I am an experienced antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator and mum-of-three. I have been working with parents since 2002 and I am passionate about providing a range of services and support.
“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
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
As a mother, I understand the excitement and concerns of being pregnant, giving birth and becoming a parent and my work
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.
I will provide you with the time and opportunity to ask questions and gain reassurance and support. I offer a flexible approach and you can contact me in-between sessions and after your course has finished, for more information and ongoing reassurance.
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…