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Pregnancy: aches & pains

Pregnancy is so different for every woman – I have had three pregnancies and I had worked with hundreds of pregnant women and I have seen women blossom and I have seen women struggle. Our bodies grow, adapt and change throughout pregnancy so it is inevitable that there will be tiredness and a few aches. Pregnancy may not be a time of illness for many of us but it is a time of listening to our bodies, of taking it easy when it demands us to rest and when it hurts. Your back and your hips can ache as your body changes shape, your legs can become restless, your may develop carpal tunnel in your wrists and hands, your pubic bone can ache and hurt and you may experience headaches. This can start in your second trimester or you could be close to the end of your pregnancy – you still need to listen to your body. Rest is good and use as many pillows as it takes to be comfortable – under your bump, …

What’s Mother Cuppa all about?

MOTHER CUPPA is a weekly group with conversation, discussion, support and reassurance for mums with babies This is a small, friendly group for mums on maternity leave. It is about providing a comfortable and safe space for you to meet, to ease any isolation and to ask questions as you find your feet with your new baby, or as you adjust to different challenges. Discussions can include a range of issues… recovery from birth sleep & exhaustion feeding growth spurts what’s normal being a mum low mood & anxiety how tough it can be how bloody brilliant it can be how amazing you are! This little group is all about a warm welcome, a cosy and safe space with conversation and endless tea, cake and fresh coffee for parents from across Newcastle and Tyneside. It is a comfortable and relaxing group to come to if you are feeling overwhelmed or tired, if you are finding your feet with your new baby and if you would like some good support throughout the first year with your baby. Who am I? I am Janine …

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For You

Birth, Baby & Family is all about parent support and I am keen to link you with more classes and services for you – this is being developed so I will be expanding this list…   wellbeing & fitness Massage & reflexology with Julia at Sanctuary House Hula Hooping for Fitness with Debbie Donaldson Zumba with Jo at Decote Dance 1:1 parent support – with Birth, Baby & Family for parenting challenges plus personal focus, planning, change, motivation and work/life balance Saturday Mother Cuppa – conversation, discussion, support & coping strategies just for mothers  

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For Children & Teenagers

The need for good information, support, reassurance and classes doesn’t go away as your children get older. As Birth, Baby & Family is all about parent support and this continues as your children grow. I’m also keen to link you with more classes and services for your older children – this is being developed so I will be linking you with more classes and services. Decote Dance Academy – a range of dance classes for children and teenagers Puddle Ducks Swim Academy – for children aged 4-10 years old Branch Family Counselling – specialising in working with children aged 5 to 18 1:1 Parent Sessions with Birth, Baby & Family to focus on specific parenting issues or to focus on you as the personal challenges change

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For Babies & Toddlers

So, you have a baby, a toddler and maybe both. Life is busy, there’s plenty of juggling and you may be in need of information, support, reassurance as well as brilliant classes. Birth, Baby & Family is all about parent support – so you can benefit from good information, support and reassurance – and the Business Network brings you a range of beneficial services… Tumbles & Grumbles – first aid workshops for parents & grandparents plus Little Rescuers for toddlers and preschoolers North East Sling Library – sling advice and hire Buggyfit & Postnatal Exercise with Debbie Donaldson Captured Forever Family Photography Branch Family Counselling Mother Cuppa with Birth, Baby & Family Saturday Mother Cuppa with Birth, Baby & Family 1:1 Parent Sessions with Birth, Baby & Family And a range of brilliant classes for you and your baby or toddler to enjoy together… Baby Massage Tots Play Piccolo Music Sing & Sign Puddle Ducks Decote Preschool Dance Academy Baby Ballet Decote Diggers