1:1 Birth Preparation

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

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.

BIRTH ESSENTIALS | £75 | 2 x 2 hour sessions
From your first contraction to meeting your baby, these sessions will focus on labour and birth, what makes it work, strategies and options, pain management, positions and movement, the basics of using your breathing, caesareans and induction.

LABOUR & BIRTH BASICS | £50 | 2 hours
What to expect, working with your contractions, what can make a difference, pain management, plus positions & movement.

BIRTH & BABY REFRESHER | £50 | 2 hours
For second-time parents to focus on labour, birth & having a new baby again.

For anyone being induced so you know more about what to expect, your options and how to manage your induction.

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

RELAX & BREATHE FOR PREGNANCY & BIRTH | £35 for a 90 minute session
Brilliantly simple but effective breathing and relaxation skills for pregnancy, labour and birth – to stay calm, to work with your contractions and to head off any panic, if you feel overwhelmed.
Sessions will also include positions to aid comfort in pregnancy as well as to help with contractions and resting during labour and birth.

BEYOND BIRTH | £50 | 2 hours
Life with your new baby, preparing your home, your recovery and looking after yourself in those first few weeks.

BIRTH DEBRIEF | £50 | 2 hours
Your chance to talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby

BIRTH PEPTALK | £30 | up to 1 hour
For last minute information, reassurance or a confidence boost about labour and birth.

PREGNANCY / BIRTH ANXIETY | £50| up to 2 hours
A chance to work through any anxiety in pregnancy or about giving birth

You can also combine sessions…

Birth Essentials, Relax & Breathe & Beyond Birth

2 x 2 hour sessions

2 x 2 hour sessions

2 x 2 hour sessions for 2nd time parents

Your 1:1 birth preparation sessions include:
*resources to use at home and during labour
*ongoing information/support
*email/phone support in early labour and during the first few days with
your new baby

Your 1:1 sessions can be arranged at a time to best suit you.

You will also:
*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies
*have the opportunity to think through what you might need
*be equipped with effective skills & strategies for labour and birth
*be better prepared for looking after your new baby
*know more about the challenges and how to manage them
*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby

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With Janine Smith
specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

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.

The focus is on your wellbeing in pregnancy, for birth, as a parent and as you, the person behind the parent and I have created informal but effective small group and 1:1 sessions to benefit you.