Birth, Baby & Family, welcome

Welcome to Birth, Baby & Family…

I would like to give you a warm welcome to The Birth, Baby & Family Practice. This practice is a place for parents – to provide you with a range of good information, 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, followed by postnatal sessions and sessions. I have also recently introduced mentoring for parents – these 1:1 sessions are to focus on you, the person behind the parent as you make your way through both personal and parenting challenges.

The Birth, Baby & Family Practice is me, Janine, I am an antenatal teacher, postnatal group leader, baby massage instructor & coach – this unique range of training and experience means I provide sessions and support for parents from pregnancy and throughout life with babies and children.

Here’s a quick guide to Birth, Baby & Family sessions…

Pregnancy & Birth 

1:1 Pregnancy Session

Antenatal Course

Relax & Breathe for Pregnancy & Birth

Birth Preparation for 2nd-time Parents

Beyond Birth

1:1 Birth Preparation

Pregnancy & Birth After Babyloss

Birth Debrief before giving birth again

Practical Guides to Labour & Birth


Postnatal & Early Parenting

Mother Cuppa
Baby Massage
Birth Debrief
Baby Sleep Workshop

1:1 Sessions for Parents


Your Wellbeing

Coaching for people who are also parents
To focus on juggling responsibilities, personal & work challenges, headspace, better life balance, easing stress and boosting wellbeing.

My sessions are attended by parents across Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland and I am also developing online and phone sessions for parents who live further away.


The Birth, Baby & Family Directory

I also work alongside some brilliant small businesses who provide products, services and sessions for parents across the North East. I have created a directory for you to see and download.

You can read some Feedback from parents and I’m also on social media – please do say hello…

The Birth, Baby & Family Facebook Page

The Birth, Baby & Family Facebook Group


Janine Smith practitioner

My practice is about listening to you, not telling you what you should be doing. It is a safe, comfortable, helpful 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.

If you would like more information about any of my sessions, 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.