Birth Stories

"the birth was beautiful, painless and my greatest achievement...it would never have been the best experience of my life without Gemma’s workshop.”
Sophie Wright

Francesca & Michael Irvine

2nd baby,  labour ward (induction of labour/physiological birth) Francesca’s perspective Having struggled through a long and very painful labour first time round, I was keen

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Josephine Brown

1st baby, labour ward (induction/physiological birth) I just wanted to let you know that I gave birth on Thursday afternoon to a wee boy. I

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Jennifer Patterson

1st baby, labour ward (induction of labour/physiological birth) Due to my age of 42 and being a first time mother, my consultant was very keen

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Maria Solarin

1st baby, hospital birth (induction/physiological birth) Following Gemma’s excellent course, I was all ready for a natural, pool birth, but it was not meant to

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Sarah Leask

(2nd baby, induction/physiological birth) My partner and I arranged to attend Gemma’s workshop a couple of months before our second child was due. I had

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Christy McGarry

2nd baby, labour ward (physiological birth) “I didn’t panic like last time which was my big fear and not being able to believe in my

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Kirsty Brown

1st baby, labour ward (forceps birth) Mother’s intuition…. Now, of course, it can all be put down to mere chance, but this is the day

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Nicola White

2nd baby (elective Caesarian birth) Anna Lily arrived by planned Caesarian  Section last Tuesday and we really couldn’t have asked for a more positive experience.

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Mona Vaghefian Joll

Hospital birth (forceps delivery) Baby Sufyan Vaghefian Joll (Sufi for short) arrived on Wednesday 5th June, a couple of days after his due date, at

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Sarah & James Dunn

1st baby,  labour ward water birth Sarah’s story –Kai’s birth story actually started three weeks before he was born. My husband, James and I had

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Alexa Mathews

1st baby, birth centre (water birth) “The workshop gave us much more information, the opportunity to chat about our fears, understand where they come from

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Erica Edwards

1st baby, birth centre, (water birth) The knowledge and understanding provided to me by Gemma before I gave birth to my first son, in 2008,

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Emma

2nd baby, elective Caesarian birth I remember that after our first session you said that it would be possible for me to have a really

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Georgia

2nd baby, labour ward (water birth) It was Monday evening, and after eating the hottest curry Ive ever managed in my life I was laid

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Sophie Wright

2nd baby, (home birth/physiological birth) “I went into labour with no fear, we walked the streets together” “It was beautiful, painless and my greatest achievement…it

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Hannah Putsey

(1st baby- physiological birth) I felt so damn high during and after the birth on natural hormones! What you taught us was true! I wanted

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Cheryl Miller

1st baby, (emergency Caesarian birth) We attended Gemma’s two day Natal Hypnotherapy workshop; it was fantastic. Gemma is a fountain of knowledge and makes you

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Jen

1st baby,  labour ward (physiological birth) We did Gemma’s hypnobirthing course via Skype in March 2020 and I went on to have one follow up

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Karen Whyte

2nd baby,  labour ward (induction of labour/physiological birth) I can’t thank Gem enough and will be forever grateful that I came across her workshop, which

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Rebecca & Winston Roberts

1st baby,  birth centre (water birth) Started contractions just after midnight Saturday / Sunday morning.  Had been listening to the birth rehearsal tracks regularly in

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Zuzanna Wrzeszczynska

1st baby, (hospital/ physiological birth) ‘This euphoria after giving birth stayed with us for days.’ “My partner and I are first-time parents. In April 2020

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Lucy Kempsell

1st baby, (induction of labour/physiological birth) I was recommended by my Midwife to contact Gemma when I mentioned I was intrigued by hypnobirthing, I didn’t

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Bekki Robinson

2nd baby, home water birth (Click here to watch Bekki’s inspiring labour & birth video.) We are completely overwhelmed with the arrival of our beautiful

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Eilidh & Dale

2nd baby, (hospital birth/physiological birth) If you are at all anxious, worried or scared about labour then DO this workshop! It’s absolutely changed me and

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These  births are all very different; from home to hospital births, water births to emergency caesarian birth. This is because by its very nature birth is unpredictable.  It is important to focus on the birth you want whilst being prepared for anything that can happen on the day!
 The one thing these births have in common is that they are all positive, even when things didn’t of to ‘plan’! With the right preparation you CAN have a positive birth regardless of how or where you give birth. This needs practise and preparation; so like the couples above, dont leave your positive birth to chance!
With my knowledge as a practising midwife and experience using and teaching Hypnobirthing I love to help woman and their birth partner increase their chance of a natural birth whilst preparing them for anything that could happen on the day.