Welcome to Birth, Baby & Family…

birth, baby & family

Birth, Baby & Family is all about trusted professional expertise, good information, parent-focused classes, support and reassurance plus links to recommended businesses for families.

Due to my level of training and experience I am able to provide a range of antenatal classes, postnatal sessions, doula support, baby massage and 1:1 parent consultations. My specialism is working with parents from pregnancy and throughout life with a  young family but I am now expanding my work with my 1:1 sessions which provide ongoing support for parents as their children grow and the
challenges change.

“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?”


Antenatal Course: A 4 session course of essential information & practical skills for first time parents to be better prepared for birth and a new baby

Birth Workshop: An afternoon session to focus on birth – a great refresher for 2nd time parents

Relax & Breathe for Birth: An effective session to practise using your breathing to de-stress and relax – skills you can use in labour to stay calm, work with contractions and manage any panic or anxiety

The Baby Session: A relaxing group for mums – conversation, friendships, offloading, support and reassurance for all things baby and being a mum

Family Café: Play, relax in the sensory den, chat, tea, cake and coffee plus information, support and reassurance when you need it

Baby Massage: A relaxing way to end the week, this is a lovely afternoon of massage, tea, cake and conversation

Baby Sleep Session: An informal, practical and supportive session for tired parents

Weaning Workshop: Practical information, discussion and an opportunity to questions about introducing solid food

Being A Mum Session: A relaxed session to focus on you as a parent and you as a person

1:1 Parent Consultations: For pregnancy and birth, for parenting issues from babies to teenagers, for being a parent and for you to focus on you

parenting website

In addition to working directly with parents, I write and edit this website so I can bring parents realistic and honest information through its pages and blog posts. This site is about different parent voices, it is about the huge range of normal within parenting, it is about the challenges of parenting children of all ages and it is about the harder issues of babyloss and parenting with mental health issues as well as celebrating all that is good about being a parent.

As a practitioner, this site is about boosting the confidence and wellbeing of parents, it is about good information, different perspectives, support, reassurance and coping strategies.

“It is always a great read, with different perspectives and there’s always something to give me information and to make me feel better!”

 antenatal and postnatal classesThe Birth, Baby & Family Centre in North Tyneside

I set the family centre up to provide a range of support and classes, usually with tea and cake. The centre is an informal and friendly space for parents – with lots of space, toys and activities for older babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, as well as comfy space and a sensory den for babies. It’s about love, support, friends, community, laughs, reassurance and being listened to. It is about dedicated support for parents who come from Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead and across Tyneside to access the different sessions at the centre.

“It’s been a lifeline for me – no pressure, no cliques, just good chat, reassurance and information. I have also made some fantastic friends.”

brilliant baby businesses

Network of Recommended Services

I work with a selection of family-friendly businesses from across Tyneside who are professional, reliable and who come recommended to me. These include professional services, brilliant groups and classes and products.



get in touch

Connect and interact

For information, questions and reassurance…

Twitter: @BirthBabyFamily

Facebook Page: @birthbabyandfamily

Facebook Group: Birth, Baby & Family Community

If you have any queries, just send me a message…

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About Janine 664 Articles
As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and parent support - 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, different voices and links to the best products and services for families.