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 […]

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 […]

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 found my first birth traumatic and was scared that history would repeat itself. We decided we wanted to have more control and understanding this time round. I / we can […]

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 […]

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 would never have been the best experience of my life without Gemma’s workshop.” I just wanted to share my experience, as birthing my second baby was the greatest achievement of […]

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 […]

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 […]