Antenatal Course

Birth & Baby Course

To prepare well and boost your confidence


  • How birth works and what gets in the way
  • Dealing with any birth anxiety
  • Being an effective birth partner – how to help and how to cope
  • Pain management
  • Relax & Breathe for Birth
  • Induction
  • Caesarean Sections
  • Recovery from birth
  • Meeting your baby
  • Life with a new baby – what’s normal and how to cope
  • Feeding your baby
  • How to settle and soothe your baby
  • Practical babycare – washing, changing, dressing, safe sleeping, getting out & about


  • Relax & Breathe for Birth – simple but effective ways to help you focus, relax and stay in control. If you can use your breathing, you have a positive focus during contractions and you can use it to head off any feelings of panic or being overwhelmed.
  • Positions & Movement – so you know how you can stay comfortable and in control during any labour
  • Massage – simple but effective massage techniques
  • Assertiveness and confidence – to help you feel calm and confident in labour
  • Soothing and settling your baby – so you have a better understanding of what babies need and how you can meet these needs


  • Small groups to chat and make new friends
  • Informal sessions to give you the opportunity to chat, ask questions and gain information and reassurance about birth, feeding and looking after your baby
  • Ease any fears you might have
  • Birth & Baby information pack
  • Relaxation music, which is beneficial in pregnancy and in labour
  • Ongoing email, phone and online support
  • Ongoing postnatal support is available with a doula service, weekly drop-in and postnatal courses and workshops


£75 | For expectant women and their birth partners


 North Tyneside

The QE, Gateshead

January 14 – February 25


March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 23 & 30

May 6 – June 10

June 17 – July 29 

September 9 – October 14 

November 4 – December 9


January 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3


March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 5

May 12 – June 16

July 7 – August 4 

September 8 – October 6

October 13 – November 17

November 24 – December 20

To find out more and to book a place:

0788 577 4279

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5 thoughts on “Antenatal Course

  1. If you are looking for friendly, informal but informative advice and reassurance before you give birth, look no further than Janine! My husband was not really relishing the idea of doing a full day’s graft and then an antenatal class but he was so positive after the first one he couldn’t wait to go back. Thanks so much Janine, I leant loads from you,

  2. Antenatal classes…..They are for the woman right? Not on your nelly….

    My wife and I went to Janine for our advice and cant recommend it enough. No nonsense, straight talking & honest advice on what to expect during pregnancy, during labour, and then finally when the bundle arrives…All done in front of a roaring fire with coffee and biscuits.

    Pretty sure i got more out of it than the wife, every daft question i asked Janine answered…So in the end we where fully prepared for what was about to happen.

    As a result the wife and Ella have been for baby massage, mother and baby classes and they meet up for the odd cup of tea and cake (apparently there is always a lot of cake!!)

    Thanks for all your help and support Janine

  3. Just finished an antenatal course with Janine and couldn’t recommend it enough. A lovely evening I looked forward to every week, very informative, friendly and a relaxed atmosphere where you feel able to ask any questions you have. Feeling much more prepared, confident and excited for birth day than before the course started!! Thank you very much Janine, can’t wait to start on the baby courses now!!!

  4. Loved Janine’s baby massage classes, very relaxing and friendly. Learning the baby massage techniques i found really benficial, it was great to have something you could do to soothe your baby with wind and sleeping issues. As a new mum it was great to meet others who had just been through the same experience and fantastic to pick up tips and ideas as well as being reassured you weren’t the only one feeling a little out of your depth at times. A real confidence booster thanks Janine 🙂

  5. Janine is just such an invaluable resource for parents of the north east. She provides an amazing service – offering support, reassurance, education, at a time when confidence is often at its lowest ebb. How she maintains her empathy and enthusiasm i have no idea – but she has demonstrated an unfaltering commitment to her wonderful work. I have recommended her time and time again, and have no doubt that she will be fundamental in helping me prepare for the birth of my second child. Her advice during my first pregnancy directly influenced the beautiful, relaxing and successful home birth that i was lucky to experience. I will always be so very thankful that Janine is there – a wealth of knowledge and experience, delivered in a relaxed, informal, supportive and non-judgemental way. Thanks Janine. Where would we be without you?

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