Have you experienced a birth before that didn’t turn out as you had hoped and want to feel calm and relaxed this time?
Are you excited about your baby’s birth and want to keep feeling that way?
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is 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 Wise Hippo tools and techniques aim to help you to feel calm, relaxed and in control throughout your pregnancy, birth and beyond. Your birth partner will also gain knowledge and techniques to support you in the best possible way.
The Wise Hippo isn’t about giving you advice or judging the choices you make; the aim is for you to feel empowered to make decisions that are right for you.
Course dates are currently being finalised for the end of the year with group and one-to-one sessions available.
Passionate about great parenting? Want to learn more about your little ones? But feeling just a little bit overwhelmed by all the so-called ‘baby experts’ out there telling you what to do? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – we’ve been there too.
So, if you’re looking for practical, well presented and evidence based research about your child’s brain development and what life looks like from their natural perspective, explained in a safe and non-judgemental environment, then CalmFamily is just for you.
Our unique range of BabyCalm™ and ToddlerCalm™ classes are aimed at parents who really want to understand their babies & toddlers better. So, get ready for an amazing journey, with Workshops & Courses, including; antenatal, fourth trimester, sleep, baby-led weaning, behaviour, building better brains, calming and nurturing.
We take the rigidity out of raising your little ones and put you firmly back in charge, as the real expert in your own child, giving you information, facts and invaluable tips & techniques, so you can approach sleep, eating and behaviour with complete confidence. Our flexible toolkit means you’ll always be ready to deal with whatever life throws at you and will help you create a calmer and happier family life.
We can’t wait to meet you!
10% off any workshop booked before 5th November 2017 with discount code FIREWORKS
These 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
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.
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.
– 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.
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.
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.
Mention Mumbler Offer: 10% first term discount for aqua natal classes
Wednesday Evening 8.00pm
For further information please contact Paula Stewart
The Principal Hotel (Previously Royal York Hotel & Spa) , Station Rd, York, YO24 1AA
T: 01423 210214
E: [email protected]
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.”
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).
T: 07954 238424 (Susan)
E: [email protected]
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 £8.50 per class, payable half-termly in advance, up to your 38th week.
Booking and pre-payment required for all classes. 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.
10A Nunmill St, York, YO23 1NU
T: 01904 623960
E: [email protected]
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.
T: 0300 330 0700
E: [email protected]
Find us on Facebook by searching for the York NCT page, or follow us on Twitter @YorkNct for all the latest news and updates.
*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
*early parenting skills and newborn baby care (optional)
£95 per course
T: 07773 818557
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.
T: 07736 935836 (Katie)
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.
Please contact us to book your place.
T: 07707 151239
Daisy Birthing classes are an all-encompassing pregnancy and antenatal class, combining yoga-based movement, breathing and relaxation.
The Daisy Foundation: Garforth, Selby and Tadcaster is running 6 week terms in Monk Fryston (near Leeds, York and Selby).
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
T: 07811 950938
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
How babies are born
When things don’t go to plan
Life after birth.
T: 01904 641402 / 07549 238124
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
Mention Mumbler offer: Free Trial class
Regent Buildings, York Rd, York, YO26 4LT
T: 01904 235932 (Lilley)
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.
Knavesmire Children’s Centre, Trafalgar street, York. YO23 1HY
T: 07476 055646 (to book your place, contact Claire)
PRE & POST NATAL CLASSES…..Beginners and Babies welcome!
Every Monday @1.30pm – Very good parking facilities. £7 per class, block booking cheaper.
Lidgett Grove Church, off Beckfield Lane, Acomb YO26 5NH
T: 07828 727539 (Sarah)
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.
York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Road, York YO24 4EY
T: 01904 264129 / 07977 050745