1. Your Pregnancy & Birth

antenatal practitioner

Focusing on your pregnancy and your birth preparation

Giving you a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills that you can rely on.

Pregnancy Consultation
Pregnancy sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions, gather information and talk through decisions as well as any worries. While pregnancy can be an exciting time, some women also feel isolated, unsupported and in need of a listening ear.

Antenatal Course
A thorough course based on experience, up-to-date information and proven practical skills to better prepare you for the reality of labour, birth and your new baby.
This course is not about birth or babies being easy, it is about having good knowledge, being at the centre of your care, managing any challenges and knowing what you can do.

Relax & Breathe
Brilliantly simple and effective breathing and relaxation skills to use during pregnancy and birth and with your baby.

Birth Preparation Consultations
Personal sessions for general preparation, as well as to focus on specific issues:
Relax & Breathe | Refresher | Birth Again | Induction | Caesarean | Homebirth

Beyond Birth Consultation
Personal sessions to focus on life after birth – your new baby, your recovery and looking after yourself in those first few weeks.

Online Courses
I have created an Antenatal Course and a Relax & Breathe course for you to go through at your own pace.

You will benefit from:
*a calm knowledgeable approach
*working with an experienced practitioner
*practical resources and downloads to use in pregnancy, during labour and when your baby is here
*ongoing information, support and reassurance

In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:
*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies
*think about what you might need
*know what questions to ask
*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them
*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby
*have a support network


“Before I went into labour I was pretty scared but it was ok. I knew to go with it, to work with my contractions. I was much calmer that I expected – your course was invaluable.”

“From antenatal care to support when baby is here, Janine is calm and supportive and she gives confidence when you doubt everything you do.”

With a qualified & experienced antenatal teacher

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 plans and to find what works for you.

To find out more please don’t hesitate to send a message.
Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting