Eleni McLean

2nd baby, Elective (gentle) Caesarean birth Thank you again for your all precious support and wisdom you’ve shared with us and to announce of the birth of our beautiful wee daughter.  She was born on the 29th of December 2020 by planned caesarean birth, which I went ahead with, and it was just the best […]

Natalia Barua

1st baby, assisted vaginal delivery in theatre (planned home birth) I just wanted to let you know that I gave birth on Thursday afternoon to a wee boy. I had some light spotting the day after my due date, but convinced I was going to reach 42 weeks for some reason (but feeling super relaxed […]

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. […]

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 […]

But that wasn’t in my birth plan!?

  All of Sarah & James’ plan to birth at home was shattered at 38 week but that did not stop the arrival of their baby being ‘about as peaceful as we could have hoped for’. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Sarah and James when they attended my Hypnobirthing workshop. Their story is so […]