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Birth, Baby & Family Directory

The Birth, Baby & Family Directory is an essential guide to the best services and practitioners for parents, along with a range of brilliant shops and products.

As a trusted source of information for parents and families from pregnancy through to teenagers, it is essential for me to be able to provide links to the best services, products and practitioners for children, parents and families across Newcastle & Tyneside. I only work alongside businesses who are experienced, professional, recommended and who fit in well with the supportive ethos of Birth, Baby & Family.

Supporting small businesses is important to me and this is a network of wonderful people who are passionate about what they do, who are excellent at what they do and I recommend them to parents…


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The Core Team is a pool of specialist knowledge…

The Birth, Baby & Family Practice – antenatal classes, postnatal support, baby massage, weaning an ongoing parent support

Debbie Donaldson pregnancy & postnatal fitness specialist plus running and hulahoop courses

Julia McCarthy at Sanctuary Housemassage and reflexology

Puddle Ducksaquanatal, baby & toddler swimming plus swim academy

North East Sling Libraryfor baby & toddler carrying expertise

Tumbles & Grumbles First Aidfor parents, grandparents and children

Piccolo Musicthe original baby & toddler music group

Decote Dance Academyfrom toddlers to teenagers

Branch Counsellingspecialising in family counselling

We are all well trained specialists in our field.


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For pregnancy & birth

Antenatal Classes & Birth Preparation Consultations with Birth, Baby & Family – good knowledge, skills, discussion and preparation for births

Aerobic Bumps with Debbie Donaldson – for pregnancy fitness

Aquanatal with PuddleDucks – for pregnancy fitness

Reflexology & Pregnancy Massage with Julia at Sanctuary House – to ease aches and pains and to boost your wellbeing

Birth, Baby & Family Birth Debrief Service – to talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby


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Services & sessions for parents with babies & toddlers…

The North East Sling Library – sling hire and consultations for parents across the North East

Branch Counselling Service – for parents

Tumbles & Grumbles Baby & Toddler First Aid – for parents, grandparents and carers

Birth, Baby & Family – Mother Cuppa a small group for pregnant women and mums with babies. It’s all about tea, cake, conversation, questions and reassurance.

Buggyfit & Aerobic Mums with Debbie Donaldson – fitness classes with a postnatal fitness expert

Birth, Baby & Family Weaning Workshop – taking the stress out of introducing solid food

Birth, Baby & Family Sleep Support – information and reassurance for tired parents

Birth, Baby & Family Baby Massage – relaxing sessions for mums and babies from across Newcastke & Tyneside


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Baby and toddler groups…

Puddle Ducks Baby & Toddler Swimming

Piccolo Music

BabyBallet | Decote Diggers

Tots Play North Tyneside

Sing & Sign – Newcastle & North Tyneside


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Classes & services for older children and families…

Branch Counselling Service – for parents, children and teenagers

Birth, Baby & Family – 1:1 Parent Sessions to focus on parenting challenges

Decote Dance Academy – classes and performances for children and teenagers

Puddle Ducks Swim Academy – swimming lessions for children


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Just for you…

Birth, Baby & Family – 1:1 Sessions for Women for focus, plans, headspace and personal challenges

Hula Hooping & Zumba for fitness and wellbeing

Reflexology & massage for your wellbeing

Branch Counselling Service additional support for your family

Frankie Aitchison Pyschotherapy & Counselling – for women of all ages to focus on a range of issues including low mood & identity, grief & loss, relationship challenges, life changes, isolation and loneliness.


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Products & Services…

Captured Forever Family Photography – for your pregnancy, your baby and your family

Emily Ward Art just beautiful paintings and prints for your home and for gifts

Halling Wolfe Teething Jewelleryteething rings, necklaces and bracelets

Breastvestmaking every top a breast-feeding top

The Baby Mamma Gift Boxbeautiful gifts for expectant and new mums

NK Ceremoniesa brilliant naming and wedding celebrant for Newcastle & Tyneside


I will be expanding the Birth, Baby & Family Directory to include more classes and services for older children, families and parents as well as family friendly cafes, shops and days out. Get in touch for more information if you would like your small business or organisation to be involved.

You can download the directory here

And please do message me with any queries.

Birth, Baby & Family is run by Janine Smith
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.