I’m Gemma, a Mum to two perfect, cheeky little boys and our black lab fur baby and also a wife to my loving husband, Toby.
I’m also the founder of Wholeheartedly Gemma a brilliant place for new Mums and Dads and Parents to be…
We at wholeheartedly Gemma wanted to give a bit of background as to why I have started this journey into Wholeheartedly Gemma and getting to know you lot!
I strive to create an environment where new parents have support and like minded friends and for you to put a little bit of focus on yourself and products to relax with!
I can completely understand some of the stresses of being a new parent and can definitely relate to some of the struggles both before labour, during and after. After having my first son I had a difficult 18 months. I had a natural hypnobirth labour planned and due to complication the birth and aftermath were incredibly traumatic leaving both myself and my little boy Ollie being treated for sepsis.
This made for a difficult first year with us both struggling to recover (and also lack of sleep didn’t help!). This was an extremely overwhelming time and I always worried about so many things i just couldn’t control, even with so many loving people around me. I felt really alone but maybe this was just what being a new parent was like? It was only once I had my second son that I realised that it was completely different. I felt confident in my own decisions and didn’t feel like I needed to please everyone. Having had this experience has motivated me to start Wholeheartedly Gemma a platform that not only lends an ear but gives exciting products that encourage a bit of “me” time for the people who give so much.
I really want the products to make you feel happy and give a bit of focus on yourself. I also want to help make a difference for others by donating 10% of ALL profits to Pandas Foundation.
They give support to new families with perinatal mental illness. Please see our Charity page for more information.