About

Birth & Baby is run by Janine Rudin – an experienced antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator and mum-of-three…

“Janine has a rare gift, on the one hand down to earth and no-nonsense, while on the other kind and wise – coupled with sharp intelligence, fantastic knowledge and the ability to really listen. Did I mention she makes a mean pot of tea as well?”

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Due to my training, experience and the range of services I provide, I possess excellent knowledge and skills for birth, feeding, babies and parenting

Diploma in Antenatal Education (University of Beds | three years)
I have worked with expectant parents across Tyneside since 2002

Diploma in Postnatal Education  (University of Beds | three years)
I have provided postnatal courses and drop-ins across Tyneside since 2008

Doula Training with Nurturing Birth
Since 2009 I have supported a number of parents throughout the birth of their baby and through those first few days and weeks with a new baby.

Infant Massage Instructor Training with International Association of
Infant Massage
I have provided baby massage courses in North Tyneside since 2010

NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills
I gained this qualification in 2001 and I use these skills in all of my sessions – they enable me to listen and to focus on the needs of my clients

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The Birth & Baby Philosophy 

As a mother, I understand the excitement and concerns of being pregnant, giving birth and becoming a parent and my work
reflects this.

I specialise in running small groups and one to one consultations to ensure they are welcoming, friendly and supportive. I provide a personal approach to focus on you, to listen to you and to encourage you to feel confident and better prepared.

I will provide you with the time and opportunity to ask questions and gain reassurance and support. I offer a flexible approach and you can contact me in-between sessions and after your course has finished, for more information and ongoing reassurance.

As an experienced practitioner and doula, I aim to prepare expectant parents for the reality of giving birth – the need to be assertive, how to keep going, how to stay calm if your birth goes off-plan.

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Birth & Baby

After working as an NCT antenatal teacher, Birth & Baby was born in 2008 to provide local parents with more consistency and to give me the freedom to provide parents with a range of classes, support and services.

It is important to me to keep my course fees affordable, and it is always possible to make payments in instalments. This doesn’t mean there is any loss of quality – with a decade of experience, I am dedicated to providing information, support and reassurance for all parents.

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Janine Rudin is an experienced specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting.

janine@birthandbabyco.com