The birth of your baby is the beginning of an important, life-changing journey. If you feel secure and calm, you will greatly increase your natural oxytocin – a crucial hormone involved in birth, breast-feeding and bonding with your baby.
‘Joy’, ‘bliss’ and ‘euphoria’ are words that many of my clients have used to describe their birth experience. You can feel this way too!
If you are fearful of pain, anxious about the ‘unexpected’ or would simply like to maximise your chance to achieve a natural, drug free birth, then this package is ideal for you.
It is also suitable if you know that you will experience a medicalised birth. You can absolutely still feel calm, confident and in control…and enjoy a beautiful, peaceful birth!
Weather you plan to give birth at home or in hospital, via induction, caesarean or waterbirth, these practical tools and techniques will help you transform your birth experience.
The physiology of birth and practical steps that help your body function effectively.
Be prepared, fully informed and ready to navigate the unexpected, regardless of whether a pregnancy is ‘high risk’ or ‘low risk’.
Overcome fear and anxiety by learning powerful pain management and self-hypnosis techniques that create deep relaxation and a positive mind-set.
Understand the emotional and physical support that a birth partner can provide and the vital role they have to play in a positive, peaceful birth.
Feel empowered – ready to embrace every stage of pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Having had two blissful home births myself, I passionately believe in your body’s ability to give birth. As an experienced midwife and birth trauma specialist, I also understand that medical intervention is sometimes necessary and learning Hypnobirthing is not enough.
I do not recommend changing the language of birth like most Hypnobirthing teachers or even hint about rainbows or unicorns! Instead, we talk about research, physiology and facts that get you results. My workshops are realistic, powerful and many report life-changing.
My unique science and research-based hypnobirthing and birth preparation method will provide you with all that you need to know to experience a positive birth and prepare you for all eventualities. I also provide on-going support and guidance via access to regular workshops and classes, both before and after the birth of your baby.
We have all watched movies where a woman’s birth partner, usually the dad, is nervously panicking, unsure of how he can help. This cultural narrative needs changing!
Whether your birth partner will be your husband, partner, friend or relative, they provide vital emotional and physical support. Feelings of trust and connection with your birth partner play an important role in building confidence and calm.
This package will enable you and your birth partner to understand the birth process, how you can advocate for yourself in pregnancy and birth and how your birth partner can support and communicate your needs. Leaving you feeling confident, in control and able to concentrate on achieving a peaceful, positive birth.
One day Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation Workshop (09.15-17.30, refreshments and lunch are provided) A group workshop for women and their birth partners.
In this comprehensive workshop you will learn:
Positive Birth Scotland is fully inclusive and provides a safe space where everyone is welcome, regardless of race or gender. It is recommended that you attend this workshop with your birth partner. However, if you are a single mum, LGBTQ or surrogate family, whatever your situation – this workshop will be appropriate for your needs.
This package is suitable for everyone, even if you have experienced a previous, traumatic birth. However, the more specialist services provided within the one-to-one premium support or birth trauma therapy, offered via Birth Trauma Scotland, may be more appropriate, depending on your needs.
UNLIMITED FREE ‘Birth Calm’ classes. Pregnancy mind-set, support and guided hypnosis session – a safe space to connect with other pregnant women and access researched based, safe guidance from a midwife. You can attend these bi-weekly classes during pregnancy as well as postnatally, with baby in arms. Find out more about ‘Birth Calm’ classes here.
UNLIMITED FREE ‘Breastfeeding Calm’ workshops. Learn about the benefits of Colostrum Harvesting (antenatal hand expressing) and access support, guidance and practical advice from an experienced midwife who has helped hundreds of women to successfully breastfeed. You can attend these bi-weekly classes during pregnancy as well as postnatally, with baby in arms. Find out more about ‘Breastfeeding Calm’ workshops here.
Exclusive access to ‘Midwife In My Pocket’. This community group provides additional support and learning videos that provide guidance and practical advice.
The Positive Birth Scotland Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation Book, by Gemma Nealon. This exclusive ‘must have’ resource contains all you need to know to have positive birth and answers common questions such as when to go to hospital and how to plan for the postnatal period. Explaining topics in easy-to-understand language, it includes information on different modes of delivery, perineal tearing and all pharmaceutical and non-pharma methods of pain management.
Birth Preparation prompts – to remind you of practical steps, positive affirmations and visualisation and relaxation techniques that you can keep in your birth ‘toolkit’.
Nine Hypnosis tracks – Designed to guide you into a state of peaceful calm – perfect for attaining deep relaxation before sleep and to use during your birth.
£20 off one-to-one birth coaching with Gemma Nealon
'Kin Collective', Duncan Place, Edinburgh
(Limited spaces left)