For You & Your Baby

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Becoming a mum can be a time of worry and confusion, as well as happiness and enormous pride as you desperately want to get it right to meet the needs of your baby.

It can also be a time of conflicting information and a lack of confidence, which is why I set up the Birth & Baby Family Centre in North Shields. It is a place for expectant and new parents from across the North East to gain support, reassurance and good, consistent information.

It is also a place where parents with a young family can get to know other parents.


If you live in Tyneside, here’s some support for you…

POSTNATAL DOULA: practical support in your own home or at the Birth & Baby Family Centre for feeding, sleep, anxiety, adjusting and reassurance.
£35 for 90 minutes

WEEKLY BABY DROP-IN SESSION: chat, tea, cake, information, support and reassurance for parents with a baby.
Wednesdays | 1-3pm | £5

BIRTH & BABY CAFE: for cake, tea, chat, information and reassurance
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays | 10.30am-12 | £2.50

BABY MASSAGE: small, informal and relaxing groups to learn how to soothe and settle your baby, along with chat, tea and cake.
Thursdays & Fridays | 1-2.30pm | £30 for 4 sessions

WEANING WORKSHOP: an informal session to take the stress out of introducing solid food.
Tuesdays | 1-3pm | £15

GOING BACK TO WORK: an informal session to talk through the issues and emotions involved with going back to work after maternity leave.
Tuesdays | 1-3pm | £15

SLEEP WORKSHOP: information, ideas, support and a fresh perspective on your baby’s sleep.
Fridays | 1-3pm | £15

“For me it’s about getting a straight-forward answer to my questions and being listened to when I have concerns. I also get to drink tea and eat cake!”

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