good information | an experienced perspective | effective skills

With small groups once a month, this is an exclusive way to gain professional birth preparation, simple & effective birth skills and to access ongoing support.

This is a specialised session to focus on relaxation and breathing skills, combined with positions for labour & birth to enable you to stay calm and comfortable, to manage panic, to work with your contractions and to manage inductions and epidurals.

 The benefits include being able to…

  • Breathe through your contractions to stay calm and focused
  • Handle stress, anxiety or panic 
  • Make decisions in labour if you need to
  • Stay calm during an induction or a caesarean
  • Adjust to changes to your birthplan
  • Keep going if labour becomes tough
  • Be able to relax and rest in-between contractions
  • Feel better prepared for labour and birth 


I developed Relax & Breathe in 2009 and I have held sessions with expectant parents almost monthly since then. I love this session because I know how vital breathing skills can be to clear my head, to stay focused, to manage pain, to boost energy and to help with any anxiety or panic. I don’t teach an artificial way to breathe, my method is all about focusing on knowing how to use your breathing for labour and birth, to relax your body and to slow your breathing.

 It is important to me to be able to support expectant parents in the best way possible so I don’t teach large groups, as such spaces are limited.


£35 | Thursdays | 7-8.30pm
includes a birth handbook, relaxation music  and ongoing support if you need it

1:1 sessions are also available

You can also book your baby massage course now and save £10

Book your place…
(through paypal with a £1.50 booking fee or you can make an online bank payment – just message me for the details)


April 26 

with baby massage

May 24 

with baby massage

June 28 

with baby massage

July 26 

with baby massage

August 30 

with baby massage

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Find out more about Birth, Baby & Family Antenatal Classes

With Janine
a specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support

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 debrief, 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.

Janine x

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