All posts tagged: Janine Smith

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Welcome

Hello, welcome to my practice. For information and support in pregnancy, more knowledge and better preparation for birth and baby and for reassurance and ideas in early parenting, you have come to the right place. As expectant and new parents you might sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of information and advice offered to you. It is also easy to feel frustrated and lost with information that may be incorrect, inconsistent and just not right for you. By providing reliable information – based on evidence and experience – and listening to you, I can focus on your questions and your need for knowledge, strategies and reassurance. “You were awesome throughout pregnancy and afterwards – I learnt so much and I felt supported and listened to.” Here are the ways I can support you… Through my consultations, courses and the content on these pages you will find clear, practical and useful resources so you are well-informed, confident and able to find what works best for you. As an antenatal and postnatal specialist, I am dedicated to …

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Hello…

I would like to give you a warm welcome to The Birth, Baby & Family Practice – if you are a parent, please feel free to wander around the site or get in touch for more information about my classes and 1:1 sessions. This website is a place for parents – for information, support & reassurance; for different parenting experiences and perspectives; and for coping strategies and ideas. On these pages, and in my sessions, you will find friendly, simple, effective and honest reassurance and information. The Birth, Baby & Family Practice is me, Janine, I am an antenatal teacher, postnatal group leader, baby massage instructor, doula & parent coach – this unique range of training means I provide classes and support for parents from pregnancy and throughout life with babies, children and teenagers. I am a mum of three, I have worked with expectant and new parents since 2002 and I have run my small business for several years. I have experienced babyloss, as well as birth trauma and I am very open about depression and anxiety …

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Jamie’s Story

I have written a lot about Jamie, my son who died when he was three days old. I have written about my pregnancy and his short life, as well as life after babyloss. Jamie’s story At my 20 week we discovered that something wasn’t quite right with his stomach – a referral to the fetal medicine unit at the RVI confirmed the suspected stomach problem, along with a heart defect. The rest of my pregnancy was a rollercoaster of emotions, hopes and crushing reality – some days I felt on top of it, others crippled me. I stopped work and focused on my two young daughters and on spending time with my bump – I have so many positive memories of relaxing with my unborn baby, of talking to him and of telling him stories. I wrote a blog during this time, mainly for my sanity, to document what was happening, to remember it, to let it all out. I allowed my feelings to pour onto each blank page which meant I could function, I …