CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES EMPOWERING CALM, POSITIVE BIRTH EXPERIENCES
Meet Gemma, Founder of Mind and Body Birthing
Supporting women like you to prepare for birth as a truly empowering and positive experience
Hello, I'm Gemma Bowers, an experienced hypnobirthing teacher, mum and founder of Mind and Body Birthing. I am so passionate about empowering women with the knowledge, practical tools and support to achieve their own uniquely positive and inspiring births.
From navigating your birth journey to planning the kind of birth that's right for you, I am here to guide you every step of the way so that you feel calm, confident and in control no matter how or where your baby is born.
Whether you're looking to overcome feelings of fear or anxiety towards birth or you’re simply looking for ways to have a comfortable and relaxed experience, my complete birth preparation courses are here to help you and your birth partner feel informed and prepared as you work together as a team to welcome your baby into the world and into your arms.
Hello! I’m Gemma Bowers and this is my story…
In 2019 I discovered that I was pregnant. As a first time mama, I remember spending those early months increasingly thinking about what giving birth was going to be like. As my bump began to grow, so too did my thoughts (and fears!) about how my baby would actually get out! You see, my belief in birth had been shaped by the many stories I’d heard and movies I’d seen that conveyed a clear and terrifying message to me — giving birth was going to be painful.
It was something you had to “get through” and “get done” and not something you were likely to enjoy. That was until along came a different perspective. I had a friend who talked about giving birth as the most amazing day of her life. And what was it that led her to this inspiring experience? Hypnobirthing.
With a bit of researching, I soon found a hypnobirthing course that felt right for me. I signed up, took the classes, did the practice and am forever thankful that I did. I went on to have a really positive home birth, with no pain and just a few hours of labour.
I soon became a passionate believer in the power of hypnobirthing. I loved the science of hypnobirthing, the breathing and relaxation techniques, that my partner knew how to support me, and that it gave me the confidence to plan and advocate for the kind of birth that felt right for me. I especially loved that it works for ALL types of people and ALL types of births. So, whether you plan to give birth at home or in hopsital. Whether your baby is born naturally, is induced or you have a Caesarean, I absolutely knew that you were much more likely to feel positively about your experience armed with the practical tools and knowledge of a full hypnobirthing course.
I literally could not stop raving about hypnobirthing to every pregnant person I knew!
Helping mothers to realise their inner strength, gain confidence, and feel calm, prepared, and ready to birth their baby as the most amazing and empowering experience of their lives.
It is totally possible to have a birth that you love. All births have the potential to be positive. And I am here to help you with that.
I wanted to share my newfound knowledge with women everywhere. I wanted to change the way that women view birth. I wanted to help mothers achieve their own positive births. To have the kind of birth that they loved. To realise their inner strength, gain confidence, and feel calm, prepared, even excited as they looked forward to giving birth to their baby as the most amazing and empowering experience of their lives. With that in mind, I completed my hypnobirthing teacher training with the legendary Katherine Graves, founded Mind and Body Birthing as an online company, and am proud that the hypnobirthing course I teach is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
My Background & Personal Experiences
As a former primary school teacher, I’m a firm believer in the importance of education. Knowledge is power and hypnobirthing is without a doubt birth power. With the right knowledge, guidance and support all births have the potential to be positive.
High-quality birth information should be available to everyone, regardless of geographical location. This is particularly meaningful to me because I’m from the U.K. and became pregnant while I was living abroad in The Netherlands. Whilst I was absolutely inspired by the maternity and postnatal care I received there, I also experienced first-hand some of the unique challenges that come along with being a pregnant expat in a foreign country. This is why the hypnobirthing classes I teach are available online so you can access them from anywhere in the world, from the comfort of your sofa to mine!