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free guides for pregnancy and birth

Free Pregnancy & Birth Guides

I have written a series of practical guides to accompany my birth preparation sessions. You can access these 5 titles for free: Essentials For Labour & Birth Going Over Your Due Date Your Birth Bag Your Birth Plan Tips For Labour & Birth All you have to do is send me an email and I will email you back with these 5 guides. Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

World Menopause Day

It is World Menopause Day and I would just like to share my experience of perimenopause because it has been very challenging. Women’s hormones have been the butt of jokes forever with periods and menopause belittled to just women’s problems so let’s not deal with them. Women have been dealing with this secretly and alone – thankfully this is changing but we still need more education, knowledge, discussion, conversation and policies to acknowledge these challenges and to better support women. Perimenopause has left me exhausted, emotional and lacking in confidence and worth. Sometimes I can’t sleep, sometimes all I can do is sleep, I can struggle to see the joy in anything, my anxiety can be through the roof, my depression can be deep, I can have brain fog, I can hate myself, I have migraines and gum issues. My friends, who are the same age, obviously get it and we all support each other but there’s no: are you ok? how can I help? do you want to talk about it? from anyone else. …

Labour & Birth Challenges

An online birth workshop to provide effective birth preparation with a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. This is about focusing on the issues that could impact your labour and birth decisions, how you can manage these challenges and what your options are: Position of your baby A long labour Feeling overwhelmed A fast labour Being Induced With resources to read and use at home. You will benefit from working with an experienced birth practitioner to provide you with essential information and options and the opportunity to ask questions as you prepare well for the birth of your baby. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies*think about what you might need and what you can do*know what questions to ask*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby This is how the online birth workshops work… You can pay here with Paypal or you can contact me for online banking …

Relax & Breathe

An online birth workshop to provide you with a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. during pregnancy using breathing in labour using breathing for birth with induction finding what works for you managing pain managing anxiety using positions & movement With resources to read and use at home so you can practice and develop your relax & breathe techniques. You will benefit from working with an experienced birth practitioner to provide you with essential information and options and the opportunity to ask questions as you prepare well for the birth of your baby. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies*think about what you might need and what you can do*know what questions to ask*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby This is how the online birth workshops work… You can pay here with Paypal or you can contact me for online banking details I will email across the …

Labour & Birth Essentials

An online birth workshop to provide effective birth preparation with a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. an overview of labour & birth what helps and what might not contractions & managing energy positions & being active pain management using your birth space writing your birth plan expectations & options birth partners being at the centre of your care With resources to read and use at home. You will benefit from working with an experienced birth practitioner to provide you with essential information and options and the opportunity to ask questions as you prepare well for the birth of your baby. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies*think about what you might need and what you can do*know what questions to ask*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby This is how the online birth workshops work… You can pay here with Paypal or you can contact me for …