good information | an experienced perspective | practical skills

With small groups and only six courses a year, this is a unique way to gain professional birth preparation and to access ongoing support.


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

POSITIONS FOR LABOUR & BIRTH – so you know how to move, use positions and gravity to help your contractions and to be more comfortable

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


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 run with 2, 3, or 4 couples so they are informal, so you can focus on the information and the skills, so you chat and ask questions while feeling comfortable and relaxed.

I am an experienced birth practitioner – I have worked with expectant parents since 2002 and I have also attended births – and my sessions are about providing good information and practical skills so you can be better prepared for the birth of your baby and so you can think about your options and what might be helpful for you.

These antenatal classes are ideal for first time parents from
across Tyneside and Newcastle
4 sessions | 7-9
pm | £125 | North Shields


Book your place…
(through paypal with a £3.50 booking fee or get in touch to make an online bank payment with no booking fee)

Monday: March 5, 12, 19 & 26 – TWO PLACES LEFT

Monday: April 16, 23, 30 & May 14

Thursday: June 21, 28, July 5 & 19

Monday: September 3, 10, 17 & 24

Monday: November 12, 19, 26 & December 3

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Birth Preparation for Second-Time Parents | Anxiety in Pregnancy

antenatal classes tyneside newcastleJanine
antenatal educator, doula, postnatal group leader, baby massage instructor, parent life coach

The Birth, Baby & Family Centre | My training and experience

I have worked with expectant parents since 2002 and I have taught antenatal classes almost weekly since 2005.
I am NCT-trained and, due to my knowledge, training and experience, I am able to provide information, support and reassurance for all expectant parents. My sessions are friendly and informal – not like a classroom – with small groups and 1:1 sessions so you can ask questions and gather all the information you need.In addition to general birth preparation, I specialise in being parent-focused so I can provide support for specific issues such as birth anxiety, giving birth again, being induced, planned caesareans and homebirths.

I am a mum of three and I have also worked as a birth doula, so I have attended a number of births.

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