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A unique range courses and support for expectant and new parents across Tyneside

managing stress and anxiety

Relax & Breathe For During Your Day

You can use Relax & Breathe as you need it throughout your day – whenever you need a couple of minutes to de-stress, to let go of any tension or just to relax. You can use it on the go, on the loo, while you wait for the kettle to boil, as you sit with a cuppa or as you sit with the day going on around you. You are relaxing your body and slowing your breathing – this can be done anywhere. As you practice it, you can make it your own – fitting it into your day when you need it. It can be used to calm any stress or anxiety and you can also plan it into your day – to give you a de-stressing pit stop. Also available:Relax & Breathe For Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Just let me know if you have any questions.Janine – a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

to ease anxiety and stress

Relax & Breathe To Start Your Day

Relax & Breathe is a great way to start your day – just a couple of minutes before you start to get busy. You can use it as you lie in bed, you can use it on the loo, you can use it as you have a wash or you could just sit for a couple of minutes. It’s a really simple and effective practice to bring into your day. And anyone can use it. As you practice it, you can make it your own – fitting it into your morning for as long as you need it. Also available:Relax & Breathe For Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Just let me know if you have any questions.Janine – a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

Relax & Breathe For Your Day

Relax & Breathe can be used throughout your day – for a positive start, to de-stress you throughout the day and to help you relax in the evening as you unwind for sleep. It’s simple and easy to do and you can do it anywhere. Just listen to the different recordings here and then you can download them to use throughout your day. Relax & Breathe is a great way to start your day – just a couple of minutes before you start to get busy with your day. You can use Relax & Breathe as you need it throughout your day – whenever you need a couple of minutes to de-stress, to let go of any tension or just to relax. And then you can use Relax & Breathe at the end of your day – to relax in the evening or to unwind before bed. Also available:Relax & Breathe For Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Just let me know if you have any questions.

Coronavirus and pregnancy

Coronavirus and pregnancy is still an important issue. Lockdown might be easing but pregnant women are still classed as clinically vulnerable. If you are in your third trimester, it is advised that you should be attentive to social distancing. Pregnant women are being advised to be cautious because some viral infections, such as the flu, are known to be worse during pregnancy. Although current evidence tells us that the majority of pregnant women who come down with coronavirus will experience only mild/moderate symptoms. Key guidance for pregnant women keep mobile and hydrated stay alert and safe with social distancing and wearing face masks eat well take Folic Acid and Vitamin D supplements attend all of your scans and appointments, unless you are told not to if you are concerned about either yourself or your baby, seek medical assistance If you develop symptomsIf you think you are experiencing symptoms, call 111 for further guidance and let your midwife know. Maternity Unit GuidanceDuring lockdown many units were very strict with policies around homebirth, birth partners and additional …

baby massage

Welcome to your baby massage course

This baby massage course is about simple and effective baby massage techniques which can soothe and settle your baby. Baby massage is a lovely way to connect with and relax with your baby – it may encourage your baby to sleep, it can ease wind and constipation and it can help to calm your baby. It also gives you techniques to try to help to settle your baby, which can help to keep you calmer. I use organic grapeseed oil in my baby massage sessions, as this doesn’t have a strong odour and it is a light oil which isn’t likely to cause a skin reaction. As with all products you use with your baby, just watch for any reactions in-case their skin doesn’t like it. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message here. Janine Smith – a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting. I have been a baby massage instructor since 2010