Pregnancy Calderdale

Doulas and Independent Midwives

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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. 

Featured Listing

Lotus Birth Yoga

Fay Lodge

RM, NMP, BMidwif(Hons), MSc Midwifery, RYT, RPYT

Hello and congratulations!

My name is Fay Lodge. I am a practising midwife with over 10 years’ experience, with a passion for promoting normality and supporting women and their birth partners to have a safe and positive birth experience. I discovered yoga 5 years ago and soon realised the benefits yoga could have on pregnancy, labour and birth. I am registered to teach Pregnancy Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

I run weekend and 4-day prenatal yoga and birth preparation retreats in the UK and Europe. The retreats combine yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation techniques which are beneficial to pregnancy, labour and birth with workshops providing birth preparation and education.

The workshops cover traditional antenatal parent education alongside a wealth of gentle and natural coping techniques to assist and empower mums and birth partners through pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. No further antenatal classes needed! The courses also offer an introduction to the use of Rebozo for pregnancy and labour.

Discover how yoga asana mirror active birth positions, how pranayama can aid breathing and relaxation in pregnancy and labour, and find empowerment and confidence through education, allowing you to have a positive birth experience, wherever and however that may take place.

Check out our website and Facebook page for more information, email or call/WhatsApp on 07894 553881.

Testimonial: Dan Aharoni (Dad-to-be, Spain Retreat, May 2019): This retreat was one of a kind, such an amazing experience! Fay was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and inspiring. The maternity workshops enabled us to process, reflect and share our thoughts and feelings regarding the pregnancy and birth. The yoga and meditation sessions were great, we now have a long list of pregnancy-suitable poses and exercises we integrated into our practice! Maite cooked the most delicious (and healthy) food(!!), and ‘Asturias Yoga Shala’ provided the perfect setting for this wonderful experience. Both my wife and I got back empowered, inspired, relaxed and happy from this long weekend.

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 are settled. Post natal care includes a home visit to process your birth experience and offer other practical information and emotional assistance.

Alison Jackson, doula. Contact 07860 453721.

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.

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 07949 478867.

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.

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.

Helen Scarlett

Offers postnatal and birth doula services in Halifax, and has experience of working with twins.

Helen Scarlett, contact 07974 178 543.

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 support packages to support you in your journey to parenthood, whatever level of support you need.

Contact: Caz Merrett, 07913 387889