1:1 Birth Preparation


knowledge | an experienced practitioner | practical skills |effective sessions

1:1 birth consultations are parent-focused antenatal sessions to help you prepare well for the birth of your baby with confidence, good information and effective practical skills. And because these are your sessions, you can focus on whatever you need to.

2 x 2 hour Birth Essentials sessions
1 x 90 minute Relax & Breathe session
1 x 2 hour Beyond Birth session

BIRTH ESSENTIALS | £120 | 2 x 2 hour sessions
From the first contraction to meeting your baby, including caesareans and induction

BIRTH BASICS | £60 | 2 hours
Early labour, established labour, giving birth, contractions, birth support and positions for labour & birth

BIRTH REFRESHER | £60 | 2 hours
For second-time parents to focus on labour & birth

So you know more about what to expect, your options and how to manage your induction

Getting you prepared for your planned caesarean with information, options and your recovery

RELAX & BREATHE FOR BIRTH | £45 | 90 minutes
Brilliantly simple but effective breathing skills for birth

LIFE WITH YOUR NEW BABY | £60 | 2 hours
What to expect and how to look after you in those first few weeks

BIRTH DEBRIEF | £45 | 90 minutes
Your chance to talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby

BIRTH PEPTALK | £35 | up to 1 hour
If you need last minute information or reassurance about birth

PREGNANCY / BIRTH ANXIETY | £45 | up to 90 minutes
A chance to work through any anxiety in pregnancy or about giving birth

I am able to provide daytime, evening & weekend sessions to best suit your schedule. They can take place in my teaching space in North Shields or I can come to your home. (if you live outside North Tyneside there may be an additional travel fee)

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With Janine Smith
A specialist in pregnancy & birth, early parenting and parent wellbeing

I have worked with parents since 2002 and, as a practitioner with professional training and experience, I am trusted to provide a balance of reliable knowledge, non-judgemental support and much needed reassurance.

My approach is not to tell you what to do – it is to listen, to provide you with the opportunity to ask questions, it is about providing ideas and information, helping you to formulate plans and to find what works for you and for your family.

The focus is on your wellbeing in pregnancy, for birth, as a parent and as you, the person behind the parent and I have created informal but effective small group and 1:1 sessions to benefit you.