Janine Smith

Finding my voice

finding my voice

With a new digital business, finding my voice has been essential. I have struggled a little to find my voice on social media, to say what I want to say with purpose and without having the focus on me. While I possess a great deal of knowledge and experience – you, the parent, are always my focus.

I have worked with thousands of parents over the last 20 years – and I learn from every parent I work with. As a practitioner, my role is to provide information, support and reassurance when it is needed. I am also there to listen, to pose questions, to provide confidence and to help you find what works for you and your baby.

My focus is on encouraging you to:

  • gather knowledge
  • think about what you what or need (and how that can happen)
  • have effective communication with questions
  • have strategic thinking so you can plan and think about your options
  • be honest with yourself so you can deal with challenges head on

I passionately believe that there is more strength in dealing with challenges, in gathering the information and the support you need. There is no point struggling on alone. And, often, there isn’t one easy solution and the strength comes from ongoing support and reassurance.

Expectant and new parents can access digital courses and 1:1 consultations, along with a new online community.

I also work with mums beyond the postnatal period and an online community is also on its way for these mums.

I truly love my work with parents and I am very passionate about working in an effective way. My focus is on you as an individual so you are informed and confident. The pandemic has given me the opportunity to reflect on how I want to work and what I want to say. I am now full of renewed confidence to work with parents in a way that makes a difference.

My website and my social media are going to keep it simple with short reads and videos. Finding my voice means not posting just for the sake of it. With useful information, a bit of perspective and something to think about, the emphasis will always be on what matters to you.

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antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002

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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.