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 baby and throughout the first year
Babies are always developing, growing and changing – and 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 also makes a difference.
These one-to-one 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.
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 practical knowledge, strategies and ideas.
You can also arrange a consultation with me for information, reassurance and to talk through any questions.
- baby sleep
- 4th trimester
- how babies work
- postnatal challenges
- going back to work
On hand for you during pregnancy, labour and birth and when your baby is here.
Weekly groups with a warm welcome for conversation, questions, support and reassurance.
- Online: Mondays 10-11am – for parents everywhere
- YMCA Hub: Wednesdays 11am-12.30pm – for expectant and new parents from across Newcastle and Tyneside.
Birth & Baby Conversations aims to give you ongoing information and a place for questions and discussion during pregnancy, for birth and when your baby is here.
The birth & baby blog
With these essential posts you will have good information to hand. Based on evidence and experience, you will know more about pregnancy, your antenatal care, and your options, with a focus on your wellbeing.
“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.”
Get in touch
With video sessions and digital courses, I work with parents everywhere.
How can I help you?