My training and experience

janine blog2I am an experienced antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, parent coach and mum-of-three. I have been working with parents since 2002 and I am passionate about providing a range of services and support to meet the different needs of parents from pregnancy and throughout family life.

“Janine has a rare gift, on the one hand down to earth and no-nonsense, while on the other kind and wise – coupled with sharp intelligence, fantastic knowledge and the ability to really listen. Did I mention she makes a mean pot of tea as well?”

Due to my training, experience and the range of services I provide, I possess excellent knowledge and skills for birth, feeding, babies and parenting.

Diploma in Antenatal Education (University of Beds | three years)
I have worked with expectant parents across Tyneside since 2002

Diploma in Postnatal Education  (University of Beds | three years)
I have provided postnatal courses and drop-ins across Tyneside since 2008

Doula Training with Nurturing Birth
Since 2009 I have supported a number of parents throughout the birth of their baby and through those first few days and weeks with a new baby.

Infant Massage Instructor Training with International Association of Infant Massage
I have provided baby massage courses in North Tyneside since 2010

NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills
I gained this qualification in 2001 and I use these skills in all of my sessions – they enable me to listen and to focus on the needs of my clients

SANDS Bereavement Support Training

ASC Life Skills Coach


My Philosophy 

As a mum, I understand the excitement and concerns of being pregnant, giving birth and being a parent and my work reflects this. I specialise in running small and informal groups and private consultations, which are welcoming, friendly and supportive. I provide a personal approach to focus on your unique need for information, support or reassurance. It’s about giving you a professional expertise, it’s about being listened to and being heard, it’s about giving you a confidence boost when you need it.

I listen to and learn from every parent I work with and this has a huge impact on my practice and it makes me able to be good at what I do in informing and supporting parents from pregnancy and as a parent.

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My aim is to provide good information, reassurance and support for parents with professional group and 1:1 sessions to provide a support network, to ease isolation and uncertainty and to give parents the confidence to make the best choices.

In Pregnancy: antenatal course, relax & breathe & 1:1 sessions

Throughout Maternity Leave:  Mother Cuppa postnatal group, baby massage, weaning workshop & 1:1 parent sessions

And with ongoing parent support as children grow and the challenges change: 1:1 sessions

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

a specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support