4th Trimester, Janine Smith

Birth Debrief

birth debrief

My birth debrief sessions have been designed to be informal and professional so you can feel comfortable as you to talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby.

Simple talking about the birth of your baby can make a huge difference to parents. If you have been left with questions or you feel shaken or upset after the birth of your baby, it can be helpful to see an experienced birth practitioner.

There is no set time to have a birth debrief session, I see parents at different points after the birth of a baby…

  • you might want to talk it through during the first weeks or months when it is fresh in your mind
  • you could be thinking about having another baby but the birth is still weighing on your mind
  • or you might be pregnant again and in need of a debrief before you can prepare properly for birth again.

Sometimes it is useful to just talk it through together – partners rarely get the chance to talk about labour and birth, their role and how it has left them feeling.

Birth debrief sessions can also focus on recovery from pregnancy and birth. And for some women, it can be useful to focus on their emotional and physical recovery.

Birth Debrief Feedback

“I can’t thank you enough. Having the time to talk about the birth of my baby has helped me to come to terms with what happened.”

“I really needed the time to focus on the birth of my first baby to help me get my head ready for giving birth to my second. I felt less anxious after our session.”

“I felt really shocked after the birth of my birth and it helped to talk it through, to make sense of what happened.”

birth debrief

I offer comfortable, private and confidential birth debrief sessions to provide you with the opportunity and the time to talk about the birth of your baby, to ask questions and to be listened to. These can be in-person for Tyneside parents or over video/phone call for parents everywhere.

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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.