Mother Cuppa Groups

Mother Cuppa Groups


Mother Cuppa groups are about a warm welcome and a safe space for conversation, questions and reassurance.

I have held postnatal groups for several years – with online groups running during the pandemic. I love running postnatal groups and mine are both informal and practical, where you can chat, gain support and ask specific questions. It’s also a place where I can offer reassurance and support and answer your questions as you adapt, adjust and meet the needs of your baby.

There are a range of options for you:

  • Mondays 10-11am: an online group for parents everywhere with babies & toddlers
  • Wednesdays 1-3pm: a small group for parents with bumps & new babies in North Shields
  • Friday 9.30-11am: a cafe session for parents with bumps & babies in Whitley Bay
  • Friday 11am-12: walk & talk for parents with bumps, babies & toddlers in Whitley Bay

Mondays 10-11am – Mother Cuppa Online Group

A Monday morning session for parents everywhere with babies.

This is a small group with professional support for conversation, questions, and reassurance.

Wednesdays 1-3pm – Mother Cuppa New Baby Group

This group will return in September

A Wednesday afternoon session for parents with new and young babies.

This is as small informal group with professional support so you can ask questions, gather reassurance and to have ongoing information and support.

With only a few spaces available, this session focuses on you.
And, of course, there’s tea and cake!

Fridays 9.30-11am – Mother Cuppa Bump & Baby Group

A Friday morning group for parents with a bump or baby. It is about conversation, support, reassurance and having a place to ask questions.


The Crab & Waltzer in Whitley Bay is kindly hosting this group and providing a free tea and filter coffee for group members.

This group is for anyone with a bump or baby.

Fridays 11am – Mother Cuppa Walk & Talk Group

A Friday morning postnatal walking group along the seafront in Whitley Bay. It’s about having a wander, some conversation, asking questions and gathering any reassurance.

This group is for anyone with a bump, baby or toddler.

With an experienced practitioner, we can talk about a range of issues…

your pregnancy & birth | recovery from birth | sleep & exhaustion | feeding | growth spurts | what’s normal & what to expect | being a mum | loss of identity | feeling isolated | relationship changes | low mood & anxiety | how tough it can be | how bloody brilliant it can be | how amazing you are!

Client Testimonials

“It’s an oasis of calm to chat, offload and get a bit of a boost.”

“This has been a godsend – it has made such a difference.”


You will benefit from:
*a calm, knowledgeable approach
*working with an experienced practitioner
*ongoing information, support and reassurance

Having 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 to listen, to provide an experienced perspective, an opportunity to ask questions and to help you find what works for you and for your family.

Based in North Shields, I regularly work with parents from Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead and across Tyneside. And with my online sessions, I work with parents across the country and in Europe.

I have run Mother Cuppa sessions for several years – they have always provided community and conversation as well as ongoing support and reassurance when it is needed.

To find out more please don’t hesitate to send a message.
Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

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