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A unique range courses and support for expectant and new parents across Tyneside

Reasons to book baby massage

The aim of my baby massage course is to provide comfortable. relaxing sessions for mums and their babies. Your baby can enjoy the sensory lights while you can sit back and chat with the other mums, ask questions and get reassurance on all things baby with tea and cake. The benefits… With small groups, you can feel sit back and relax with your baby. You will receive a baby massage oil and handouts to use at home In addition to learning and using effective baby massage techniques to help settle and sooth your baby, my main aim is to provide enjoyable sessions for you. I am trained to run postnatal groups so my sessions provide an opportunity for you to ask questions about you and your baby. About me… I am a specialist in early parenting – I have provided regular postnatal groups since 2008 and baby massage since 2010. My work with parents is about providing a balance of good information, support and reassurance. My training and experience also means I am able to provide …

Reasons to book Mother Cuppa

Mother Cuppa is all about cosy, comfortable, reassuring sessions for mums on maternity leave – from pregnancy and with your baby. The benefits… With small sessions, you can ask questions, offload and get reassurance when you need it on feeding, sleep, baby development and being a mum. It can just be about informal sessions to have conversations with other mums. Essential refuelling with tea, fresh coffee and cake. I am an experienced postnatal group leader – so my sessions are designed to provide you with the space to get all the support you need. About me… I am a specialist in early parenting and I have provided postnatal groups since 2008. My work with parents is about providing a balance of good information, support and reassurance. My training and experience also means I am able to provide effective postnatal sessions by having the time to listen, respond and help develop personalised plans and coping strategies. I am also a mum of three. I run sessions from my base in North Shields and all of my sessions …

Reasons to book a birth debrief

The main aim of my birth debrief service is to provide you with the opportunity to talk through the birth of your baby.  It could be that your labour and birth was not what you expected or it could have left you feeling upset – a birth debrief session will enable you to ask questions, talk it through and make better sense of what happened. The benefits… You can talk your labour and birth through with an experienced birth practitioner, who understands the complexities of birth Being able to share openly in a private session, to get it all out, can be very therapeutic – it can feel like a release to talk it through rather than holding it all in. This can be useful for any parent – it doesn’t matter how long ago a baby was born – and it can be a beneficial service for both parents to use, together or separately. About me… I am an experienced antenatal teacher and postnatal group leader and I have worked with parents since 2002. …

Reasons to book relax & breathe

The main aim of my Relax & Breathe sessions is to provide you with straight-forward, effective and adaptable relaxation and breathing techniques. There’s no fuss and wishy-washy activities – it is just knowing how to use and control your breathing when you need to. Calm breathing and letting go of tension is great in pregnancy and it is really effective in labour and for birth – helping you to stay calm and focused but also to enable your body to contract and do what it needs to do to bring you your baby. I have taught Relax & Breathe monthly for over ten years now – my sessions are based on tried and test techniques which can be adapted and used differently by everyone. The benefits… I am trained to teach relaxation and breathing techniques for pregnancy, labour and birth so you can benefit from practical tools for aches and pains, for your contractions, to have more energy, to have focus, to stay calm and to have more control over you. I provide small group …

Reasons to book antenatal classes

Congratulations on your pregnancy! As you are looking into antenatal classes, you may already be starting to think about the birth of your baby. My antenatal classes are not only about knowledge and skills – they are also about assertiveness, confidence, having realistic expectations and feeling equipped to cope with the challenges. I aim to better prepare you with strategies and your options for straight-forward birth as well as the questions to ask so you know more about your options if you need additional monitoring, an induction or a caesarean when your options could be different. This is about putting you at the centre of your care so you can say what you need and be involved with decisions. The benefits… I have about 17 years experience of teaching antenatal classes, I am professionally trained and I have attended births as a doula but what’s in it for you… practical & realistic information for labour, birth, staying calm, for movement and resting, for contractions and for managing energy classes with an experienced practitioner who knows birth and who is also trained …