The Postnatal Support Network is a not-for-profit organization that operates solely in the public interest for charitable, scientific or educational purposes, and more specifically for the purposes of: (i) contributing to the social, cultural and moral well-being of new mothers, and (ii) improving lives and protecting new families by bringing about changes in the way postnatal care is understood, implemented and promoted.

    The Postnatal Support Network seeks to achieve its goals by:
    • building awareness about a well-prepared and healing 40-day postnatal period and educating the public on the importance of supporting and caring for newborn mothers;
    • connecting families with postnatal doulas and with their community (family, friends, neighbours, etc.); 
    • coordinating the demand and response of trained support via a Postnatal Doula Directory; 
    • training post-partum professionals and parents; 
    • building bridges and connecting professionals in the field of postnatal care;
    • generating research with the purpose of demonstrating clearly the health and social benefits of a prolonged rest and care during the postnatal period as an efficient prevention of postnatal depression and the cortège of family dysfunction that comes along with this;
    • recognizing the Postnatal Doula as a profession;
    • encouraging health ministries to subsidize help for all mothers post-partum independently, from their financial situation;
    • honouring the importance of voluntary work of our Board Members and active participation of our members.

      RSIN number: 857050163


      The members of the Board do not receive any remuneration, either indirectly or immediately. Costs are reimbursed on presentation of the supporting documents.

    Contact our National Coordinators




    Vesela Genadieva


    Yanitsa Karamarkova


    Agnieszka Bera


    Sofiya H. Angelina Bonde


    Pauline Dubromez


    Ingrid Bal


    Milagros Virasoro


    Catherine Tuchschmid


    Magalie Beantpal Kaur


    Patsy Gormley-Steele


    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.