Janine Smith

The Pregnancy, Birth & New Baby Guide

This guide is packed full of information, ideas and tips for you during pregnancy, for birth and as you adjust to life with your new baby.

  • Your 1st, 2nd & 3rd Trimesters
  • Pregnancy Again
  • Your Body
  • Antenatal Checks
  • Food, Exercise & Mental Health

  • Your Birth Plan
  • Your Birth Bag
  • Relax & Breathe
  • Positions For Labour & Birth
  • Going Over Your Due Date
  • Are You Ready For Labour & Birth?
  • Preparing For Your New Baby

  • Overview Of Labour & Birth
  • Positions For Labour & Birth
  • Relax & Breathe
  • Birth Support
  • Labour & Birth Checklist
  • Essentials For Induction
  • Essentials For Caesareans
  • Birth Debrief

  • Preparing For Your New Baby
  • Meeting Your Baby
  • Early Days
  • Newborn Sleep
  • Finding Your Feet As A Parent
  • Your Body After Birth
  • Reasons To Babywear

  • Breastfeeding – The First 6 Weeks
  • Breastfeeding Challenges
  • Why Women Stop Breastfeeding
  • Expressing Basics
  • Sterilising Basics
  • Bottle Feeding
  • Combination Feeding

  • Health Professionals
  • Pregnancy & Birth Words
  • Links To Useful Organisations

antenatal practitioner

Written by Janine Smith
As an experienced antenatal and postnatal practitioner, I wanted to write a useful guide, something full of knowledge, suggestions and thought-provoking information.

You can currently access this guide online. It is accompanied by downloadable resources and I am currently creating audio files to download.

The Pregnancy, Birth & New Baby Guide


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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.