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Your Pregnancy, Birth & New Baby Guide

This guide is packed full of information, ideas and tips for you during pregnancy, for birth and as you adjust to life with your new baby. Your 1st, 2nd & 3rd Trimesters Pregnancy Again Your Body Antenatal Checks Food, Exercise & Mental Health Your Birth Plan Your Birth Bag Relax & Breathe Positions For Labour & Birth Going Over Your Due Date Are You Ready For Labour & Birth? Preparing For Your New Baby Overview Of Labour & Birth Positions For Labour & Birth Relax & Breathe Birth Support Labour & Birth Checklist Essentials For Induction Essentials For Caesareans Birth Debrief Preparing For Your New Baby Meeting Your Baby Early Days Newborn Sleep Finding Your Feet As A Parent Your Body After Birth Reasons To Babywear Breastfeeding – The First 6 Weeks Breastfeeding Challenges Why Women Stop Breastfeeding Expressing Basics Sterilising Basics Bottle Feeding Combination Feeding Health Professionals Pregnancy & Birth Words Links To Useful Organisations Written by Janine SmithAs an experienced antenatal and postnatal practitioner, I wanted to write a useful guide, something full …

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1. Your Pregnancy & Birth

Focusing on your pregnancy and your birth preparation Giving you a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills that you can rely on. Pregnancy ConsultationPregnancy sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions, gather information and talk through decisions as well as any worries. While pregnancy can be an exciting time, some women also feel isolated, unsupported and in need of a listening ear. Antenatal CourseA thorough course based on experience, up-to-date information and proven practical skills to better prepare you for the reality of labour, birth and your new baby.This course is not about birth or babies being easy, it is about having good knowledge, being at the centre of your care, managing any challenges and knowing what you can do. Relax & BreatheBrilliantly simple and effective breathing and relaxation skills to use during pregnancy and birth and with your baby. Birth Preparation ConsultationsPersonal sessions for general preparation, as well as to focus on specific issues:Relax & Breathe | Refresher | Birth Again | Induction | Caesarean | Homebirth Beyond Birth ConsultationPersonal sessions to focus on …

1. Your Pregnancy & Birth

Focusing on your pregnancy and your birth preparation Giving you a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills that you can rely on. Pregnancy ConsultationPregnancy sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions, gather information and talk through decisions as well as any worries. While pregnancy can be an exciting time, some women also feel isolated, unsupported and in need of a listening ear. Antenatal CourseA thorough course based on experience, up-to-date information and proven practical skills to better prepare you for the reality of labour, birth and your new baby.This course is not about birth or babies being easy, it is about having good knowledge, being at the centre of your care, managing any challenges and knowing what you can do. Relax & BreatheBrilliantly simple and effective breathing and relaxation skills to use during pregnancy and birth and with your baby. Birth Preparation ConsultationsPersonal sessions for general preparation, as well as to focus on specific issues:Relax & Breathe | Refresher | Birth Again | Induction | Caesarean | Homebirth Beyond Birth ConsultationPersonal sessions to focus on …

Coronavirus and pregnancy

Coronavirus and pregnancy is still an important issue. Lockdown might be easing but pregnant women are still classed as clinically vulnerable. If you are in your third trimester, it is advised that you should be attentive to social distancing. Pregnant women are being advised to be cautious because some viral infections, such as the flu, are known to be worse during pregnancy. Although current evidence tells us that the majority of pregnant women who come down with coronavirus will experience only mild/moderate symptoms. Key guidance for pregnant women keep mobile and hydrated stay alert and safe with social distancing and wearing face masks eat well take Folic Acid and Vitamin D supplements attend all of your scans and appointments, unless you are told not to if you are concerned about either yourself or your baby, seek medical assistance If you develop symptomsIf you think you are experiencing symptoms, call 111 for further guidance and let your midwife know. Maternity Unit GuidanceDuring lockdown many units were very strict with policies around homebirth, birth partners and additional …

Family Directory – Core Team

The Family Directory is an essential guide to the best services and practitioners for parents, along with a range of brilliant gifts and products for families. The core team are a small group of well-trained specialists working with parents and children across Newcastle, Tyneside and Northumberland. Janine Smith Practice – birth & baby preparation, postnatal support, baby massage, weaning and ongoing parent support Debbie Donaldson – pregnancy & postnatal fitness specialist Julia McCarthy at Sanctuary House – massage and reflexology Puddle Ducks – aquanatal, baby & toddler swimming plus swim academy North East Sling Library – for baby & toddler carrying expertise Tumbles & Grumbles First Aid – for parents, grandparents and children Branch Counselling – specialising in family counselling Frankie Aitchison Psychotherapy & Counselling – specialising in support after miscarriage, stillbirth and childloss