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Tip – choosing where you give birth

Ask questions, research your local options, including a homebirth, join the local Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) Facebook groups – so you can find out more about care and facilities. You don’t have to make a decision at the beginning of your pregnancy. With consultations, digital guides and courses, my practice is here for you every step of the way. You can also become a member for exclusive content, discussion and a place to ask questions. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith

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Managing stress and anxiety

If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, try some simple techniques to head it off… For more information and audio resources you can head to Breathing Space Let me know how you get on. Jx Copyright: Janine Smith

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Tip – Homebirth

For anyone planning a homebirth, the ambulance strike means that the homebirth service will be suspended – it’s important to prepare for moving your birth into hospital and how you can better manage that. With digital courses and guides as well as consultations, there is something for you during pregnancy, for birth, with your baby and as a parent. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith

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Tip – Feeling Safe

Women need to feel safe in labour to dilate Babies need to feel safe to settle and sleep With digital courses and guides as well as consultations, there is something for you during pregnancy, for birth, with your baby and as a parent. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith

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Tip – Confidence

Everyone does parenting differently so it’s important to find confidence in what you do. It’s not about having all the answers but with information and support you can have confidence in your instincts and your ability to find what works for you and your family. With digital courses and guides as well as consultations, there is something for you during pregnancy, for birth, with your baby and as a parent. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith