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Birth Without Fear Hypnobirthing

Support for your pregnancy and birth – birth preparation courses and pregnancy relaxation classes. Hypnobirthing courses teach you how to have a calm, confident and more comfortable birth. Huddersfield-based Rebecca also runs weekly pregnancy relaxation classes to help you and baby relax and prepare for birth. Contact or call 07946582422.

Aqua Natal

Gentle, free aqua class for pregnant women. Todmorden Sports Centre, Mondays, 3.15-4pm. Book by calling 01706 839090.

Claire Harbottle – Independent Midwife

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. Can travel within 90 minutes of Leeds. Contact me to chat through your options at any point in your…

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The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School

The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School offers a variety of different hypnobirthing courses to help prepare you, your birth partner and your baby for birth. Group and private classes throughout Halifax, Bradford, Leeds, Harrogate and beyond. Contact Laura on 07305 953 547.

Starfish Doula

I am a full-spectrum and birth doula. Doula support is continuous, non-judgemental, emotional and practical. A doula in the birth room is associated with positive outcomes including shorter labours, more satisfied parents, less pain relief and fewer caesareans. Based in Bradford, I cover West Yorkshire and into surrounding counties. I have a range of flexible…

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HD Hypnobirth

ANGELA ROGERS BSc(Hons) Dip Hb(KGH) Hello and congratulations on your pregnancy! My name is Angela Rogers and I’m a mum, a practising midwife and qualified hypnobirthing teacher. I’m passionate about supporting mothers, preparing their mind and body for labour and birth in a calming, relaxed way. Hypnobirthing reduces the fear surrounding childbirth, providing techniques to…

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Holdsworth House

Vintage tea parties for Christenings and baby showers in a private dining room. We’ll set an elegant private dining room for up to 20 guests and decorate the room with bunting, candles and balloons if you wish. You’ll have enough sandwiches, pretty homemade patisserie treats and refreshing tea to feed all your guests. Holdsworth House,…

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The Chocolate Teapot, Brighouse

Cosy tearooms serving afternoon teas, also catering for baby showers. The Chocolate Teapot, Bethel Street, Brighouse. Contact 07740 171078.

The Miniature Tea Company

Afternoon tea packages and personalised cakes for all events, including baby showers and Christenings. The Miniature Tea Company, Bradshaw. Contact 07505 931 183.

The Baby Cakery

Specialises in all kids of nappy cakes, from one to three tiers, with various themes, including gender specific or neutral, animals, christening and personalised. The Baby Cakery, Calderdale. Contact Angie on 07967 941266 or Vikki on 07846 826795.

Baby & Child Emergency First Aid

Three-hour course for parents, family members and anyone else caring for babies and young children. Covering all the basic first aid knowledge to keep children safe in your care, including resuscitation, choking, poisoning, meningitis and burns and scalds. Babies and toddlers welcome, but please let us know. Baby & Child Emergency First Aid, KDA Training,…

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Love Your Birth – Hypnobirthing

Group and bespoke one-to-one hypnobirthing classes. I will show you how to work with your body rather than against it, and support you in whatever choices you make n your baby’s birth. Covers West Yorkshire, including Halifax. Love Your Birth, hypnobirthing courses. Contact Abby on 07871 961 257.

The Gentle Birth Company – Hypnobirthing Courses

Hypnobirthing courses with midwife and hypnobirthing teacher Charlotte Keyworth. Covering West Yorkshire, including Halifax. The Gentle Birth Company. Contact Charlotte Keyworth on 07725 667672.

Gillian Shippey Birth Preparation Workshops – Hebden Bridge

Laid back sessions covering theory and practical information, imagining the mother’s labour beginning, practicing movements and breathing patterns and moving into full dilation, transition and right up to birth. Gillian Shippey Birth Preparation Workshops, Hebden Bridge. Contact Gillian directly for details. 0785 500 4858.  

Gillian Shippey Pregnancy Yoga – Hebden Bridge

Pregnancy yoga classes include postures, movement, breathing and relaxation specifically for pregnancy and to promote vitality and well being for mother and child. Gillian Shippey Pregnancy Yoga, Hebden Bridge, Tuesdays, 8pm-9.30pm. Contact Gillian on 0785 500 4858.

Aveta Home Birth Team

The Aveta Home Birth Team is a 24-hour team of dedicated home birth midwives, providing bespoke support for mums-to-be who want to have their babies at home. Aveta Home Birth Team, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust. 07825 115367.

Halifax and Huddersfield Nappy Library

Thinking about using cloth nappies? Worried about making the transition from disposable to reusable? Halifax and Huddersfield Nappy Library is an advisory and support network to promote the use of cloth nappies, offering free, impartial advice and a loan service, letting you try before you buy. 30 minute nappy demonstrations, comparing different styles of real…

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La Leche League

Friendly and effective mum-to-mum support for breastfeeding. You don’t have to be having problems to attend the monthly meetings – although they always get priority – bring your triumphs too and help support other mums! Come if you’re pregnant or preparing for motherhood, a new mum, an experienced mum or a mum’s support person. Older…

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Titanic Spa – Huddersfield

Relaxing pregnancy treatments include an Elemis peaceful pregnancy massage, Elemis peaceful face and body experience and six facials which are adapted to ensure they are suitable during pregnancy. Please ensure you have spoken with your midwife of GP to ensure they are happy with you attending the spa and using the facilities. Titanic Spa, Linthwaite,…

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The Therapy Rooms, Northowram

Pregnancy treatments to help relieve weight-bearing areas, provide energy and leave you feeling lighter and brighter. Treatments include: Mother-to-be and her bump, with a targeted massage, pregnancy massage; targeted pregnancy massage; pregnancy back massage with luxurious foot treatment and pregnancy massage with deluxe spa pedicures. The Therapy Rooms, Town Gate, Northowram. 01422 200020.

Le Petit Spa

Book yourself some TLC for when your body really needs it the most, using organic ingredients and products safe to use throughout pregnancy. Treatments include: Full body pregnancy massage on a semi-reclined bed with a comfy bolster to lean onto Pre-natal treat, with a full body pregnancy massage to decrease swelling and aches and pains,…

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Radiance Beauty Spa

Mother-to-be Indulge: In our Mum-to-be treatments we use only safe and natural ingredients, including 100% active Shea butter. Treatment includes full body exfoliation, full body massage and facial. Mother-to-be Relax: A relaxing one hour treatment, including a back massage with a taster facial. Radiance, 7 Westgate, Halifax. 01422 321400.

Hypnobirthing Course – Midwife-Led

A four-week, midwife-led, KG hypnobirthing course at Huddersfield Birth Centre. The fee is £150 per mother and covers a place for one birth partner, eight hours of tuition in a small group, plus course book and CDs. KG Hypnobirthing is simple and effective. It teaches you how to work with your body in a natural…

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Getting Ready for Baby

For parents-to-be living in Calderdale, this four week course is organised and run by local Health Visitors, Children’s Centre teams and Community Midwives. Week 1: Giving your baby the best start Week 2: Labour and birth Week 3: Getting to know your baby Week 4: Keeping your baby safe Sessions are for two hours and…

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Breastfeeding Workshop for Parents-To-Be

For all pregnant women under the care of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services. This free two hour workshop focuses on breastfeeding as the optimum way of feeding a baby. The session aims to help parents and babies to get breastfeeding off to the best possible start. Partners are most welcome, please book them a…

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Maternity Course: Get Ready for Labour – Active Birth

Run by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services, this free workshop aims to help you learn about what a woman’s body will be doing in labour and how you can work actively with the body to help the birth along. The focus is on normal labour and birth and what birth partners can do to…

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Stork Talk – Meet the Midwives

Come and meet the midwives who will provide your care! As midwives of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, we want you to have the best experience possible at one of the most significant times of your life. If coming into hospital to have your baby, we understand that this can be an anxious time…

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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…

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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…

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Bumps and Beginnings – Doula Services

The birth doula package includes two antenatal sessions, help to write your birth plan, a doula on call 24 hours a day from 14 days before your due date until week 42, unlimited telephone and email support, continuous emotional and physical support during labour and birth and two postnatal sessions. Bumps and Beginnings, Calderdale. Contact…

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Alison Jackson Hypnobirthing Courses

Sessions on hypnobirthing including relaxation techniques, different types of births, breathing techniques and visualisations, medical intervention and water births. Hypnobirthing courses include 4 x 2.5 hour private sessions held at my home in Brighouse, or in the comfort of your own home, or a two day intense course. Courses include materials and a parent file….

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Alison Jackson – Doula

Doula offering birth and post natal doula services in Calderdale. Antenatal care includes a hypnobirth course and home visit, exploring birth preferences and coping techniques in labour. Birthing doula support includes being on call 24 hours a day for your due date and support during your labour and post partum until you and your baby…

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Helen Scarlett

Offers postnatal and birth doula services in Halifax, and has experience of working with twins. Helen Scarlett, contact 07974 178 543.

Debbie Rosenberg

Debbie offers birth doula services in Calderdale, as well as pregnancy yoga, lyengar yoga and Closing the Bones post-natal recovery massage and ceremony. Debbie Rosenberg, contact 07815 094103.

Sweets and Treats for All Occassions – FIND NUMBER

Personalised sweet carts for events such as birthdays, weddings, baby showers and christenings. Picnic benches with coloured pots, glass bottles and coloured straws, and favours also available. Sweets and Treats for All Occassions, Halifax. Contact Lucy on ……………….

Mandie’s Fancy Faces – bump painting!

Celebrate your pregnancy with a bump painting! Mandie’s Fancy Faces, 07814 419649

Daisy Birthing Classes

Active pregnancy antenatal classes in Halifax and the surrounding areas for mums-to-be. Birthing couples workshops, baby massage and baby yoga classes. Lucy is also a DAISY DOULA, offering support within the labour setting, antenatally and postnatally. Call Lucy Hill on 07949 478867.

Balloons by Cardelium

Bespoke balloons and everything party. Character and themed balloons available, as well as stuffalloons – gifts placed inside balloons, photo balloons and balloon printing. Balloons by Cardelium, Ovenden Road, Halifax. 07813 777075.