Birth, Baby & Family is all about trusted professional expertise, good information, parent-focused sessions, support and reassurance plus links to recommended businesses for families.
Due to my level of training and experience I am able to provide a range of antenatal classes, postnatal sessions, doula support, baby massage and 1:1 parent consultations. My specialism is focusing on parents from pregnancy and throughout family life as their children grow and the challenges change.
“Janine has a rare gift, on the one hand down to earth and no-nonsense, while on the other kind and wise – coupled with sharp intelligence, fantastic knowledge and the ability to really listen. Did I mention she makes a mean pot of tea as well?”
Antenatal Course: A 4 session course of essential information & practical skills for first time parents to be better prepared for birth and a new baby
Relax & Breathe for Birth: An effective session to practise using your breathing to de-stress and relax – skills you can use in labour to stay calm, work with contractions and manage any panic or anxiety
The Baby Session: A relaxing group for mums – conversation, friendships, offloading, support and reassurance for all things baby and being a mum
Family Café: Play, relax in the sensory den, chat, tea, cake and coffee plus information, support and reassurance when you need it
Baby Massage: A relaxing way to end the week, this is a lovely afternoon of massage, tea, cake and conversation
Baby Sleep Workshop: An informal, practical and supportive session for tired parents
Weaning Workshop: Practical information, discussion and an opportunity to questions about introducing solid food
Being A Mum Session: A relaxed session to focus on you as a parent and you as a person
How Babies Work Session: An informal session to find out more about your baby’s needs, behaviour and development
1:1 Parent Consultations: For pregnancy and birth, for parenting issues from babies to teenagers, for being a parent and for you to focus on you
In addition to working directly with parents, I write and edit this website so I can bring parents realistic and honest information through its pages and blog posts. This site is about different parent voices, it is about the huge range of normal within parenting, it is about the challenges of parenting children of all ages and it is about the harder issues of babyloss and parenting with mental health issues as well as celebrating all that is good about being a parent.
As a practitioner, this site is about boosting the confidence and wellbeing of parents and it is about good information, different perspectives, support, reassurance and coping strategies.
“It is always a great read, with different perspectives and there’s always something to give me information and to make me feel better!”
The Birth, Baby & Family Centre in North Tyneside
I set the family centre up to provide a range of support and classes, usually with tea and cake. The centre is an informal and friendly space for parents – with lots of space, toys and activities for older babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, as well as comfy space and a sensory den for babies. It’s about love, support, friends, community, laughs, reassurance and being listened to. It is about dedicated support for parents who come from Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead and across Tyneside to access the different sessions at the centre.
“It’s been a lifeline for me – no pressure, no cliques, just good chat, reassurance and information. I have also made some fantastic friends.”
Network of Recommended Services
I work with a selection of family-friendly businesses from across Tyneside who are professional, reliable and who come recommended to me. These include professional services, brilliant groups and classes and products.
Connect and interact
For information, questions and reassurance…
Facebook Page: @birthbabyandfamily
Facebook Group: Birth, Baby & Family Community
If you have any queries, just send me a message…
specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support
antenatal classes, birth preparation, baby massage, baby sleep, weaning, new mum support, postnatal classes, life coach, birth debrief, parenting classes, north shields, north Tyneside, Newcastle, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, sing and sign, infant first aid, family photography, baby & toddler groups