For you & your baby

I have 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 not to tell you what to do – it is to listen, to provide you with the opportunity to ask questions, it is about providing ideas and information, helping you to formulate plans and to find what works for you and for your family.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

From the early days and weeks with your new baby and throughout the first year.

Babies are always developing, growing and changing – as a parent, you are always learning and adapting to these changes.

Reliable information with good support, reassurance and simple coping strategies can help you manage the different challenges. Expectations and pressure to get it right can also be overwhelming, so talking it through is beneficial.

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These sessions are tailored to you so you can focus on and talk through a range of early parenting issues:

  • the early days and weeks with your new baby
  • baby sleep and being tired
  • taking the stress out of weaning
  • going back to work after maternity leave
  • being a mum – guilt, parenting challenges, juggling, loss of identity
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • meeting the needs of more than one child
  • managing stress & anxiety

Your appointments can work around your schedule and, with video sessions, I work with parents everywhere.

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Postnatal Guides

A range of digital guides have been designed for you to complete at your own pace. Packed full of experience and expertise, each one will provide you with a foundation of robust knowledge, practical skills, strategies and ideas.

  • Baby Sleep
  • Weaning
  • 4th Trimester
  • How Babies Work
  • Being A Mum
  • Going Back To Work
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Newcastle Doula

On hand for you during pregnancy, labour and birth and when your baby is here

Group Session

Mother Cuppa is about a warm welcome and a safe space for conversation, questions, support and reassurance.

  • Mother Cuppa – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

    This face-to-face session is ideal for expectant and new parents from across Newcastle and Tyneside.
  • Zoom Mother Cuppa –
    Monday 10-11am

    An online session for expectant and new parents everywhere.


For ongoing information, support and reassurance during pregnancy, for birth and when your baby is here.

You will receive weekly posts, you can access a range of birth & baby guides, posts and workshops and you can join online sessions.


You can also sign up for the free Notes For Parents newsletter.

Content & Resources

I have written a range of guides and posts to focus on:


birth preparation

labour & birth

new babies


babyloss & grief

You can read and use these in your own time.

Some of these guides also contain audio content for you to download and listen to.

“You enabled me to survive and to help me be me, the mum I am – not perfect but what felt right for me and for us.”

“Always on hand when I am stressed or worried. Janine is a wonderful listener and offers calm advice.”

“Janine was my absolute rock – she was there to answer all my questions, she reassured me, she gave me advice and she was brilliant support.”


With video sessions and digital courses, I work with parents and families from across the UK as well as internationally.
How can I help you?