Bumps to babies offering continuity of care
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Midwife and teacher led
Passionate about informed choice for all
Supportive and inclusive environment
We are passionate about parent education. As a qualified teacher I have developed my own practice to make it current, interactive and engaging. My sister Eleni is a Midwife and together we want to promote the power of informed choice around birth.
We are both Mothers and we have been navigating the highs and lows of parenthood since 2006. We are strong believers that there are millions of different mothers and a million different ways to mother. We want to educate and empower new parents during their pregnancy journey from bump to baby and beyond.
We offer individual and group classes via Zoom from the comfort of your own home. We help to build a supportive network with the other parents in your group. We offer dads and partner sessions and classes for teenage mums and partners. Our classes are up to date and innovative.
Now taking bookings for September:
Individual classes 2 hours £50
Group course 8 hours over 4 weeks £150
Antenatal and postnatal packs provided with the course
Discounts offered to anyone going through financial hardship and teenage mums/partners
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Bump to Birth classes with Katie at Riccall Grange, Mondays from 6.30-8pm.
A weekly pregnancy class to prepare for an empowered and calm birth experience. Each session includes:
*gentle movement to help prepare for an active birth
*meditation/mindfulness/affirmation/relaxation exercises to help keep you calm during birth
*focused discussion/creative activity time to assist with allaying fears, knowing your rights and preparing emotionally and mentally for the birth process
*gentle song time to connect with baby
All taking place in a beautifully tranquil, ambient studio setting with fairy lights, candles, aromatherapy, gentle music and lovely company.
Cuppa, homemade cake and welcome gifts included! £8 for a taster session. £60 for a block of 6 sessions.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has been helping families in the York area for 17 years.
I offer one to one consultations in your own home or mine to work on any infant feeding issues you may have. I also offer a comprehensive tongue function assessment.
I am a qualified Postnatal Doula and can offer ad hoc and regular help. I also offer antenatal breastfeeding sessions, early days sessions, sleep sessions, introducing solid food and returning to work sessions.
To discuss your requirements please contact me for more information.
Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy. I’m Susan and I provide modern and mindful Hypnobirthing classes for a calm, confident and positive pregnancy and birth – however you birth your baby. My Hypnobirthing courses are a complete antenatal programme providing you with a whole toolbox of practical techniques and loads of information so that you can feel in control and be totally empowered throughout, and actually enjoy your labour and birth.
You will learn how to release any fears you have about birth, amazing relaxation techniques, simple yet effective breathing and visualisation practices, Mindfulness for pregnancy and parenthood. You will understand birth physiology – how the female body is designed to give birth, and how to create conditions conducive to calm, comfortable childbirth. I give you lots of information in an easy to understand way so that you can make your own choices, make informed decisions, and feel in control. All this combines to really connect you as a couple, so you become a real ‘birthing dream team’. It’s so valuable however you birth your baby, there are no judgements here and I support all types of birth.
I am also a pregnancy yoga teacher and a trained Doula so I include loads of unique and brilliant extras in my courses – just check out my website to find out more.
I run my hypnobirthing courses each month in a lovely setting in York. The classes are informative yet fun, and a great chance to meet other liked minded couples too. I also teach one to one private course at times to suit you, and hypnobirthing refresher courses too.
Do get in touch with any questions, I’d love to hear from you and it’s really important to know that the hypnobirthing and antenatal course you choose is the right one for you and your partner.
Mention Mumbler for 10% discount
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This course consists of three sessions, each 1 1⁄2 hours, starting September. Full cost £60
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Positive Birth Movement York welcomes anyone interested in birth as a positive experience to join us for this friendly FREE monthly meet up.
This is an uplifting, open-hearted space where you can freely talk and share your thoughts and feelings. All welcome – mothers and parents to be, new parents and experienced parents too. It’s a safe space to talk about ALL types of birth in a positive way. Babes in arms are welcome. Come for a cuppa and a biscuit along with friendly, interesting and useful conversation. Each month we have a different topic to discuss.
Find out more and the dates of the next meet ups on our Facebook page.
The York group is co-ordinated by Michaela Scott a Doula, Medical Herbalist and pregnancy massage therapist and Susan Bradley a pregnancy yoga teacher, Hypnobirthing teacher and a doula.
About The Positive Birth Movement
Founded by the Positive Birth Book author Milli Hill, PBM is a global network of free to attend antenatal groups, linked up by social media. We connect pregnant women together to share stories, expertise and positivity about childbirth. We aim to challenge the epidemic of negativity and fear that surrounds modern birth, and help change birth for the better. Join us as we meet up, link up and shake up birth!
Updated 18/09/2020 – Classes restart 1st October
Aqua-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.
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 classes are booked in blocks of 6 and classes run on Thursdays – 7:00pm at Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York, YO24 4AZ. The classes run for 50 minutes and cost £54.00 for a block of 6 lessons.
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.
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.
Your baby’s umbilical cord is a valuable source of stem cells which can be collected and stored. These cells may be used as a crucial part of treating or curing an illness. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born, which are both usually thrown away after the birth. However, as this is a rich source of stem cells, it can be collected, processed and stored to be used later for potential treatment.
Based just outside London, Smart Cells are the UK’s first cord blood storage company. Collecting and storing cord blood from newborn babies has become more well-known over recent years, but many are still unaware of the fantastic opportunities it can give your child and their siblings throughout their lives.
More than 80 medical conditions, ranging from cerebral palsy to sickle cell disease and many more in between, can currently be treated using cord blood stem cells.
Smart Cells are currently leading the way in advances into stem cell research to identify more conditions and symptoms that can be treated using cord blood, with 20 stem cell samples released for clinical use since 2005 – this is more than any other private cord blood company in the UK.
Pregnancy and starting a family are full of special moments that you don’t want to miss. You only have one chance to store your baby’s cord blood. Contact Smart Cells to find out more.
Our centre is a focal point for all things pregnancy and baby – we have the best pregnancy and post-natal classes in York (we have won the Little Vikings Best Pregnancy Class award for the last 3 years running), we also run birth preparation classes and hypnobirthing courses, and host baby massage, and the home birth support group. Sophie is an experienced birth doula and mindfulness teacher, and Alison is a Women’s yoga specialist and mentor. Fran (currently on maternity) is one of the most inspiring teachers you’ll ever meet.
We have taught pregnancy and post-natal yoga to thousands of women over the past 15 years. There are several reasons why we have such a great reputation: our classes feature evidence-based discussions helping you make informed decisions – we are big supporters of women’s choices around birth – and our post-natal classes lead to long lasting friendships (as well as tea and cake!).
Booking and pre-payment required for all classes. Possibility to swap days and make up missed classes.
10A Nunmill St, York, YO23 1NU
These Classes are a fantastic place to come and enjoy a good stretch with some flowing Yoga movements. They are wonderfully beneficial for creating a sense of well-being while helping you feel comfortable with your body, while pregnant. We will enjoy some deep breathing with specific breathing techniques for birthing. Pregnancy Yoga is a great way to stay active while staying flexible & mobile throughout.
There will be a guided relaxation towards the end of the class, that will leave us floating home…but not before we have a little social tea, chocolate & chat After class (optional) but a great place to make new friends
Mondays – Mummy and Baby Yoga 1.30-2.30pm St Luke’s church hall, Burton stone lane
Tuesdays – Pregnancy Yoga 5.30-6.30/7pm Millers Yard, Gillygate
Wednesdays – Pregnancy Yoga 5.45-6.45/7.15pm Central Methodist Church Hall, St Saviourgate
I also run a weekly Postnatal/ Mummy and Baby Yoga class on Monday afternoons.
The Daisy Foundation: Garforth, Selby and Tadcaster offers a range of antenatal classes and baby classes near Leeds and York. Current venues include Garforth and Monk Fryston. The range of antenatal classes and baby classes offered includes Daisy Birthing, Active Birth Workshops, Parent classes, Breastfeeding Workshops, Daisy Baby Tinies and Daisy Baby Wrigglers. Daisy Birthing classes combine yoga-based movement, antenatal and active birth education, breathing techniques, relaxation and peer-to-peer support. We aim to help you to learn your antenatal education and active birth techniques in a truly effective way.
Lastly, in terms of antenatal offerings, our Breastfeeding Workshop is designed to support expectant parents in their understanding and expectations of breastfeeding their baby. The workshop covers: benefits of breastfeeding; the first hour; anatomy and physiology; hunger cues; positioning and attachment; the first 10 days; expressing milk; and challenges.
Daisy Baby Tinies is our integrated class for mum and baby where baby massage, baby yoga, baby reflexology and calming techniques are delivered alongside educational themes which will be relevant to the babies’ developmental milestones. Suitable from around 6 weeks to 4 months.
Daisy Baby Wrigglers is the natural progression from Tinies and combines baby yoga alongside story, rhythm, rhyme and sensory play for babies from 4/5months through to 10 months.
Last updated 20/08/2020
Yoga For Modern Life is a specialist in yoga for fertility, yoga for pregnant women and yoga for mums and babies. Classes are super friendly, relaxed and down to earth – using yoga as the perfect antidote to the stresses and busyness of pregnancy and motherhood. We also have brilliant complete (and no BS) Antenatal and Hypnobirthing courses, and help mums and baby’s connect through loving touch in Baby Massage classes too. All this is to help empower women to have a positive and confident pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Everyone is warmly welcomed – regardless of fitness level, age, shape or size. In a busy world take some time to reconnect with yourself, and with your baby.
Mondays – 1pm to 2.30pm | Mum & Baby Yoga | All Saints Hall, Poppleton – In person & Livestreamed options
Mondays – 6.30pm to 7.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | The Hive, Millfield Lane, Poppleton – In person & Livestreamed options
Tuesdays – 6.30pm to 7pm | Pregnancy Yoga | Breathe & Relax – Livestreamed only
Wednesdays – 11am to 12.30pm | Mum & Baby Yoga | York Yoga Studio – In person & Livestreamed options
Wednesdays – 1pm – 2.15pm | Baby Massage | York Yoga Studio – In person & Livestreamed options
Thursdays – 6pm to 6.30pm | Calm & Reset – Livestreamed only
Thursdays – 7.15pm – 8.30pm | Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio – In person & Livestreamed options
Saturdays – Group Complete Antenatal & Hypnobirthing Courses, run every month (livestreamed or in person)
Sundays – Slow Sunday Yoga Workshops | York Yoga Studio – run once a month (livestreamed or in person)
One to one and bespoke yoga, antenatal, hypnobirthing and baby massage classes are also available.
Mention MUMBLERFREE for your first yoga class for free.
Because 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.
I help expectant and new parents make empowered decisions – that are right for them and their families – through a range of services aimed at enabling a positive birth experience and continuity of care in pregnancy, birth and beyond
‘I had a doula last time postnatally (wish I’d had her on the day too). I’m having her again this time.’ – CW, May 2019
T: 07500 623612 (Melody Robinson)
I’m an acupuncturist, fertility coach and Private Midwife. Offering pregnancy relaxation sessions, hypnobirthing & bespoke birth preparation. Supporting you to regain control of your fertility journey. Acupuncture to optimise natural fertility. Support following miscarriage and pregnancy loss.
‘I had acupuncture in the run up to my induction and it may help prepare your body so things move quicker. Anne Gledhill-Myhill is fantastic and so full of knowledge and advice.’ – RSM, April 19
T: 07973 218344
Birth pool hire and disposable birth pool kits available to purchase, either for hired pools, or loaned, purchased or preloved ones. ‘Happy Homebirth’ insurance offered, so unused items from disposable kits can be return for full refund. Fast, flexible & friendly service, offered locally to York and surrounding areas. Contact Cathy…
Feel empowered for life through a positive birth experience.
Inspired Birth offers a complete birth preparation program through hypnobirthing. Hypnobirthing teaches the physiology of birth, breathing & relaxation techniques alongside self-hypnosis to be used during labour. This knowledge & understanding help to remove any fear & allow for a calm & safe birth.
Mention YORK MUMBLER for a 10% discount.
T: 07738593175 (Ruth)
Yoga for pregnancy classes are suitable for pregnant women – from 14 weeks, right through to birth. We offer one-to-one classes in your own home, helping you to prepare for birth, connect with your body and enjoy this precious time. Check our website for more information.
T: 01904 264129 (Wendy)
Nurture Natal offer combined Antenatal and Hypnobirthing classes to expectant couples. Courses are taught on weekends by experienced midwives and qualified hypnobirthing practitioners. Our unique course costs from just £50/couple and covers a fully hypnobirthing syllabus alongside everything you would expect from a comprehensive course of antenatal classes.
T: 07773 818557
Yorkshire’s only Independent Health Visiting service. We offer a private, individualised service that provides support for the whole family from pregnancy, through to babies first steps and beyond. We offer a unique antenatal class, as well as weaning and family first aid classes. We can provide individual support and advice too.
The Calm Mama Co offers hypnobirthing classes in Yorkshire. We give you the skills to learn how your body works, what your rights are, hypnobirthing techniques to remain calm and in control and much more.
The Calm Mama Co hypnobirthing isn’t just any old antenatal course.
T: 07710234327 (Jessica)
Established in 2006 (midwife taught) geared towards busy professional couples, providing all the information needed to prepare for the birth of your baby. Empowering couples to make the right choices for the calm relaxed birth everyone wants.
Group and individual courses available. All held in the comfort of a lovely country house in a small village just off the A64.
Bespoke refresher courses are available for those who have done hypnobirthing before and just need to update.
For anyone who has had a traumatic birth and is anxious about another pregnancy I offer special one to one de-briefing sessions.
‘The course was amazing and run by an ex midwife who has a lot of tips and experience.’
EJ, Sept 19
07977505269 (Val Readman)
Things change, we currently have no indemnity product, so can’t provide birth care but are working on a solution. We are offering antenatal, postnatal and pre-birth education, hypnobirthing and postnatal support, via Zoom consultations, with the opportunity for face to face care if you live in or around York.