Pregnancy Ryedale and Thirsk

Pregnancy and Labour Support

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


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 Baby Scan is a team of experienced health care professionals that provide antenatal ultrasound scans and tests for your peace of mind throughout pregnancy. Our service is led by Consultant Obstetrician Dr Jacqueline Tang and is run by our two Advanced Obstetric Sonographers. Our team has been handpicked for their experience and expertise and our focus is on the medical side of your pregnancy. Our aim is to give you the reassurance that your baby is happy, healthy and is growing as expected.
We are based in York and are located in David Lloyd on Hull Road.
We offer a range of services including early pregnancy scans, dating scans, anatomy scans, growth scans, presentation scans and the NIPT test which screens for Down’s syndrome, Edward’s syndrome and Patau’s syndrome. We also offer gender scans and 4D scans, where you’ll be able to see your baby moving on our large screen.
You can bring a partner, friend or family member with you to your scan and we will give you a medical report and 4 printed images for you to take away. We also offer an upgraded package where you will receive all electronic copies on a USB stick.

01904 413669
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Anna Stephenson

Body massage
Includes: Both legs, back, shoulders, arms, stomach and face. Any part is completely optional!! Intro price of £25 for an hours massage
Pregnancy message (3months+)
Includes: Both legs, back, shoulders, arms, face and a gentle stomach massage. Again all optional! Intro price of £15 for 30 minutes
Happy for me to travel to you or you come to the room based at my house. If further than 20 minutes away a small charge for fuel may be required, at the same time happy to travel a little further if for 2 or more clients
Based Brawby, also offer mobile services. Fully qualified and insured TEXT 07510650147

Birth Bright Doula – Sarah Robinson

Doula in Ryedale

I trained and am recognised by Doula UK. I have seven years experience as a professional birth Doula and have supported around seventy families, each with their own unique birth story to tell!

‘I wish every woman could have Sarah as her Doula’

Tel: 07957 753762

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

Bumpkins of York

Established in 2016, CQC regulated, located in Flaxton within easy reach of the A64.

Early scans from around 8 weeks, gender scans from 15 weeks, 2D & 4D scans, NIPT services, SneakPeek Early Clinical DNA Gender Test from 6 weeks and on-site baby boutique.

Bumpkins at Stugdale Farm
YO60 7SJ
07495 747964

Core Yoga Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing is a complete package for birth preparation, not only teaching mothers or couples all about the birthing process, but how to enjoy the experience and bring baby into the world in a calm, drug free way.
The course is 12 hours and is run as 4 sessions, usually over 2 days in Scarborough.

Rebecca Thompson
07966 202738

Find Your Mum Tribe!

Come to a FREE Pregnancy Social to:

  • Meet and chat to others who are pregnant,
  • Create support networks,
  • Eat some delicious cake.

“I loved the pregnancy social! I really enjoyed meeting other mums-to-be and would definitely recommend this. Based in a fab cafe so there’s cake too!” – Maria

Message/WhatsApp Jess to learn more: 07824 485845

Fit for Adventure Pregnancy Massage

The body adapts in so many ways during pregnancy. Release of the hormone relaxin leads to looser ligaments and in turn joints, plus major accommodations occur in the spine for weight distribution.

Appointments available now. £40 for single appointment of £215 for 6.

Swinton Grange Business Park, Swinton Grange, Malton YO17 6QR

07738 200191

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

Katherine Queen Mobile Massage Therapist

Therapeutic and Swedish massage as well as pregnancy massage. All massages are tailored to the clients specific needs.

Deluxe manicure and pedicure

Mobile covering Malton and surrounding areas.

Contact Katherine on 07539 079799

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

Reflect Pregnancy Support

Reflect is a free support service specifically for women and men facing unplanned or crisis pregnancy. They are not a medical provider and cannot offer medical services or directly refer. However, they can direct you to all appropriate services as necessary.
Call: 01904 676710
Text: 07517 624750


Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Sands Helpline:

T: 0808 164 3332

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

SHH Safe Health Happy

Tactile communication is our first form of communication. We begin receiving tactile signals in the womb, and then touch plays a critical role in parent-child relationships before verbal communication is possible. It is, in essence, the first sense we acquire, and it is astonishingly effective.

Aroma is a vital component of the Aromatouch Technique because it instantaneously prompts powerful emotional, physiological, and biochemical responses.

Safe Healthy Happy also offers baby massage plus classes, introducing a little more to your normal baby massage sessions.

Call Tess on 07769 308736


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)