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 to find ways to cope better both during the pregnancy and when the time came to meet our new baby. As a GP, through my previous experiences, I had a […]

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 […]

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 body. It was all amazing.” Hi Gemma, I wanted to say thank you so so so much for all of your help and wisdom and for being so amazing. Your […]

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 […]

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 on the couch with husband and my daughter. At half 8 I felt a bizarre pop sensation in my abdomen but seriously had no clue that it was the waters. […]

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 […]

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 one-to-one session afterwards. We both found the course really interesting and well delivered. My science-minded husband had been a bit sceptical about hypnobirthing but he really enjoyed the theory behind […]

Marcela de Leon & Dimitrios Sferopoulos

1st baby, labour ward (preterm delivery at 27 weeks gestation/physiological birth) “I am still in awe of how things happened, of how calm and relaxed I kept “ “Oh, you must have been so stressed!!!” is the first thing we often hear (accompanied by a look of anguish and almost horror in their eyes) when […]