All posts tagged: postnatal

2. Your Baby, Your Family

Providing postnatal support and sessions for those early days, weeks, months with your baby is one of my passions. As a qualified postnatal practitioner, I have worked with parents for a number of years. My practice is based on research, experience and the different needs of parents to provide you with good information, coping strategies and reassurance. My role is not to tell you what to do or how to parent. I am here to listen, to provide ideas and perspective. With calm reassurance, I am here to help you with ongoing strategies and plans so you can find what works for you and your family. All of my postnatal sessions are about small groups and 1:1 sessions with conversation, offloading, questions and easing isolation. Postnatal Sessions Postnatal ConsultationsTo focus on your individual needs as a parents with good information, support and reassurance:new baby | baby sleep | being a mum | feeding | weaning | birth debrief | changing relationships | going back to work Baby MassageWelcoming, supportive and friendly groups with conversation and an …

2. Your Baby, Your Family

Providing postnatal support and sessions for those early days, weeks, months with your baby is one of my passions. As a qualified postnatal practitioner, I have worked with parents for a number of years. My practice is based on research, experience and the different needs of parents to provide you with good information, coping strategies and reassurance. My role is not to tell you what to do or how to parent. I am here to listen, to provide ideas and perspective. With calm reassurance, I am here to help you with ongoing strategies and plans so you can find what works for you and your family. All of my postnatal sessions are about small groups and 1:1 sessions with conversation, offloading, questions and easing isolation. Postnatal Sessions Postnatal ConsultationsTo focus on your individual needs as a parents with good information, support and reassurance:new baby | baby sleep | being a mum | feeding | weaning | birth debrief | changing relationships | going back to work Baby MassageWelcoming, supportive and friendly groups with conversation and an …

My practice after lockdown…

With life returning to a little more normality, I ready to announce the changes to my little practice – I am now focusing on providing 1:1 consultations and online sessions. As ever my focus is on providing good information, support and reassurance for pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Consultations can be face-to-face, online or over the phone. They focus on your individual need for knowledge, practical skills, strategies, reassurance, plans and confidence. Online sessions include self-paced courses, consultations and small group courses and workshops. You will benefit from:*a calm knowledgeable approach*working with an experienced practitioner*notes, resources and downloads to use at home*ongoing information, support and reassurance*a support network Despite working with parents since 2002, this is like starting a new business so it would be great to have your brilliant support – please do take a wander around the website and share with anyone you know you may be pregnant or have a baby. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me here.Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth …

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Lockdown: postnatal observations and making memories

I speak to mums with babies most days and this has continued in lockdown – we have had conversations about specific baby issues but sessions inevitably turn to the lockdown and they are doing. The mums with new babies at the start of this were welcome of the chance to hibernate with their partners, to get to know their babies, to work out feeding and find some rhythm on their own without well-meaning advice and comparisons. Now these mums are starting to feel robbed of the maternity leave they were expecting – meeting other mums, seeing other babies, going to groups, being able to ask questions and getting support and reassurance. Not to mention, they are missing out on medical assessments such as getting their baby weighed, although there may be some positives to this. As a postnatal practitioner, baby weight gain is usually a huge topic of conversation because it is closely monitored but during lockdown mums are being guided by their instinct, their baby’s feeding, the number of nappies and how their baby …

Protected: Relax & Breathe for New Mums

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