Practical Guides To…


These are a range of guides for you as an expectant parent getting ready for the birth of your baby and as a parent with a baby – all of these titles accompany my antenatal and postnatal sessions but downloads are also available to buy.

Based on first-hand experience, up-to-date information & research and proven practical skills, these guides aim to provide you with good, thought-provoking information, along with reassurance so you can find what works best for you.

Labour & Birth: 16 titles to take you from early labour to recovery and meeting your baby

Practical Guides to Labour & Birth

Taking you through the essentials of labour & birth


Weaning: a no-nonsense guide to take the stress out of introducing solid food

The practical guide to weaning


How Babies Work: baby development & behaviour, growth spurts, your baby’s needs, your needs, the challenges and coping with those challenges.

The Practical Guide to How Babies Work


Baby Sleep: how babies sleep, what’s normal, napping, coping with less sleep, expecting and preparing for less sleep

The Practical Guide to Baby Sleep


Janine Smith practitioner

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 about telling 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.

The focus is on your wellbeing in pregnancy, for birth, as a parent and as you, the person behind the parent. 

Janine | Birth, Baby & Family
A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting