Pregnancy: some essential tips

At some point in pregnancy, your thoughts will turn to birth and life with your new baby. And, as an experienced pregnancy, birth and early parenting practitioner, I have a few ideas for you…


practical handbookRead well – there’s a range of informative and positive books out there and you can also download a Practical Guide to Labour & Birth and read through the articles on this website.




love forumJoin the Birth, Baby & Family Forum – for information and to ask questions about pregnancy, birth and all things baby.





Get some good birth preparation  – don’t assume that all antenatal classes and teachers are the same. It’s important to do some research and to go on recommendation. As an experienced birth professional, my opinion is to go to group pregnancy yoga or pilates but get tailored, professional birth prep to focus on your needs for information and reassurance. An antenatal teacher with good training and lots of experience can make all the difference to you.


pregnancy & birth cafeCome along to the monthly pregnancy café for reassurance and information when you need it. It’s informal and friendly and it’s a great way to get support for pregnancy and when your baby is here.




The Birth & Baby NetworkKnow how to relax and to use your breathing – yoga and pilates will help and then do Relax & Breathe for Birth – so you can focus on using these skills for your contractions, to stay calm and to ease anxiety and panic.




birth & baby networkFind out about all the good postnatal support and know where you can go with your baby – at the Birth, Baby & Family Centre you can access practical and emotional support with Janine, sling info and hire and classes/drop-in sessions for parents with babies, and a sensory den for you and your baby to relax in.

The centre is a welcoming and friendly space, where you can gain support and reassurance about all things pregnancy, birth, baby and for you as a parent.


For more information, just get in touch…




About Janine 560 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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