About Launi

Hi–I’m Launi.

I’ve been teaching HypnoBirthing–Childbirth Education classes in Utah  since 2001 and I am certified with the HypnoBirthing Institute of New Hampshire. I’ve been a HypnoBirthing Practitioner Trainer since 2007 and have helped train many of the new HypnoBirthing Practitioners in the US and Canada. I am currently the HypnoBirthing Regional Representitive for Utah and Idaho. I am a Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt) and certified doula.

I have five children of my own, all born in the birthing “dark ages” and before I knew anything about HypnoBirthing. Our family consists of three daughters–April, Lyndi and Jillian— and two sons–Dane and Rhen, nearly grown now and living either with their own families or still at home.

My daughters have used HypnoBirthing to bring their sweet babies into the world–April, with her twins, seven years ago and her new daughter this year, Lyndi with her daughter (6) and her son (3), and Jillian with her daughter ( 2 ) and new son born just a few months ago–with an incredible 3 hour birth.

Before becoming a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, I worked as a children’s book author and have 11 published middle grade novels. Currently, I author the blogs HypnoBirthing Utah County Blog, and Gracious Rain.

I live with my family in North Orem. Life is wonderful!

Contact Launi-




Read my couples’ Birth Stories

Watch HypnoBirthing videos

Learn about Placenta Encapsulation

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenny West November 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

Yippee skippy do dah day!! Love the map, love your pic and all the baby pic, too. Way to go April!

2 Toni Johnson November 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Hi Launi,

I am thinking of giving this to my son and daughter in law for Christmas. When are the classes and how much are they? He works 10 day on and 4 days off so he is out of town a lot. She is due in May. Is there a way they can get them all in with this kind of schedule? I love your new web-site by the way. Great Job.


3 Launi November 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I would LOVE to have your kids in the class!!
There are five classes–2-1/2 hours each in the series and the course tuition is $175. There are Saturday morning classes and Wednesday evening classes. They can take a mixture of Saturday and Wednesday classes in order to get them all in and fit with their schedule. Have them check out the schedule page and we’ll set them up with all five classes in whatever way they need. It’s actually quite common to mix and match–people are just so busy!