Welcome to Birth, Baby & Family

I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal group leader, life coach and mum-of-three and I have been working with parents since 2002.

Birth, Baby & Family is all about trusted expertise, good information, parent-focused classes, support and reassurance plus links to recommended businesses who provide family friendly products, classes and support.

I am passionate about and dedicated to working with parents and due to my training, experience and the range of services I provide, I possess excellent knowledge and skills for pregnancy, birth, feeding, babies, older children and parenting.

The website is also about realistic, honest information for parents, it is about different parent voices and it is about talking about the harder issues of babyloss and parenting with mental health issues as well as celebrating the brilliance of being a parent.

“It is always a great read, with different perspectives and there’s always something to give me information and to make me feel better!”

Antenatal | Postnatal | Parenting

I provide antenatal classes and birth consultations, postnatal consultations, a weekly baby session, weekly family café drop-in sessions, baby massage, a weaning workshop, a baby sleep workshop and life coach sessions for parents.

“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?”


The Birth, Baby & Family Centre in North Tyneside

I set the centre up to provide the a range of support and classes, usually with tea and cake, for parents from pregnancy and throughout life with their young family. The centre is an informal and friendly space, with loads of room, 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. Parents come from Newcastle. Durham, Gateshead and across Tyneside to access the different sessions at the centre…

  • a range of antenatal classes
  • postnatal workshops
  • sensory den
  • toys and activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers
  • family café drop-in for anyone with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler
  • the baby session drop-in for mums and babies
  • Baby Massage for parents, grandparents and babies
  • Tots Play and Sing & Sign for babies and toddlers
  • Action Tots for pre-schoolers
  • the North East Sling Library
  • Tumbles & Grumbles First Aid
  • tea, fresh coffee, cake, conversation and an informal, comfortable space

“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.

Connect and interact

For information, questions and reassurance…

Twitter: @BirthBabyFamily

Facebook Page: @birthbabyandfamily

Facebook Group: Birth, Baby & Family Community


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

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

About Janine 583 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.