Birth Preparation for 2nd-time Parents

pregnancy and birth ewcastle and tynesideWhen you are pregnant again, you will need to think about labour and birth again at some point. You might need a refresher, you might need specific information and focus and you might also need to debrief your previous birth experience. I also work with a lot of parents who have experienced babyloss or stillbirth and want to focus on birth again, while managing concerns and anxieties.

Birth preparation when you are pregnant again can be about refreshing your knowledge, talking through any specific concerns as well as focusing on your options and gathering the information you need to feel better prepared.

You can book onto my antenatal course to refresh your knowledge in a small group setting or you can arrange 1:1 sessions…

Birth Preparation for 2nd time parents includes…

  • Birth Debrief – a private session to talk through any issues/concerns relating to your previous birth experience
  • 1:1 Birth Preparation Sessions – private sessions to focus on getting you better prepared for birth again
  • Relax & Breathe sessions – a workshop or 1:1 session for you to practise simple but effective breathing skills for labour & birth

You can book these sessions separately or you can book the package of all three for £121.50 and save 10%. The Relax & Breath workshops run every month and the private sessions run during the day, evening and weekend, so you can book an appointment which is more convenient for you.


It is important to me to be able to support parents in the best way possible so I don’t teach large groups of people – my sessions run with 2, 3, or 4 couples so they are informal, so you can focus on the information and the skills, so you chat and ask questions while feeling comfortable and relaxed.
My sessions are about providing good information, practical skills and discussion so you can be better prepared for the birth of your baby and so you can think about your options and what might be helpful for you.


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with Janine Smith

I am a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting – I have worked with expectant parents since 2002 and I have taught antenatal classes almost weekly since 2005.  Due to being NCT-trained and my knowledge, training and experience, I am able to provide information, support and reassurance for all expectant parents.
My sessions are friendly and informal – not like a classroom – with small groups and 1:1 sessions so you can ask questions and gather all the information you need.
In addition to general birth preparation, I specialise in being parent-focused so I can provide support for specific issues such as birth anxiety, giving birth again, being induced, planned caesareans and homebirths. I am a mum of three and I have also worked as a birth doula, so I have attended a number of births.

If you have any queries and to arrange your sessions, just send me a message.