Pregnancy York

Birth Preparation Classes

Hypnobirthing, Antenatal Yoga, Positive Birth Classes, Aquanatal & NCT classes in York. Lots of options here to prepare yourself for the birth of your baby.

“I would never have thought that a yoga class could be so welcoming, friendly and helpful – and the fact it’s been virtual during such a difficult year is totally amazing.” 

Hi, I’m Alison, I’ve been teaching Pregnancy Yoga for 14 years.  Creating connection and community is really important to me and I’m here to support you every step of the way. Yoga helps you enjoy a healthy pregnancy, easing aches and pains and feeling great in your body, with time and space to reflect and prepare. You might be planning a hospital birth, home birth, maximum pain relief, minimal intervention – all are welcome here.   I also offer lovely nourishing post-natal yoga for you and your little one, to support you through your first year.

We can adapt all the practices to suit individual needs, or come and sit, lay down, breathe and be in the company of other mums and mums to be. Everyone is welcome to take what they need.

Why not book a £5 trial week – a Sunday and Wednesday, consecutive classes, via zoom.

Post Natal:

Wednesday, 11am – 12.30pm.


Tuesday, 7.30 – 8.45pm

Wednesday, 5.45-7.15pm

Sunday, 6pm – 7.30pm
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Every birthing person should have information and support to experience birth and parenthood in the way that they choose

My name is Mel and All Things Birth & Beyond is here to provide a safe & trusted organisation for you to access any service that you could possibly want or need in preparing for and welcoming your baby into the world.

Having a baby is about so much more than just Labour & Birth, & there are many moments along the journey where support can make all the difference.

Our services are designed to provide exactly that tailored support, from engaging in empowered online programmes to hiring a Doula, establishing optimal feeding, getting to grips with new-born sleep, postnatal recovery, & even meal delivery or pamper packages for the 4th trimester when self-care & healing is so vitally important.

Postnatal support, especially if your birth has not gone to plan, can make all the difference in your physical & emotional recovery. We offer a bespoke Birth Trauma Recovery service that considers your unique experience & supports you in your wellbeing journey.

Your wellness is our priority


Our services include:
Shared-Care Birth Doula Services
Online Programmes & Community
Motherhood Mentorship
Transformational Breastfeeding Coaching & Lactation Consultancy
Holistic Sleep Coaching
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Birth Trauma Healing & Debriefing Service
Accredited Training for Birth Workers & Postnatal Practitioners (aka Doulas)
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Peaceful & Enlightened Pregnancy, Postnatal and Parenting Mentoring based in York and online.

I am a passionate and experienced doula, birth keeper and postnatal teacher, offering unique, nurturing and supportive mentoring for mums-to-be and new parents who are seeking to feel more empowered and calmer about their journey from bump to birth and beyond.

Weekly antenatal classes are run from my beautiful studio at Riccall Grange, from 6-8 on a Thursday. Each week you will experience an evening of deep relaxation, bonding time with your baby, informed discussion and creative activities, all designed to make you feel more confident and calm about your pregnancy and birth.

I also run in person and online 1:1 and couples’ sessions for those seeking to prepare for birth and for those healing from birth trauma.

It is my absolute passion to show women their true power and unlock limitations and fears, enabling them to experience birth (however it happens) in an empowered and peaceful way, as well as helping them heal previous traumatic births, so further births are free from fear.

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‘I couldn’t recommend this class enough! 3 days after giving birth and I feel on top of the world!’
‘I wish I had been to a class like this the first time.’

07909 445737


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.

07702 553650


For Modern Mothers specialises in supporting your journey to and through Motherhood. A specialist in yoga for fertility, pregnancy yoga 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) Complete Antenatal & Hypnobirthing courses, and help mums and baby’s connect through loving touch in Baby Massage classes, and offer support services to those suffering from birth trauma and birth injury 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.

Pregnancy Yoga
Monday 7.15pm // Poppleton
Tuesdays 7pm // Livestream only
Thursday 6pm // Acomb
Thursday 7.30pm // Acomb

Mum & Baby Yoga
Tuesday 11am // Poppleton
Tuesday 1pm // Poppleton
Thursday 12.30pm // Acomb

Baby Massage
Thursday 2.20pm // Acomb

Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Courses
Run every month, in person, at the weekend

Pregnancy Mini Retreats
Run every few months throughout the year

Slow Sunday Yoga Workshops
On Sundays, run once a month (open to all)

Also available as private sessions: One to one yoga // private and refresher antenatal & hypnobirthing sessions // caesarean birth planning // twin birth planning // fertility support, yoga & coaching // birth trauma and birth injury support // postnatal Doula.

Mention MUMBLERFREE for one class free when booking a full 6 week term of yoga classes.

07954 238 424
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The Local Maternity System (LMS) is a partnership of organisations, women and their families working together to deliver improvements in local maternity services.

The information on their website is aimed at those who will receive the majority of their maternity care through midwifery services and obstetric consultant care through one or more of the following hospital Trusts – York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Some women, babies and families with special requirements may need to travel outside this area.

On this website you can find information about services local to you, general pregnancy and birth advice, and information on more specialist services including post-natal mental health services. If you are a professional you can find information about local courses and training.


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A variety of classes and courses for bumps, babies and beyond. Our courses and classes are provided with support, guidance and empowerment. In a relaxed, home from home and friendly manner.

Group Birth Preparation & Antenatal Course.
Running 12:30 – 16:30, one Saturday a month, Advised from 24 weeks pregnant onwards.

Private 1:1 Hypnobirthing.
In the comfort of your own home. 10hour course over 4 weeks. This course is a full Antenatal Course plus Hypnobirthing, using the KGHypnobirthing method.

Baby Massage.
Course running every month over 4 weeks, Wednesdays 10 – 11:30am, Hurst Hall, Strensall, £45 for full course including booklet, massage oil and handmade gifts for your baby, Book online. Newborn babies to crawling.

Baby Sing and Sensory class.
Tuesdays 10 – 11am. Hurst Hall, Strensall. £5 per session. Pay as you go or online. 8 weeks to 13 months.

Toddler Music & Movement.
Friday 09:30 – 10:30am. Hurst Hall, Strensall. £5 per session. Pay as you go or online. 13 months to 3 years old.

Using my passion, knowledge and experience as a Midwife, Nurse, Pre-school assistant, baby massage instructor and Mum of 3 to support, guide and empower you and your bump, babies and beyond.

Come and join us and make new friends, as well as being part of the Mumborneveryminute family.
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MummyFIT is a safe and progressive full body workout incorporating cardiovascular and strength exercises designed to maintain fitness and strength.  MummyFIT sessions are an uplifting workout for mums to be, suitable for all trimesters following your 12 week scan with adaptations made at each stage to ensure that every workout is safe, effective to maintain your fitness throughout your pregnancy.  MummyFIT  focusses on preparing your body for its biggest workout yet and also gives you a taster of MummyFIT workouts for when you return after you have had your baby. The key emphasis in these sessions is fitness maintenance and preparation for birth. 

Our sessions are available online, at York Sport Village and Roko, York

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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.

For more information and any questions, please contact Susan – or Michaela –

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!
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Experience the perfect balance of relaxation, laughter and exercise – a wonderful way to unwind and stay healthy during your pregnancy.

Our classes are expertly designed to take a holistic approach to an expectant mums’ physical and mental well-being, combining relaxation with cardiovascular exercises to help prepare the body for birth.

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. This means that you are in the safest possible hands as you work out and relax.

Classes take place in the soothing, comforts of pools, providing one of the safest ways to exercise in pregnancy. The water supports your joints whilst also providing resistance work for all the muscles, strengthening your back and abdominal muscles ready for carrying your baby around!

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 birth.

Classes are booked in 6 week blocks and take place at the Roko Health Club on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.

07825 269146
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Inviting you all to join the monthly meeting of the York Home Birth Support Group.

All are welcome, wherever you plan to give birth.

Join us for inclusive, parent led discussion about home birth, share birth stories, and ask your questions about pregnancy and birth.

Partners and children very welcome.

Meetings are held via Zoom on the first Sunday of the month 3-5pm and are free.

Zoom meeting login details will be shared in the Facebook group before the meeting.

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A very warm welcome to you from all of us at NCT. As the UK’s the largest parenting charity and antenatal course provider we empower over 90,000 parents each year on their journey into parenthood and it would be our privilege to support you on yours.

Trust our 60 years’ of experience to deliver you the gold-standard in antenatal classes – a fun, local and social experience that will grow your knowledge, your confidence and your friendship and support network.

Choose an NCT Antenatal course and you’ll cover all aspects of labour, birth and caring for your new baby, catering to both your emotional wellbeing, and the practical side of things, from nappy changing to crying and safe sleep. You’ll also get time dedicated to learning about breastfeeding, as well as other useful information about feeding your baby. The course will also focus on what’s
happening on the ground with your local maternity and community health services.

And don’t forget, every NCT course gives you the opportunity to meet other parents to make friends for life. Everyone on your course will be local to you, with due dates around the same time. So you’ll have a ready-made support network when it matters most.

Our course groups are purposely smaller than our competitors; you’ll learn and bond with an absolute maximum of eight other couples so our course leaders can give you the time, attention and support you need to address your specific questions and concerns in the optimal group size for forming the life-long friendships you need.

All our course leaders are professionally trained by the University of Worceseter. They are skilled facilitators who understand what matters to expectant and new mums and dads and will make learning fun and engaging. Using the latest evidence-based information they’ll support you to explore your options with a non-judgemental approach. This will help you make decisions that feel right for you and your family.

Practical skills, relaxation sessions, presentations, group and pair work and exercises, Q&A’s are all in the mix as they physically and emotionally prepare you for the arrival of your new baby and life as a parent.

We offer the option to pay for your NCT Antenatal course in interest-free instalments, and discounts, if your total yearly gross household income is under £30,000.

Book your course today at
You can also email us directly at or telephone our support line on 0300 330 0700

0300 330 0700
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Anne Gledhill-Myhill

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


Birthclassesuk does not only teach you how to Hypnobirth, we also teach you the realistic facts about birth & labour to enable you to combine the two, taught by midwives. Learn down to earth hypnobirthing! Sign up to our free taster class every Wednesday.


Happy Homebirth Company

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…

T: 07736325871

Inspired Birth: Hypnobirthing

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)

My Yoga Journey

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)

SeBeau Health Visiting

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.

T: 07368616496

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.
T: 07967 569282 (Emma)

Tamsin Yoga – Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga

These Classes are a fantastic place to come and enjoy a good stretch with some flowing Yoga movements.
Central Methodist Church Hall, New-room, St Saviourgate, York city centre

T: 07748851063

 free taster class with the code LOVE-YOGA-YORK

The Daisy Foundation: Garforth, Selby and Tadcaster

Online antenatal and baby classes with The Daisy Foundation

The Daisy Foundation offers a range of antenatal and baby classes – all currently offered online via webinar platform Zoom. The range of antenatal classes and baby classes offered includes birth preparation, active birth, parentcraft, baby massage and baby sensory.

Tel: 07743232656

The Daisy Foundation – Antenatal Baby Classes

The Daisy Foundation offers a range of antenatal and baby classes. The range of antenatal classes and baby classes offered includes birth preparation, active birth, parentcraft, baby massage and baby sensory.

Tel or Text: 07743232656 for more details

The Well Birth Company

Offering a totally holistic approach to pregnancy and birth. The Well Birth Company offers Hypnobirthing classes, Placenta Remedy Services and Mother & Baby skincare. Based in Pocklington but also teaching in and covering York, Hull and surrounding areas. Make your birth the best it can be. Check our website for more information.

Telephone Number: 07368589745

This Mum Can

Fun, interactive and straight talking hypnobirthing and birth preparation classes.
This course will help you feel calm at the prospect of birthing your baby, confident in your ability to give birth and excited about the incredible journey you are about to embark on! Make friends, have fun and get excited about the birth of your baby. 10% discount when you mention Mumbler.

T: 07843 672890

York & Scarborough Bumps 2 Babies

York & Scarborough Bumps 2 Babies is the Facebook and Instagram page of the maternity units and community teams of the York & Scarborough Teaching Hospital area.

The page aims to provide up to date information about the units, the teams as well as information about pregnancy, birth and newborns.

Yorkshire Storks Childbirth Support

Three midwives providing a mixture of virtual and face to face support. We currently can’t provide birth care as there is no suitable indemnity available, but can provide antenatal and postnatal continuity of carer, birth exploration and birth planning, antenatal preparation for breast feeding and for birth.

T: 01423360460