Pregnancy

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BirthPrep Antenatal Classes

ForCathy02 (1)We offer antenatal classes with an experienced midwife.

The first thing to say about our antenatal classes is that there is no role play – guaranteed! Our antenatal classes are for everyone whether this is your first baby or you have had a baby before.

The sessions are relaxed and informal so that you feel comfortable to get the most out of them. We want to give you the information and confidence to make decisions about your labour and birth.

There are no more than 6 couples in a class. We encourage questions throughout because this is your chance to ask an experienced midwife about anything. We usually find lots to laugh about! All classes include refreshments and handouts.

Visit our website www.birthprep.co.uk for more information and dates and venues in York and Leeds. You can book online and secure your place immediately.


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Pregnancy/Postnatal Yoga, Tamsin Evans

pregnancy yoga logo tamsinThese classes are a gentle, flowing form of yoga, wonderfully beneficial for creating a sense of well-being while helping you to enjoy and feel comfortable with your body. They prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth of your baby!

Birth preparation will run alongside the weekly classes.
They are a great way to make friends.
We spend the whole class doing yoga posture, breathing, & relaxation

Weekly Classes
Tuesday- 5.30-6.30 Miller’s Yard, Gillygate, York
Wednesday- 5.30-6.45 Jacobs Well, Micklegate, York
Thursday- 6.15-7.15 The Wellbeing Centre, Market Weighton

Tamsin also runs postnatal Mummy and Baby classes in York & Market Weighton
please visit www.tamsinyoga.co.uk for more info.


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Puddle ducks Aquanatal

PUDDLE DUCKS_FINAL LOGO AWAqua-natal classes are perfect for mums-to-be as they offer a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being.  Combining relaxation with cardio-vascular exercise, these classes provide the perfect physical preparation for labour in the soothing and cool comforts of water. Through the use of gentle exercises, we also introduce mums-to-be to movements in the water which can also be used with the baby after birth.  There is an opportunity to relax and understand how the body moves and reacts to water, in preparation for swimming with the new baby when he/she arrives.  We promise to pleasantly surprise mums-to-be with the immense benefits they will experience, as well as the fun they will have in the class.

11704935_398041727063726_5808066966061249262_nOur aquanatal classes are a fabulous activity for mums-to-be and offer the following benefits:

– Experience the perfect balance of relaxation, laughter and exercise – a wonderful way to unwind and stay healthy in pregnancy

– The classes take a holistic approach to mums’ physical and mental well-being, combining relaxation with cardiovascular exercises to help prepare the body for labour

– Our teachers pass antenatal swimming training that is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives Trust, our own extensive aquanatal training and STA Aquacise/Aquanatal and Antenatal Swimming

– Classes take place in the soothing, warm comforts of pools, providing one of the safest ways to exercise in pregnancy

– There’s a science behind it too! Exercise and relaxation release your body’s natural happy hormones, endorphins, which suppress pain and help you (and baby) feel calm – not only helpful in later pregnancy, but also really important during and after labour

– And once baby arrives, the familiar noise of the pool means they’ll be relaxed when you take them swimming too

– You can also use the exercise techniques to get gently back into shape!

It is all quite gentle, however, you get a great workout hence preparing your body for labour. What better way to make some new friends to share your experiences with too? It is possible to join at any point throughout your pregnancy.

Our 45 minute classes run on Mondays from 7:30pm at the ROKO Health club, Clifton Moor, York. We charge £42 for a 6 week block of lessons.

Please call our office on 07562 303788 if you would like to book or have any questions, you can also visit our website www.puddleducks.com/york for more information.


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Red Tent Mother Moon

Red Tent Mother Moons are days specifically tailored to nurture and support women preparing to birth, whilst exploring our deeply held attitudes about birth and motherhood, through art, music, guided meditation and discussion. The day focuses on expressing and releasing our deepest fears and anxieties, exploring our beliefs about our bodies and setting positive intentions about birth, all within the safety and comfort of our circle.

‘I absolutely cherish my time at the Mother Moon day and am so grateful to have taken part. It gave me an opportunity to really take the time to consider what I want for this birth and I felt empowered and excited to plan for birth the second time round after attending. It was abundantly clear that the organisers had taken immense care, time and effort (and expense) to make the day a really special one. I would highly recommend it to any mother preparing for birth. Thank you.’

The cost is £55 per person which includes a warm lunch, refreshments and snacks, as well as some very special gifts to take away with you.

For more info, please visit www.redtentmothermoon.com or www.facebook.com/redtentmothermoon


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Turtle Tums – Aqua Natal Yoga classes

Turtle Tums is a specialist Aqua-Natal Yoga course developed in association with Birthlight. Aqua Natal Yoga is a beautifully effective pre-natal exercise with low impact stress using water resistance, buoyancy and adapted yoga poses in the relaxing environment of a warm water pool.

Aqua Natal Yoga prepares you and your body for birth by teaching you controlled breathing and gentle exercises, designed specifically for child birth only and is an ideal form of pre-natal exercise irrespective of your level of fitness. Maintaining fitness during pregnancy will also help you cope better with the birth and speed your return to full post-natal fitness.

The classes are 45 minutes and are suitable for Mummies-to-be 14 plus weeks to Childbirth. The courses run on a 5 week cycle up to 36 weeks of Pregnancy and then on a weekly basis up to 40+(5). Continuation up to birth is very much on your personal wellbeing, but is still very beneficial and safe in the preparation for the birth of your baby.

Our classes have numerous health and well-being benefits, but it’s also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded mums-to-be, whilst bonding with your unborn baby and having a fantastic and safe workout. And, when the little ones are born, the friendships can continue by introducing your little ones to the wonderful World of Baby Swimming Classes at Turtle Tots.

Venue & Day: Wednesday Evening 8.00pm – Royal York Hotel & Spa
For further information please contact Paula Stewart
Tel: 01423 210214 Email: [email protected]

10% first term discount for  aqua natal classes when you Mention Mumbler


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Yoga For Modern Life – Pregnancy & Fertility Yoga

Friendly and down to earth pregnancy and yoga classes that give you practical tools to respond positively to the challenges of pregnancy, birth and mother in the modern world. Develop strength, flexibility and breath awareness for pregnancy and birth, whilst also having some time to nurture yourself and connect with your baby at this very special time. Also a great way to meet other mums-to-be in a supportive and friendly environment.

Weekly classes and also available as one to one tuition in my private studio or your own home. Everyone is welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary – most women who come have never done any yoga before.

“I found the relaxation at the end surprisingly easy – I thought it might be difficult to switch off but I actually really felt relaxed and was able to clear my mind and focus on my breathing, my body and the baby – it was lovely.”

Weekly classes:
Tuesday 6.30pm – 7.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | All Saints Hall, Poppleton
Easy & free parking outside the venue.
Saturdays 9.30am – 11am | Fertility Yoga 6 week Course | Stables Yoga Centre
Next course starts June 2017

One to One, private lessons:
Available by appointment at times to suit you, either at my own private studio or in your own home. Private classes enable you to work with specific issues, enjoy yoga at a time that fits in around your schedule, or are perfect for women who want some special extra nurturing in pregnancy to connect mind, body and baby. Private lessons can be pregnancy, post-natal or fertility yoga sessions or birth preparation (I am also a qualified Doula).

Full details of the classes online – www.yogaformodernlife.com.
Or email Susan [email protected] or call 07954 238 424
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Yogaco Yoga for Pregnancy – The Stables

logo aubergine for stationary“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.”

Yoga is one of the three forms of prenatal exercise recommended by midwives, the others being walking and swimming.

Our form of yoga has been carefully adapted to meet the needs of pregnant women. It is safe, empowering, deeply supportive and fun. What we do is supported by scientific research and contact with midwives and doulas.

The fee is £8 per class, payable half-termly in advance, up to your 38th week. A

Booking and pre-payment required for all classes – please phone 01904 623960 or email [email protected]. You will need to pay in advance to book your place. Once booked in, if you cannot make your class, you can swap to another class that week, or make up your missed class during the batch of classes you have paid for.

01904 623960

 


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York NCT Antenatal Classes

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 22.29.10Because NCT has nearly 60 years’ experience in supporting new mums and dads, you can rely on our range of courses to support you through pregnancy, birth and your new life as a parent.

All NCT courses are led by specially trained and experienced practitioners who understand what matters to new mums and dads. And don’t forget, every NCT course gives you the opportunity to meet other parents in your area.

In the NCT Signature antenatal course more than half of the course covers the birth of the baby, plus plenty of time to explore questions, hopes and anxieties in a safe and supportive space. Courses feature information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent, with content tailored to the needs of the small group taking part. The courses are usually 18 hours in length and include a dedicated session on breastfeeding and an information pack to take away with you.

Our NCT Essentials antenatal course is our newest course. It’s the shorter and most affordable antenatal course we offer. Every course follows the same, important six themes delivered over six 2-hour sessions. On this course parents will get practical information and emotional support for pregnancy, plus the knowledge and techniques to prepare for the birth of the baby. About half of this course covers important information to help care for the baby.

Everyone is welcome to pay by instalments and we offer discounts for parents in receipt of benefits or on lower incomes. Please request further information from the course organiser when you enquire about your course.

www.nct.org.uk/courses for more details


Antenatal and Hypnobirthing with Leyla

Full Antenatal Course with York Hypnobirthing (private and group)
* Build confidence and release fear
* Learn how to work with your body to achieve a peaceful birth
* Partners learn how to support during pregnancy and labour
* Learn breathing techniques and visualisations
Please call Leyla on 07917865219 for more info

Antenatal hypnobirthing classes with Nurture Natal

*how the body works in labour
*routine hospital and homebirth practices
*how to optimise the environment for birth
*the role of an effective birth partner
*how to work with the medical professionals caring for you
*infant feeding
*early parenting skills and newborn baby care (optional)
 
Tel: 07773818557
 
£95 per course


BabyNatal

BabyNatal Practical Baby Care Antenatal Workshops in York. Providing parents-to-be with the tools to make confident choices about parenting and looking after their newborn baby. Either as part of a group workshop or individually as a couple. Call Katie on 07736 935836 for more information


Birth Ready Tuesdays

A safe, nurturing and supportive space to consider birth options, discuss expectations and past experiences (if applicable), release fears etc.  followed by a lovely preparation for birth hypnotherapy session.
Sessions: 2 Hours
Special Offer £35 (normally £50)
Book with Ashley at York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare 01904 709688

Calm Birth School Classes – Hypnobirthing with Ashley Parker

I am an experienced hypnobirthing practitioner and founder of Miracle in the Making. I am excited to have joined the Calm Birth School family and to be the first to offer the Calm Birth School classes in York.

Courses can be taught privately or in a group setting and I teach simple, but effective tools to encourage relaxation in pregnancy and confidence in your body. The process encourages bonding with your baby and unites you as a couple through practice and preparation.

To book your place call 07707 151 239


Mindful Breath Birthing

In-depth preparation for a straightforward, calm, positive birth with Sophie Carr: yoga and mindfulness teacher and doula and Hannah Robertson: NCT teacher and doula

07811 950938


Morag White Antenatal

Antenatal Classes with Morag White, qualified, experienced midwife. You can join classes in group sessions or in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Topics covered include:-
Late pregnancy symptoms
Signs of labour
Coping strategies
How babies are born
When things don’t go to plan
Feeding
Life after birth.

Contact 01904 641 402 / 07549238124


Peacock Tree Yoga – pregnancy yoga classes

Peacock Tree pregnancy yoga classes, Acomb
Yoga can help you enjoy your pregnancy by:
* improving sleep
* boosting energy levels
* alleviating swollen joints, heartburn and constipation
* preparing both body and mind for the birth and recovery
* giving you time to connect to your magnificent pregnant body and baby

Call Lilley on 01904 235932 to claim your FREE trial class.


Pre and Postnatal Pilates Classes

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Classes – with Stott Pilates teacher Claire Maplethorpe Eames.
Knavesmire Children’s Centre  12.15 – 1.15pm Mondays.
Postnatal class: 1.30 – 2.30pm Mondays
Cost: £60 for a 6 week course
Private lessons are available on request on a 1-2-1 or friendship group.
To book your place please ring Claire: 07476 055646


Pilates – Pre & Post Natal Classes

PRE & POST NATAL CLASSES…..Beginners and Babies welcome!
Every Monday @1.30pm @Lidgett Grove Church, off Beckfield Lane, Acomb YO26 5NH – Very good parking facilities.
call Sarah 07828727539 £7 per class, block booking cheaper.


Selby Birth Choices

8-10pm, first Tuesday of the month
different venues, hosted in people’s homes.
A friendly, welcoming group giving people a place to discuss their rights and wishes for pregnancy and birth.  We discuss women’s rights in pregnancy and birth, and all of her options, from tests in pregnancy to birth place decisions.  We share information, support each other and encourage each other towards a positive birth experience, whether that’s at home or hospital, vaginal birth or caesarean.
Contact Emma on 07967 569282.
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Yoga for Pregnancy Class

Every Saturday 10 – 11.30am at York Yoga Studio‬

‪Yoga for pregnancy classes are suitable for pregnant women – from 14 weeks right through to birth. ‬

‪They are an enjoyable way to maintain fitness, prepare for birth, meet new friends and learn more about your changing body and how your baby develops. ‬

‪The poses have been specially adapted to develop strength and increase energy – working with the pregnant body and taking into account the individual needs of each woman.‬

‪Contact Wendy  Telephone 01904 675967‬


York Antenatal Workshop: Preparing for Birth & Beyond

Give a new mother confidence, and you give her the best possible start in the hardest job in the world – and that’s the best possible start you can give her baby, too.” (Moorhead, J 2013) This antenatal workshop is for women only and funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation, so there’s no cost to attendees. It’s that important!

This workshop offers you the safe space to explore the practical & emotional aspects of birth, and life with a baby. You choose what topics will be covered in the workshop which will also cover:

How to prepare for a positive birth – why it matters?
What to do with a newborn – and save your sanity!
Changing relationships – supporting the ups and downs

Start this journey into motherhood feeling in control and empowered with Mel Robinson: Advanced Birth & Beyond Practitioner, Breastfeeding Counsellor and Doula, and Michaela Scott: Medical Herbalist and Doula.

Courses held at Kyra-Women’s Project, CMC, St Saviourgate, YO1
Contact Mel for details of the latest dates on 07500 623612


York & North Yorkshire Hypnobirthing.

Group and Individual Courses running each month.
Taught by Val Readman (retired midwife) who has been teaching hypnobirthing since 2006.
Tel : 07977505269


York Sure Start Children’s Centres Parenting Track

Sure Start Children’s Centres provide services for families to help them give their child the best start in life.
If you register your details with us you will be invited to attend a number of parenting information sessions at key stages of your child’s development from Antenatal to 3 years. Follow the link to register and find out when the sessions are.

http://www.yorkchildrenscentres.org.uk/childrens-centres.htm