Janine Smith

Straightforward Birth – read well and work with an experienced birth practitioner

There’s so much information about birth out there, so where do you start?

On Social Media…
It’s worth following a few good practitioners on social media so you can gather the right information for you.

Birth, Baby & Family
Instagram: @birthbabyandfamily
Facebook: @birthbabyandfamily

Evidence Based Birth

Practising Midwife Journal

Bump, Birth & Beyond

Dr Sara Wickham

These are some of my favourites because of their brilliant content and the tone is just right!

Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan by Rebecca Schiller

The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill

The Positive Breastfeeding Book by Amy Brown

Give Birth Like A Feminist by Milli Hill

Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Based on evidence and experience, these guides accompany my antenatal courses.
The Practical Guide to Labour & Birth by Janine Smith

Not all antenatal classes are the same – work with a good birth practitioner…

Good antenatal classes are worth the investment but do your research first, take a look at their website, their social media and get in touch to ask them questions.
You might need a course, you might need a refresher or you might need some 1:1 sessions to give you the information, support and reassurance you need.
I work with first and second time parents and my practice is about providing small group and 1:1 sessions to personalise birth preparation, to answer questions and to provide ongoing support when it is needed.

For more information about preparing for the birth of your baby,
just get in touch.
Janine – a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

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An experienced specialist in pregnancy, birth & early parenting, I have worked with parents since 2002. I am based in the North East so I regularly work with parents from Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead and across North Tyneside. Face-to-face sessions will continue with North East parents but digital courses and online sessions means I can work with parents everywhere.