About Janine Rudin

I am an experienced antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, parent life 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?”

Janine Rudin

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

Janine Rudin

My Philosophy 

As a mother, 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.


Birth, Baby & Family

After working as an NCT antenatal teacher, Birth & Baby was born in 2008 to offer a range of classes, support and services.
I became Birth, Baby & Family in 2017 as I now work with parents of older children as well.

Birth, Baby & Family is all about the best information, services, classes and support for parents from pregnancy and throughout family life.

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


Janine x



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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.