The Pregnancy Special

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Morag White

Senior Midwife, Hypnobirthing Therapist & Lactation Consultant

M: 07549 238124

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I’m Morag a Senior Midwife with over 30 years’ experience in the NHS as a Midwife, I am also a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

During my career, I've assisted many women in giving birth; at home, and in hospital.

I am also a trained HypnoBirthing Therapist and have supported several women in labour using this technique. I have a wealth of experience in all types of birth; natural, water, epidural, and assisted birth such as Ventouse, Forceps and Caesarean.
And it's this experience I wish to share with you.

I provide Birth Preparation Classes in conjunction with Millfield fitness, Pregnancy Pilates/Yoga classes at Millfield fitness studio.

Or, private antenatal classes in your own home at a time that suits you.

Ashley Parker

Hypnobirthing Teacher, Relationship Therapist, Birth Trauma specialist and supporter of Mothers

M: 07707 151239

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I have hypnobirthed myself and have been on a mission for the last 6 years to change women's perception and experience of birth in a no-nonsense way!

If you're looking for party games, I'm probably not your woman! But if you're up for some raw, honest and at times humorous insight and the tools to help you rock your birth...you're in the right spot!

My course isn’t just about birth, but about helping you transition in to parenthood and keeping yourself and your relationship intact.

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Laura Brett

Calm Confident Mama Birth Services - The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

M: 07542 386923

E: Email Laura Brett

I’m Laura and I am so excited to be able to offer The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme in York and the surrounding area.

I qualified as a midwife in 2015 but decided to follow my passion for birth work along a slightly different path. I’m delighted to teach The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme; a comprehensive antenatal course that focuses on having the right birth on the day for you and your baby.

Every woman deserves a positive birth experience and the tools I teach help you to feel calm, relaxed and in control throughout your pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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Michaela Scott

York Mother Nurture - Medical Herbalist, Massage Therapist and Doula

M: 07801 071641

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I qualified as a Medical Herbalist the same year I had my second child, and as I built my practice (Bespoke Botanicals) it became heavily influenced by my own experience of pregnancy, birth and the rollercoaster ride of new parenthood.

I became increasingly aware of how vital good support and information is to help survive each new challenge.

I trained as a doula so that I could offer better support at the start of this journey and now work with mums (and dads) -to-be offering antenatal workshops, one-to-one birth preparation, birth support, and pregnancy and post-natal massage at York Mother Nurture

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Reflect

Pregnancy Support

T: 01904 676710

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The team of trained advisors at Reflect Pregnancy Support offer help to men & women facing a pregnancy choice, or who are struggling to come to terms with a pregnancy loss. They offer free pregnancy testing with trained advisors providing a listening ear, whatever the result & can help you explore your feelings and options without any pressure. They provide accurate and unbiased information on:
Becoming a parent, Adoption, Abortion (Also offering post abortion support), Baby Loss through miscarriage or stillbirth. Both practical and emotional support, they can also signpost to relevant agencies regarding ongoing support, benefits and housing advice so you can be supported by the right people.

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Treasure Chest

Breastfeeding Support Group

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Our volunteer peer supporters are all mums who have breastfed for at least six months and have undergone training to enable them to support other mums who wish to breastfeed. You can find Treasure Chest peer supporters at our support groups, antenatal workshops and sometimes on the hospital ward.

The workshops give you the opportunity to explore the reasons why breastfeeding is the perfect way to feed your baby, or babies! We will let you know what to expect covering everything from the first feed to breastfeeding in public and expressing.

We will also signpost where to find help and support in the local area just in case you need it.

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Jill Charno

York NCT

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Hi, I'm Jill and I've been volunteering with the NCT for about two years. I'm a mum to two boys who are 1 and 3.

I am currently editor of the NCT Newsletter, and I also run the NCT York branch Facebook Page so it keeps me busy!

One of the main aims of the NCT is that no parent should ever feel alone or isolated and by running our weekly coffee groups and Bumps and Babies groups we really hope to make a difference to new parents across York.

We're a friendly team and are working hard to make sure we can support parents as much as possible. New volunteers are always welcome and we'd love to meet you at one of our groups!

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Becky Smart

York Family Information Service

M: 07624 802244

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York Family Information Service is a well established service, offering free and impartial advice regarding all aspects of family life. Our world famous information scheme, for mums, dads and carers of children under 19,(under 25 with a disability) can provide information on just about anything.
Often, enquiries are regarding childcare, parenting, education, health and community groups and activities, however, these are not exhaustive. We have a comprehensive database of services for pregnancy, including birth preparation, pregnancy yoga, breastfeeding support and sling libraries.

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Kate Richardson

Avocado Events

M: 07976 819375

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Kate set up Avocado Events on her maternity leave in June 2016 to create exclusive events for expectant & new parents, bringing them together with local groups and businesses to support their parenthood journey.

Events include Bump & Beyond, Weaning Workshops, Paediatric First Aid classes, Once Upon A Storytime with Waterstones, and a running group for Mums. Her next event on 6th Sept is ‘#MumLife – Returning to Work’ which supports the emotional transition of going back into the workplace after maternity leave. On 26th October Kate is hosting her third Bump & Beyond exhibition at Paul Stride, York.

Like the Avocado Events Facebook page for pregnancy support, advice, blogs and exclusive competitions and offers from national Mum & Baby brands.

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Melody Robinson

Birth and Postnatal Doula, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Advanced Birth & Beyond Practitioner

M: 07500 623612

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With a background in nursing and complementary therapies, and having worked as a birth and postnatal doula since 2005, my own experiences of becoming a mum led me to re-train at University of Worcester (2013/15) to work more specifically with women, and their families, from pregnancy to 2 years postnatal.
We know that when a woman feels empowered in her pregnancy & birth experience, and has continuity of care during her transition to motherhood, that this has a tremendous influence on her health and wellbeing - as well as on her relationship with her baby, and partner.
Get in touch to find out more about the pregnancy and parenting services I can offer you.

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The Stables Yoga Centre

Yoga for Pregnancy & Post natal, Big Bellies Birth Courses

T: tel:01904 623960

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The Stables is a centre of excellence for pregnancy yoga, post-natal yoga, and antenatal education. Sophie Carr & Alison Goodwin have taught the mothers of York for 15 years. Voted the Best Pregnancy Class in York for 2016 & 2017. Our style is creative & empowering, supported by a wealth of knowledge & experience. Sophie is a powerful advocate for women’s birth rights & an experienced birth doula & mindfulness teacher. Alison specialises in post-natal yoga, supporting women’s inner strength & self development by ‘ownership’ of our birth experience, whatever it may be. Classes are always full & waitlisted, so book ahead! "Inspiring. Much more than just a yoga class - there's birth preparation, friendship and lots of information. The best classes in the area, by a long way."

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Peacock Tree Yoga

York-based yoga school, led by Lilley Harvey

M: 07772 706736

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The Peacock Tree Yoga team has been providing progressive hatha yoga classes in York since its principal teacher, Lilley Harvey, founded the school in 2010. Prior to this, Lilley completed her yoga teacher training at a Sivananda Centre in Austria and qualified as an Ashtanga Yoga teacher while living in India. Pregnancy Yoga was added to the Peacock Tree Yoga timetable after Lilley trained with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (author of Yoni Shakti and founder of Womb Yoga), while pregnant with her first child in 2014 – an experience which gave her deep insight into the physical and spiritual needs of mums-to-be. Lilley is a highly motivated and creative individual (with a background in fashion design), and she has a naturally innovative approach to yoga, which underpins the whole team’s teaching.

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Jacqueline Jones

Founder - Viriam Studio

M: 07825 660200

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I’m Jacqueline Jones and I’m a yoga teacher and massage therapist
My business is Viriam Studio and it’s at 5a South Lane, Haxby, YO32 3DJ
I love helping pregnant women blossom! I specialise in pregnancy massage and pregnancy yoga and I work with women to help empower them to make their own choices about their pregnancy, birth and beyond. Pregnancy yoga and pregnancy massage is wonderful for bonding with your baby and also help prepare for birth and beyond with a focus on mindful breathing and relaxation. They help ease those aches and pains that most women have during pregnancy and I provide reassurance that this is normal! I’m a mum, step-mum and granny so as well as my expertise I have a lifetime of experience too.

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Susan Bradley

Pregnancy, Fertility & Post Natal Yoga teacher at Yoga for Modern Life

M: 07954 238424

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I teach pregnancy and post-natal yoga in a friendly and down to earth way. My approach is very inclusive, everyone is welcome - no previous yoga experience required. My aim is simply to help you feel brilliant in your amazing pregnancy body. You’ll develop strength and flexibility, whilst easing those pregnancy niggles and helping you sleep too. You'll learn amazing relaxation techniques, practice body positions and breathing techniques that are brilliant in labour and birth (however you birth your baby), and discover positions to encourage baby into a better position so you can enjoy an easier birth. A a great way to meet other mums-to-be in a supportive environment too.
Weekly classes, or one-to-one tuition in my private studio.

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Tamsin Evans

Yoga Instructor - Tamsin Yoga

M: 07748 851063

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Tamsin has been teaching Pregnancy Yoga in York for 5 years, her classes are relaxing & fun, a great way to stay flexible & mobile, in pregnancy. They are perfect for making new friends, and will prepare you well, for the birth of your baby.

“I love teaching mums to be, It’s such a special time in a women’s life, to have the privilege to be a little part of that process is amazing”

Tamsin’s classes are a combination of flowing Yoga poses, breathing and relaxation with birth preparation running throughout the weeks. She runs classes on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays. All classes have an informal tea chocolate and chat after class

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Debbie Jenkins & Lucy Nickson

Millfield Fitness Pregnancy YogaPilates instructors

T: 01904 593481

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Debbie & Lucy run Millfield Fitness Studio together. After meeting through a mutual friend we realised we both worked well together & shared the same vision for how we wanted to run the studio. Debbie comes from more of a Fitness & Yoga background, experience working in Schools, health clubs & private studios. Lucy, while at Stage school in Guilford, trained in Pilates & Barre Concept before relocating back to York in 2014. Different teaching methods & class content that works so well combined. Expectant mums love that we are both very down to earth & have fun approach to teaching, whilst combining the best of both Pre Natal Pilates & Yoga. We love teaching the pregnancy classes, giving expectant Mums the opportunity to meet likeminded Mums, providing a lovely support network during pregnancy & beyond.

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Emma Winchester

Ante/post natal massage therapist and physiotherapist - Pregnancy Bodywork

M: 07523 404967

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I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2013 and during my degree had 3 children. I completed my dissertation on pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women, subsequently undertook a Diploma in Pregnancy Massage and attended specialist physiotherapy courses on treating ante/post natal women with pelvic girdle pain & separation of the abdominal muscles. I set up my business Pregnancy Bodywork in 2015 whilst living in Surrey. I now work out of my relaxing treatment room between Pocklington & York and do home visits by arrangement. I provide amongst other services ante/postnatal massage, induction massage, assessment of diastasis recti, PGP treatment, postural advice & exercises.

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Cathy Hagan

Pressure Points Massage

M: 07500 845291

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Cathy Hagan is an experienced and gifted Massage Therapist who has been treating a range of conditions for over 15 years. With a range of qualifications for: ITEC Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Seated Acupressure, Aromatherapy Facial Treatments, Deep Tissue massage, Thai Yoga massage and a Hot Stone Massage.
Cathy's treatments are firmly rooted in the holistic tradition of treating the whole person and her free consultation is about addressing both physical and psychological issues in each individual client. Cathy offers Pregnancy massage - A relaxing massage for ladies (after the first trimester) to ease muscular tension and maintain optimum health during pregnancy. Aromatherapy oils can be combined with this treatment

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Renni Prelle

Renni Prelle Complementary Therapies

T: 01904 656057

M: 07940 029672

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Hello. My name is Renni Prelle and I am a fully qualified and fully insured Complementary Therapist. I have specialised in all forms Reflexology (incl Maternity Reflexology), Head-and Shoulder Massage and Facial Massage.

I also offer Baby-and Toddler Reflex workshops where I teach parents the skills to provide Reflexology on their own child.

I usually see clients in my relaxing treatment room in Fulford but am also offering home visits for a small extra charge.

Renni Prelle, 18 Anson Drive, York, YO10 4LH

Very much looking forward to hearing from you!

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Joe (Joanne) Bull

Massage therapist, Yoga teacher and mindfulness trainer - Calm Works

M: 07799 145548

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in 2010 my pregnancy massage work began when I supported my sister so she was able to receive safe, therapeutic touch to ease her physical, mental and emotional strains. Since then I’ve continued to offer ‘Mums to be’ therapeutic and relaxation massage to help them during this special time. Lucy’s testimonial ‘There is a real feeling of being looked after with kindness, empathy and grace; it’s more than just a muscles and structural level massage’. If this sounds like what you need then let me support you too. I work from The Loft, York my spacious massage and Yoga clinic.

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Fiona Harris

Reflexologist - Your Feet in My Hands

M: 07730 895006

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Hello am Fiona and I specialise in maternity reflexology.

I live in York & I have written many articles on Reflexology for well known publications such as "New Baby and Toddler Gear", "Families", and "Smalltalk". I have also taken part in interviews on Radio York regarding Reflexology.

I believe that reflexology is the gateway to health and harmony and creates a wonderful sense of wellbeing, peace and calm.

It is my pleasure to be able to offer you this fabulous therapy. My reflexology clients are treated as unique individuals in a warm, caring and compassionate manner.

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Katherine Rycroft

Founder - Bumpkins York

T: 01759 372790

M: 07495 747964

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Bumpkins York was founded to help support and inform families to be through their pregnancies and beyond.

Having had three little girls of my own I know first hand how many wonderful services are around to help, so Bumpkins was designed with this in mind.

Having trained personally in 3D 4D baby scanning and 3D casting and having run my own business for 15 years, you can rest easy knowing that you will have the most relaxing professional experience in your pregnancy.

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Liv Huntly

Managing Director - Bumpfit Maternity Activewear

M: 07445 228729

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Keeping fit keeps me happy.

And when I became pregnant I wanted to carry on as usual (to an extent at least) but the only barrier to my approach was not my a physical one as perhaps expected but the availability of suitable clothes in which to exercise, keep comfy and just move.

So, inspired to tackle this shortage in the market, along with my friend Mic, I started Bumpfit.

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Kevin Clarkson

Owner - Paul Stride

T: 01904 674800

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Paul Stride are recommended time and time again on York Mumbler as being fantastic suppliers of children's car seats and other newborn equipment. With over 30 years’ experience in fitting child car seats and was an early adopter of selling ERF (Extended Rear Facing) car seats for children upto 25kg.
Having travelled within Europe and Scandinavia visiting suppliers offices/factories and also crash test facilities as well as attending relevant training courses for car seat safety relating to both R44 and R129 (i-Size) and earlier as well as TUV in Sweden for Scandinavian Plus Test, there aren't many people in York who know more about car seats than Paul Stride!

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Nik Pickard

Photographer

M: tel:07762240375

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Dad of 2, Nik has been taking photos professionally for over 15 years and his 'Maternal Curves' photos are something quite stunning.

His style is far from the normal cheesy photos you often see nowadays. Inspired by the Demi Moore images for Vanity Fair in the 90's, Nik's aim is to create a work of art celebrating the connection between mother and growing baby.

His private studio is based in the centre of York, making it easily accessible. His clients say time and time again how relaxed and friendly his photo sessions are. You can see his work by clicking on the website link above.

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Sarah Faulkner & Heather Booth

Expecting Mum & Baby Co-Owners

T: 01904 466511

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Expecting Mum & Baby was “born” in September 2000, when Heather opened the first Gillygate shop following a long, fruitless search for stylish maternity wear whilst pregnant with her first child 2 years previously. Sarah officially joined as a partner in January 2017, having worked closely with Heather for some years before. We share a strong belief that no one should have to choose between style & function whilst pregnant or breastfeeding, so we’ve made it our mission to source clothing & lingerie that tick both boxes. Now with five children between us, we’ve wear-tested nearly everything at some point too!
12a Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

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Julie Kay

Humanist Celebrant - Accredited by Humanists UK

T: 01904 709599

M: 07889 573217

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Julie creates and conducts bespoke, non-religious Baby Naming and Welcoming Ceremonies, Weddings, Celebrations and Rites of Passage. These can be held in your own home, any venue or location at a time to suit you. Julie is an experienced celebrant whose work is enriched by her background as an art and drama practitioner with schools and community groups. This provides a wealth of knowledge and resources to share with you. Julie will guide and support you in choosing all the words and other elements to craft a unique ceremony which is personal and meaningful to you, your family and friends.

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Steve Emmett

Humanist Celebrant

M: 07804 450742

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I am accredited by Humanists UK to conduct naming ceremonies, as well as weddings and funerals. A humanist naming may be appropriate for many reasons, and is a non-religious way of celebrating the arrival of a new baby into the world; especially appropriate where the parents or families are of different faiths, or none. A humanist naming is a bespoke celebration which leaves the child the freedom to choose what he or she believes in when older. I am happy to work in York and all surrounding areas, and can help you create a unique ceremony tailored to your needs.

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