Birth, Baby & Family, welcome

Welcome to Birth, Baby & Family…

I would like to give you a warm welcome to The Birth, Baby & Family Practice – if you are a parent, please feel free to wander around the site or get in touch for more information about my classes and 1:1 sessions.

This website is a place for parents – for information, support & reassurance; for different parenting experiences and perspectives; and for coping strategies and ideas. On these pages, and in my sessions, you will find friendly, simple, effective and honest reassurance and information.

janine blog2The Birth, Baby & Family Practice is me, Janine, I am an antenatal teacher, postnatal group leader, baby massage instructor, doula & parent coach – this unique range of training means I provide classes and support for parents from pregnancy and throughout life with babies, children and teenagers.

I am a mum of three, I have worked with expectant and new parents since 2002 and I have run my own business for several years. I have experienced babyloss, as well as birth trauma and I talk about depression and anxiety as well as the coping strategies that have helped me. I haven’t always – and still don’t always – find parenting easy and this is why being able to provide non-judgemental parent support is so important to me. Parenting is a constant learning curve, it can be pretty isolating, we can feel guilt and give ourselves a hard time for finding it hard and for not having all the answers.

I am really open about my own parenting challenges and I don’t believe in quick fixes – I believe in looking after ourselves; of getting support when we need it; of laughter; of being taken seriously; of being honest; of having realistic expectations and of making small tweaks and changes when needed.

The Birth Baby & Family PracticeMy knowledge, training and experience means that my practice is about listening to parents, not telling anyone what to do. It is a safe, comfortable, helpful place for you to gather all the information, support and reassurance you need.

I currently work from home – for me, this means I can provide a warm, friendly and safe space for my small group and 1:1 sessions.

I am a warm and down-to-earth mum, wife, friend and practitioner; 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.

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

Pregnancy Support, Birth Preparation & Birth Support

Antenatal Course

Relax & Breathe Course
Relax & Breathe Workshop

1:1 Birth Preparation

Birth Debrief before giving birth again

Practical Guides to Labour & Birth

For parents with babies

New Baby Support
Mother Cuppa
Baby Massage
1:1 Sessions
Sleep Support
Weaning Workshop
Birth Debrief Service

Baby Sleep Workshop
Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshop

1:1 Sessions for Parents
Support, reassurance, plans and coping strategies to focus on a range of parenting challenges with babies, children and teenagers.

1:1 Sessions for Women

For women who are also parents – to focus on juggling responsibilities, personal challenges, headspace and wellbeing.

My sessions can be accessed by parents across the North East and I am also developing online support for parents who live further away.

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

The Birth, Baby & Family Facebook Page


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 support

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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.