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.
The 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.
My 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 – 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.
Here’s a quick guide to Birth, Baby & Family sessions…
Pregnancy Support, Birth Preparation & Birth Support
For parents with babies
1:1 Sessions for parents
Support, reassurance and coping strategies with baby support, parenting support, support with older children and support for you, the person behind the parent.
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…
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