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Hello, welcome to my practice. For information and support in pregnancy, more knowledge and better preparation for birth and baby and for reassurance and ideas in early parenting, you have come to the right place.

As expectant and new parents you might sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of information and advice offered to you. It is also easy to feel frustrated and lost with information that may be incorrect, inconsistent and just not right for you.

By providing reliable information – based on evidence and experience – and listening to you, I can focus on your questions and your need for knowledge, strategies and reassurance.

“You were awesome throughout pregnancy and afterwards – I learnt so much and I felt supported and listened to.”

Through my consultations, courses and the content on these pages you will find clear, practical and useful resources so you are
well-informed, confident and able to find what works best for you.

As an antenatal and postnatal specialist, I am dedicated to working with you throughout pregnancy, for birth and when your baby is here.

  • Consultations
    These individual sessions are tailored to you and your need for information, support and reassurance. With one-off sessions, along with a series of sessions, your appointments can work around your schedule.
  • Digital Courses
    You can access a range of antenatal and postnatal courses to go through at your own pace. With personalised resources, you can benefit from a strong foundation of information, support and reassurance.
  • Groups
    I run small group sessions for expectant and new parents across Tyneside. These provide space for general conversation and questions, along with specific focus on weaning and baby sleep.

Additional Support

  • Content & Resources
    Through this website and my social media accounts you can read practical articles and posts along with different experiences and comment about all things pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
  • Online Group
    For ongoing conversation, questions and reassurance.
  • Notes For Parents
    A monthly newsletter bringing together conversations, stories and posts about being a parent
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“You really helped to turn what started as the scariest time of my life into the best 10 months of my life.”

If you have any queries about how I can help, you can just send me a message below. My website is packed full of information so please do take a wander.

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Working with parents since 2002


My face-to-face groups are ideal for parents across Newcastle & Tyneside. With video sessions and digital courses, I also work with parents and families from across the UK as well as internationally.
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