Science-based
Hypnobirthing workshops

In Edinburgh and online, taught by Midwife Gemma Nealon

This workshop is for you if want to feel
calm and in control when you give birth.

You'll learn about-

What people who attend this workshop say-

Hi, I’m Gemma Nealon.
I’m a Midwife, birth educator and birth trauma therapist

Having had two wonderful 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. That’s why I have created a positive, pragmatic and balanced workshop that teaches you how to have a calm birth regardless of how or where you plan to have your baby. It has helped hundreds of couples have a positive births sometimes against the odds. If you are planning on birthing at home, in a birth centre or hospital I would love to help you have positive birth.

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 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.

Hi, I’m Gemma Nealon.
I’m a Midwife, birth educator and birth trauma therapist

Having had two wonderful 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. That’s why I have created a positive, pragmatic and balanced workshop that teaches you how to have a calm birth regardless of how or where you plan to have your baby. It has helped hundreds of couples have a positive births sometimes against the odds. If you are planning on birthing at home, in a birth centre or hospital I would love to help you have positive birth.

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 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.

What's Included in your workshop?

A safe space to connect with other pregnant women and access researched based, safe guidance from me. We close with a guide Hypnobirthing and relaxation session. You can attend these  monthly classes during pregnancy as well as postnatally, with baby in arms. 

Find out more about ‘Birth Calm’ classes here.

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 access this workshop as many times in pregnancy and even at 3am in the morning at home when your milk comes in and you need some help. Find out more about my ‘Breastfeeding Calm’ workshop here.

A Facebook community group provides additional support and learning videos that provide guidance and practical advice.

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.

To remind you of practical steps, positive affirmations and visualisation and relaxation techniques that you can keep in your birth ‘toolkit’.

I have designed these Hypnosis tracks using all my experince as a Midwife and Natal Hypnotherapist for maximum impact. They will guide you into a state of peaceful calm as part of your birth preparation, to attain deep relaxation before sleep and to guide you during the birth. 

You will receive £20 off your first session with me. This can be used to create a personalised Hypnobirthing track, conquer a specific fear or resolve previous phobias or trauma.

Sun 27th Nov 2022

'Kin Collective', Duncan Place, Edinburgh
(Two couples spaces left)

Sat 14th Jan 2023

'Kin Collective', Duncan Place, Edinburgh

Hypnobirthing Refresher

A bespoke workshop for those who trained with me last time via Zoom

Birth coaching & bespoke Hypnobirthing track

Powerful pesonalised hypnosis and coaching created specifically for you

Frequently asked Questions.

Group workshops are taught over one day (0915-1730) at Kin Collective in Edinburgh City Centre. Plant-based refreshments and light lunch are included. Private workshops are taught over two, 2.5 hour session over Zoom at a time that suits you.

YES! They have such an important role! 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 workshop 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. 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! Birth partners love this workshop as they have a HUGE role to play on the day.

A bit like training for a marathon the more practise you get in the better. Many couples start attending from 22 weeks in pregnancy if they want lots of practise or if they are particularly anxious, however on average people mostly attend between 26 and 34 weeks gestation.
 
It is never too late however and I have taught people days or weeks before they go on to have successful births.

If you’re learning something by yourself, it’s easy to become distracted and go on to other activities. When you do a generic online course often your birth partner will not be as involved and they have a hugely important role on the day. Sadly I treat many people for birth trauma who have done cheap self-study Hypnobirthing courses. Sadly not all Hypnobirthing is made equally and I hear many reports of couples being set up to fail after being promised the birth they wanted, as if it were an option on a menu. They often feel angry that they were made to feel that for less than the price of a your average lunch out they could do a course that promised the world and because of this they regret not investing in a proper course when they say they were not fully prepared. When you attend a course you get direct access to my thousands of hours experience as a Midwife, perinatal trauma therapist and antenatal teacher. You will also get continued support and access to me via all the free extras I include to make sure we cover all basis. If you feel investing in yourself, your baby’s birth, your mental health is worth it, and if you feel that starting out as a parent feeling positive and not traumatised is valuable then you will value birth education. Just like a wedding day this is one of the most important days of your life

The group workshop is £367 and a private workshop is £450

Cancellation Policy-
I request at a minimum of two weeks notice prior to your scheduled workshop to cancel or reschedule. This allows me to offer your spot to another birth team. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded; unless your place can be filled.  Please note this includes if you test positive for Covid-19. My workshop venue holds limited seating, and most of my workshop sell out, therefore last minute cancellations refunded would equate to loss of earnings for a small business. I hope you understand.

What people say after this workshop say-

Want a positive birth?

No matter how you feel now, and what your history is, you can have a positive birth.

 

Research shows that sadly 1 in 3 woman and birth partner’s feel traumatised by their birth experience, but this does not need to be you. The birth of your baby is the beginning of an important, life-changing journey. Starting parenthood feeling secure and calm is crucial. Even 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! Wether 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.

This is a complete Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation program.

 

It’s easy to become distracted by the things that don’t really matter long term, like prams and nursery furniture. Take it from the rest of us- don’t wait until your second or third birth to prioritise birth education and getting informed. Investing in your birth is one of the best decision you can make in your life. I have spent 10 years developing this course using all my training, knowledge and experience as a Midwife, birth educator and birth trauma therapist. I have helped hundred of couples positively give birth, so you can feel confident you are covering all basis and doing everything you can to prepare for one of the most important days of your life. 

The benefits of this workshop-

All births Can be positive

You'll learn how to have a calm and in control birth in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.

Feel calm

You'll learn powerful breathing, self hypnosis and relaxation techniques to relax at will.

For birth Partner

You're birth partner will feel empowered and will know how to care and support you during childbirth.

Natural birth

You'll increase your chance of a natural birth whilst knowing how to calmly navigate a change of plan.

Team work

You'll learn when to say 'yes' to medical intervention and when to say 'no' and how to work with (not against) the medical team caring for you.

Positive memories

You'll feel positive, prepared and confident to have a positive birth so you'll remember one of the most important days of your life with joy.

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