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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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Second Trimester: Move

This could be a time when you feel pretty good although it is also possible to still feel pretty tired and nauseous. Moving could well give you a boost, you just need to work out what is best for you. If exercise is not your thing, just getting out for a walk is a brilliant way to move and get some fresh air. This can also be a time to start pregnancy yoga sessions. If exercise is your thing, you could still be doing your normal routine – just listen to your body and only do it if it feel ok for you. Don’t push it if you’re not sure.Why move? It boosts your endorphins, it’s better for your wellbeing and it eases the pressure on your joints, which are loosening as your body changes which can make you feel achey and stiff. Just don’t overdo it, the key is gentle. #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyyoga #secondtrimester #pregnancyseries Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

First Trimester: Move

I realise all this depends on how you are feeling and I am not suggesting anything strenuous but this is about focusing on you and what you need. Always listen to your body and don’t keep going if it doesn’t feel right but a swim or a walk could be just what you need to boost your energy and help with nausea. If you are fit and used to working out regularly, you might continue with your normal routine if that feels right for you or you might need to scale it back and work out what works for you. #pregnancyhealth#firsttrimester#pregnancy#pregnancyseries Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

Personal Consultations

My practice specialises in 1:1 sessions with parents – this focuses on your need for information, support and reassurance about pregnancy, birth, your baby, being a parent and looking after you. Pregnancy Giving you the opportunity to ask questions, gather information and talk through decisions as well as any worries. Birth Preparation Consultations Tailored to you, these sessions provide a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. Baby Preparation Consultations To better prepare for life beyond the birth of your baby. Birth Debrief To talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby Postnatal Consultations To focus on your family throughout the first year with your baby. Consultations For Mums For you, the person behind the parent, to work through different issues while balancing being a parent. As an experienced practitioner, I am not here to tell you what to do – I am here to listen, to inform, to reassure and to provide an experienced perspective. To find out more – send a message here.Janine Smith | A specialist …

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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 …