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

Mummy & Me Fitness

mummy and me post natal fitness driffieldAt Driffield Health Hub, Mondays & Thursdays 9.30am. 45 minute Pre & Postnatal Fitness Sessions.

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.

  • Build up to your pre-baby strength and fitness
  • Prepare your body for birth
  • Improve & aid postpartum recovery
  • Meet like-minded mums
  • Breastfeeding support available
  • Online sessions available
  • Children under 1 welcome for free
  • Children over 1 £2 & must be pre-booked.

For more information and to book call 07725965064, or visit the website here 

Featured Listing

Puddle Ducks Aqua Natal

Not yet restarted

Sundays at 11am. 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. 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.#

Class currently not running but is restarting so please register your details with Puddle Ducks if you are interested.

work it mama mum and baby fitness classes in east yorkshireAntenatal, Baby Wearing, Mummy & Me, & Beyond fitness from Mum of two Naomi Hobbs.

Baby wearing and Mummy&Me classes: Starting 15th September 2021

  • Mondays 10.00: Active+ Hull, with Becky
  • Mondays 1.30: Brough/Elloughton village hall, with Becky
  • Wednesdays 10.00: Active+ Hull with Becky
  • Wednesdays 6.00pm: The Secret Village Anlaby, with Naomi
  • Fridays 6.00pm: Venue TBC with Naomi
Bump classes: Starting 6th September 2021
  • Mondays 6.00pm: Beverley Barn, with Naomi
Booking is essential. For more info and booking email Naomi on Info@workitmama.co.uk. or visit her facebook page here.
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.

All Breastfeeding Support Groups

This is the latest ‘pink sheet’ (April 2019) with details of all breastfeeding support groups in Hull and East Riding:

pink sheet hull east riding breastfeeding groups

 

Aquanatal at Haltemprice

Hoping to restart mid May 2021

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

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.

Bring Baby Fitness Classes – Pre Natal Aqua & Post Natal

No restart date confirmed, will be after 17th May 2021

Total Fitness Gym, Beverley Road, Willerby, HU10 6ED.

Bring along your baby fitness classes –

  • Tuesday’s 11.15: pre and post natal Aqua Fit
  • Thursday’s 1.30 – 2.30: post natal Tone Up

At both classes you will be able to bring your baby with you while you workout (baby up to 12 months). Each class is £5.

As a mum of a 21 month old and fitness instructor for 15 years, Leanne James has set these up alongside Total Fitness Gym. To book or for more details call Leanne on 07842 291048

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

In Person Sessions Restarted April 2021

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 07769 671449 or email HEYBaby@hey.nhs.uk for more info an booking.  You can now also book online.

HEY Baby Carousel – Expectant Parent Event

No restart date yet 

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.

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

Turtle Tots Aqua Natal

Aqua Natal Classes from baby swimming experts Turtle Tots.
Usually run from Frederick Holmes School, Hull. Classes not yet restarted after lockdown, contact Jennie for latest info.
The relaxed course focuses on the positives on pregnancy, bonding and techniques that will help with birth. £6 per session. For more info contact Jennie on 07854827707 or eastyorkshire@turtletots.com.

Us Mums – Pregnancy & New Mums Exercise

Sessions online and walks have restarted  

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

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