Postnatal & Early Parenting


Providing postnatal support and sessions for those early days, weeks and months with your baby is one of my specialities and passions. I am well trained and I have  worked with parents for a number of years so my practice is based on up-to-date research, first-hand experience and the different needs of parents – I aim to provide you with good information, coping strategies and reassurance so you can feel supported as you find what works for you and for your baby.

My role is not to tell you what to do or how to parent, it is mainly to listen, to provide ideas and perspective and to make you tea.

All of my postnatal sessions are about small groups and 1:1 appointments with tea, cake, chat, offloading and questions to ease isolation and have a chance to be listened to.


New Baby Consultations – personalised sessions for new parents in those early days and weeks

4th Trimester Mother Cuppa – an informal session for new mums who are finding their feet with their new baby

Baby Massage – practical, informal and relaxing sessions for mums and for babies…
These sessions are small groups with tea, cake and conversation, plus professional support and reassurance on all aspects of early parenting

Mother Cuppa – a weekly session for women in pregnancy and with a baby from new to crawling…
It’s all about information, support, reassurance, conversation, tea, coffee & cake

Sleepy Mother Cuppa – a monthly small group session for tired mums
Tea, cake, support, ideas and reassurance

Baby Sleep Session a consultation to focus on your baby’s sleep and to support you when you are tired, out of ideas and maybe feeling like you are doing something wrong.

Weaning Workshop – taking the stress out of solid food
purees & mush, baby-led & a combination of methods, along with meal ideas, what to expect and a guide to the latest evidence & recommendations

1:1 Appointments – to focus on your needs as a parents with information, support and reassurance…
new baby | baby sleep support | being a mum | feeding | weaning | birth debrief | changing relationships | going back to work

My small group and 1:1 sessions are held in the centre of North Shields and they are attended by expectant parents from across Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland.

It is also possible for 1:1 sessions to take place in your home.

With Janine Smith
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.

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