Birth Tips, Janine Smith

Birth Partner Tips: words of encouragement

encourage your birth partner

During labour and birth your partner may be feeling tired, frightened, unsure, overwhelmed and in pain. She may doubt her ability to do it, she may get angry, she might cry and she will definitely need some words of encouragement.

Tell her she is doing it, when she says she can’t, tell her you love her when she feels unsafe, tell her she is amazing when she finished yet another contraction. Tell her she’s ok if plans change and that she is awesome.

When women are having a baby, they can need to feel strong and capable – your words will help that.

Book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby.

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antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002

Always seek medical support if you are concerned about yourself or your baby. Even if it is just a feeling that something isn’t right.

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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.