Hypnobirthing with Franki - Modern Antenatal Classes

Modern antenatal classes for everyone & ALL types of birth. Private 1:1 and group courses available.

I help expectant parents learn the truth about birth, banish the myth that birth is scary and help them have a positive, beautiful birth.

Operating as usual

08/02/2024

I still have spaces for my group hypnobirthing course at the end of February.

If you want to go into your birth feeling calm and confident and leave any fear behind you, then this is the perfect course for you.

Join me over two Sundays to learn
🟣everything you need to know about labour and birth
🟡how to make choices about your birth that are right for YOU
🟣learn to trust your body and the birth process
🟡 leave fear behind you and embrace a calm confidence that will leave you feeling like birth is going to be an amazing rite of passage

Just £50 deposit needed to book your space.

Drop me a 💜 if you want more details.

03/02/2024

The first babies of 2024!

It's been a quiet month for babies making their entrance into the world for the lovely parents I get to meet.

2 girls and a boy!

I wonder how many February will bring and if we will get a leap day baby?

19/01/2024

December saw 8 more babies welcomed into the world by the lovely couples I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with!

Including 1 Christmas Day baby! 🎄 🎁

I wonder how many we will see in January?

I know, I know, I'm a few weeks late! It's been a busy January 🤪

16/01/2024

Here are a few things coming up over the next couple of weeks!

🟣Pregnancy Relaxation Class - suitable from 12 weeks. A chance to take time to chat all things birth, enjoy some yummy treats from before a half hour guided relaxation to help you unwind. There is a new venue for these, they will now be held at
🟡 New Mum Relaxation - the same kind of format as above but for new mums with babies in arms. Come and chat all things new motherhood (whether it's your first or fifth baby), enjoy some delicious snacks and then relax into a guided relaxation. Babies are welcome.
🟣 Group Hypnobirthing Course - this is the first one of the year. These are held over two Sundays at and are the perfect way to prep for birth and meet other expectant parents too.
🟡 Scan Painting and Pregnancy Relaxation evenings are back! These super popular scan painting evenings are back and the first one is in March this year. Come and join me and Danielle from as we spend the evening getting creative. Danielle will prepare your scan art for you, all you need to do is pick your colours and paint. Then we end the evening with a guided relaxation.

If you fancy joining me for any of these, comment ME below and I'll pop you the link to book.

16/12/2023

👶Birth Story of Noah👶

This week my middle one turned 5, and I thought it only right to share his birth story to celebrate.

Noah's birth was absolutely life changing and is the reason I am here today doing this.

If you fancy a read it's over on my blog, I've popped the link in my bio for you.

But it involves
🏠 Home Birth
🛀 Water Birth
🦸‍♂️ Compound Presentation
🩸 PPH
🚑 Transfer to hospital

Proof that a positive birth experience doesn't always equal "perfect".

09/12/2023

Better late than never!

8 lovely couples that I've worked with welcomed 8 beautiful, snuggly babies into the world in November.

An even split of 4 boys and 4 girls as well.

I wonder how many December will see us greet?

One of those lovely Mama's has also very kindly shared her birth story with me, so I'll be popping that up on the website really soon.

Photos from Hypnobirthing with Franki - Modern Antenatal Classes's post 20/11/2023

Birth is noisy right?

Generally yes. But it doesn't have to be the kind of noisy we often see on TV.

Making noises in labour are actually really helpful, especially if they are low, throaty kinds of noises.

Some people moo, some people roar, some people hum or groan or moan.

All of these kinds of noises tell our body to release endorphins, which are our bodies very own pain killers, said to be stronger than morphine.

But these kinds of noises can also help us to relax our jaw, which in turn helps to relax the pelvis.

So if you feel the urge to make noise during labour and birth, go for it. Lean into that instinct and use it to your benefit.

02/11/2023

6 new beautiful babies were welcomed into the world in October from some of the lovely couples I have had the absolute pleasure of meeting and teaching.

I wonder how many we will welcome in November?

Photos from Hypnobirthing with Franki - Modern Antenatal Classes's post 01/11/2023

Worried about tearing when you are giving birth?

I totally get it. The thought of tearing down there could make anyone squirm and unfortunately it's something we hear in birth stories a lot!

So what can you do to prevent this or reduce the severity of tearing?

Well a few things actually.

🟡 Choose a UFO position. This stands for upright, forward and open. Avoid laying on your back if you can.
🟣 Regular perineal massage from 35 weeks (check this is safe for you with your midwife).
🟡 Pelvic floor exercises
🟣 BREATHE. Don't hold your breath during the pushing part. Breathe.
🟡 Avoid coached pushing if you can. Push when your body is telling you to.

And please remember, if you do tear, you haven't done anything wrong and our bodies are incredible and you will heal.

Are you worried about tearing? Do you want to ask me anything about tearing?

Photos from Hypnobirthing with Franki - Modern Antenatal Classes's post 27/10/2023

The best thing about hyonobirthing, it's portable!

OK so there are tons of other massive benefits of doing a hypnobirthing course but I honestly think that one of the best things about it, is that it's portable.

This means you can use it absolutely anywhere at all, even if your birth takes a totally different route to the one you'd been hoping for, hypnobirthing doesn't change and can be applied to ALL situations.

In fact, I think that's when it really does come in handy, when things go a little bit off track.

Tell me, where did you use your hypnobirthing tools and techniques?

Photos from Hypnobirthing with Franki - Modern Antenatal Classes's post 26/10/2023

Pregnancy Relaxation is back!

The next class will be on the 1st November at 6:30pm at

Come in your comfiest clothes, join me and Sam and other mums to be as we start the evening with an open circle where you can chat about what is on your mind that week, ask questions and meet other local mums.

There will be delicious snacks for you to nibble on from and drinks.

We then end the evening with a half hour guided relaxation before you go home ready to roll into bed.

Spaces still available, and you can book by going to the link in my bio.

Photos from F.A.B - Wakefield's post 13/10/2023

Did you know I teach antenatal classes with F.A.B- Wakefield

They cover all things breastfeeding and I do the birth stuff?

10/10/2023

Pregnancy Relaxation classes are back!!

I love holding these evenings for you, and honestly I wish I could do them whilst also closing my eyes and having a lie down.

But that's for you to do, not me!

We start the evening with a relaxed chat, some snacks and a drink before you settle down for a half hour guided relaxation to send you home feeling rested and ready for bed.

Fancy joining me for the next one?

https://buytickets.at/hypnobirthingwithfranki/1030730

Photos from ARTventurers Wakefield East and the Five Towns's post 07/10/2023

Next Scan Art Evening is coming.

20/09/2023

Having a baby? Or know someone that is?

Why not join one of our antenatal classes? We run 6-week courses on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings all about what to expect and breastfeeding!

We also have the lovely Hypnobirthing with Franki - Modern Antenatal Classes in a few sessions who covers some of the aspects of the birth!

If you would like any more information or to enquire about dates, please email [email protected] with your name, phone number, postcode and due date!

MY Maternity

02/06/2023

Nesting Mama's Pregnancy Relaxation Retreat is happening on 24th June and we'd love for you to join us.

I am running this day with Mama Tree Hypnobirthing & Baby Massage and we are going to make sure you leave feeling totally relaxed, pampered and with your cup well and truly full.

We will be starting the day with a welcome nosecco brunch, think pastries, fresh fruit and juice.

There will be a welcome circle with cacao, guided relaxations as well as luxurious hand & foot massages from Sally, a trained beautician.

We will be getting creative during the day too.

Your lunch is also included before we finish the day with even more relaxation for you.

All interspersed with some pregnancy and birthy chat, where we are happy to help answer any questions you might have too.

Tickets are on sale now here https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hypnobirthingwithfranki

19/04/2023

Tomorrow's IG live is all about birth bags!

What you need to pack in them, what you really don't need and our top tips.

If you have any questions drop them in the comments below and me and will answer them tomorrow.

See at 7pm on the 20th April!

21/03/2023

Are you coming?

This week I'll be chatting all about birth bags with

We'll be covering when to pack them, what to pack in them, and giving you all our top tips for packing them, including packing for a home birth.

This Thursday live on Instagram.

Let us know if you have any questions you want answering 😁

Don't forget to tag a friend who might find this useful.😘

19/03/2023

These crazy three all call me mum! How bloody lucky am I?

My life would be so very different without them, each one has changed me monumentally, and each in such different ways. They have each shaped my life and taken it down paths I never even dreamed of before they arrived.

Whenever I look at them though, I always remember the one that never made it earth side and wonder who they might have become if we had got to meet them.

So wherever you are at today on your motherhood journey, whether it's a day of joy or a hard day, I'm sending you all my love!

10/03/2023

Last night's live with Mama Tree Hypnobirthing & Baby Massage when we talked all about relaxation in pregnancy and the many benefits of it & why we both love running the classes.

PLUS we let you all in on some exciting plans that are coming in June!!

07/03/2023

Another week, another live chat!

This week me and Mama Tree Hypnobirthing & Baby Massage are talking about pregnancy relaxation, why it's important, the benefits and how to do it.

We may even have some exciting news to share with you all as well, but you'll have to tune in to find out what.

We will be live at around 7pm on Thursday 9th March here on Facebook.

We would love to see you there!

Photos from Hypnobirthing with Franki - Modern Antenatal Classes's post 06/03/2023

No gas & air? What now?

So it can be worrying for some that gas & air has been suspended in some hospitals, but firstly I want you to know this isn't wide spread so please don't panic.

But just in case you were hoping to use gas & air, it's a good idea to find out about other options of pain relief available to you.

Both pharmaceutical such as epidural & pethidine, and non-pharmaceutical like using water and tens machines.

We talked lots about this in last week's live with which is saved on the grid, and I cover all this in depth on all my courses.

But for those of you who want the low down, we are running an A-Z of pain relief workshop for anyone who wants to know much, much more.

If you are interested drop a ❤️ below and I'll send you more info!

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03/03/2023

Are you pregnant and would love to make something beautiful from your scan pictures?

Come join me and for our first scan painting and pregnancy relaxation evening of 2023.

These evenings always prove to be popular and we have the best time making beautiful keepsake art before ending the evening with a guided relaxation.

It's such a treat to flex those creative muscles, enjoy yummy snacks and then take 30 mins to just totally and utterly switch off and relax.

We only have 4 tickets left for our next evening on 5th March, so don't hang around.

Link to book is in my bio! We'd love to see you there or tag someone below who you think would love to join us.

02/03/2023

There are so many birth books out there for you to use to help increase your knowledge bank about everything birth related.

There are so many because there's just SO much you can learn. This is just a very, very small selection of the books I've got, the ones I've read most recently.

I'm part of because I cannot get enough birth info into my brain. I could talk about it all day long, and so I also want to keep up to date and full of information that's really useful to you, so if you have questions on a course, I can give you an answer or at least signpost you to the right place.

My most favourite birthy book is Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage by Dr Rachel Reed. I cannot recommend this book enough, whether you are pregnant, plan to give birth or have given birth before. Read it. It's eye opening.

So tell me, what was your favourite birthy book?

23/02/2023

Little reminder that tonight I'll be going live with Mama Tree Hypnobirthing & Baby Massage

We will be talking about birth partners tonight, about how often they aren't keen on hypnobirthing to begin with, how it can help them, the benefits of having a birth partner on board plus more.

7pm on Instagram.

As always, if you have any questions just drop us a message.

See you tonight!

20/02/2023

I only have 1 space for private clients in March and 1 in April, so if you want one of them to be yours drop me a message and lets chat!

10/02/2023

Not really sure what hypnobirthing actually is? We've got your back.

I'm going live on Instagram on Thursday next week with Teresa from to chat all about what hypnobirthing really is, because if we are being really honest, the name doesn't really tell you anything about it. 🙈🤫

We are gonna defluff it, talk about what to expect on a course, and chat about what it can do for you in pregnancy, birth and beyond.

We will answer any questions you've got about hypnobirthing too, so either drop them in a comment below or join us live and ask us then.

We'd absolutely love to see you there, and tag any of your pregnant friends so they can join us too. The more the merrier (although that also means if we mess up it will be a bit more embarrassing too).

Thursday 16th Feb at 7pm live on Instagram! Bring a cuppa and come say hi!

08/02/2023

Super excited to announce that tickets for the next scan painting and pregnancy relaxation evening with are now available to book!

We released them last night and they are selling pretty quickly so if you fancy joining me and Danielle for an evening of creativity and relaxation don't hang around.

When we host these evenings we always have the best time. Danielle shows you how to create an absolutely beautiful piece of scan artwork, no art experience is necessary.

And then we finish the evening with a super chilled guided relaxation to help you unwind and relax before you head home.

Link to book a spot is in my bio!

08/02/2023

Scan Painting & Pregnancy Relaxation evenings are back! 🎉

We'd love for you to join us on our first scan painting and pregnancy relaxation evening of 2023.

Me & Danielle have missed hosting these evenings and cannot wait to open the doors again for the beautiful evenings of creativity and relaxation.

Spaces are already selling fast and we only put them on sale last night, so don't hang about if you'd like to come.

🤰 Calling all pregnant mamas 🤰
On Sunday 5th March, we will be hosting our next Scan Painting & Pregnancy Relaxation Evening with Hypnobirthing with Franki - Modern Antenatal Classes ❤

An evening of creativity and relaxation! You'll leave feeling restful and with a beautiful piece of scan artwork to treasure.
We will be using acrylic ink to paint onto wooden discs, I prepare the discs in advance from your emailed scan image, so all you have to do is decide what colours you'd like to add 😍 I promise you don't need to consider yourself an 'artist'.

We'll then enjoy drinks and treats before settling into a super special relaxation to calm you and connect with your baby 🤰

Franki and I can't wait to welcome you there! We both absolutely adore hosting these evenings!

Let me know if you have any questions,
Danielle 🙂

https://www.artventurers.co.uk/wakefieldeast/events/scan-painting-pregnancy-relaxation-evening/

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