Pregnancy

Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes, pregnancy activities, parent education for expecting parents, in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.


We endeavour to keep these listings as up to date as possible but please contact all providers before attending anything, as Covid restrictions ease. Most are pre-book in advance only and the providers will have the very latest covid guidance and class information. Thank you.

Featured Listing

Puddle Ducks Aqua Natal

Thursdays 7pm at Everlast Fitness, Mount Pleasant, Hull (starts 2nd December 2021)

Aqua-natal classes by Puddle Ducks are perfect for mums-to-be as they offer a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being. Combining relaxation with cardio-vascular exercise, these classes provide the perfect physical preparation for labour in the soothing and cool comforts of water. 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.

Classes take place in the soothing, comforts of pools, providing one of the safest ways to exercise during pregnancy. What better way to make some new friends to share your experiences with.

It’s possible to join at any point in your pregnancy. Aquanatal mums are offered a 20% discount of their first Floaties term (the first level in our Baby and Pre-school swimming programme). For days/times and more info or to book call our office on 07825 269146 or email hull@puddleducks.com. More information is available on our website.

Featured Listing

Yorkshire Baby Scan

private baby scans in yorkYorkshire 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, York.
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.
For more info please call 01904 423669, email  info@yorkshirebabyscan.co.uk
or visit their website here.

Beautiful Mind Therapy

Perinatal Emotional Wellbeing for Women. Gill Hirst is an experienced therapist who offers a range of talking therapies to help women feel better about themselves during the perinatal transition of their lives:

  • Short term counselling/talking therapy
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Debrief sessions for birth trauma

Sessions by video link. Please email gill@beautifulmindtherapy.co.uk for info.

Visit her facebook page here and find details of her new Beautiful Bumps facebook group for pregnant women who live in the Hull and East Yorkshire area. From this there plans to be a weekly Zoom support group for women to share advice, offload, have a giggle and learn some relaxation and techniques for anxiety, all as a free service.

Child Dynamix – Bump to Baby & Beyond

For mums to be from your 2nd and 3rd trimester through to your child’s infancy, living in HU8 and HU9 postcodes.

We know pregnancy can be an exciting time but it can also be overwhelming. Supporting you in pregnancy with personalised care, help with appointments, emotional support, advice on how to keep your baby safe in the home. Here for those that need extra help.

We can offer you friendly individual support, support in friendly groups, baby workshops and massage, understanding what to expect and when, someone to listen, meet and make friends.

To find out more or join us contact Sophie Garner on 01482 790277, 07706260001 or email sophie.garner@childdynamix.co.uk.

Child Dynamix, 95 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB

Children’s Centre Antenatal Classes

Most of Hull and the East Riding’s Children’s Centres offer antenatal classes to expecting parents, your midwife should advise you of these.

Details of all Children’s Centres in our area can be found in the following sections: East Hull, West Hull, East Riding

East Yorkshire Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing techniques will enable you to have a calm, relaxed & safe birth. Most Hypnobirthing mums experience shorter labours and without the need for any pain relief. You will gain the knowledge to be in complete control at all times, making your birth experience a positive one.

East Yorkshire Hypnobirthing is run by Sandra Stones, her course is acknowledged and recommended by midwives in Hull and East Yorkshire. For more information please contact her on 01482 845952,  07947902922 or email sandra.stones@hotmail.co.uk

Emma Richardson – Ante & Post Natal Pilates

Ante and Post Natal Pilates Specialist Instructor with 23 years’ teaching experience training both midwives, fitness instructors and members of the public about exercise during and after pregnancy.  Emma now operates from her Pilates Studio in the Red Lion Court in Anlaby where she specialises in back, pelvic floor and abdominal care.
For more information or to book a free trial session contact Emma at emmarichardsonpilates@gmail.com or text 07973 684595 for call back.

HEY Baby Ante Natal Classes

HEY Baby provide antenatal classes for parents to be living within a Hull postcode and/or are registered with a Hull GP.  The HEY Baby Ante Natal classes can be booked as soon as you have had your 20 week scan. Call your midwife for more information or book online.

HEY Baby Carousel – Expectant Parent Event

Not currently running due to Covid

Are you expecting a baby? Then you might like to join us for our HEY Baby carousel event! Midwives will be joined by representatives of 20 different groups and organisations, offering information about breastfeeding, hypnobirthing, home births, the new Midwifery Led Unit and much more. Mumbler attends this each month too to meet some of the expectant mums and advice on the ante natal and baby groups you can try.

Formerly in the Clinical skills building, 2nd floor in the Eye Hospital (next to the Women & Childrens Hospital), Anlaby Road, Hull. The event is free – email heybaby@hey.nhs.uk for more information.

Hull & East Yorkshire Home Birth Group

Currently meeting online

The Hull and East Yorkshire Home Birth Support Group was set up in October 2011 by local women who have all given birth to their children at home, and want to be able to support other parents to have a positive home birth experience.

The group currently meets on the third Monday evening/day time of each month and is also attended by local midwives, doulas, hypnobirthing practitioners, breastfeeding peer supporters and antenatal teachers, many of whom have had home births themselves, and can offer additional information and support.  Everyone is welcome – partners, along with other birth partners, other children and friends.  The meetings are a great opportunity to meet other people who have had or are having a home birth, ask any questions, seek reassurance and support.

For more info check out their website here or follow them on facebook.  They also have a closed discussion group on Facebook – search for Hull and East Yorkshire Home Birth Discussion Group.

Kalma Mamas Pregnancy Yoga

NEW Pregnancy yoga. Wednesdays at 6pm at the CLCGB Building, George Street, Beverley, HU17 0AP (opposite the train station).

Pregnancy Yoga from 12 weeks to full term. Includes a Kalma Mamas wellness box.

For more information call Cass on 07894 647746 or email cassie@eastyorkshire.kalmalifeuk.co.uk.

LG Fitness: Pre & Post Natal Fitness & Mini Me Yoga

I am a mum to 2 boys (a 4 year old and 4 month old)  and a fully qualified fitness instructor specialising in Pre and Postnatal Fitness. I teach a variety of classes as detailed below and also offer 1-2-1 Personal Training. Classes are at The Wellness Barn in Market Weighton:
  • Tuesdays: 9.30-10.15 Adult and Baby fitness class, 10.30-11.15 Pre and Postnatal fitness class, 1.00-2.00 Buggybeat
  • Thursdays: 9.30-10.30 Buggybeat, 1-1.45 Adult and Baby fitness class, 2-2.45 Pre and Postnatal fitness class

For bookings and more info please email lauren@lgfitness.org.uk.

Mummy & Me Fitness

Hi! I’m Emily, a mother of one. I am an experienced & knowledgeable trainer, specialising in pregnancy and post-natal exercise. My classes have a focus on building up core and pelvic floor strength with mind to muscle connection using breath.

45 minute Pre & Postnatal Fitness Sessions at Driffield Health Hub, Mondays & Thursdays 9.30am and Beverley St Nic’s Hall on Fridays.

Here at Mummy & Me Classes we exercise to honour and celebrate what are bodies can do and have done for us. We respect, care and nurture our bodies through specific exercises that build a solid strong core, aid postpartum recovery & prepare for birth. Over the 6 weeks we will cover a range of different exercises, movement, breath work & stretching that are all safe, effective and fun. From week 1 to week 6 we will progress the workouts safely as and when it’s suitable.
If you would like to join or know someone that would be interested please contact me for more information – call 07725965064.

The WellBirth 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 or email rebecca@thewellbirthcompany.co.uk.

The Yoga Barn – Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga – at The Yoga Barn, South Cave, Mondays 6.30-7.30pm

Join our friendly Prenatal Yoga classes to gently stretch and tone your body as your baby grows, prepare for birth and provide tools to help promote a sense of balance and wellbeing. A time to nurture yourself, connect with your baby and meet other mums-to-be in a supportive and friendly environment.

Also run a Mummy & Baby yoga class for when your baby is here.

For info and booking please email theyogabarnsouthcave@outlook.com or call 07496 979316

Us Mums – Pregnancy & New Mums Exercise

Us Mums are fun and effective fitness sessions suitable for pregnant women and new mums where you can bring your baby along (there are specific sessions for non crawlers).  Run by Hull City Council Healthy Lifestyles Team. For more info call 01482 828901 or you can find their full monthly timetable on their facebook page here

Work It Mama Fitness Classes

Antenatal, Baby Wearing, Mummy & Me, & Beyond fitness from Mum of two Naomi Hobbs.

Baby wearing and Mummy & Me classes:

  • Mondays at Active+ Hull, with Becky
  • Mondays at Brough/Elloughton village hall, with Becky
  • Wednesdays at CLCGB Hall, Beverley
Bump classes: Mondays at Beverley Barn, with Naomi
Booking is essential. For more info and booking email Naomi on Info@workitmama.co.uk.
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