“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.
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:
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 (use code MUMBLER when you book online)
*Prepared *Empowered *Relaxed *Positive Birth
Become an expert in relaxation during your pregnancy, reduce pregnancy anxiety and gain tools for life. Overcome fear of birth and feel fully prepared for the birth of your baby.
I teach the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme a modern and fresh Hypnobirthing course.
You learn about the mind body connection, how to become an expert in relaxation as well as all round planning for the birth of your baby.
It’s for all parents to be and their birth partners. Being a birth partner is such an important role and you will learn tools and techniques to aid mum to a relaxing birth.
*For the time being the courses remain live and online via zoom from the comfort of your own home*.
Please visit my Facebook page to see more about me and what my classes can offer you. Do get in touch with any questions or to make a booking.
Look forward to hearing from you,
Mention MUMBLER for a 10% discount on group classes
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 | Poppleton – In person & Livestreamed options
Mondays – 7.30pm to 8.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – 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 – 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)
Saturdays – Pregnancy Mini Retreats (run every few months throughout the year)
Sundays – Slow Sunday Yoga Workshops | York Yoga Studio – run once a month (livestreamed or in person)
One to one yoga, antenatal & hypnobirthing, pregnancy and birth coaching 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’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)
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
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)
The page aims to provide up to date information about the units, the teams as well as information about pregnancy, birth and newborns.
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.