Author: Janine Smith

Weaning Workshop

This online postnatal workshop provides essential information and reassurance for parents with a baby. to take the stress out of introducing solid food purees baby-led weaning food and meal ideas safety finding what works for your baby giving you a confidence boost about this next step With resources to read and use at home. You will benefit from working with an experienced postnatal practitioner to provide you with a range of information and options as well as the opportunity to ask questions. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to: *ask questions and develop your own strategies*think about what you might need*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them*have ongoing support and reassurance*think about how you also look after yourself so you don’t get bogged down with stress or worry This is how the online postnatal workshops work… You can pay here with Paypal or you can contact me for online banking details I will email across the resources for your workshops Sessions run over Zoom I will start with some information …

Gifts

I am creating a small range of gifts which mean you can buy presents that make a difference for expectant and new parents. Bespoke gift vouchers can be made so they can be sent by email. These gift vouchers can pay for a service/session or contribute towards the cost. Just get in touch to arrange your gift voucher. Relax & Breathe Gift Box Massage Oil Bubbles Online Relax & Breathe Course with audio files and resources to download and use at home and in labour Baby Massage Gift Box Oil Chocolate Online Baby Massage Course with resources to use at home If you have any questions, you can send me a message here. Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

free guides for pregnancy and birth

Free Pregnancy & Birth Guides

I have written a series of practical guides to accompany my birth preparation sessions. You can access these 5 titles for free: Essentials For Labour & Birth Going Over Your Due Date Your Birth Bag Your Birth Plan Tips For Labour & Birth All you have to do is send me an email and I will email you back with these 5 guides. Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

third trimester fitness

Third Trimester: Keep Moving

Again, this is about what works for you – you could be pretty active or you could be pottering around. This is all about listening to your body. As ever, something gentle like walking can work wonders for mood, wellbeing, backache and general stiffness in your joints. In the third trimester your body is continuing to change shape, which can put more pressure on your back and on your joints – some movement is going to help you feel better. Pregnancy yoga may also help you at this time as well. It can also be about not sitting for too long if you start to get achey and sore – you can break this up by sitting on a ball or having frequent wanders to move your bum a bit. Remember, this is about gentle and regular movement and it doesn’t have to be about big exercise routines, especially if that was not part of your life before pregnancy. #pregnancyfitness #thirdtrimester #pregnancyyoga #pregnancyseries Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

second trimester move

Second Trimester: Move

This could be a time when you feel pretty good although it is also possible to still feel pretty tired and nauseous. Moving could well give you a boost, you just need to work out what is best for you. If exercise is not your thing, just getting out for a walk is a brilliant way to move and get some fresh air. This can also be a time to start pregnancy yoga sessions. If exercise is your thing, you could still be doing your normal routine – just listen to your body and only do it if it feel ok for you. Don’t push it if you’re not sure.Why move? It boosts your endorphins, it’s better for your wellbeing and it eases the pressure on your joints, which are loosening as your body changes which can make you feel achey and stiff. Just don’t overdo it, the key is gentle. #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyyoga #secondtrimester #pregnancyseries Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting