Hey I’m Gemma, hypnobirthing teacher, mum of two and positive birth coach. Welcome to the PBM Addlestone! After preparing for my first birth with antenatal classes and hypnobirthing MP3’s bought online I thought I was ready however on the day I didn’t have the tool kit I needed! I had some of the basic skills but not enough knowledge on how to use them. After a stressful birth my beautiful baby had a stay in NICU and I was a nervous wreck for the first few weeks of his life! After his birth I could remember snippets which showed me hypnobirthing techniques could work if I had had a teachers support. My partner and I had conversations in which on reflection we realised we hadn’t been taught the tools to navigate the maternity system. This left me knowing that I could GAIN the skills to have an amazing birth! I knew as soon as I was pregnant I wasn’t going to make the same mistakes! I found a hypnobirthing teacher, I bought a copy of the positive birth book, I started with spinning babies techniques and I was ready to ROCK MY BIRTH! My second birth experience was worlds apart! I was CALM I was RELAXED I was in CONTROL. I want EVERYONE to experience this first time. How you birth, where you birth and who is there is up to you! Every birth can be a positive experience no matter how baby decides to make their entrance the main thing is to ensure you have the tools you need to make the right choices for you and your baby. Come and join us at the Positive birth movement Addlestone to discuss ways you can achieve the birth you deserve. We would love you to join us at our monthly meet ups to discuss all things birth, meet other mums and join a supportive welcoming community group while enjoying some tea and cake.