Tyneside antenatal classes

Tyneside antenatal classes aim to provide

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


Congratulations on your pregnancy!
I am here to help prepare you for labour, birth and life with your new baby with a range of antenatal classes and sessions. Due to my training and experience I am able to provide good information, practical skills, discussion and an opportunity for you to ask questions, so the sessions are tailored to your needs.

1:1 Pregnancy Support – a private session to talk through…
any anxiety & concerns | birth debrief | pregnancy after loss

The Antenatal Course – a small group course to prepare you for…
everything from early labour to meeting your baby | 5 sessions |
ideal for first-time parents

Relax & Breathe for Birth – a small group session to help you…
learn how to use your breathing | be calmer | have more control | ease any anxiety or panic | work with your contractions
for all expectant parents

1:1 Birth Consultations– private sessions to focus on your unique need for information and support…
labour and birth | birth after loss | birth debrief | induction | caesareans |
life with your baby | birth peptalk
for all expectant parents


Tyneside antenatal classes are held in North Shields and they are attended by expectant parents from across Tyneside and Newcastle.
1:1 sessions can take place at your house.

Here’s some reasons to book antenatal classes and some client feedback. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.


tyneside antenatal classesWith Janine Smith

I am a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting – I have worked with expectant parents since 2002 and I have taught antenatal classes almost weekly since 2005.  Due to being NCT-trained and 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.


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