1:1 Sessions

During this unique time, I am continuing to provide 1:1 sessions for expectant & new parents with Zoom & phone calls.

I have reduced the cost of my sessions but please do get in touch if you would like to look at other options.

1:1 sessions for parents focus on a range of issues – pregnancy, birth preparation, baby preparation, thinking ahead for your recovery and different parenting and personal challenges when your baby is here.

I possess a combination of professional antenatal and postnatal training, working with parents for almost 20 years, so I am qualified to work with you during pregnancy, for birth and when your baby is here.

During Your Pregnancy
To talk through:
*your antenatal care
*where to have your baby, including at home
*a previous birth
*the loss of a baby and the anxiety that can come with being pregnant again
*any anxieties about having a baby and the changes that can
bring with it

For Your Birth Preparation
Information, support, strategies and to talk through:
*any anxieties, your previous birth or any concerns you have
*where to have your baby
*birth preparation
*induction preparation
*caesarean preparation
*preparing for birth again
*pregnancy and birth after babyloss

For Baby Preparation
Information, support, strategies and to talk through:
*the early days with your new baby
*preparing your home for your new baby and your recovery
* adjusting to life with 2 children

For You & Your Baby
Getting reassurance, talking it through and developing strategies for the changes in life with babies and young children can make a huge difference to your confidence and your ability to manage the challenges.
Your 1:1 can focus on:
*new babies & being new parents – practical support and adjustment to life with your new baby
*baby sleep
*being a mum – guilt, parenting challenges, juggling, identity, *feeling overwhelmed
*birth debrief
*preparing to go back to work
*meeting the needs of more than one child
*managing stress & anxiety as a parent

For You
To focus on the personal and parenting challenges as your baby and children grow.
*thinking about having another baby
*feeling overwhelmed and in need of some thinking space
*strategies for stress management
*working towards better life balance
*being the parent you want to be
*focusing on what you need and what changes could be made
*needing clarity, focus, plans and motivation

These 1:1 sessions include session notes and they are for you to gather information, to develop plans & strategies, to offload, to talk through the challenges you are experiencing, and to gain support and reassurance with an experienced practitioner.

Appointments take place in my teaching space in North Shields or it may be possible to come to your home. I also provide phone and video sessions if you live further away

With Janine Smith
A specialist in pregnancy & birth and early parenting

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 realistic plans & strategies and to find what is right for you and for your family.
The focus is on your wellbeing in pregnancy, for birth, as a parent and for you, the person behind the parent.

Just get in touch if you have any queries about booking your
1:1 appointment…