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:
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 [email protected], 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.
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 [email protected].
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 [email protected]. More information is available on our website.
Us Mums are fun and effective fitness sessions suitable for pregnant women and new mums (you can bring your baby along, non crawlers welcome). Run by Hull City Council Healthy Lifestyles Team. Sessions held:
All sessions £2, except Zumba £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.
£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.
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
Most of Hull and the East Riding’s Children’s Centres offer antenatal classes to expecting parents, your midwife should advise you of these.
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
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected].
Yoga classes ideal for mums and mums to be (especially Chair Based Yoga) in East Hull. Regular sessions:
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 [email protected].
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.
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.
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected] or 01482 491280
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 [email protected].
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.