Working with families in the early weeks. From a Doulas perspective.

Postnatal care is hit & miss at the best of times. Add a global pandemic and far-reaching restrictions to the mix, and you have women who are feeling even more overwhelmed, isolated and confused. 

Whether you reach out for support for emotional back-up or more hands-on help, the aim of the game for the work I do is for you not to need me anymore because you are feeling differently and getting into your flow. Confidence has rocketed. Self-belief blossomed. Fog has lifted and you feelyou have turned your corner moving onto the next phase. 

Sometimes I meet women when they are expecting; this is ideal as we can begin to build the relationship, find out about your family dynamic, work on planning & prep for baby’s arrival and make sure the support is in the right area for you. 

There are also families I met when baby is home and they realise they would like help. Again this is focussed on mum; one of the USP’s for doulas. We always keep in regular chats about how the support can best help you and how it changes with you; how you feel on week 3 is different to week 12. 

There is a privilege to be part of such this special time with a newborn in the home. I am willing you on to

Given the current times we are in, and how we are much more used to being online to get products and services we need, I am focussing on virtual support. And there is LOADS we can cover in these sessions.  

One of the areas I talk about often is the Fourth Trimester. Something I feel we do not talk about nearly enough. If we understood this quarter it would make for a smoother, more positive ride for mum and baby. 

I wrote a blog called ‘My baby always wants to be on me’…a phase I hear A LOT. You can have a read here:• https://www.aprilknell.com/post/my-baby-always-want-to-be-on-me

And if you are interested in the Virtual Postnatal Support Sessions (I have put together a package) you can read up & book here: • https://www.aprilknell.com/virtualpostnatalsessions

Much love, 


April Knell

Postnatal Specialist I Doula I Postnatal Digital Services