Relax & Breathe for Pregnancy & Birth

simple | straight-forward | effective

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.

This is a specialist session for you to focus on developing and using effective relaxation and breathing skills, combined with positions, for your pregnancy, labour and birth.

Based on first-hand experience, up-to-date research and proven relaxation & breathing skills – this session has been designed to enable you to relax during your pregnancy and to equip you with robust, practical skills for the reality of labour & birth.

You will also benefit from resources to use at home and during labour and birth.

By knowing how to use your breathing, you can…

  • relax & de-stress
  • head off any panic and be better prepared for panic points in labour
  • work with your contractions
  • manage your energy in labour
  • be as comfortable as possible
  • stay calm
  • enable your contractions to work effectively, which is important if you are induced or use an epidural
  • stay focused and calm if your birth plan changes and you need to gather information and quickly adapt to a new birth plan, which may include having a caesarean

Relax & Breathe also provides an opportunity for birth partners to know more about staying calm and providing effective support during labour and birth.

Relax & Breathe runs as a private session and it can be arranged at a time to suit you during your pregnancy.
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.
£35 | 90 minute session & resources to use at home and during labour

£60 | 2 x 90 minute sessions & resources to use at home and during labour


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With Janine Smith
specialist in pregnancy, birth and working with parents

I developed Relax & Breathe in 2009 and I have held sessions with expectant parents almost monthly since then. I love this session because I know how vital breathing skills can be to stay focused, to manage pain, to boost energy and to help with any anxiety or panic. 
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 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 and I have created informal but effective small group and 1:1 sessions to benefit you.

Get in touch to book your appointment…