Antenatal classes, pregnancy activities, parent education for expecting parents, in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
As Covid restrictions ease, many classes and groups are restarting (outdoor from 29th March, indoor from 12th April 2021). We endeavour to keep these listings as up to date as possible but please contact all providers before attending anything, most are pre-book in advance only and the providers will have the very latest covid guidance and class information. Thank you.
Wednesdays at 6pm at the CLB Building, George Street, Beverley, HU17 0AP (opposite the train station)
Pregnancy Yoga from 12 weeks to full term. Includes a Kalma Mamas wellness box.
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 email@example.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.
This is the latest ‘pink sheet’ (April 2019) with details of all breastfeeding support groups in Hull and East Riding:
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
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:
Sessions by video link. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
No restart date confirmed, will be after 17th May 2021
Total Fitness Gym, Beverley Road, Willerby, HU10 6ED.
Bring along your baby fitness classes –
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
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 email@example.com.
Child Dynamix, 95 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB
Most of Hull and the East Riding’s Children’s Centres offer antenatal classes to expecting parents, your midwife should advise you of these.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 07496 979316
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.
Hoping to restart classes May 2021 – times/venues to be confirmed. Classes currently running online.
Antenatal, Baby Wearing, Mummy & Me, & Beyond fitness classes run by Mum of 2 Naomi Hobbs.