Pregnancy Ryedale and Thirsk

Antenatal Classes

It’s totally normal and very common to feel apprehensive about labour.

It doesn’t have to be this way!


5 Birth Preparation Courses (for you + your birth partner)

Various dates throughout the year

  • Imagine feeling confident (and even a little excited) about labour, knowing that you have the tools and techniques to help, whatever happens.
  • Imagine trusting your body to birth your baby, knowing your partner is confident and prepared to advocate on your behalf, in any situation.

My unique and comprehensive course will help you and your partner work together to prepare both mentally and physically by giving you the tools you need to navigate labour.

Join me to learn how to:

✔️ Shorten labour,

✔️ Manage contractions,

✔️ Help your partner know how to support you.


🧘🏽‍♀️ Weekly Pregnancy Yoga + Relaxation Classes

Thursdays 7:45pm – 9:00pm at Flow For All, Norton

Move safely while physically preparing for labour, leaving you feeling calm and relaxed. 

  • Relieve common pregnancy aches such as stiff shoulders and lower back discomfort,
  • Learn breathing techniques, ideal for labour,
  • Start bonding with your baby,
  • Meet other mums-to-be.

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Hypnobirthing Ante Natal Sessions

Hypnobirthing is changing many women’s birth experiences for the better and is more needed than ever in these Covid times. Give yourself and your Partner some time away from day to day life and let me share with you powerful self-hypnosis, pain relief and grounding techniques to enable you to have the best possible birth experience. Techniques that you can take forward and use in all areas of your life far beyond your baby’s special day.

Here are just a few of my recent testimonials from new parents in their own words;

‘So grateful for your work and how much it helped me Helen. I look back on the day he arrived as the most amazing experience ever!’

‘I’m absolutely certain that my easy labour and birth is all down to the hypnobirthing, I haven’t stopped singing yours and hypnobirthing praises since’

Now using Zoom & similar so you can enjoy the benefits from your own home as well as face to face.  Tailored programme to suit you. Flexible dates/times to suit you.

Contact me, Helen Priestley now for more information and your free e-book with lots and lots of my previous clients’ Hypnobirthing experiences.

01653 699667 or 07866 819556


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.

Roko York, Clifton Moor, YO30 4TU

Call Puddle Ducks on 07825 269146
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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.

Ante natal yoga at The Balance Rooms

Pregnancy and birthing alter the alignment of a woman’s body significantly. Our pre and post natal yoga classes will focus on engaging the pelvic floor and also on the abdominal muscles in post natal yoga specifically. We will have many modifications for poses and will ensure that you get the calmness and relaxation that you need.

Chantelle 07490 535001

11 Smiddy Hill, Pickering, YO18 7AN

Birth Positive Midwife – Sam Welford

Sam Welford is an experienced Midwife offering Private Midwifery Care, supporting women through their Childbirth Journey with continuity and individualised packages. My aim is to make sure women are getting the best care and support they can, and made to feel extra special and listened to.

Based in North Yorkshire offering Full Birth Packages, Antenatal and Post natal Care and Support, Hypnobirthing, Birth Trauma Debrief, Reflexology and Moxibustion.

07899 751815

Hypnobirthing North Yorkshire

I teach the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme a fully comprehensive antenatal course. It’s fun, interactive and will leave you feeling ready for birth and beyond. Classes are live via zoom or from the comfort of your home.

For all births, parents to be and their birth partners. Get in touch for more info.

Sheryl – 07515695613

Ideal Midwifery

Hynobirthing – private and group sessions

“Can reduce the length of labour and the need for pain relief”

Private sessions for couples start at £300

Group sessions £160 per couple

Contact Lisa on 07712 335664

Covering Hambleton and the northern side of Ryedale

Little Bea

Pregnancy, baby & toddler hub based in Pocklington

Classes and workshops for babies and toddlers. Pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga, baby yoga and massage.

69 Market Street, Pocklington,
07714 878730

MamaBabyBliss – Pregnancy & Baby Yoga

Pregnancy and baby yoga classes held in Pocklington:
  • Pregnancy Yoga – Tuesday 6.30pm-7.45pm
  • Baby Explorers – Thursday 9.30am-10.45am
  • Baby Massage – Thursday 11am-12.15pm

At Hands That Heal Yoga Studio, Pocklington, YO42 1NT. Contact for info and booking – Ellie on 07714878730

Mums Matter Midwifery Aqua Natal Class

Thursdays 8pm.

Run by Midwife and Hypnobirthing teacher, Charlotte.

£36 for a block of 4 sessions or £12 for pay as you go. 45 min session with 10/15 mins after to have a nibble and a chat.

Ryedale Swim and Fitness Centre, Pickering

Message “Mums Matter Midwifery” Facebook page to book

Call Charlotte 07506 426987

New Moon Yoga, Bishop Wilton

Pregnancy and Baby & Me yoga circles. A supportive community for you.
Whether preparing for labour or experiencing life as a new parent, join me, a qualified and supportive teacher, in these two classes tailored to relax and strengthen your body and mind.
No experience in yoga necessary and everyone welcome.
Tuesdays: 11.15am – Baby & Me yoga circle, 6pm – Pregnancy yoga circle
For more info – 07745725575,
Bishop Wilton Village Hall, Worsendale Road, Yo42 1ST

Pregnancy Yoga

Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.45pm
Rudston Village Hall, YO25 4UZ.

Monday 7pm – 8pm
Briercliffe Children’s Centre, 76 Briercliffe, Scarborough, YO12 6NS.

Rebecca Thompson
07966 202738

SeBeau Health Visiting

Our Antenatal classes are unique in that their focus is on preparing you for the practicalities of caring for your new baby. Whilst most antenatal classes focus on preparing you for labour and birth, we feel that it is just as important to be prepared for those early weeks and months once you take baby home. Written and delivered by Kim a mum and experienced Health Visitor based on the thing’s parents have often told her they wished they had been told before they took baby home.

Kim 0736 8616496

Serene Motherhood Hypnobirthing

If you fear birth or expect a negative and painful experience then look no further than my hypnobirthing classes where you will learn to reframe your expectations and instead look forward to birth with positivity and excitement. With a fully comprehensive antenatal program you will have all the knowledge and tools to have a positive and comfortable birthing experience and your birth partner will know how to support you too!

07950 375079

The WellBirth Company

Hypnobirthing classes – a complete antenatal class. Group and Private Classes starting at £180. Bookings include: 10% discount on our mother and baby skincare range, goody bag, book, course notes, MP3’s, Birth Affirmations and support until after you baby has arrived.

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. IPEN qualified. Pills start from £160.

Call Rebecca on 07368 589745

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)