Pregnancy in Wharfedale

Antenatal Classes

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MummyNatal Birth Workshops for Mum & Her Birth Partner(s)

One-off 4 hour workshop for mum & birth partner/s
A Natal Birth Workshop brings together the key education points from the MummyNatal and award-winning DaddyNatal programmes into a single workshop for expectant parents.

We cover all the essentials for your big day, including:
What is labour?
The importance of the body/mind connection
Preparing mum for the sensations of birth
Breathing practise for birth
Creating a positive birthing environment
Birthing positions
Birth anchors
Preparing dad/partner for their role as a birth partner, so they can be more effective and confident, through learning practical skills and tools for their role, including what to do if things don’t go to plan
Birth plans/preferences
What is intervention and what happens if an intervention is suggested which wasn’t on your birth plan
B.R.A.I.N – what it means and how to use this tool
Both yourself and your birth partner can come away feeling a lot more confident about your birth choices and your journey ahead.

07879 274433

MummyNatal Pregnancy Movement, Relaxation & Mindfulness-Inspired Class, Otley

An empowering birth programme promoting informed choice, non-judgemental and unbiased education. Classes are suitable from 14 weeks!

Everything we do is transferable – it can be used in any birthing location, in any situation, for any woman. The skills you learn can even come in handy after baby is born. This is a Mums only class.

Wednesdays: 8-9pm
 Otley Health & Martial Arts Centre, Otley, 
 07879 274433    

NCT Essentials Antenatal Course

If you’re expecting a baby make sure you have all the basics of pregnancy, birth and early parenting covered with an NCT Essentials antenatal course.

NCT Essentials is designed to answer all your questions and get you ready for the big day, and beyond. These courses run over 12 hours in total.

Providing you with essential information and emotional support on pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby. With around two-thirds of your course focusing on life as a parent, you will come away clearer about what is right for you and your new family.

The course covers essential, easy-to-follow themes.

The development of your unborn baby
Changes for you and your partner
Your health and wellbeing
Giving birth
Caring for your baby
Which people and services are there for you?

And of course yo, will learn about positions, pain relief and pushing!

All NCT Essentials antenatal courses are led by specially-trained antenatal practitioners and courses are held at convenient locations during evening and weekdays. (Don’t worry if you work in the evening because you are legally allowed time off work to attend our antenatal courses if they’ve been recommended by a doctor or midwife.)




NCT Signature Antenatal Course

With a relaxed and friendly style, every NCT Signature antenatal course is as individual as you are. That’s because every course is tailored to the needs of the small group taking part.

All sessions are led by licensed experts, to prepare you both physically and emotionally for the arrival of your beautiful baby.

NCT Signature courses are longer than NCT Essentials courses, with a focus on the arrival of your baby – labour and birth alone making up around two-thirds of your course. With time to explore all your questions, hopes and anxieties in a safe and supportive space.

A typical format is:
Pregnancy and birth choices
Body awareness, relaxation, breathing and massage
What happens in labour, role of a partner and how your baby is born
Pain relief
More complex pregnancies and medical procedures, including caesareans
Home births and water births options
Looking after a newborn and feeding your baby
Early parenting and lifestyle changes
Courses are held locally during evenings and weekends to suit your busy schedules.
Couples, singles, friends and family partners welcome.


Post Natal Yoga

Post-natal yoga is tailored specifically for the needs of the new mum and will help you regain strength and energy after the birth of your baby. It is a gentle way of building strength again in the pelvic floor, the abdomen and back muscles and legs, and also helps relieve aches and pains associated with pregnancy, childbirth and the continuing care of your new child. Specifically, yoga can be really beneficial in alleviating pelvic, back and shoulder pain and aching joints. Relaxation techniques will help reduce fatigue and make you feel more energised, calm and relaxed, allowing you to enjoy connecting with your baby.

EveryBody Yoga, Various locations in Wharfedale. 07919 991 379


Prenatal Yoga Class

A regular practice of gentle yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful way to keep your body healthy and supple without over-exertion, alleviate the common ailments of pregnancy such as back and pelvic girdle pain, increase energy, improve sleep and ultimately connect with your baby.

Pregnancy yoga is suitable for mums-to-be from 15 weeks onwards.

In a pre-natal yoga session, you will learn

  • A combination of yoga positions and movements to create comfort and space for you and your baby.
  • Breathing techniques to help you through your pregnancy and through childbirth itself
  • Deep relaxation techniques, helping you stay calm, sleep better and relieve the anxieties associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

1-2-1 or small group sessions available.

Everybody Yoga, Various locations in Wharfedale. 07919 991 379

Preparation For Birth And Beyond

Aireborough Children’s Centre. Call 0113 378 2861 for details.

Preparation For Birth & Beyond

A class run by Guiseley Children’s Centre.

Call 0113 3782861 For more information & to book.

Wise Woman Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation: Hypnobirthing Course

Hypnobirthing course

Wednesday’s 7.00-9.30 pm,

Burley in Wharfedale. Venue depends on numbers.

The cost is £250 per couple.

Call Susan on 07860 191652 for more information.


Wise Woman Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation, Pregnancy Relaxation

Pregnancy relaxation classes every Wednesday morning 10.30-11.30 am at the Ilkley Fitness centre.

£30 for a 4-week block.

Call Susan on 07860 191652 for more details.


Yoga During Pregnancy, Ilkley

Come to Yoga to empower you to:
Help to reconnect with your inner-self and innate abilities to give birth.

Yoga can…
• Keep the body supple without straining
• Boost energy
• Relieve stress and anxiety
• Promote relaxation and restful sleep
• Relieve pain in labour and childbirth
• Relieve common minor ailments during pregnancy
• Help bonding with the unborn baby

Suitable for those over 14 weeks pregnant.

Ilkley Yoga Centre, 7a Railway Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HQ.

07961 898738