I'd heard about hypnobirthing from a couple of friends who had had really good experiences with it and after a very difficult first birth I was very scared and willing to try anything to have a better experience this time.
I was put in touch with Gemma and we opted for private sessions, 1 night a week for 4 weeks. My husband was a little sceptical about it at first and wasn't sure that it was going to help. However after meeting Gemma and starting the course he was completely onboard with the whole concept and we both looked forward to our hypnobirth.
Gemma was so calm and clear and really focused on what we needed to make this an easier birth. She really took her time and put us both at ease and gave me the belief that we could have a different experience from last time.
The birth in the end was a total dream and I am convinced it was down to a positive attitude and going with my body rather than fighting it. All techniques I learnt and practiced with Gemma.