Pregnancy York

Newborns – Feeding, Nappies & Slings etc.

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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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


If you’re pregnant, or would like some help with your new baby, I can be there for you. Caring for a new-born can be exhausting, overwhelming, and even frightening, but the right kind of support makes a huge difference (which is why I love doing this). Whether you are struggling with a specific issue, or just need an extra pair of hands and someone to talk to, I can provide flexible support shaped around YOU.  Including:

  • One-to-one antenatal meetings to prepare for birth, and your baby’s arrival!
  • Pregnancy and birth support
  • Practical, hands-on help caring for your baby
  • Breastfeeding/bottle feeding support
  • Holding the baby while you sleep or enjoy some time to yourself
  • Helping you adjust, relax and recover from the birth
  • Providing home cooked meals and doing light housework
  • Listening actively to your concerns, and sharing unbiased, evidence-based information

As a mentored Birth and Postnatal Doula, I provide continuity-of-care to families across Yorkshire.  My goal is to be here for you every step of the way, offering practical and emotional support, and nurturing your confidence in your own parenting.

To find out more just drop me a line.  I offer an initial 30-minute meeting free of charge.

07572 798744
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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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Hi, my name is Sam and I’m a Gentle Sleep Coach.

Severe sleep deprivation is no laughing matter. It can lead to feelings of hopelessness, irritability and even anger. It can impact your mental health, put strain on your relationships and prevent you being the kind of parent you want to be.

This is why I will work alongside you to gently improve the way that your baby/child sleeps so that you can rest and slowly regain a sense of control.

I look at sleep from 5 key areas:

  • Daytime routines
  • Sleep environment
  • Development
  • Bedtime routines
  • Reactions to wake-ups

You will also gain an understanding about the science of sleep and how to tackle set-backs with knowledge and confidence.
My methods are all fully responsive – your little one won’t spend a single second alone whilst you make these important changes to their sleep patterns.
You can work with me one-to-one, alongside a friend or you can even host your own sleep workshop.
So, whether you have a 6-week-old or a 6-year-old, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.
Sam x

07875 850583
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York NCT Nappy Library is a not for profit washable (cloth) nappy lending service. The service is run by volunteers from York branch NCT. We provide advice and lend washable nappies for trial.So whether you are concerned about saving money, your impact on the environment or want an alternative to disposables for other reasons, contact us now.


York Sling Library provides expert support to enable local parents to carry their children in comfortable, safe slings or carriers.

We hope to soon be able to offer in person sessions again later on in the year, if it is safe to do so. Please keep an eye on our webpage and social media for updates. Until then we will continue to offer free online consultations one morning a week during school term time. Please book ahead.

Sling Loans:

  • Two – four week loan period
  • £6 – £10 hire fee is payable by PayPal. *when we return to in person sessions, prices will rise by £3 to cover the cost of room hire.*
  • Contactless collection from Bishopthorpe Road
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Becky Warboys Lactation Consultant

Empathetic, experienced breastfeeding help. Affordable flat rate fees agreed in advance. Support is tailored to your needs to endeavour to meet your breastfeeding goals. We talk about breastfeeding and challenges you are experiencing. Support includes overnight video messaging oncall breastfeeding support, tongue assessments and antenatal education.

T: 07944648375

Little Sleep Stars

At Little Sleep Stars, we don’t believe that your only options with a tricky sleeper are to wait-it-out or cry-it-out. All children are able to sleep well, without the process of getting them there feeling like an ordeal. Our bespoke sleep plans show you how.

‘Lauren at little sleep stars is amazing.’

CP, March 19

T: 07977583728

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

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

Tongue Tie and Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife

It is now recognised that tongue tie in babies can make breast or bottle feeding difficult. I offer private full assessment and tongue tie division (frenulotomy) for babies between 5 days and 10 weeks old.

Stonegate Clinic, York, YO1 8AW
T: 01904 631815 (Louise Armstrong)

Treasure Chest Breastfeeding Support

Treasure Chest Breastfeeding Group aims to promote, support and encourage breastfeeding in the York area.

We are running virtual breastfeeding support groups via Zoom. See our website for details

We run weekly support groups, a monthly antenatal workshop for pregnant women and a partner, and have a private Facebook group where you can chat to our trained peer supporters as well as meet other local breastfeeding families.

Our peer supporters are all volunteers who have breastfed their child for at least six months and have undergone training to enable them to support other families who wish to breastfeed. They have all had 20 hours of training which covers areas such as counselling and listening skills, how breastfeeding works and how to tackle breastfeeding problems.

Please see our website and/or Facebook page for up to date details of how and when to get support.

‘Highly recommend going on the Treasure Chest course, they will answer all your questions and can support you in feeding. X’

ED, Oct 18

‘Gave lots of good advice and tips which were invaluable when attempting to do the first feeds when you’re knackered from the birth! Plenty of excellent support on the Treasure Chest FB group too, invaluable when you’ve got feeding questions in the middle of the night as a bunch of other mums will also be awake!’

FB, April 19


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.