1:1 sessions for parents focus on a range of issues – pregnancy, birth preparation, baby preparation, thinking ahead for your recovery and different parenting and personal challenges when your baby is here.

This is a popular choice – I possess a combination of antenatal and postnatal training so I am qualified and experienced to work with you during pregnancy, for birth and when your baby is here.

For Pregnancy & Birth
Information, support, strategies and to talk through:
*any anxieties, your previous birth or any concerns you have
*where to have your baby
*birth preparation
*induction preparation
*caesarean preparation
*baby preparation
*preparing for birth again
*pregnancy and birth after babyloss

For You & Your Baby
Getting reassurance, talking it through and developing strategies for the changes in life with babies and young children can make a huge difference to your confidence and your ability to manage the challenges.

Your 1:1 can focus on:
*new babies & being new parents – practical support and adjustment to life with your new baby
*baby sleep
*being a mum – guilt, parenting challenges, juggling, identity, *feeling overwhelmed
*birth debrief
*preparing to go back to work
*meeting the needs of more than one child
*managing stress & anxiety as a parent

For You
To focus on the personal and parenting challenges as your baby and children grow.

*thinking about having another baby
*feeling overwhelmed and in need of some thinking space
*strategies for stress management
*working towards better life balance
*being the parent you want to be
*focusing on what you need and what changes could be made
*needing clarity, focus, plans and motivation

These 1:1 sessions are for you to gather information, to develop plans & strategies, to offload, to talk through the challenges you are experiencing, and to gain support and reassurance with an experienced practitioner.

Daytime, evening & weekend appointments are available to best suit your schedule:
Monday: 10am, 4pm & 7pm
Wednesday: 4pm & 7pm
Thursday: 10am, 4pm & 7pm
Friday: 4pm & 7pm
Saturday: 10am & 1pm
Sessions take place in my teaching space in North Shields but home visits and phone appointments are also possible.

With Janine Smith
specialist in pregnancy & birth and early parenting
I have worked with parents since 2002 and, as a practitioner with professional training and experience, I am trusted to provide a balance of reliable knowledge, non-judgemental support and much needed reassurance.

My approach is not to tell you what to do – it is to listen, to provide you with the opportunity to ask questions, it is about providing ideas and information, helping you to formulate realistic plans & strategies and to find what is right for you and for your family.

The focus is on your wellbeing in pregnancy, for birth, as a parent and for you, the person behind the parent.