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online consultations with parents in the comfort of your own home

Personal consultations with expectant and new parents

My lovely little practice focuses on 1:1 sessions with expectant and new parents for pregnancy, birth, babies and being a parent. These are your sessions for your questions so you can gather information, support and reassurance. And they can be booked at a time to best suit you with daytime, evening and weekend sessions available. Each session is 90-minutes long – although I pencil in 2 hours at no extra charge in case you need longer as I don’t want to rush you. Consultations focus on: pregnancy birth preparation new babies and being a new parent baby sleep baby development and behaviour birth debrief being a parent going back to work juggling responsibilities stress & anxiety I focus on 1:1 sessions to focus on you as an individual – so you can gather the information, support and reassurance you need for your birth, for your baby and for you as a parent. Just get in touch with any queries. Janine, a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

Simple steps for parent wellbeing

These steps for parent wellbeing are all about the small changes you can make to feel a bit better. None of these steps are new, I am not reinventing anything, they are a reminder of the small things you can do everyday to look after yourself because this is what can get lost when you are a parent. breathe Knowing how to use your breathing is your super power. It can help with anxiety, stress or panic, with aches and pains, it can give you more energy and it can give you focus and control. write Anyone who has ever had a consultation with me knows that I see a lot of benefit in writing things down. Worries seem way more manageable on a piece of paper and you can’t go far wrong with a good list. Anything that helps to clear the chaos in your head has to be a good thing! eat We all know that eating well is important but the junk can creep in. Trying to focus on eating healthily for …

Personal Consultations

My practice specialises in 1:1 sessions with parents – this focuses on your need for information, support and reassurance about pregnancy, birth, your baby, being a parent and looking after you. Pregnancy Giving you the opportunity to ask questions, gather information and talk through decisions as well as any worries. Birth Preparation Consultations Tailored to you, these sessions provide a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. Baby Preparation Consultations To better prepare for life beyond the birth of your baby. Birth Debrief To talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby Postnatal Consultations To focus on your family throughout the first year with your baby. Consultations For Mums For you, the person behind the parent, to work through different issues while balancing being a parent. As an experienced practitioner, I am not here to tell you what to do – I am here to listen, to inform, to reassure and to provide an experienced perspective. To find out more – send a message here.Janine Smith | A specialist …

pregnancy and coronavirus

Pregnancy and Covid Checklist

This pregnancy and covid checklist is for all pregnant women to help gather the right information for you. Maternity units have experienced tight restrictions as part of the Covid pandemic, which has meant that pregnant woman have been on their own for appointments, induction and on the postnatal ward. Policies are now very varied across the United Kingdom so it is important to ask questions, to find out what options are available to you in your local area. Your antenatal appointments & scans Can your partner come with you? If not, can they be on the phone with you? If you don’t have a partner or your partner isn’t available, find out who you can bring as there may be issues about social bubbles. If you need to use the pregnancy assessment unit during your pregnancy, can someone accompany you? Birth Options Is your maternity unit still offering a home-birth service? If not, what are your options if you want a home-birth? How many birth partners can you have with you? Can you use a …

My practice after lockdown…

With life returning to a little more normality, I ready to announce the changes to my little practice – I am now focusing on providing 1:1 consultations and online sessions. As ever my focus is on providing good information, support and reassurance for pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Consultations can be face-to-face, online or over the phone. They focus on your individual need for knowledge, practical skills, strategies, reassurance, plans and confidence. Online sessions include self-paced courses, consultations and small group courses and workshops. You will benefit from:*a calm knowledgeable approach*working with an experienced practitioner*notes, resources and downloads to use at home*ongoing information, support and reassurance*a support network Despite working with parents since 2002, this is like starting a new business so it would be great to have your brilliant support – please do take a wander around the website and share with anyone you know you may be pregnant or have a baby. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me here.Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth …