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.

Pregnancy:

Tuesday, 7.30 – 8.45pm

Wednesday, 5.45-7.15pm

Sunday, 6pm – 7.30pm


pregnancy@stablesyoga.co.uk
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Hi, my name is Melody Robinson & I am the founder of ALL THINGS BIRTH & BEYOND.

I am a mum of two & an Advanced Birth & Beyond practitioner (BA Hons. U of W). With a background in nursing and complementary therapies, I have worked with families as a full-spectrum Doula (Doula UK) and childbirth educator since 2005. I am a BFI accredited Breastfeeding Coach, Holistic Sleep Coach (Dip), Reiki Master, trauma-informed Birth & Matrescence Coach and believer in YOU!

At All Things Birth & Beyond, my team & I are committed to promoting and facilitating positive birth and parenting experiences. This drives our continued research into practices and circumstances that impact birthing and early parenting experiences, including birth trauma and perinatal mental health. We know that birthing approaches and resultant situations play an integral role in influencing early childhood development and infant-parent bonding.

We help pregnant women and mothers transition through their new, and ever changing roles, so that they feel fully supported and empowered in their monumental transformation that is motherhood.

“1 in 3 women experience an aspect of becoming a mother as traumatic” (2019).

“43% of [new mothers] met the criteria for clinically relevant depression and 61% met the criteria for anxiety” (2021).

These stats are not OK!!! Book a call and see how we can help. You are not alone.

INFORMED + SUPPORTED = EMPOWERED

Our services include:

  • Shared-Care Birth Doula Services
  • Online Programmes & Community
  • Motherhood Mentorship Membership
  • Transformational Breastfeeding Coaching & Lactation Consultancy
  • Birth Trauma Healing & Debriefing Service
  • Accredited Training for Birthworkers & Postnatal Practitioners (aka Doulas)


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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

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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) 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 – 7.30pm to 8.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate –  In person & Livestreamed options

Tuesdays – 11.15am to 12.30pm | Baby Massage | Poppleton – In person & Livestreamed options

Tuesdays – 1pm to 2.30pm | Mum & Baby Yoga | Poppleton – In person

Tuesdays – 7pm to 7.30pm | Pregnancy Yoga | Breathe & Relax – Livestreamed only

Wednesdays – 11am to 12.30pm | Mum & Baby Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person

Wednesdays – 1pm – 2.15pm | Baby Massage | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person

Thursdays – 5.50pm – 7pm  Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person & Livestreamed options

Thursdays – 7.30pm – 8.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person & Livestreamed options

Saturdays – Group Complete Antenatal & Hypnobirthing Courses, run every month (ln person)

Saturdays – Pregnancy Mini Retreats (run every few months throughout the year)

Sundays – Slow Sunday Yoga Workshops | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – run once a month (In person)

One to one yoga and antenatal & hypnobirthing sessions, and birth trauma and birth injury support also available.

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


07954 238 424
susan@formodernmothers.com
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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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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 – susan@formodernmothers.com or Michaela – info@bespokebotanicals.co.uk

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 Kilima Hotel, Holgate on Thursdays at 7:00pm.


07825 269146
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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.


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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
https://www.nct.org.uk/courses-workshops/nct-antenatal-course You can also email us directly at
enquiries@nct.org.uk 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

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.

T:07779087913

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)
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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

30% off your first 6-week class pass for Mumbler members. Go book your CLASS-PASS now & add the code below at check out: MUMBLER-30

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

York & North Yorkshire Hypnobirthing

Established in 2006 (midwife taught), 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. Refresher courses and 1:1 session available.

T: 07977 505 269 (Val Readman)

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

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