Frances Parkhowell is director of Perth Postnatal Village, est. 2013 in Perth with the purpose of filling a gap by providing physical and emotional care for new families in the postnatal time. As self-described part hippy, part scientist, she brings a wealth of knowledge, as well as humour and empathy to her role as post-natal doula and human being. She trains postnatal doulas through Australian Doulas association. She is a student of Kundalini Yoga and a mentee with the 4 Paths of a Woman course.