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This practice is a place for parents – to provide you with a range of good knowledge, support & reassurance; for different parenting experiences and perspectives; for coping strategies and ideas. On these pages, and in my sessions, you will find friendly, simple, effective and honest reassurance and knowledge to boost your confidence and wellbeing.

My main focus is on pregnancy & birth, postnatal & early parenting to enhance the wellbeing of parents. The Birth, Baby & Family Practice is me, Janine, I am an antenatal teacher, postnatal group leader, baby massage instructor & parent coach – this unique range of professional training means I am fully qualified and experienced to work with parents from pregnancy and throughout life with a young family.

“You were absolutely awesome throughout my pregnancy and afterwards – both me and my husband learnt so much through your classes and 1:1s and I felt supported and listened to.”

My practice is about listening to you, providing options and not telling you what to do. I provide a safe, comfortable place for you to gather all the information, support and reassurance you need for pregnancy & birth, for your baby and for you as a parent.

I am a warm and down-to-earth practitioner and I am a professional listener – so you can talk through your experiences, fears, challenges and struggles – and I also know a thing or two about pregnancy, birth, babies and supporting parents through it all.

Here’s a quick guide to everything I do…

Pregnancy – I provide 1:1 consultations for women who may want more consistent support and reassurance during their pregnancy.

Birth Preparation  – I work with parents who are preparing for the birth of their first baby and with parents who need to prepare for birth again.

Postnatal & Early Parenting – I run small group and 1:1 sessions for parents with a baby from new to about one.

Your Wellbeing – I offer 1:1 coaching sessions for parents to focus on personal and parenting challenges: juggling responsibilities, work, headspace, better life balance, easing stress and boosting wellbeing.

As an established and trusted practitioner, my sessions are attended by parents across Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland and I am currently developing online and phone sessions for parents who live further away.

“Janine’s writing is searingly honest. It is true and it depicts the highs and lows of parenting in all its shapes and forms.”

This website is packed with information, links to services & support, as well as comment and experiences on different aspects of pregnancy, labour & birth, babies & children and parenting – please do take a wander.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Janine | Birth, Baby & Family
A specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent wellbeing

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antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal group leader, parent coach, writer of words, mum, wife and friend I am a warm, sensitive, straight-talking, down to earth mum, wife, friend and practitioner; I am a professional listener – people often feel very comfortable opening up to me about their experiences, fears, challenges and struggles – and I also know a thing or two about pregnancy, birth, babies and supporting parents.