Science-based Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation

Be prepared & ready to navigate the unexpected Invest in your birth. Transform your birth experience. Embrace every stage of pregnancy, birth and beyond.

'It was the most
amazing experience
of our lives! I was
euphoric after giving
birth and can’t stop talking
about it! Anyone that is
expecting and interested
in working with Gemma.
Its the way forward!!!
DO IT!! It really works!!!

Bekki Robinson

Can you imagine feeling calm and even excited about giving birth?

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!

A complete hypnobirthing and birth preparation package

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.  

Learn about…

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.

"We learnt that a natural and calm birth is possible. Everything was so interesting, informative and positive. We feel so prepared and ready now. Gemma is fabulous- so positive, encouraging and knowledgable. We loved it! Can’t wait to birth and put it all in to practice.. come what may!!"
Dougie & Lucy Kempsell

Gemma Nealon: Midwife, birth educator and trauma therapist

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.

The important role of your birth partner

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.

This package includes:

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

Total cost for full package: £327

This package is also included as part of the Premium Support package.

I absolutely loved Gemma’s Hypnobirthing course. I went in with no real expectations and have left feeling so inspired and positive about the birth. We stumbled upon the course by chance when looking at hypnobirthing courses, and feel so lucky to have found it. It all makes so much sense and I am now looking forward to bringing my baby into the world when he or she is ready to arrive. I’ve been listening to the birth rehearsal track every day and I can feel myself becoming more and more positive. Thank you!
Kim Falconer
My favourite thing was how much Xavier is able to be involved during the birth and to support me. He really feels like he knows what he can do now and not worried about feeling like a third wheel. I can’t explain how huge this is as he’s excited to be involved and that gives me a level of comfort that I wouldn’t have otherwise had. Also the self hypnosis techniques are simple so easy to practice and I’m already trying to apply them in other areas of my life which has been useful. All the information you’ve passed onto us has been invaluable and it has given me the confidence that whatever happens I’ll be able to handle it.
Tammy & Xavier Seneque

Nov 13th

Workshop full

Jan 8th

'Kin Collective', Duncan Place, Edinburgh
(Limited spaces left)

Feb 5th

'Kin Collective', Duncan Place, Edinburgh

Private workshop packages

£450

"Fantastic workshop and so down to earth & honest – highly recommend! I have really enjoyed my day and feel really positive & energised."
Anna McCashin
"Gemma is very passionate & that is clear. Knowledgable from lots of different angles, great ‘range’ of advice on all of labour & pregnancy. Would recommend to anyone."
Katy & Colin
"We took part in this incredible workshop with the inspirational Gemma Nealon. It offered me the opportunity to be in a better place and completely transformed the whole way I thought about birth - it was educational & changed my whole experience. Anyone that is expecting & interested in doing Hypnobirthing- it's the way forward!! DO IT!! It really works!!"
Bekki
"Gemma’s medical training combined with her passion & belief in the impact of Hypnobirthing was hugely reassuring. She is enormously personable, welcoming and exudes an empowering belief in all her students. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to educating parents to be and changing misconceptions around childbirth. This is important and necessary work. You are doing a wonderful thing Gemma!"
Helen Bain & Ben Ingle
"It is clear Gemma knows the craft and delivers the presentation VERY well. She is very friendly and open with loads of anecdotal evidence. Helpful that she has had such a broad experience in midwifery as well as in teaching. Good food & drink too!"
James & Mikaela West
"Superb, really inspirational and motivating. Gemma addressed our fears and doubts and helped to alleviate them through her workshop. Nick and I are really excited about the birth now."
Sophie & Nick
"As a worried expectant father, I learned so many ways to help my wife – as well as building my confidence to deal effectively with the medical team at the hospital."
John
"Gemma has such a high level of knowledge and is able to present with such a positive view of birth with the balanced view of acknowledging medical necessity. I think there is such a benefit to being taught by someone who is a midwife but has also used the techniques herself."
Eleri
"The best part of the workshop was seeing my parter feeling more in control and part of our baby’s birth. Gemma is really approachable and a very good teacher. I am feeling so much more prepared and excited about our baby’s arrival. So pleased we decided to do this workshop with Gemma."
Lizzy Wilson
"This course should be on the NHS. All expectant parents can benefit."
Tim
"Very useful, really glad we came. Great to meet like minded people. Gemma is very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and approachable. Very supportive. Thank you."
Siu & David
"Gemma is supportive, warm, informative and calm! So lovely to have a midwife background- very reassuring. Could not have been better. We both feel a lot more relaxed, calm and prepared for a lovely birth now."
Alison & Sandy Robinson
"We really enjoyed the workshop & feel that it will be very beneficial for us and for our baby to continue practising Natal Hypnotherapy. Gemma has helped us boost our confidence; she is really good and empowering."
Marcela & Dimitris
"Fear can be conquered! The best part of the workshop was Gemma’s knowledge & positivity and the focus on natural techniques. It was well organised, comprehensive & a positive experience."
Christy & Stuart McCleskey
"So useful to have Gemma’s experience as a midwife in the NHS alongside her Hypnobirthing experience. The best part of the workshop were the hypnosis sessions and learning that the birth partner is not just a spare part. This is not hippy nonsense!"
Russell & Noelle
"Gemma is amazing! Informative, open and welcoming. We felt at ease to ask questions. We now realise what everyone loves about it. Amazing informative day!"
Annabel & Michael Higgins
"Money well spent. Feel very positive about birth and my ability to have a safe effective birth. Gemma is very inspiring & knowledgable. Great that she has the experience as a practising midwife as well. She instills confidence."
Susie Gill
"We loved it! Gemma is excellent, enthusiastic and encouraging. The most important thing we learnt was breathing techniques and how to have positive experience despite intervention."
Hannah Putsey & Nick Roberts