Antenatal Support

The antenatal period is a time of excitement, but can also present many worries. And there seems to be an awful lot to learn. Below you will find a variety of antennal classes and support for expectant parents in the Shipley area.


Antenatal Support

Antenatal Classes


  • Bradford Antenatal Birth and Beyond
    • Free antenatal classes for expectant parents booked into BRI or having a home birth in the Bradford district. Classes include:
      • Active Birth: Keeping it Normal & When Nature Needs a Hand
      • Labouring in Water/Water Birth
      • Home Birth
      • Multiples (twins and more)
      • Breast Feeding and Bonding
      • Becoming a Family
      • Caring for your Baby
      • Stork Walk (Mini tour of Birth Centre and Labour Ward
    • For more information and to book online, please visit BRI Parent Education.


  • Airedale General Hospital
    • Free antenatal classes for expectant parents booked into Airedale General Hospital. Classes include:
      • Water Birth Session (includes a look at the pool rooms on labour ward)
      • Stork Walk
      • Keep Birth Normal (includes Stork Walk)
      • Caring for your Baby: Building a Positive Relationship
      • When Nature Needs a Hand
      • Hypno-birthing
    • For more information, please visit Airedale Parent Education.


  • NCT
    • The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) offers a range of antenatal courses and workshops, including:
      • Signature Antenatal Course
      • Essentials Antenatal Course
      • Refresher Antenatal Course
      • Yoga for Pregnancy
      • Multiples Workshop
      • Water birth
    • For more information, please visit the NCT.


  • BabyNatal & MummyNatal
    • Offers a range of antenatal courses, including:
      • Caring for your newborn
      • Twins and Multiples
      • MummyNatal
      • Birth Workshops
    • For more information, please visit BabyNatal/MummyNatal.


  • Birth Choices


Doulas/Independent Midwives



  • Independent Midwives
    • Providing a one-to-one midwifery service through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period
    • Please visit IMUK for more information.


  • Independent Midwife – FREE Drop-In
    • First Friday of the month – 10am-12pm
    • Roots & Shoots, Keighley
    • Please contact Dales Midwifery for more information.



  • Pregnancy Yoga
    • Thursdays – 7:30pm-8:45pm
    • Holding Space, Heather Yoga, John Street, Saltaire, BD18 3HU
    • £30 for 6 classes
    • Please visit KellyAnn Yoga for more information.


  • Pregnancy Yoga
    • Mondays – 6pm
    • Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road, Shipley, BD18 3HJ
    • £9 per class/£50 for 6 classes
    • Please visit Bingley Birth Therapies for more information.

Additional Support


  • Breastfeeding Groups
    • Its never too early to prepare to breastfeed, and having support in place before the baby arrives is a good idea.
    • Please visit the Breastfeeding and Postnatal Support page for more information.



If you know of any others support groups and services, or changes in details, please let me know via the Contact page.



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