at connecting families in search of Postnatal carer with them. In our Directory you find a list of Postnatal Trained and Professional carer who are part of our Network.

    Board Members

    Gurujagat Kaur

    Gurujagat Kaur

    Co-Founder and Board member

    (based in France)

    Ingrid Bal / Charankamal Kaur

    Ingrid Bal / Charankamal Kaur

    Chair of the Board

    (based in the Netherlands)

    Satya Kaur

    Satya Kaur

    Co-Founder and Board member

    (based in Portugal)

    Beant Devi Kaur

    Beant Devi Kaur

    Managing Director

    (based in France)

    Simona Giancola

    Simona Giancola

    Board Member

    (based in the Netherlands)

    Agnieszka Bera

    Agnieszka Bera

    International Coordinator

    (based in Denmark)

    Elsa Martineau

    Elsa Martineau

    Board Secretary

    (based in France)

    Gita Depardieau

    Gita Depardieau

    Board Vice-Secretary

    (based in the Netherlands)

    Eng Que

    Eng Que

    Treasurer

    (based in the Netherlands)

    International Trainers

    Gurujagat Kaur

    Gurujagat Kaur

    Co-Founder and Board member

    (based in France)

    Ingrid Bal / Charankamal Kaur

    Ingrid Bal / Charankamal Kaur

    Chair of the Board

    (based in the Netherlands)

    Satya Kaur

    Satya Kaur

    Co-Founder and Board member

    (based in Portugal)

    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