Pregnancy in Hull and East Riding

Antenatal Classes

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Daisy Birthing Active Antenatal™ Classes: Beverley, Brough & Surrounding Areas, East Yorkshire

Are you pregnant and would like to spend time each week to relax, connect, bond and focus on your baby?  Would you like to gently stretch and learn breathing techniques to guide and soothe you? Would you like the opportunity to make new friends as you enjoy your pregnancy and continue your journey to parenthood?

Our all inclusive Active Antenatal™ method is a ground breaking, effective and all encompassing pregnancy class helping you to learn your antenatal education and active birth techniques in a truly effective way Each class will deliver:

  • Traditional antenatal education
  • Active birth awareness
  • An easy way to understand medical induction and interventions
  • Flowing movement sequences anchored to your body and breath
  • Breathing techniques for every stage of labour
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Peer-to-peer support in a women only class

Classes held at Mermaid Mama, 60 Welton Road, Brough, HU15 1BH. They can be started from 14 weeks of pregnancy and are taught over a six-week term. We are supportive of all birth choices. For more information please contact Danielle on, 07469 756819 or visit their website here or check out their facebook page here.


NEW! Daisy Parent – Expectant couples workshops.

All-inclusive birth preparation and baby care workshop combines
antenatal and active birth education with the use of movement, breath
work, relaxation and birth hypnosis. Practical baby care demonstration
are delivered alongside unbiased education on parenting choices, safety
and baby calming techniques. Suitable from 30 weeks of pregnancy.

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HMB Natural Health

hmb naturalHeather Barnes is a qualified aromatherapist, antenatal teacher and doula and has over 20 years experience delivering training and working with families.

She is offering a range of aromatherapy treatments during pregnancy and postnatally, including massage, facials, reiki, ‘Closing the Bones’ postnatal treatments and preparing for birth sessions.
She can also provide a range of aromatherapy oils and blends to use antenatally, for during labour and postnatally.  The oils can aid relaxation, strengthen contractions and also support postnatal healing.

Heather works from her home in Anlaby, where she has a wonderfully relaxing space set up to offer treatments.  She can also provide gift vouchers and does offers if you buy sets of three antenatal massage treatments.

For more information contact Heather on 07980 310454 or email

Or check out her website here or her facebook page here.

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Puddle Ducks Aqua Natal

7.30pm – 8.15pm Thursdays. The Village Hotel, Priory Way, Hull, HU4 7DY

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. Classes are £6.00 per class and are booked in blocks of 5 or 6 weeks. Aquanatal mums are offered a 20% discount of their first Floaties term (the first level in our Baby and Pre-school swimming programme). For more info or to book call our office on 07825 269146 or email More information is available on our website.

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Us Mums – Pregnancy & New Mums Exercise and Parent & Tots Dance

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). Also Parent and Tots Dance for when your baby is mobile to 5 years.

Run by Hull City Council Healthy Lifestyles Team. No need to book, just turn up. For more info call 01482 828901 or check their facebook page here.

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Us Mums, Aqua Natal

us mums, hullA gentle aqua aerobics session to have more energy and better sleep, for pregnant women or new mums:

  • Thursdays 1.30-2.15, Ennerdale Leisure Centre.

£2.45 (full price is £4.85 but half price with a Try It card from the Children’s Centres or Us Mums instructors). No need to book, just turn up. For more info call 01482 828901 or check their facebook page here.

Aquanatal at Haltemprice

Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:15pm

East Riding Leisure Centre at Haltemprice, Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ. 01482 652501

Exercise in the pool. Suitable for all stages of pregnancy

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

City Centre – Mummy Movers, Inner Vibe Dance Company

11.00 every Wednesday. Inner Vibe Dance Company, Spencer Street, Hull, HU2 8PX (next to the old pub Circus Circus)

Mummy movers are gentle dance and bonding sessions for both pre and post natal ladies. £3 per session. For more info and to book call 07989 664936

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 or email

Emma Richardson – One-to-One Ante & Post Natal Pilates

Emma specialises in providing ante and post-natal exercise as a one-to-one in your own home.  Emma has 23 years’ experience teaching exercise and 13 teaching Pilates and personal training, she has a Level 3 qualification in Ante and Post Natal Exercise and has trained midwives about pre and post-natal exercise.

She provides one-to-one training across West Hull and the West Hull Villages during the daytime. Alternatively if she also runs Pilates classes suitable for anyone in the evenings at Tower Hill Methodist Church in Hessle.

For more information or to book a session please contact Emma on 07973 684 595, email her on

Health in Harmony Yoga

Yoga classes ideal for mums and mums to be (especially Chair Based Yoga) in East Hull. Regular sessions:

  • Mondays: Yoga for Beginners, 9.30-10.30am. Balfour Community Centre, Holderness Road.
  • Mondays: Chair Based Yoga, 11-12noon. Trafalgar Community Centre, Mizzen Road, Beverley Road.
  • Tuesdays: Hatha Yoga for All, 6.30-8pm. Thorngumbald Village Hall
  • Wednesdays: Chair based Yoga, 10.30-11.30am and Hatha Yoga for All, 1-2.30pm. Balfour Community Centre, Holderness Road.
  • Wednesdays: Hatha Yoga for All, 7-8.30pm. Meridian Centre, Withernsea

They also offer bespoke yoga for pregnancy, post natal and mum and baby yoga for up to four friends in my cosy Well-Being Room off Holderness Road. Pregnancy and Post-natal massage also available. Please call Lesley to discuss your needs.

For more details and to book call Lesley on 07815 036397 or email

HEY Baby Ante Natal Classes

Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust provide ante natal classes for parents to be.

The HEY Baby Ante Natal classes can be booked as soon as you have had your 20 week scan. Call 07769 671449 or email for more info an booking.

Holderness Road – Bumps & Babies

12.30 – 2.30 every Monday. Acorns Cafe, Acorns Children’s Centre, Nestor Grove, Bilton Grange, Hull, HU9 4DB. 01482 708953

Free, drop-in service for all mums and mums-to-be. A chance to meet up, or meet new friends in a relaxed and informal environment. Play area available. Impartial information from Doula Project and Breastfeeding Peer Support Service.

Hull & East Yorkshire Home Birth Group

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.

Hull Women & Children’s Hospital Expectant Parent Evening – HEY Baby Carousel

Hull Women & Childrens Hospital, Anlaby Road, Hull.

Are you expecting a baby? Then you might like to join us for our HEY Baby carousel event!

Between 6 and 8pm our 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. We’ll be welcoming friends from Us Mums and Goodwin along, and Mumbler will be there too!

The event is free – email for more information or just drop in to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital anytime between 6 and 8pm that evening. Hope to see you there!

Event runs monthly on the last Wednesday of each month.

Leto Therapies – Hypnobirthing, Aromatherapy and Massage

My name is Christine and I’ve worked for almost twenty years as a midwife in the local Trust. I consider myself so lucky to have supported hundreds of families in welcoming their babies. I passionately believe that all women should experience the best possible birth and that those who are well prepared, are the most likely to succeed. I teach KG hypnobirthing and my mission is to empower you through knowledge and arm you with confidence and self-belief in the birthing process. What you will learn during the course will prepare you for your baby’s birth, the most joyful and life-affirming event of your life.

Over the last ten years I’ve practiced clinical aromatherapy and massage, specialising in pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. Aromatherapy and massage offer huge health benefits for mums and their babies, and perfectly complements hypnobirthing.

For more information contact Christine on 01482 491280 or

Positive Birth Movement Group – Hull

The Positive Birth Movement Hull is part of a grassroots movement aimed at spreading positivity about birth via a global network of hundreds of free Positive Birth Groups linked by social media. We think a positive birth is one in which a woman has freedom of choice, access to accurate information, feels in control, powerful and respected. We are a woman-centred movement and we respect all women’s human rights to choose where and how they have their baby. Our groups are discussion groups where we value all choices, and where all views are of equal value and equally heard. We would love to welcome you to our friendly, informal group as we work together for more positive births!

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information contact the facilitator Christine on or 01482 491280

Suzanne Gardner-Cuthbert: One-to-One Hypnobirthing Classes

Experience a confidently calm labour and birth with hypnobirthing. One-to-one hypnobirthing classes using the easibirthing method, are available as a basic or advanced course. 
Classes are held in Hull (Inglemire Lane). For more information contact Suzanne Gardner-Cuthbert on 07864 823 858 or email

Yogabellies – Pregnancy Yoga in Hull & Beverley

  • Monday – The AmiYoga Studio, Princes Avenue, Hull. 7.45 – 9pm
  • Tuesday – The AmiYoga Studio, Princes Avenue, Hull, Mum and baby yoga Bevererly. 1:30-2:30pm
  • Thursday – Neal’s Yard Beverly HU178BB 11:00 – 12:00

Pregnancy yoga is highly recommended by midwives and doctors. At YogaBellies we have a short discussion, each week we cover a different topic such as bonding with baby or preparing for the big day. We also cover things like breathing techniques for labour and positions for labour too. Then the yoga postures which are all suitable for pregnancy and will be adapted as per your trimester, and focus on building strength and stamina and keeping you flexible and fit. We finish with a relaxation and lots of mummies to be say they get the best night’s sleep after their YogaBellies class!

Lots of friendships develop in the classes too. Suitable from 10 weeks until baby arrives, and many mummies-to-be try yoga for the first time during pregnancy. Also Mum & Baby Yoga after baby arrives.

Call for info and to book contact Pam Medhurst on 07966 091513 or

Your Beautiful Birth Workshops

Workshops to focus on having uncomplicated births, overcoming the barriers to give birth joyfully and naturally. Women will learn about choices during labour, the phases of labour, learn skills and techniques to stay calm and relaxed during birthing and overcome fears to give a positive, empowering, life affirming experience.

Suitable for women at any stage of pregnancy (partners can attend some of the sessions). For dates and information call Heather Barnes on 07980 310454.