Having had five children, Gemma has so much experience of all types of labour and she really makes you feel reassured and supported. I would recommend her very highly.
Gemma was recommended to me by a friend. I found Hypnobirthing very, very helpful. I used it a little bit with my first birth I read the book and used some affirmations and listened to the cd, but hadn't actually done the course and I found that actually doing the course helped me a lot with my second birth. A second birth is generally easier as you know more what to expect but the Hypnobirthing method is amazing at helping you to focus away from the pain and remain calm.
My husband and I went to the active birth centre before our first child for a weekend course which helped both of us with a lot of the fear and understanding your options about the process of giving birth as I was really scared the first time. The second time I really wanted a natural birth and to feel like I had some control over what was happening and that is where the Hypnobirthing really helped. The medical side of labour can tend to take over but Gemma helped us to see that Hypnobirthing really helps you to remain in control and she really encouraged my husband to help me with this and it gave him something to do so that he didn't feel helpless. She even gave my husband a session to help him prepare and feel calmer about it as well.