Pregnancy Calderdale

Birth Preparation Classes

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HD Hypnobirth


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 help your mind lead your body towards a positive birth experience, whatever that experience may be.

You will learn breathing exercises, deep relaxation, visualisations, massage, how to release fear and build confidence, and more.

You will also gain the knowledge to understand your options and the implications of the choices you make.

I also offer one-off sessions on baby basics and feeding your baby, as well as bespoke postnatal care packages, tailored to your needs.


  • Private hypnobirthing classes to couples in the comfort, familiarity and privacy of their own homes. 12 hours, split over 3/4 sessions.
  • Group hypnobirthing class sessions (four couples per group)
  • Group pregnancy relaxation classes for mums-to-be
  • One-on-one sessions on feeding your baby and baby basics
  • Bespoke postnatal care packages

I can travel within a 15 mile radius free of charge, and offer a FREE taster session or telephone consultation. 

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.

Alison Jackson Hypnobirthing Courses, Calderdale. Contact 07860 453721.

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.

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 place.

The best time to attend is between weeks 34-36 of your pregnancy.

Book online at under Services, or call 0771 751 7563.

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 maternity journey.

  • Claire Harbottle, 07761 910900.

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.

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 the best time to attend is between weeks 28-34 of your pregnancy. You should only enrol if you can attend each week for four weeks from the start date.

Partners or birth supporters are welcome to attend, please book them a place.

Getting Ready for Baby, book online: under services, or call 0771 751 7563.

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.


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 nappies. Meet the second Thursday of every month. Weekly coffee mornings are held next door, which you can attend for £1 and bring your drink to the demo.

  • Halifax and Huddersfield Nappy Library. Every second Thursday of the month, 10am. Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Lindley. HD3 3ND.

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 way, and how to make birth a positive experience for you and your baby.

Hypnobirthing works by reducing fear, anxiety and stress. You and your birth partner will learn how to relax and take control of your experience of giving birth.

Courses run on weekdays in the evening. The best time to attend is 28-36 weeks of pregnancy.

Hypnobirthing, Huddersfield Birth Centre. Book online under services, or call 0771 751 7563.

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 siblings welcome.

£1 per meeting donation appreciated, and a snack to share wherever possible.

To confirm dates or if you have an issue that can’t wait, call Rebecca on 01706 433 712 or Ellen on 01422 844 314 or email

La Leche League Calderdale. Machpelah House, Hebden Bridge. Last Friday of the month, 10am-12pm.


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.

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 help.

Suitable for first time parents or those wanting a refresher.

The ideal time to attend is from week 28-35 of your pregnancy. Partners or birth supporters are welcome, please book them a place.

Get Ready for Labour – Active Birth. Book online at under Services or call 0771 751 7563.

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 you, 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.


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 with unfamiliar environments and faces.

At our sessions, we want to show you the facilities and choices on offer when deciding where to give birth, through the sharing of photos and images.

There will also be information in each area and the chance to ask questions and speak to midwives.

Sessions are on the third Saturday of each month and are one hour long. You can attend any time in your pregnancy, but we advise around 34-36 weeks.

The sessions will be held in the room next to the antenatal clinic waiting area at Calderdale Royal Hospital. Access from the Women’s and Children’s entrance, lift 5, floor 2.

Light refreshments provided.

  • Stork Talk, the third Saturday of each month, Calderdale Royal Hospital.  Phone Jill Palmer on 07717 517563 or book online:


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.

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.