Birth & Baby Preparation Consultations

preparation for birth and your new baby

Birth preparation sessions focus on your individual need for knowledge, practical skills, strategies, plans and confidence.

These consultations are tailored to you, providing a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on.

Antenatal Course | £150 with six 1-hour consultations

A 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.

Labour & Birth Essentials | £110
three x 1-hour or two x 90-minute sessions

This is ideal for first-time parents but it also works great as a refresher for parents to focus on labour and birth again.
From your first contraction to meeting your baby, these sessions will focus on labour and birth: what makes a difference, what you can do, pain management, managing the challenges, positions and movement and the basics of using your breathing.

For 2nd-Time Parents | £110 |
Three x 1-hour or Two x 90-minute sessions

For parents who are preparing for labour, birth and baby again. These sessions often work well to focus on a combination of birth debrief, to talk through any anxieties or worries about birth again or having a new baby, to discuss birth options and to prepare with refreshed birth or baby knowledge.

And you can also book one session to focus on a specific issue
£55 | 90-minute session

Relax & Breathe | Brilliantly simple and effective breathing and relaxation skills to use during pregnancy and birth and with your baby.

Easing Fears & Worries | For all expectant parents to talk through any concerns about labour and birth.

Induction Preparation | For anyone who is being induced so you know more about what to expect, your options and how to manage your induction

Caesarean Preparation | Getting you prepared for your planned caesarean with information, options and recovery.

Beyond Birth | Getting better prepared for life with your new baby, your recovery and looking after yourself in those first few weeks.

These are your sessions to ask questions and focus on gathering the information and reassurance you need to feel better prepared.

You will benefit from:
*a calm knowledgeable approach
*working with an experienced practitioner
*practical resources and downloads to use in pregnancy, during labour and when your baby is here
*ongoing information, support and reassurance

This is how consultations work…

  • Appointments can be made at a time to best suit you – just send me a message below and we will arrange them.
  • Your consultations will take place over Zoom.
  • If you are on Tyneside it may be possible to arrange face-to-face appointments once Covid has calmed down.
  • We will talk through the birth information so you have a chance to ask questions.
  • I will send you resources and any relevant session notes for you to read and use at home.
  • You will also have the opportunity to ask me questions after your consultation with me.

Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting
As an experienced antenatal & postnatal practitioner, I have worked with parents since 2002.