These bump and baby groups are about a warm welcome and a safe space for conversation, questions and reassurance.
I have held postnatal groups for several years – with online groups running during the pandemic. I love running postnatal groups and mine are both informal and practical, where you can chat, gain support and ask specific questions. It’s also a place where I can offer reassurance and support and answer your questions as you adapt, adjust and meet the needs of your baby.
There are different Bump and Baby Groups to choose from…
Bump & Baby Walk & Talk Session – Wednesdays 10am
A wander around North Shields Fish Quay – meet by the Fiddler’s Green Fishermen Memorial – before heading to The Fish Quay Hub for a brew.
This weekly group is for anyone with a bump or baby/toddler – just let me know if you are coming along.
Bump & Baby Cafe Session – Wednesdays from around 10.30am
Parents with a bump or baby/toddler can join me at The Fish Quay Hub for a cuppa.
This session runs weekly – just let me know if you are coming along.
WOW Centre – Bump & Baby Session on Mondays
Parents with a bump or a baby can join me at The WOW Centre in Newcastle for a small group session with conversation, questions and reassurance about all things baby and early parenting.
January 24th | February 7th & 14th | March 7th & 14th
April 4th & 11th | May 9th & May 16th | June 6th & June 13th
The Bump and Baby Groups are with an experienced practitioner, so you can talk about a range of issues…
your pregnancy & birth | recovery from birth | sleep & exhaustion | feeding | growth spurts | what’s normal & what to expect | being a mum | loss of identity | feeling isolated | relationship changes | low mood & anxiety | how tough it can be | how bloody brilliant it can be | how amazing you are!
“It’s an oasis of calm to chat, offload and get a bit of a boost.”
“This has been a godsend – it has made such a difference.”
You will benefit from:
*a calm, knowledgeable approach
*working with an experienced practitioner
*ongoing information, support and reassurance
Having 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 to listen, to provide an experienced perspective, an opportunity to ask questions and to help you find what works for you and for your family.
I work with parents from Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead and across Tyneside. And with my online sessions, I work with parents across the country and in Europe.
I have run bump and baby sessions for several years – they have always provided community and conversation as well as ongoing support and reassurance when it is needed.
To find out more please don’t hesitate to send a message.
Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting