Antenatal Services

Journey to Parenthood - Courses, workshops and one 2 one sessions

As an independent local provider, our antenatal courses and classes are different from those offered by your maternity provider. You will have time to explore what is important to you, and we offer expert information in relaxed, small groups or in your home setting, so that you can feel prepared, confident and excited for parenthood.
The maximum of six couples per group means that there is plenty of time for questions and answers to meet the personal needs of the group.

About the course led by Sandra Barrett... This four week course consists of weekly two hours sessions covering many aspects of pregnancy, labour, birth, feeding and life with a new baby. The content of the sessions is outlined below.

  • Week One: Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth Welcome and introduction to the group – looking after your own emotional well being – relaxation and breathing techniques – baby development in the womb to the early weeks after birth

  • Week Two: You, your baby and the stages of labour Helping you and your baby through labour and birth –  signs and stages of labour – birth and your hospital stay  – thinking about pain relief – packing a hospital bag – plan for home. This session is ran by a practicing midwife

  • Week Three: Feeding your baby Feeding as part of your relationship with your baby –  feeding options – breastfeeding basics – seeking support

  • Week Four: Caring for your baby  Understanding normal infant sleep – safe sleep advice – baby blues and postnatal depression – thinking about routines – practical aspects of caring for a baby – tuning into your baby, supporting their emotional development  

  •  Follow up support via whatsapp group and facebook group is also included in the cost of the course

  • Refreshments provided
  • Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a course.

About the course led by Sandra Barrett...This intensive course includes many aspects of pregnancy, labour, birth, feeding and life with a new baby. The day consists of:

  • Session One: Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth Welcome and introduction to the group – looking after your own emotional well being – relaxation and breathing techniques – baby development in the womb to the early weeks after birth

  • Session Two: You, your baby and the stages of labour Helping you and your baby through labour and birth –  signs and stages of labour – birth and your hospital stay  – thinking about pain relief – packing a hospital bag – plan for home. This session is ran by a practicing midwife

  • Session Three: Feeding your baby Feeding as part of your relationship with your baby –  feeding options – breastfeeding basics – seeking support

  • Session Four: Caring for your baby  Understanding normal infant sleep – safe sleep advice – baby blues and postnatal depression – thinking about routines – practical aspects of caring for a baby – tuning into your baby, supporting their emotional development 

  • Buffet vegetarian lunch and refreshments provided.
  • Follow up support via whatsapp group and facebook group is also included in the cost of the course 

Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a course.

Our one to one antenatal course is arranged in the comfort of your own home in a time frame that suits you to discuss and give you information that will meet your personal needs during your journey to parenthood.

  • Session One: Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth Welcome and introduction to the group – looking after your own emotional well being – relaxation and breathing techniques – baby development in the womb to the early weeks after birth

  • Session Two: You, your baby and the stages of labour Helping you and your baby through labour and birth –  signs and stages of labour – birth and your hospital stay  – thinking about pain relief – packing a hospital bag – plan for home. This session is ran by a practicing midwife.

  • Session Three: Feeding your baby Feeding as part of your relationship with your baby –  feeding options – breastfeeding basics – seeking support

  • Session Four: Caring for your baby  Understanding normal infant sleep – safe sleep advice – baby blues and postnatal depression – thinking about routines – practical aspects of caring for a baby – tuning into your baby, supporting their emotional development

  • Follow up support via whatsapp group and facebook group is also included in the cost of the course

Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book a one to one course.

About this course led by Sandra Barrett...Hypnobirthing is a birthing programme that teaches simple, specific self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth, putting you in control of your birth. If you are interested in this course, please contact me by email using the link below. 

Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries.

About this workshop led by Sandra Barrett...this two hour workshop is an interactive session which covers getting to know your baby through labour and the signs and stages of labour. This session is ran by a practicing midwife and includes:

 

  • Getting to know your baby through labour and birth
  • Signs and stages of labour
  • Thinking about pain relief
  • Packing a hospital bag
  • Active birth positions
  • Birth and your hospital stay
  • Plan for home
  • Questions and answers

Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a workshop.

About this workshop led by Sandra Barrett...this two hour workshop is an interactive session covering all aspects of feeding a newborn.

Including:

  • How breastfeeding and bottle feeding, bonding, stroking and touching your baby are integral to developing a relationship
  • Feeding options
  • Some facts about babies and feeding
  • Benefits and concerns regarding breastfeeding
  • Getting breastfeeding off to the best start
  • Basic breastfeeding skills
  • Seeking support

This workshop is also available as a one2one session in your own home

Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book a workshop.

Venue: To be arranged - monthly

The PANDAS organisation is a national support network with online support and peer support groups throughout the country.

The North Tyneside PANDAS Support Group is a peer led group for women and their families in North Tyneside, and it’s surrounding area, who are experiencing primary mental health issues in the antenatal and postnatal period of their life.


Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries.

Antenatal Services
  • Journey to parenthood one to one antenatal course at home 

  • Journey to parenthood 4 week antenatal course

  • Journey to parenthood weekend antenatal course

  • Hypnobirthing course - coming soon.... 

  • Essential workshop – You, your baby and the stages of labour

  • Essential workshop - Feeding your baby 

  • North Tyneside Pandas peer support group

Postnatal Services
  • bump2toddler breastfeeding one2one support in your own home 

  • Understanding your baby, 6 week postnatal group or one2one home courses 

  • Understanding your baby, 4 week postnatal group or one2one home courses

  • Understanding your baby, introducing solids group or one2one home workshops

  • bump2toddler infant massage group and one2one/group home courses

  • bump2toddler baby yoga group and one2one/group home courses

  • North Tyneside Pandas peer support group