ESSENTIALS FOR LABOUR, BIRTH, BABY & YOU

good information | an experienced perspective | practical skills | with a trained birth professional


I am passionate about preparing parents well for the birth of their baby, it has been my life for 15 years and I know my expertise, knowledge and perspective can make a difference. I run small group sessions so I can focus on you, so you can get prepared and gather the information and skills you need to meet your baby. Labour and birth is unique to every woman and my sessions reflect this – my aim is to provide you with good information and skills so you know what can help and what might not; with greater confidence to ask questions and to be assertive when you need to be and to trust your body and your instincts…

 

IN FOUR SESSIONS YOU WILL GAIN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT…

EARLY LABOUR – because no-one focuses on this but knowing what to expect in the early stages of labour is important

ESTABLISHED LABOUR – what to expect, managing your contractions, pain relief, knowing your options and care in labour

WHAT HELPS & WHAT CAN HINDER – the small things can make a big difference

BIRTH SUPPORT – so birth partners know how to help

BREATHING TO STAY CALM AND HANDLE ANY PANIC – this can give you more control and make your contractions easier

INDUCTION, EPIDURAL & CAESAREANS – these can all be a necessary part of labour and birth, it helps to be better prepared, to know what to expect and to know what your options are

EARLY DAYS WITH YOUR BABY – what to expect and how soothe and settle your baby in those first first few days and weeks as parents

This antenatal course is ideal for first time parents | 4 sessions | 6.30-8.30pm | £100 | North Shields

March 13, 19, 27 & April 3

May 8, 15, 21 & June 5

July 17, 24, 30 & August 7

September 18, 24, October 2 & 9

November 20, 26, December 4 & 11

It is important to me to be able to support parents in the best way possible so I don’t teach large groups of people – my sessions are run with 2, 3, 4 couples so they informal so you can focus on the information and the skills, so you chat and ask questions while feeling comfortable and relaxed.

Individual Consultations are also available
Birth Essentials | Birth Debrief | Induction Preparation | Caesarean Preparation |
Birth Preparation for Second-Time Parents | Anxiety in Pregnancy


And the support doesn’t end when the course is finished, I am on hand for more information or a peptalk  before the birth of your baby and when your baby is here there are a range of drop-in sessions and workshops to give you all the reassurance you need, usually with cake and tea…

Just send me a message if you have any queries.

Janine
antenatal educator, doula, postnatal group leader, baby massage instructor

Some information for you…

The Birth, Baby & Family Centre | Here’s what parents say | My training and experience


For enquiries and to book your place…