Beyond Birth

Beyond Birth…for you and your new baby

During this unique time, I am continuing to provide 1:1 sessions for expectant & new parents with Zoom & phone calls.

I have reduced the cost of my sessions but please do get in touch if you would like to look at other options.

Beyond Birth is about giving you good information, practical skills and reassurance, as well as being able to ask questions and have the chance to think about what to expect from your new baby and from yourself as a new parent.

As an experienced birth and postnatal practitioner, I have designed this session to focus on issues such as:

  • what your new baby needs
  • what you need as a new parent
  • what to expect from your new baby – sleep, feeding, attachment – to take you through what’s normal during those early days and weeks
  • preparing/adjusting your home for your new baby so you are more comfortable
  • birth recovery – what to expect and what you may need during the first days and weeks
  • coping strategies and self-care as a parent with a young baby
  • support & services you can access if you need them

This session is based on first-hand experience and up-to-date research and it has been designed to focus on what can make a difference during the first few days and weeks with your new baby.
It is accompanied by resources to use and read at home.

You will also:
*have the opportunity to think through what you might need for you and for your new baby
*be equipped with effective skills & strategies for looking after a new baby
*be better prepared for looking after your new baby
*know more about some of the challenges in those early weeks and how to manage them
*be able to aid your recovery

Beyond Birth is for expectant and new parents
*you can book a session at the end of your pregnancy to help you prepare for life with your new baby
*you can book a session for support and reassurance when your new baby is here

Appointments can take place in my teaching space in North Shields or it may be possible to come to your home. I also provide phone and video sessions if you live further away.
£50 | up to 2 hours


With Janine Smith
A specialist in pregnancy, birth and working with parents

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 and for your family.

Just get in touch to book your session…