pregnancy & birth

Congratulations – you are having a baby! Pregnancy can be a time for celebration and excitement – as well as a time of change, anxiety and questions. It can be a time for information, support and reassurance; when you want to know what you are experiencing is normal and when you want to look after yourself. It is also a time to think about getting ready for the birth of your baby – where to give birth, how to give birth, gathering knowledge and skills and knowing your options.

Some women love being pregnant, for other women it is more challenging. All three of my pregnancies have been different, with different physical and emotional challenges. As a practitioner I see expectant parents for a range of issues which can include birth debrief before giving birth again, or being pregnant after babyloss.

I work with parents in pregnancy to meet the different needs for preparation, information, support and reassurance. I am a small practice with small groups, so the sessions are parent-focused and informal.

Pregnancy Relax & Breathe – for pregnant women to switch off and learn straightforward and effective breathing and relaxation techniques.

Antenatal Course – good information, practical knowledge and discussion about all aspects of birth. Ideal for first time parents.

Relax & Breathe for Birth – for pregnant women and birth partners to learn simple and effective breathing skills to stay calm, head off any panic and work with your contractions.

1:1 Consultations – private sessions for expectant parents for birth preparation, birth debrief and support with anxiety and any specific issues.

For a range of information, you can take a wander around this site’s pages and posts and here’s a guide to some of the best pregnancy & birth books.

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

Janine, a specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support

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As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and parent support - 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, different voices and links to the best products and services for families.