good information | an experienced perspective | practical skills

With small groups and only eight courses a year, this is an exclusive way to gain professional birth preparation and to access ongoing support.

Booking onto this course also includes phone support in early labour and during the first month with your baby.


EARLY LABOUR – because knowing what to expect in the early stages of labour is important

ESTABLISHED LABOUR & GIVING BIRTH – what to expect, managing your contractions, managing your energy, pain relief, knowing your options

WHAT CAN HELP & WHAT CAN HINDER – the small things can make a big difference

GOOD BIRTH SUPPORT – so birth partners know how to help

EFFECTIVE POSITIONS FOR LABOUR & BIRTH – to move, to rest, to use positions and gravity to help your contractions and to be more comfortable

USING YOUR BREATHING – to stay calm and to encourage effective and manageable contractions

INDUCTION, EPIDURAL & CAESAREANS – these can all be a necessary part of labour and birth so it helps to be better prepared, to know what to expect and to know what your options are

PANIC POINTS – and how to manage them

EARLY DAYS WITH YOUR BABY – what to expect and how soothe and settle your baby in those first first few days and weeks as parents

It is important to me to be able to support parents in the best way possible so I don’t teach large groups of people – my sessions run with 2, 3, or 4 couples so they are informal, so you can focus on the information and the skills, so you chat and ask questions while feeling comfortable and relaxed.

I am an experienced birth practitioner – I have worked with expectant parents since 2002 and I have also attended births – and my sessions are about providing good information and practical skills so you can be better prepared for the birth of your baby and so you can think about your options and what might be helpful for you.

These antenatal classes are ideal for parents from across Tyneside and Newcastle
5 sessions | 7-9
pm | £135 | North Shields

Book your place…
(through paypal with a £5 booking fee or get in touch to make an online bank payment with no booking fee)


Monday: June 11, 18, 25, July 2 (plus Sunday, July 1)

Monday: July 16, 23, 30, August 6 (7-9pm) & August 11 (10am-12)

Monday: September 3, 10, 17, 24 (7-9pm) & September 29 (10am-12)

Monday: October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Monday: November 12, 19, 26, December 3 & 10

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Individual Consultations 
Birth Essentials | Birth Debrief | Induction Preparation | Caesarean Preparation |
Birth Preparation for Second-Time Parents | Anxiety in Pregnancy

antenatal classes tyneside newcastle

a specialist in pregnancy, birth & parent support

I have worked with expectant parents since 2002 and I have taught antenatal classes almost weekly since 2005.
I am NCT-trained and, due to my knowledge, training and experience, I am able to provide information, support and reassurance for all expectant parents. My sessions are friendly and informal – not like a classroom – with small groups and 1:1 sessions so you can ask questions and gather all the information you need. In addition to general birth preparation, I specialise in being parent-focused so I can provide support for specific issues such as birth debrief, birth anxiety, giving birth again, being induced, planned caesareans and homebirths.

I am a mum of three and I have also worked as a birth doula, so I have attended a number of births.

If you have any queries, just send me a message.
Janine x