wellbeing of parents

 

The wellbeing of parents underpins all of my work – to meet the different needs of parents by providing realistic information, support and reassurance; a listening ear; a comfortable space; and – when needed – discussion and practical ideas to deal with stress and feeling overwhelmed.

As a mum of three I know that being a parent is pretty demanding – it can be amazing, special, wonderful, inspiring, overwhelming, rewarding, exhausting and emotional in equal measure. There is guilt and juggling as well as a million different opinions on how to parent and our desperate need to get it right. It can be a tough gig!

My antenatal and postnatal training means I focus on you – the parent – in pregnancy, for birth and throughout the first year of your baby’s life, and my life coach and relaxation training means I can work with you as your children grow and the family & personal challenges shift.

This means I am able to provide a unique range of support for you to access – for information, to offload, for thinking space, for perspective, for reassurance, to feel supported. It’s not always about answers but it is about informal groups, hot tea and some cake; it’s about one-to-one sessions to focus on what you need; it’s about ongoing support and information for you the parent and for you, the person behind the parent.

Birth, Baby & Family is also about support and a warm welcome if you live with depression or anxiety or if you have experienced the loss of a baby, which can be isolating.

The articles and blog posts on this website are an extension of my parent sessions – with different parent experiences and perspectives, along with tips and practical information, they are about boosting the wellbeing of parents.

Janine, a specialist in pregnancy, birth and parenting

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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.