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
If you have any queries just send me a message…