Tyneside Antenatal Classes

preparing for birth

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am here to help prepare you for labour, birth and life with your new baby with a range of antenatal classes and sessions.

Due to my training and experience I am able to provide good information, practical skills, discussion and an opportunity for you to ask questions, so the sessions are tailored to your needs.

1:1 Pregnancy Support – a private session to talk…
through any anxiety & concerns | birth debrief | pregnancy after loss

The Antenatal Course – a small group course to prepare you for…
everything from early labour to meeting your baby | 5 sessions |
ideal for first-time parents

Relax & Breathe for Birth – a small group session to help you…
learn how to use your breathing | be calmer | have more control | ease any anxiety or panic | work with your contractions
for all expectant parents

1:1 Birth Consultations – private sessions to focus on your unique need for information and support… 
labour and birth | birth after loss | birth debrief | induction | caesareans | life with your baby | birth peptalk for all expectant parents


My Tyneside antenatal classes are held in North Shields and they are attended by expectant parents from across Tyneside and Newcastle. 1:1 sessions can take place at your house or mine.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

Booking onto any of these antenatal session also includes:
•Labour & Birth Handbook
•email and phone support in early labour and during the first week with your new baby
•10% discount on a baby massage course

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, just send me a message. Janine x