Author: Janine Smith

online consultations with parents in the comfort of your own home

Personal consultations with expectant and new parents

My lovely little practice focuses on 1:1 sessions with expectant and new parents for pregnancy, birth, babies and being a parent. These are your sessions for your questions so you can gather information, support and reassurance. And they can be booked at a time to best suit you with daytime, evening and weekend sessions available. Each session is 90-minutes long – although I pencil in 2 hours at no extra charge in case you need longer as I don’t want to rush you. Consultations focus on: pregnancy birth preparation new babies and being a new parent baby sleep baby development and behaviour birth debrief being a parent going back to work juggling responsibilities stress & anxiety I focus on 1:1 sessions to focus on you as an individual – so you can gather the information, support and reassurance you need for your birth, for your baby and for you as a parent. Just get in touch with any queries. Janine, a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

Notes For Parents – Relax & Breathe

You have been directed here from your Notes For Parents email. Here is a short Relax & Breathe exercise… It is really easy for tension to creep into your body when you are busy, rushing around or feeling stressed and under pressure. We often don’t know it is there and I find that when I do my relax & breathe sessions, so many expectant parents say they didn’t even realise they were tense. You can fit this in every day – it is simple, quick and effective and it is a great way to give you a bit of balance as well as to something just for you. My relax & breathe techniques are something that you can spend time doing and you can also benefit from using them for a few minutes wherever you are. You can download this audio here to listen to as you need it. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries. Janine x

Simple steps for parent wellbeing

These steps for parent wellbeing are all about the small changes you can make to feel a bit better. None of these steps are new, I am not reinventing anything, they are a reminder of the small things you can do everyday to look after yourself because this is what can get lost when you are a parent. breathe Knowing how to use your breathing is your super power. It can help with anxiety, stress or panic, with aches and pains, it can give you more energy and it can give you focus and control. write Anyone who has ever had a consultation with me knows that I see a lot of benefit in writing things down. Worries seem way more manageable on a piece of paper and you can’t go far wrong with a good list. Anything that helps to clear the chaos in your head has to be a good thing! eat We all know that eating well is important but the junk can creep in. Trying to focus on eating healthily for …

Personal Consultations

My practice specialises in 1:1 sessions with parents – this focuses on your need for information, support and reassurance about pregnancy, birth, your baby, being a parent and looking after you. Pregnancy Giving you the opportunity to ask questions, gather information and talk through decisions as well as any worries. Birth Preparation Consultations Tailored to you, these sessions provide a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. Baby Preparation Consultations To better prepare for life beyond the birth of your baby. Birth Debrief To talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby Postnatal Consultations To focus on your family throughout the first year with your baby. Consultations For Mums For you, the person behind the parent, to work through different issues while balancing being a parent. As an experienced practitioner, I am not here to tell you what to do – I am here to listen, to inform, to reassure and to provide an experienced perspective. To find out more – send a message here.Janine Smith | A specialist …

antenatal practitioner

1. Your Pregnancy & Birth

Focusing on your pregnancy and your birth preparation Giving you a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills that you can rely on. Pregnancy ConsultationPregnancy 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 CourseA 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 & BreatheBrilliantly simple and effective breathing and relaxation skills to use during pregnancy and birth and with your baby. Birth Preparation ConsultationsPersonal sessions for general preparation, as well as to focus on specific issues:Relax & Breathe | Refresher | Birth Again | Induction | Caesarean | Homebirth Beyond Birth ConsultationPersonal sessions to focus on …