Birth, Baby & Family, Birth, Baby & Family Practice, janine smith

During Your Maternity Leave

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When your baby is here and you are on maternity leave, there is a lot of information on these pages about babies and early parenting and I provide a range of support and sessions for parents with a baby…

Postnatal Doula Service – 1:1 support during the early days with your baby to help with feeding, sleep and adjusting to life with a new baby.

Mother Cuppa – a weekly drop-in session for mums at the end of their pregnancy and for mums on maternity leave with their baby

Baby Massage – a small group course for mums and babies running over 5 weeks with conversation, support, tea and cake

Weaning Workshop – a small group session to take the stress out of introducing solid food

Sleep Support – 1:1 support, information, ideas and reassurance for tired parents

1:1 Consultations – private sessions to provide practical information and support as well as to talk through any anxieties and fears, your adjustment to being a parent | birth debrief | sleep support


My small group sessions take place in my home in North Shields and my 1:1 sessions can take place in my home or in yours. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

Janine | Birth, Baby & Family
A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting



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.