This is about having a dependable place so don’t feel like you are doing this on your own.

From pregnancy and to life as a parent, this practice is here for you every step of the way.

“You really helped to turn what started as the scariest time of my life into the best 10 months of my life.”

Notes For Parents

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From pregnancy to the teenage years, these notes are short but useful so you can read them in bed, as you make a brew or on the go.


For knowledge, confidence & reassurance

As expectant and new parents you might sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of information and advice offered to you. It is also easy to feel frustrated and lost with information that may be incorrect, inconsistent and just not right for you.

With information – based on evidence and experience – and sessions which focus on you, you will be:

  • listened to
  • well informed
  • able to find what works best for you and your family
  • reassured and supported

With 1:1 sessions and support, as well as a range of guides, resources and posts, my practice aims to…

  1. Enrich early family life
    With trustworthy information based on evidence and experience
  2. Inform and educate
    With a solid foundation of knowledge
  3. Listen and reassure
    To ensure that you are heard, so you can ask questions, share your challenges and feel supported
  4. Empower and boost
    So you have the confidence to find what works for you and your family

“You were awesome throughout pregnancy and afterwards – I learnt so much and I felt supported and listened to.”


These sessions are tailored to you during pregnancy, for your birth & baby preparation, with your baby and for you as a parent. Sessions can be in-person or by video call.

I didn’t even know consultations were an option – it has been great to talk things through and to focus on what I need for me and for my family.

Courses & Guides

You can access a range of antenatal and postnatal guides to go through at your own pace, with personalised resources and follow-up emails to see how you are getting on.

“You have created some brilliant resources – the information has been so useful.”

Mother Cuppa

This small weekly group is for expectant and new parents across Tyneside. With conversations, company and a place to ask questions you can gather reliable information, support and reassurance.

“Janine really understands what new parents need. She has provided a completely safe space to ask questions, share experiences, cry, celebrate successes and build friendships.”

Doula Support

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

It really made a difference to have ongoing support at the end of my pregnancy, as well as throughout labour.

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For you during pregnancy, for birth and when your baby is here.

You will receive weekly posts and exclusive content with access to a range of birth & baby guides and relax & breathe resources posts.

You always seem to write what I need to read – I feel less alone and I like your perspective.”

“This whole motherhood thing is a wild ride and you definitely want Janine on your side!”

North East Birth & Baby – Content For Parents

The articles and posts I write are created to inform, reassure, empower and boost during pregnancy, for birth, with a baby and throughout life with a young family.

With practical articles, comment and experiences, there is something for all parents. While I do share knowledge, my aim is not to be the expert, I want to encourage discussion and a focus on you and your family.

As a parent, the core of it all is you. You are the person who is pregnant, you are the person who births and it is you who parents. You make the decisions, you feel the emotions, you live with the decisions, you get through the days and you try to do the right thing. My practice is about you. 

You can also follow me on social media for more information, discussion and to be part of the conversation about pregnancy, birth and early parenting

Get In Touch

My face-to-face consultations are ideal for parents across Newcastle & Tyneside. With video sessions and digital courses, I also work with parents and families from across the North East and beyond.
How can I help you?

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Working with parents since 2002