My practice is me, Janine, I am an antenatal teacher, postnatal group leader, baby massage instructor, doula & parent coach – this unique range of professional training and experience means I provide classes and 1:1 sessions for parents from pregnancy and throughout life with babies and young children.
I am a mum of three, I have worked with expectant and new parents since 2002 and I have run my own business for several years. I have also experienced babyloss, which means I am in a unique position to be able to support grieving parents who are preparing for birth again.
I haven’t always – and still don’t always – find parenting easy and this is why being able to provide non-judgemental parent support is so important to me. Parenting is a constant learning curve, it can be pretty isolating, we can feel guilt and give ourselves a hard time for finding it hard and for not having all the answers. I am really open about my own parenting challenges and I don’t believe in quick fixes – I believe in looking after ourselves; getting support when we need it; laughter; being taken seriously; being honest; having realistic expectations and in making small tweaks and changes when needed.