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 allowed us to have the most wonderful birthing experience second time around, something I didn’t think could ever happen.

With our first baby, we had a very traumatic and long drawn out labour that left me with a very difficult recovery physically and emotionally. I was terrified that it would happen again with this baby and decided to investigate the possibility of hypnobirthing. I came across Gem on Facebook and booked into her workshop immediately. When we explained to Gem about our fears she put us at ease and advised us to listen to the extra trauma tracks and within a couple of weeks I began to look forward to the birth, not something I ever imagined I’d be able to do.

Our due date came and went and labour had to be induced at almost 42 wks. When we went into hospital we were fully expecting the process to take a long time and having heard many horror stories of induction I was quite terrified. However we were prepared with our tracks and techniques and I was determined to keep in the zone. My induction worked very quickly and within half an hour I was experiencing very strong sensations that I was have to use our special touch and “321 relax” to deal with. These only got stronger and within a few hours we were transferred to labour ward, where things progressed very quickly. Joseph arrived about an hour after getting my waters broken and despite it all happening so very quickly, I felt completely in control and calm throughout, I can’t thank Gem enough and will be forever grateful that I came across her workshop, which allowed us to have the most wonderful birthing experience second time around, something I didn’t think could ever happen.”