'Midwife In My Pocket'

12-week premium support

Exclusive, personalised coaching, hypnobirthing and support for pregnancy, birth and beyond.

'Kai’s arrival into the
world was about as peaceful
as we could ever have hoped
for. We consider
the course to have been invaluable for us and Gemma’s ongoing support has allowed us to feel confident we were making the right decisions.'
Sarah and James Dunn

Experience a positive birth - feel calm and in control.

Do you want to increase your chance of a natural birth?

Are you anxious about the ‘unexpected’?

Have you experienced a previous, traumatic birth? 

Imagine if you had unlimited access to a ‘midwife in your pocket’ who could support and guide you through every step of your pregnancy…

Do you value the safe and peaceful birth of your new baby?

Embrace every stage of pregnancy, birth and beyond

This exclusive package will provide you with personalised support that will meet your individual needs and prepare you and your birth partner for a calm and positive journey into childbirth. Unique, science and research-based methods will provide you with all you need to know to overcome any fears or previous trauma and help you understand what actions and mindset are needed to reduce your chance of complications.

‘Midwife in my pocket’ is created by me, Gemma Nealon.

I am a passionate advocate for the right of every woman and her birth partner to experience a positive birth. As an experienced midwife, birth trauma specialist and birth-coach, I’ve helped hundreds of women and their birth partners, from all different backgrounds, cultures and circumstances, experience a positive birth. 

Maternity practitioners and health professionals favour my approach to birth preparation – because my methods are trusted and supported by research. 

You and your birth partner will feel fully prepared and ready to navigate the unexpected, regardless of how or where your baby is born.

Do you value the safe and peaceful birth of your new baby? I’d love to work with you.

"It was the most amazing experience of our lives!!! So happy to have her here with us!!! I was euphoric after giving birth and can’t stop talking about it! After having quite a difficult long medicated and disconnected labour first time round I went in carrying some apprehension about my next journey to my baby. With Gemma’s support I felt confident, empowered, inspired and so excited about having a more natural birth and confident in my ability as a woman. She offered me the opportunity to be in a better place and completely transformed the whole way I thought about birth- it was educational and changed my whole experience. Gemma was brilliant, and gave me so much focus and made me so sure I could be in control. With the help and support of Gemma we managed to achieve our home pool birth with no pain relief or gas air just pure Hypnobirthing, she was breathed into this world calmly."
Bekki Robinson
"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 labour and I used of all them to great affect (at least I think I did). We arrived to the hospital with my fiance 8cm dilated and gave birth to our beautiful daughter ‘Rumi’ an hour and a half later, all natural. Rumi was breathed into this world. Gemma is so passionate and any fears you have just disappear and she makes you confident you could handle anything that labour throws at you! I have already told all my pregnant friends about her and can’t thank Gem enough for all her help and support, she is a special one!…she exceeded our own expectations!”
Alistair Gray

Is ‘Midwife In My Pocket’ suitable for me?

Midwife In My Pocket is suitable for everyone, whatever your circumstances. It is a complete, bespoke package that is unique to you. 

You may already believe in your body and want to do everything you can to achieve a natural drug-free birth, without intervention. You may have experienced a previous traumatic birth or know that you will experience a medicalised birth. Whether you plan to give birth at home or in hospital, via induction, caesarean or waterbirth, you can enjoy a beautiful, peaceful birth.

I have extensive experience of helping people affected by traumatic perinatal trauma and postnatal PTSD, including those affected by miscarriage or fertility treatment or who suffer from tokophobia or vaginismus. I also have experience of working with people who have been affected by abuse and sexual abuse.  Whatever your circumstances, I would love to work with you.

You can access this package with me in person, face-to-face or from the safety of your own home, from wherever you are in the world!

What about my birth partner?

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.

Positive Birth Scotland is fully inclusive and provides a safe space where everyone is welcome, regardless of race or gender. So, if you are a single mum or LGBTQ or surrogate family, whatever your situation, this package will provide you with the support you require.

What's included?

12 weeks of premium support: 24/7 unlimited access to support from me – midwife Gemma Nealon, providing you with support for pregnancy, birth and beyond, no matter what happens.

1:1 birth/parenting coaching or trauma therapy: five hours of personalised coaching or trauma therapy that will meet your individual needs and prepare you and your birth partner for a calm and positive birth.

One-day Hypnobirthing and birth preparation workshop (09.15-17.30) refreshments and lunch are provided.  This workshop is a group workshop for women and their birth partners. It will provide you with the right knowledge, practical tools and techniques to transform your birth experience. 

In this comprehensive workshop you will learn:.

It is recommended that you attend this workshop with your birth partner, if you have one. However, if you are a single mum, LGBTQ or surrogate family, whatever your situation – this workshop will be appropriate for 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. (Available for the whole of your pregnancy, not just the 12 weeks of premium support.) 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. (Available for the whole of your pregnancy and beyond, not just the 12 weeks of premium support.)  Find out more about ‘Breastfeeding Calm’ workshops here.

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. It explains topics in easy-to-understand language, including different modes of delivery, perineal tearing and all pharmaceutical and non-pharma methods of pain management.   

Personalised Hypnosis Tracks – bespoke, hypnosis tracks designed, recorded and edited for you, by me. Designed to guide you into a state of peaceful calm – perfect for attaining deep relaxation before sleep and to use during your birth.

You choose when you want to start your 12-week Midwife In My Pocket premium support package.

You decide if you want to focus entirely on your pregnancy and birth or include the first few weeks after birth – it’s up to you!

I will be there to support you at every step, whatever happens during your pregnancy. Additional months can be added to your package on request.

*Please note that whilst I am a qualified midwife, I cannot give you clinical advice. I will encourage you to refer to your health care provider when appropriate. *

"Our son was born unexpectedly, at 27 weeks of pregnancy, while we were visiting family in Germany. I cannot describe with words how much her support helped me. Gemma LOVES what she does, she loves her job as a midwife and she truly believes in Hypnobirthing and during those weeks, she helped us a lot. She was so supportive and encouraging and I cannot describe with words how much her support helped me. She also came to do a breastfeeding coaching session with me and to meet Leo as soon when we returned to Scotland. I am still in awe of how things happened, of how calm and relaxed I kept and even our doctors and nurses in Germany could not believe how focused and calm I kept. They told me that most women in my situation don’t react like this and that they usually demand for a c-section when it isn’t necessary. We honestly couldn’t have done things the way we did them without practising Hypnobirthing and without Gemma. "
Marcela de Leon
"Birthing my second baby was the greatest achievement of my life and I couldn’t have done it without the amazing, informative and empowering Gemma Nealon. I worked with her and attended her workshop with my, at the time very sceptical husband. I desperately wanted a home birth and I felt that he didn’t and that made me anxious (our 1st son was premature and we had a terrifying, stressful hospital experience). The workshop & her support were the best thing we ever did. My husband and I felt empowered and positive and looking forward to the birth!?! ( crazy huh!) I went into labour with no fear, we walked the streets together, watched some fireworks ( I laboured through Nov 5th) then came home, found my own space and gave birth to my baby, at home, in my living room. My husband and I were so relaxed and confident we left it a little late to call the midwife, but she came in time, but my husband was the strongest and most supportive I’ve ever seen him and that inspired me. It was beautiful, painless and my greatest achievement. But it would never have been the best experience of my life without Gemma. So thank you!”"
Sophie Wright
"My labour experience was everything I feared, did so not go to plan, and yet I still managed a natural, minimal pain birth! I cannot explain enough, how I couldn’t have managed this, my hospital stay and the discussions around induction without Gemma and the techniques I learned. Not only did it help me relax, it helped me have the confidence to ask what my other options were, not simply accepting what the first consultant said, and to listen to my body. Gemma is simply put – amazing. There is no thank you big enough, she helped me bring my baby girl into the world safely, naturally and made me feel like an absolute superstar in doing so! Gemma, we love you.”
Lucy Kempsil

Humans are not designed to experience life-changing transformations without support.

Growing, birthing and parenting a tiny human is surely the most profound, life-changing transformation that we can experience!

Are you ready to invest in yourself and your baby to make your experience calm, empowering and extra special?

"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 clients. 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
"With our first baby, we had a very traumatic and long drawn out labour that left me with a very difficult recovery physically and emotionally. I was terrified that it would happen again with this baby and decided to investigate the possibility of hypnobirthing. I came across Gem on Facebook and booked her immediately. When we explained to Gem about our fears she put us at ease and within a couple of weeks I began to look forward to the birth, not something I ever imagined I’d be able to do. I felt completely in control and calm throughout the birth, I can’t thank Gem enough and will be forever grateful that I came across her, which allowed us to have the most wonderful birthing experience second time around, something I didn’t think could ever happen."
Karen Whyte