Parenting and staying alive

The Birth & Baby Network

I know that my children are the only reason I am still alive. Without them being around I wouldn’t have had the distraction from the thoughts that entered me head daily. At my worst I couldn’t stay in house by myself, I had to do something or go somewhere otherwise my whole body was consumed with ending it. I simply didn’t know where I could go. Parenting with depression (not PND) is hard but rewarding.


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About Janine 623 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.

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