Birth, Baby & Family Centre

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The Birth, Baby & Family Centre


The Birth, Baby & Family Centre is a great venue – with plenty of room for toddlers to run off some energy, comfortable space for parents and babies, a sensory den to relax in, a therapy room and a kitchen area for tea, coffee and cake.

It is a haven for parents from pregnancy and throughout life with a young family, with a range of brilliant courses & workshops, practitioners, drop-in sessions and support.

I am an experienced specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting and I set up the family centre for parents to access chat, tea, cake, professional support, reassurance and information. It’s about love, support, friends, community, laughs, reassurance and being listened to. Parents come from Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead and across Tyneside to access sessions at the centre.

In addition to my antenatal classes, postnatal sessions and consultations for parents, there are baby & toddler groups, baby massage, infant first aid and family photography. The North East Sling Library visits twice a month and I now run a monthly Relax & Breathe for Busy Mums. There are always new things being added to the schedule!

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


Weaning Workshop: 1-3pm (monthly)

Antenatal/Postnatal One-to-One Consultation with Janine


Birth & Baby Cafe: 10.30am-12 – with the North East Sling Library on 1st & 3rd Wednesday

The Baby Session: 1-3pm

Antenatal/Postnatal One-to-One Consultation with Janine: From 4pm


Birth & Baby Cafe: 10.30am-12

Sing & Sign: 9.30am & 10.30am

Tots Play: 9.40am, 10.40am & 11.40am

Baby Massage: 1-2.30pm

Antenatal/Postnatal One-to-One Consultation with Janine: From 3.30pm


Birth & Baby Cafe: 10.30am-12

Baby Massage: 1-2.30pm

Baby Sleep Session (monthly): 1-3pm

Antenatal/Postnatal One-to-One Consultation with Janine: From 3.30pm


Sing & Sign: 9.30am & 10.30am

Antenatal/Postnatal One-to-One Consultation with Janine: I can see parents between 10am-1pm


Tumbles & Grumbles Infant First Aid (monthly)

Relax & Breathe for Busy Mums: 4.30-6pm (monthly)

Relax & Breathe for Birth: 6.30-8pm (monthly)

Antenatal/Postnatal One-to-One Consultation with Janine: I can see parents after 4pm

 We also have:

Antenatal Classes and Birth Consultations

 Usborne Books and Tumbles & Grumbles First Aid every month

sensory den

The Birth & Baby Family Centre
(in the East End Community Centre),
George Street, North Shields NE30 1EL

The centre is run by Janine Rudin – antenatal teacher, doula, postnatal educator, baby massage instructor – who is dedicated to providing parents with good information, support, tea and cake.


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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.

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