Birth & Baby Cafe


Drop-in sessions for anyone with a bump, baby, toddler or preschooler

With Janine Rudin – an experienced practitioner in pregnancy, birth and early parenting


Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 10.30am-12


It’s an informal group with plenty of chat, support, information and reassurance when it’s needed.

The kettle will also be on and there is always cake!


There is:

a comfortable space for new and young babies

plenty of room and toys for crawling babies

a hall and toys/trikes for toddlers to play and run off some energy

a kitchen space with refreshments

a relaxing sensory den for babies and parents (Wednesdays & Fridays)

sensory den


The Birth & Baby Family Centre is part of the East End Community Centre, George Street,
North Shields NE30 1EL

To find out more:



Janine Rudin

Birth & Baby is run by Janine Rudin

As an experienced antenatal teacher, I specialise in running sessions with small groups of parents across Tyneside so the sessions are informal, friendly and supportive.

I have provided antenatal classes and workshops across Tyneside since 2002. I possess a Diploma in Antenatal Education and, to extend my support to new parents, I later gained a Diploma in Postnatal Education, in addition to becoming an Infant Massage Instructor. I am also a birth and postnatal doula, providing practical support and reassurance to expectant and new parents across Tyneside.

As a mother of three, I understand the excitement and concerns of being pregnant, giving birth and becoming a parent and my work reflects this. I am passionate about supporting expectant and new parents – I keep it simple and I listen, inform and support without judgement so you are better able to tackle birth and everything parenthood throws at you.

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