Relax & Breathe for Birth – Newcastle & Tyneside

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With Janine Rudin – an experienced specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

Learn simple and effective breathing skills so you can…

Breathe through your contractions to stay calm

Head off any stress, anxiety or panic in labour

Stay calm if you need to make decisions in labour

Stay calm during an induction or a caesarean

Adjust to any changes to your birthplan

Keep going if labour feels tough

Be able to relax and rest in-between contractions

Get your head ready for birth

This is an affordable alternative to hypnotherapy for birth and it includes birth booklets, relaxation music and ongoing support when you need it

£25 | last Sunday of each month | 6.30-8pm

Held at the Birth & Baby Family Centre – for info, support, tea and cake

What are the benefits for you and your birth partner?

  • Informal and friendly sessions in a relaxed environment
  • Effective information, skills from a knowledgeable and experienced birth practitioner
  • Beneficial birth support
  • Ongoing support and information when you need it
  • Access to the Birth & Baby Family Centre

What to expect

  • 1-4 couples – groups are kept small so the sessions are friendly, informal and focused on
    your needs
  • You can ask all the questions you need
  • Good information and practical skills to benefit you from your first contraction to
    meeting your baby

Who is this workshop for?

If you are pregnant for the first time or you are pregnant again, this workshop can help you
and your birth partner focus on getting prepared for the birth of your baby.

You can come along anytime in your third trimester – book early, book late – there will
always be space for you!


Book your place…

April 24 

May 29 

June 26 

July 31 

September 25 

October 30 

November 27 

December 18 

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You can also book:

One-to-one Sessions

Birth Essentials

Client Feedback

“I attended the Relax and Breath sessions while I was pregnant and they were extremely helpful to help me prepare for labour. I am a health professional myself so I appreciate the importance of finding a specialist who has the expert knowledge required.”

“For me, Relax and Breathe was an opportunity to take time out from family life, the demands of a toddler, and the frantic rush of balancing working and other children – from modern life really! With subsequent pregnancies, it’s sometimes hard to remember that there will be a baby at the end of it. Relax and Breathe gave me the opportunity to focus on me and my new baby: to think about labour and birth and to connect with the new life growing inside me. It was a precious hour a week that was all about me and my baby.”

“It definitely gave me some valuable time to relax which is hard when you’ve already got a lively toddler at home! I found it helped to refocus my mind on the breathing techniques that make labour easier. This time round I was able to manage with only a tiny bit of gas and air at the very end! I had a water birth and it was all much more relaxed. Your classes really helped to remind me about breathing properly and just trying to go with the flow. I also met some great new friends!”

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

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About Janine 634 Articles
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.