Birth support including doula service, for expecting parents in Hull and the East Riding Mumbler.
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.
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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 email@example.com 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.
Independent Midwife offering one to one safe and empowering care. One-off clinical visits through to full packages of antenatal, birth and postnatal care. Specialist home-birth midwife but also able to support you in your hospital birth plans. Covering all of Hull and East Yorkshire.
Contact me to chat through your options at any point in your maternity journey – 07761 910900, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
The Fatima Allam Birth Centre is an Alongside Midwifery Led Unit situated on the Labour & Delivery Suite on the 2nd floor of the Hull Women & Children’s Hospital. The environment is more homely, and the focus is on birth without medical intervention. Our ethos puts women at the centre of their own care; supporting them in making decisions about how they want to give birth whilst ensuring safe and high quality care is maintained.
The Birth Centre is staffed 24 hours by midwives who provide midwifery led one-to-one care to women who have uncomplicated pregnancies. We have a team of midwifery assistants working on the Birth Centre who work in partnership with women and midwives to provide supportive, individualised care.
There are 3 en-suite birthing rooms that are designed for women to stay in throughout labour, birth and after birth until transfer home or to the postnatal ward should this be required. Two birth partners (adults) can be present throughout your whole stay here on the Fatima Allam Birth Centre.
The Fatima Allam Birth Centre has a friendly home-from-home atmosphere which can help women feel more relaxed. The spacious birthing rooms are beautifully presented with dimmed and coloured mood lighting, with facilities to allow women to play their own music via CD or Bluetooth.
Each room has a birthing pool providing women with the option of using water to assist their movement, encourage relaxation during labour and birth. The Fatima Allam Birth Centre is an ideal place for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies, who do not want a home birth, and yet don’t want or need a hospital-like facility. Women may consider birthing here if they would like to use different coping methods such as birthing mats, balls and stools; these help women to adopt different positions to aid their comfort throughout labour and birth. We also support the personal use of complementary therapies and TENS machines which have been agreed in the plan of care made by the woman and her midwife.
If you’re a healthy first time mum and having a straightforward pregnancy, planning to give birth in a birth centre is particularly suitable for you because it’s as safe for your baby as planning to give birth in a labour ward, and you’re less likely to have medical interventions. Similarly if this is your second, third or fourth baby then birth in a birth centre is as safe as giving birth in a labour ward but with a reduced chance of medical interventions. If you’re unsure about being eligible for a birth centre birth please speak to your midwife or contact 01482 607860.
Could you benefit from free, emotional and practical support through pregnancy, birth and beyond?
A doula will provide 121 ante natal support with bag packing, birth planning, birth support if required and 6 weeks of postnatal care for you and your baby.
Call Goodwin to find out more on 01482 497811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
The Goodwin Trust are always looking for local mums to become Breastfeeding Peer Supporters or Doula’s (offering support to local pregnant women in the final stages of pregnancy and labour).
Intakes are twice a year in April and October. If you are interested please get in touch with The Goodwin Trust by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
A Hull based Pregnancy and Postpartum Coach, Ayurvedic Practitioner, birth and postpartum doula, Vanessa has been running both her businesses helping women to live more conscious healthy lives for the last 10 years. She guides women confidently and peacefully through their pregnancy, birth and into the first year of motherhood using the timeless, complete and unchanging wisdom of nature, combined with modern day birthing and mothering. If you want to feel more in in harmony and balance with your health, pregnancy, family and partner then I can help you with a bespoke programme of holistic care. Book a treatment, come to a natural pregnancy or postpartum care workshop, consider hiring a birth and/or post natal doula and let me take the stress out of what can be, a challenging but hugely transforming journey.
For more information – Call: 07908 612271 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org