Pregnancy Wharfedale & Craven

Antenatal Classes

Develop the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to prepare you for parenthood, with antenatal classes from Blooming Babies. Informative, engaging and fun, they’re designed to provide you with all the information and support you need to plan for the later stages of pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn baby.

All Antenatal classes are run by Annie Robinson, a practising midwife with decades of experience – so you can be sure that you’re getting a top quality course, and accurate, up to date information.

Blooming Babies antenatal courses cover a range of topics related to pregnancy, labour, childbirth and caring for your baby.

During the weekend couples course, you’ll cover:

• What happens during labour & birth. The mechanics of labour.
• How to manage your labour and discuss your options and birth choices
• What kinds of pain relief are available during labour
• Breastfeeding
• Feeding by bottle
• Caring for your baby
• Bathing your baby
• Becoming new parents
• What to expect following your baby’s arrival
You’ll also get a chance to ask plenty of questions and to share information with other parents in a friendly, welcoming environment.

For additional information about Antenatal classes, please get in touch. Alternatively, book your place today. Welcome to attend from around 28 weeks of your pregnancy.

Antenatal classes in Harrogate (Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre) Sundays 9.30am-4pm (Monthly)
Antenatal classes in Guiseley ( Nuffield Guiseley) Saturday and Sunday afternoon courses 1pm-4pm (Monthly)
Private One to One Antenatal classes available in your home on request.

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Keep fit, feel better and make new friends at Blooming Babies Aquanatal – a dedicated aqua-fitness class that’s designed especially for pregnant women.

Antenatal Aqua, is safe, fun and relaxing, it will help to prepare your body for childbirth, whilst boosting your wellbeing and alleviating stress. Suitable for non-swimmers, it utilises exercises in water to take the pressure off your limbs, providing welcome relief from the weight of pregnancy!

Postnatal Aqua is a fantastic way to ease yourself back into fitness. It combines strengthening and stretching exercises and relaxation techniques, providing a full body workout. This class is suitable for non Nuffield members and non-swimmers.
Aquanatal utilises exercise in water to take pressure off your limbs. The water cushions your joints so you can exercise safely and comfortably.
It’s also a great opportunity to get advice, support and information from a registered midwife, whilst sharing your experiences with other mums.
You will love it!

Non members welcome. Non swimmers welcome.

All Blooming Babies Aquanatal classes are run by Annie, a practising midwife, qualified nurse and fully trained level 2 Aquanatal instructor.

Benefits of Aquanatal 
• Improve fitness and promote a sense of wellbeing
• Increase your cardio and boost your respiratory system
• Build stamina (invaluable during labour!)
• Feel more relaxed, to prepare for labour, birth and beyond
• Increase flexibility and endurance
• Develop balance and coordination
• Gain relief from swelling to your ankles and feet
• Boost serotonin levels to help improve your mood
• Meet other Blooming mums to be and make new friends
  • Aquanatal in Harrogate (Nuffield Harrogate) – On hold
  • Aquanatal in Leeds City Centre (Nuffield Leeds) – On hold
  • Aquanatal in Guiseley (Nuffield Guiseley) – Wednesday 6.30pm-7.15pm Antenatal class, Wednesday 7.15pm-8.00pm is now Postnatal class, Thursday 11am-11.45am Antenatal class
  • Aquanatal in Bramhope (Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel) – Tuesdays 7.45pm-8.30pm

Antenatally – can attend from 12 weeks of pregnancy until their baby arrives.

Postnatally – can attend from 6 weeks post vaginal delivery. 10-12 weeks post cesarean section.
Blocks of 5 classes = £45
Individual classes = £9
Classes can be rolled on with at least 24 hour notice

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Looking for a pregnancy yoga class in Ilkley? Join Gillian on a Wednesday at 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Pregnancy Yoga classes

This nurturing prenatal yoga course will provide you with the tools you need to support your wellbeing throughout your pregnancy.

You will learn:

  • Yoga postures and movements to build strength and create comfort and space for you and your baby.
  • Helpful yoga practices to address common issues experienced by mums to be.
  • Breathing practices to support you throughout your pregnancy.
  • Deep relaxation techniques and meditations to promote calm and reduce anxiety.
  • Sound and visualisation practices to nurture connection with your baby.
  • Energy Freeing Practices.
  • Restorative Yoga for deep rest, better sleep quality and comfort.
  • Birthing postures and breathing techniques to help you through labour.

The course is suitable for mums-to-be from 14 weeks onwards whether you are a complete yoga beginner or have an existing practice.  If you want to read more check out yoga journal’s explanation of the benefits of prenatal yoga.

Drop in for £13.00 or purchase a 10, 5 or 3 class pass to reduce the cost.

Meet the teachers here

Email [email protected] for more information or check out the website

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Soma is a new community hub offering a space for people to come and enjoy movement, breath and wellness on and off the mat. With a juicy timetable, you can expect something for all ages and abilities, all you need is an open mind.

Classes suitable for beginner/intermediate and experienced yogis, kids, families, pre and postnatal, additional needs and all other types of folk! We have an open door, open mind policy – so please come and check us out.

Find us on Facebook and on Instagram

Namaste 🙏


To book your spot please click on the book now button on our fb page or press book now on our website 

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Baby Steps: Leeds NHS

For anyone with additional requirements or anxieties about pregnancy, we offer Baby Steps – talk to your midwife about attending this course.

Breast Feeding Groups & Support in Leeds

Breastfeeding Groups and Support in Leeds 

What is a Breastfeeding Group?

These groups are all run slightly differently; however, you can rest assured you will always be welcomed by a friendly face and refreshments! All group leaders undertake breastfeeding training so that they can offer support and signpost if you need specific help. These groups are open to all breastfeeding mums.

What is a Breastfeeding Peer Support Group?

These groups are run by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. Peer supporters are mothers who have themselves breastfed and have undertaken a training course. They are not able to give specific advice but can offer suggestions and sign-post to the most appropriate and timely help. Any breastfeeding mum is welcome!

Breastfeeding Counsellors

Breastfeeding counsellors have all breastfed and had extensive training. They offer free support, information and practical help. They offer phone support and home visits.

Baby Buddy app (download from app store or visit website) Trusted source of information endorsed by your health professional and promoted to all parents in Leeds


NCT Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 330 0770 (8am-11pm)

La Leche League 0345 120 2918

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0300 3305453

Breastfeeding Network 0300 1000212

National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 1000212

Adv. Health Improvement Specialist – Infant Feeding Sally – 07712 214867

Breastfeeding Clinic (HV referral only) Meanwood Health Centre – 0113 8433350

Hospital Infant Feeding Team (midwives) 0113 2065367

Peer Support Coordinator Cath – 07843339574 / Suzanne – 07956077800

Leeds General Infirmary – Delivery Suite 0113 3927445

St James’ Hospital – Delivery Suite 0113 2069103

Drugs in Breastmilk helpline [email protected]


Val – LS16 0113 2933176

Helen – LS20 01943 877212

Eleanor – LS20 01943 884096

Tracey – BD17 01274 597633

Also facilitated by NCT – Baby Cafe; cake and conversation alongside breastfeeding support from trained NCT

breastfeeding counsellors. Fridays 12pm – 2pm Gipton Methodist Church, Oak Tree Place, LS9 6SX


Eleanor – LS20 01943 884096

Claire Harbottle Independent Midwife

Independent Midwife covering Yorkshire for safe and empowering one to one care. One-off clinical visits through to full packages of antenatal, birth and postnatal care. Contact me to chat through your options or to book a free initial consultation at any point in your maternity journey.

07761 910900


Cocoon Harrogate : Pregnancy and Wellness Clinic

Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals offers a holistic approach to pregnancy and women’s wellness, including; fertility and pelvic ultrasound, fertility blood tests, a full range of pregnancy scans, 1:1 antenatal classes, pre and postnatal midwifery care, talking therapy, acupuncture and breathwork.

(01423) 567 437

Ilkley Postnatal Course

New Post Natal Course @ Dans Den Ilkley

Starting Wednesday 15th Jan, 10.30-12 pm

6-week course perfect for new mums & babies are welcome to come along too

Spaces limited so please book soon: [email protected]

Massage 2 Mummy: Pre-natal Massage

Calling all mums-to-be! Massage 2 Mummy, the UK’s leading specialist in pre-natal massage is now available in the Leeds postcode areas. Our highly trained professional therapists will soothe your aches and pains with a luxury pregnancy massage. For information and bookings, please call Sally on 07500 469781

Maternity Circle at Rainbow Family Hub

Second Wednesday of the month, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Our Maternity Circle groups offer a safe and welcoming space in a community environment.

We support women who are planning a pregnancy, pregnant women and new mothers by providing information on maternal health and wellbeing, and parenting until baby is 2 years old.

This information was correct as of 26/04/2024. Please check with the event organisers to make sure the event is still going ahead before making a special trip.

Contact information
Tel: 01535 618005

Mother Your Way birth preparation courses

A unique offer which combines hypnobirthing techniques and prenatal yoga to prepare your mind and body for birth. Mother Your Way is a 100% judgement-free zone and we never encourage one ‘type’ of birth over another.

Group classes at Victoria Hall, Saltaire. 1:1s available


MummyNatal Antenatal and Birth Preparation Classes

MummyNatal Antenatal and birth preparation classes are now available to book in Guiseley. We aim to help you have a calm confident birth. The next session Tuesday 24th April at 8 pm at Guiseley Theatre. Please contact me to book your place, I’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

Karen 07788858752

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


Pregnancy In Mind

Pregnancy in Mind: Supporting parents during pregnancy and the first year after birth.

For anyone experiencing anxiety, depression, or other emotional health issues – talk to your midwife about attending this course.

Pregnancy in Mind has 2 core elements:

an antenatal group intervention delivered by professionals during the middle trimester of pregnancy
a peer support programme delivered by a team of volunteers and a volunteer manager that takes place both in pregnancy and across the first year after birth.

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.

Preparation For Birth & Beyond: Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

An Antenatal class run by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust for all first-time parents. Contact your local Children’s Centre to book a place. 






REAL Fitness and Nutrition

Changing women’s lives through Health, Fitness, Nutrition, Mindset.

Offering 1-1 PT sessions, one-offs or Goal-Based Progression Training Programs. Fitness or Fitness & Nutrition. Targeting lifestyle habit changes which lead to a healthier sustainable way of living.

Also offering women’s Fitness Classes at Zetsurin, Otley.

Mobility & Flexibility: Tue 10 – 11 am
Low-intensity Interval Training: Sun 10 – 11 am
Postnatal: Fri 9.30 – 10.15 am

Emma Thomson: Level 3 PT CIMSPA/REPS


The Hive Mummies to bee sessions

Mummies to bee, 24 weeks+ pregnant.

Thursday 1.15pm-2.15pm.

The Hive, 53-55 Elliott Street, Silsden, West Yorkshire, BD20 0DE
Tel: 07794 366439

The Mother Hut

Here at The Mother Hut, we have no other objective than to get you feeling positive and prepared for the birth of your baby. Hypnobirthing is becoming more recognised all the time as a way to birth your baby in a prepared and relaxing way.

Whether it’s a home water birth or a Caesarean, we have your back!

The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School

We offer a variety of different hypnobirthing courses in order to help prepare you, your birth partner and your baby for birth. Hypnobirthing is about understanding the science behind birth itself, the different options for birth and learning different techniques to help you remain calm and in control. Hypnobirthing will provide you with more confidence to make informed decisions.

Contact Laura on 07305 953 547


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