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 was induced at 38 weeks because of the Gestational Diabetes. The induction started on Tuesday afternoon and went through every stage, pessary, gel, lots of walking and ultimately hormone drip. […]

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 for me to be induced at 40 weeks.  I had initially agreed to it at one of my first appointments with the midwifes without really knowing much about it.  In […]

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 be. This is because our beautiful daughter decided to arrive nearly four weeks early. My waters broke unexpectedly on Saturday night. At this stage I could have panicked but instead […]

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 both Luke and I independently had thought that Amelia would begin her journey to meet us. Our ‘due date’ by scan was 4/12/2014 but we were keen to hold off […]

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 been planning a homebirth and our midwifery team had been completely supportive of our decision. Our midwife came to the house the day before I turned 38 weeks to drop […]

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 and practice different coping mechanisms as well as hypnosis sessions.” After being filled with the fear of god by TV, media, and every Tom, Dick and Harry’s tales of horror […]

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, was utterly key to my wonderful and enjoyable water birth. While pregnant, Gemma gave me one-to-one coaching and also gave me a reading list of books to get me into […]

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 to get in touch to say that me and Neil had our baby boy, Remy, on 17th April. We had an amazing birth experience, thanks to your hypnobirthing course, the […]

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 feel so at ease. She is so approachable and no question is too silly. My husband found the workshop beneficial in getting him prepared for what was to come. My […]

Ilaria Nardini & Alistar Gray

1st baby, (labour ward/ physiological birth) “WOW! I can’t recommend both Gemma and her course enough!!!…As a Dad I was also equipped with various tools and techniques to help throughout labor and I used of all them to great affect.” Alistair’s perspective: My fiance and I recently attended Gemma’s Natal-Hypnotherapy course in the lead up […]