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

From pregnancy and throughout 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.”


For knowledge, confidence & reassurance

As an expectant or new parent you might sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of information and advice available to you, or unsure of where to go for support. It is also easy to feel lost with information that may be incorrect, inconsistent and just not right for you.

My practice provides knowledge based on evidence and experience and I believe that every pregnancy, birth, baby and family is different and that is why I focus on you as an individual.

By working together, you will be:

well informed

With trustworthy information based on evidence and experience.

listened to

To ensure that you are heard, so you can ask questions, share your challenges and feel supported.

reassured and supported

So you have the confidence to work through the challenges and 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.”


I specialise in one-to-one sessions, which are tailored to you during pregnancy, for your birth & baby preparation, with your baby and for you as a parent.

Consultations can be in-person for Tyneside parents or by Zoom for parents everywhere and they include resources and notes.

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.

Digital Courses & Guides

This range of antenatal and postnatal resources have been designed for you to read and use at your own pace, with follow-up emails to see how you are getting on.

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

Mother Cuppa Meet-Ups

There is a weekly group for expectant and new parents across Tyneside and an online session for parents everywhere. With conversation, 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.”

Newcastle Doula Support

So I am 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.

woman talking on phone and holding newborn baby


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.

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!”

The posts and guides 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. And this is why my practice is about you. 

Working with parents since 2002

Get in touch

My face-to-face consultations are ideal for parents across Newcastle & Tyneside. With video sessions and digital guides, I work with parents everywhere.
How can I help you?