Services we offer

Maria offers a wide range of services for expectant parents & new parents within The Village Scarborough & at The Balance Rooms in Pickering.


She is a qualified doula & birth worker and has worked for maternity services for 8 years.

She is accredited to The Royal College of Midwives and offers Antenatal Education, Hypnobirthing, Doula  services, Mother Wellness, Baby Massage & Breastfeeding support.

You can receive a free treatment using Weleda within The Village whilst your little ones play.

She also runs the Cloth Nappy library from The Village & offers baby wearing support here too, With the sling library running once a month.


Maria is also Chair of Coast & Country Maternity Voices working with the NHS to improve the maternity care in Malton & Scarborough.

The Village is a free hub to come into & will be open Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 10am - 2pm for you to come, meet Maria, grab a hot drink, change/feed baby, meet friends and see the services Maria offers.

Maria can then make appointments for her services on days/times to suit your requirements should you wish. You can also book classes with Maria via the website.

Maria created The Village to be the home of communication for all your pregnancy/birth/baby needs and we will put you in touch with other classes from here too, whether they be offered on site or externally. So that you receive the best  for your pregnancy birth and parenthood, to suit your individual needs


Pregnancy relaxation starting Thursday 5th & every Thursday in blocks of 4, 6pm-7pm

Baby Massage starting Tuesday 10th & every Tuesday in term time, 1pm-1.45pm

Hypnobirthing Taster Session, Monday 9th, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Antenatal Education, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd, 5pm-8pm.

Antenatal Classes

Priding herself on delivering up to date information, Maria's Antenatal Education is delivered in a relaxed environment, families welcome, tailor made to suit your needs. 


Hypnobirthing is delivered to focus on achieving the birth you desire, in surroundings that bring you at ease. Learning no matter what course your birth takes, you are able to maintain calm and comfort.

Free facial/ arm/hand massge

Tired, busy? Let the little ones play whilst you take some time out and enjoy a free mini treatment using weleda natural products.

Book a pregnancy relaxation session on Thurday evenings and enjoy learning techniques to use at home too.

2019 The Village Founded by Maria Machin

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