Pregnancy Ripon and Nidderdale

Antenatal Classes

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Blooming Babies Antenatal Classes

Blooming Babies delivers the latest information about pregnancy, birth and beyond. It’s often confusing when you receive advice from everywhere and everybody. You can make an informed choice based upon up-to-date, reliable information from a pragmatic and experienced midwife.

Blooming Babies also provides a social network allowing you to share your experiences and concerns with other mums at classes in your community. Making new friends is invaluable during what can sometimes feel like a lonely and isolating time.

Antenatal Classes (Mums): Tuesday 12.30pm-2.30pm Nuffield Health Harrogate, Hornbeam Park Rd, Harrogate, HG2 8RA

Classes are suitable from 28-34 weeks pregnant

Cost £100 – 4 x 2hr classes

Cost £25 – 1 x 2hr class

Advanced booking required

Class 1 – Labour. Class 2 – Coping with labour. Class 3 – Feeding (live breast feeding demonstration) Class 4 – Caring for your newborn (live bathing demonstration)

Mum only classes are kept small, allowing the information to be tailored to your needs. The classes are practical and informative. With live demonstrations, which are fantastic ways to learn how to care for your baby and observe a new baby breastfeeding.

Flexible courses, as they can over 2 months, or if the dates are unsuitable individual classes can also be booked. Classes are held in a warm, bright, friendly environment, providing a fantastic opportunity to meet new mums to be.

Antenatal One2One Home Classes:

Cost on application

Classes led by Midwife Annie Robinson

These classes are perfect for couples unable to attend antenatal courses, just need to refresh, or simply prefer a class in the comfort of their own home at an agreed time.

Contact: Annie Robinson

t: 07580004021



Qualified Nurse RM BHsc (HONS) Midwifery, Aquanatal level 1 & level 2, Diploma in Teaching Infant Massage (Instructor Course)



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Blooming Babies Aquanatal

Aquanatal will help you maintain or increase your fitness and well being throughout your pregnancy. This enjoyable exercise is designed to help you cope with labour, provides a sense of well being and an opportunity to meet other new mums to be, in a warm, friendly, fun and safe environment.

Aquanatal: Monday 6.45pm-7.15pm Nuffield Health Harrogate, Hornbeam Park Rd, Harrogate, HG2 8RA

Aquanatal: Tuesday 10.30am-11.15am Nuffield Health Harrogate, Hornbeam Park Rd, Harrogate, HG2 8RA

Cost £40 – 5 x classes. Cost £8 – 1 x class from 35 weeks. Concessions for Nuffield members (£25- 5 x classes, £5- 1x class)

Classes are suitable from 12–41 weeks pregnant. Non-swimmers welcome. Advanced booking required

Led by Midwife Annie Robinson

Contact Annie Robinson 07580004021

Qualified Nurse RM BHsc (Hons) Midwifery, Aquanatal level 1 & level 2, Diploma in Teaching Infant Massage (Instructor Course)

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Hypnobirthing: Amanda Joy

My name is Amanda Joy. I have been working and studying in the field of complementary medicine since 1999. I started my career working for the NHS, in spinal injuries, my patients were quadriplegic and ventilated. Many reported feeling extreme pain, even with a full break to their spine. My western medical practitioner colleagues simply couldn’t help reduce their pain so I set about researching alternative therapies.


I now offer Traditional Chinese Acupressure massage, Thai massage, Aromatherapy massage, Aroma touch, Indian head massage and Clinical Hypnotherapy. I studied counselling at The University of Aberdeen in 2005 and went on to be a part of a research project on mindfulness at Queen Margaret university in Edinburgh.


I will be teaching a Hypnobirthing course at Ripon Wellness Centre in July, and I am currently offering a mobile service. Over the next few months I will also be running courses on Mindfulness for adults, children and families at Ripon Library every Friday afternoon.  If you are interested in finding out more, about courses or therapies please check out my website and blog.


Many people are now discovering the amazing methods of hypnobirthing.  Hypnobirthing is as much a philosophy as a technique.  It is a rewarding, relaxing and stress-free method of birthing that teaches a mother, along with her birthing companion the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable and often pain free- manner.   I offer a free initial consultation for clinical hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing.


Vouchers are available.  Why not treat a new mum to be.
To book call 07958578464 or book online at


If you would like to find out more, take a look at my blog and website or give me a call on 07958 578464.

Bumps2Babes – Teenage Antenatal Care

“Our Maternity Services work in partnership with other agencies in Harrogate to deliver a joint approach to care for pregnant teenagers and teenage parents. Bumps2Babes is a package of care to provide antenatal care and deliver a package of information and advice sessions around lifestyles, labour and delivery, infant feeding and other health related information.

The service is provided by a public health midwife and a targeted youth support advisor.”

Call the Antenatal Clinic on 01423 553010.

Click here to read more.

Empowering Parents 2B

Bespoke parent education package offers a five week programme in Ripon which totals 11 hours for both mums and dads to be.

Call 079066 99989 for details.

Harrogate District Hospital

Community Midwifery Office: 01423 553051 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

Antenatal Clinic: 01423 553010 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)
Maternity Assessment Centre: 01423 557531 (8am-8pm, Monday-Friday)

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SX

Click here for more information.


NCT Essentials Antenatal Courses

Check the website for details on local courses antenatal courses aimed at preparing you for the birth of your child.


Prenatal Pilates

Pre-Natal Pilates

Flexible Yoga and Pilates classes for all levels. Situated above Indulge Cafe in the Zone in Hornbeam Park and under Fit on Cold Bath Rd.

Time: 5.30 – 6.15pm Thursdays

Location: Go Yoga, The Zone, Hornbeam Park.

CALL: Go Yoga on 07471 933488