Birth Stories

Angela and Justin

Angela and Justin

I woke up July 5, 2006 at 2:00am. I had only gone to bed 2 hours before. My husband, Justin, woke up one time and I told him my water had broken but to go back to sleep. He did. I went to the bathroom many times and at 7:00am I decided that was enough...
April & Trevor

April & Trevor

Friday morning September 23rd came like every other morning. Literally every other morning, Trevor teaches seminary every other day and therefore gets up at4:30am on those days. Some days I wake up with him, some days I let him kiss me as I sleep...
Elise & Austin

Elise & Austin

We took your HypnoBirthing class in March and April of this year. We moved to Chicago in June, and found great midwives and a supportive hospital environment in which to have our baby. I had him almost 2 weeks late, but he finally came August 23rd,...
Aaron and Kari

Aaron and Kari

From Aaron: Kari and I took your HypnoBirthing class a little while ago and I wanted to forward our delivery story while it was still fresh in my mind. Both Kari and baby Clayton are resting peacefully and are both healthy and strong. Here is...
Abe and Maurina

Abe and Maurina

The morning of November 7th, 2008, I started to feel what I thought might be some surges. I don't know at what exact time they started, because I was just waking up for the day. They weren't very strong, or regular, but they were there. I told my...
Elizabeth and Jed

Elizabeth and Jed

We named our baby Lydia Belle Jenson. She was 5 lbs 9 oz. Here's the story: My due date was Dec 18th and I started having strong regular surges during the evening of Thursday, Nov, 16th. They lasted through the night, coming 1-5 minutes apart....

Esther and Erik

Water Birth at Home My labor started on Tuesday August 5th, 2003.I had been running a few errands that afternoon with my sister and niece.I was a little anxious that day; this was the day after my due date.My other three children were born right around...

Jennifer and Christopher

I'm very happy that we found your class when we did because it helped a great deal.  I'm ashamed to admit that my husband and I didn't practice nearly as much as we were supposed to.  Even so, the principles we learned came in handy for me when I was i...

Karen and Jake

We went in for the usual weekly appointment on Tuesday the 9th. My blood pressure had slowly risen and was at an unsafe high that day. So my midwife wanted to see me again on Friday the 12th. So we went back on Friday. It was still getting worse. So,...

Kathryn and Weston

My HypnoBirthing Experience From the very beginning my husband and I felt that bringing a child into the world should be a peaceful and spiritual experience for both of us and the baby and for us HypnoBirthing seemed like the perfect way to aid us...
Stephanie & Bowman

Stephanie & Bowman

Hi Launi, Thank you for teaching our class. I was really happy with the help that the Hypnobirthing techniques gave me. My birth was wonderful and the classes really helped prepare me. Thank you! I had Rayna at home with a midwife. Before this...
Adriana and Tyson

Adriana and Tyson

We wanted to let you know Maya arrived on May 18th.  She was 7lbs. 8oz. and 20 inch long.  Beautiful!  Adriana and I wanted to thank you for the classes and the help you were able to give us. This birth went very smoothly and was we feel like the cl...

Alex

A Toe Story When I was 11 weeks pregnant I had to have a toe nail removed because of painful infection under it.  I was apprehensive because I was pregnant, but it was really painful so I had it taken care of, or so I thought.  When healing there w...
Amanda and Rob

Amanda and Rob

So I attended your class three years ago before the birth of my first child. That birth didn't go as planned (forced inducement = intervention central, epidural, yuck, yuck, yuck). I am happy to report that in November we welcomed our second little...
Amielee & Mike

Amielee & Mike

Hi Launi! I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, life has been crazy in that wonderful way that kids make it 😉  Thank you SO MUCH for those placenta capsules, they were a lifesaver. Winter is not my best season, and our birth plan ...

Andrew and Danette

Launi, I just wanted to thank you for all your help with the HypnoBirthing. I really enjoyed your class. I learned a lot. I wish I would have taken the class with my first baby. I wouldn't have had the birth experience that I had if I hadn't taken...
Ashley & Adam

Ashley & Adam

Here is my story. Adam and I were sitting at home relaxing on January 2 when I started to feel surges around 6pm.  I had experienced surges quite a bit and they always seemed to go away after about two hours, so I just did what I usually did when ...
Becca

Becca

Hi Launi, This is long overdue.  I started your class last October, had my little girl in January and she is now over 4 months old. About 3 weeks before Claire's due date, I was diagnosed with cholestasis of pregnancy.  Basically, the bile d...
Bethany & Thayne

Bethany & Thayne

Hi Launi! This is Bethany---I took your HypnoBirthing class a few months ago.  I just wanted to let you know that our sweet little girl, Corinne Anne, was born Friday, May 20th at 8:06am, and that the birth was amazing! I labored pretty comfortably ...
Brandon and Danielle

Brandon and Danielle

Laneah Aven was born October 10, 2006 at 11:21 am. She was 8 lbs 5 oz and 20 and ½ inches with beautiful bright eyes and light brown hair. (P.S. Laneah is pronounced "la-nay-ah") What a wonderful day! Laneah is a healthy, happy, sleepy, growing ...
Brett and Jana

Brett and Jana

Launi, I wanted to thank you for the great classes.  I am very happy with the way my labor and delivery turned out.  My labor was only 2 1/2 hours long.  The mood was calm and I never needed any interventions.  I attribute the speed and ease 100...

Camille and Tom

Thanks for all your help and the power you gave me. It made me realize I can be in charge of my health and the health of my family. My original due date was October 25th. By Halloween there was no progress whatsoever, so I was scheduled for a non-stress...
Carol and Ryan

Carol and Ryan

We just had baby #2 last Sunday night at 10:44.  I thought you would like to know that it went amazingly well, and way too easy.  I walked into the hospital at 10 PM dilated to a 9.  I was completely relaxed, happy, and the nurses were so impressed th...
Caroline & Ryan

Caroline & Ryan

Hi Launi, We just wanted to let you know that we had our precious baby boy!  He was born March 24 weighing 8 lbs 6 oz and measuring 20 1/2 inches long.  He is a little angel. What an incredible experience.  Thank you so much for your classes.  The...
Carrie and John

Carrie and John

I have to tell you a little about everything that happened! It is too bad that we never made it back to another class but John and I practiced HypnoBirthing faithfully for the last month of my pregnancy. HypnoBirthing saved my life!!!!-- at least...
Carrol & Seth

Carrol & Seth

Hi Launi! I'm so grateful for all your help and your HypnoBirthing classes. Thank you for taking the time to teach us this wonderful way of birthing. I can not imagine giving birth any other way. For my sake, and our future babies. She came out so...
Cassie and Denny

Cassie and Denny

Maya Elysse Mitchell is finally here! She was born on June 29th, 2006 at 4:57 AM. She is healthy, strong and so, so beautiful. Wow what an unbelievable experience! I still can't believe that my little angel is finally here. Cassie
Cecilia

Cecilia

Our Birthing went very well. Cecilia was able to use the HypnoBirthing techniques to get her through labor without any pain medications, At IHC in Provo we actually ended up with a really great nurse. Cecilia was able to use the spa jetted tub, ...
Chelsie and Matt

Chelsie and Matt

Launi- I sent you a baby announcement - I have been thinking about you and keep telling myself I need to contact you to tell you THANK YOU SO MUCH! Our birth was amazing and everything went very well. I actually ended up letting the doctors...
Christy and Steven

Christy and Steven

I took your class this summer and you asked that we share our birth stories with you. I found HypnoBirthing to be incredibly helpful especially since my birthing took a few unexpected turns. The first really helpful thing about HypnoBirthing was...
Corinne & Tyler

Corinne & Tyler

At my 36 week checkup the dr told me I was dilated to a 1 and the baby was head down. At the next weeks appointment, my actual dr, told us I was dilated to a 2 but that he wasn't sure he was feeling a head, so we did a quick ultrasound. Sure enough...
Danica and Seth

Danica and Seth

Here goes. So on Tues of the week I had all these surges that drove me crazy because I had never had false labor before, and I couldn't figure out if I should go in or not. I did go in and get checked, but there wasn't enough progress from my last...
David & Jesi #2

David & Jesi #2

Birth Story of Taimalie Jimmer  (TJ) The last two weeks of my pregnancy were miserable. I had intense surges every night for about 2-3 hours, long enough that I would start to think maybe it was it, but not long enough for me to really be in ...

David and Jesi

Dear Launi, First I want to thank you for teaching David and I about HypnoBirthing. I had an amazing birthing experience and I’ve told everyone I know about how wonderful the HypnoBirthing method is. I was worried coming up to my due date because I...
Diana and Erik #1

Diana and Erik #1

Thank you so much for the class.   I am so grateful for all that you taught us.  My husband Erik was skeptical at first but as the class went on it made sense and so we practiced.  When the big day came the practice paid off. Our Story I had...
Diana and Erik #2

Diana and Erik #2

Katherine’s Birth. Sunday 9th March – I was fed up. I was in pain and was soooo tired of being pregnant. Although I was still 3 weeks early, I was ready to have this baby. My hips hurt, I waddled and was in pain trying to lie down. I had been sle...
Emilie & Mark

Emilie & Mark

Just thought I'd share a quick recap of our baby girl's birth story.  The next morning (after a full day of trying to convince her to turn, doing upside down handstands in a pool, etc.), I started into labor naturally.  Starting at 1am Sunday, my s...
Greg and Lizzy

Greg and Lizzy

Fortunately for us, we ended up with Dr. Berry. We delivered at UVRMC. Doctor, labor and delivery, nursing staff –EVERYTHING was fantastic!!! Dr. Berry is respectful and pleasant, and allowed us to have the experience we had worked so hard for! H...
Heather & Zach

Heather & Zach

I woke up on Saturday morning, 3:30 am to go to the bathroom and realized I was having some surges. They felt different from the Braxton-Hicks I had been having for a few days so I started to get excited but tried to stay calm because I didn't know...

Heather and PJ

The last night of class I walked out of there telling PJ that if I used nothing I learned, the most important thing I walked away was confidence and a lack of fear. I was thrilled to be becoming a mom but the idea of “labor” still frightened me. After you...

Hilary and Reed

I was scheduled to be induced (I had to throw that in for you Launi so you would remember how impatient I am) on the 29th of December. By the time we got Christmas over with I was ready!! In fact I played boxing on the new Wii all day on the 26th trying...
Jaimi and Eric

Jaimi and Eric

Monday morning, May 1st, I had my regularly scheduled non-stress-test.  I was week 41 day 4.  Despite my massive fluid intake, they found my fluid levels to be extremely low, below "5."  The monitor also showed "lulls" in Elanor's heart rate.  The...
Jamie and Thad

Jamie and Thad

SIENA’S BIRTH STORY I started having more intense surges than usual (I have been having Braxton-Hicks surges regularly for a couple of months now) around 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 11th. My due date was the 24th, so I wasn’t really convinced tha...
Jen and Ryan

Jen and Ryan

Just two weeks ago tomorrow, Cassius (KASH-us) Ryan was born. It is hard to believe that he's already been with us for two weeks. He came three weeks early (his due date was the 15th of July---moved up from an original due date of the 20th of July),...
Jennifer

Jennifer

Kaitlyn Sherida Born Sept. 30, 2007 1:40pm-- 7lb 12oz 19 inches She is doing well and I feel fabulous! Laureli is the big sister and loves her tons.
Jodi and Neil

Jodi and Neil

Our Birth Story by Neil & Jodi Neil and I were watching TV on Wednesday, October 15th when my surges began.nI had practice surges prior to this, but these felt stronger. They began at about 9:00 pm. Neil went to sleep and while I tried to...
Jordyn and Matt

Jordyn and Matt

Everything is GREAT!  We have our little Mason home with us and are loving every minute (even the sometimes sleepless nights...). The birth went GREAT!  My labor ended up being very long... about 25 hours... however, we made it!  Although I dont ha...
Julie and Garner

Julie and Garner

My birth went really well! Baby Garner decided to come three weeks early so that was a little bit of a surprise but I was happy that I had practiced the relaxation techniques and did not feel nervous when I started having surges in the middle of...
Katie and Mario

Katie and Mario

Hi Launi! I did it! Alec Daniel Born: Friday, December 12, 2008 (7 days past the given due date) Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz Height: 18 ½ inches Parents: Mario and Katie Well, I can’t say my performance was flawless, but it was a successful na...

Kimberly and Jon

Well... as excited as I was to try HypnoBirthing and natural child birth it just wasn't in the cards for me.  At my 37 week appointment James (we named him James) was still breech.  We tried an ECV which wasn't that bad, but did take up the good p...
Kjell and JC

Kjell and JC

Launi! Kasia (pronouced Kasha) Skye has arrived! She entered this world on Thursday the 22nd at 3:53pm. 6lbs 15oz, and 19.5inches What an experience this was. Incredible, hard, unreal, amazing, life changing. I now have a little girl whose...
Kyle and Rebecca

Kyle and Rebecca

Launi- Our baby Hannah Adele Laws was born on September 19th. The birth went wonderfully. I was a week late and the labor took a long time, but everything went well. I started having surges 5 minutes apart on Tues. 18th at 5 am, they were consistent...
Laura and Wade

Laura and Wade

Grace was born 9-12 – on her due date!!!  She weighed 8 lb 2 oz and was 20” long.  I had her at Timpanogous hospital.  Claudia delivered her. She was born at 1:11am.  Here is what I wrote in her baby book: It finally happened!  I had our swee...

Leanne and Scott

Well, we had a baby boy on July 29; 3 weeks early! We named him Duncan Scott. He was 6 lb 4 oz (the same as my daughter) and 19 1/2 in. And what an experience it was.... I will tell you the whole story so it is in writing...On Wednesday, 7/26 I had my...
Ligia and Alex

Ligia and Alex

I went completely natural up until I was about 6cm dilated.  I'd begun to dilate on a Wednesday evening but didn't reach active labor until Friday night at which point I was finally admitted into the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.  My labor w...
Lisa and Steven

Lisa and Steven

Grant Eldon Hyer was born Feb 25th.  Yes, that was way past my due date but we felt he wasn't ready yet and told them we did not want to be induced.  They had us do an ultra sound and monitor him to make sure he was ok and that there was enough f...
Mandi and Adam

Mandi and Adam

Our story was different than most of the ones you would hope to hear about after taking a HypnoBirthing class and planning to have a baby naturally.... In the early morning hours of Thursday, November 29th, Adam and I were soundly sleeping. I awoke...
MaryAnn and Jeremiah

MaryAnn and Jeremiah

I just wanted to let you know that our little Hailey is here! She was born on June 27th at 10:45 am. She weighed 7lbs 12oz and was 19 inches long! Our HypnoBirthing experience could've been better 🙂 next time we will be practicing a lot more....
Melissa and Austin

Melissa and Austin

Tuesday July 22nd my water broke and I went into labor at 2 am.  I first thought I wet myself but every 15-20 minutes when I felt a surge, more water came out.  I called my midwife that I just transfered to and she told me to go to the hospital, s...
Melissa and Zack

Melissa and Zack

Well yesterday was the best day of our life! Zack and I welcomed into the world little Ruth Ann Gleason.  She is a beautiful - and very healthy baby.  She was born Monday, May 8th at 7:23am at .  She weighs 81bs 1oz and is 21 inches long - who wo...
Melissa and Zack #2

Melissa and Zack #2

Lily’s Birth Story Well – Saturday morning, February 16, 2008, Lillian Mae Gleason was born into this world and into our little Gleason family – making us a family of four and outnumbering Zack three to one! She was 8 lbs 3 oz and 21 inches long ...

Missy and Matt

Preston’s Birth Story Two weeks prior to Preston’s due date, my cervix was 2 cm open and 60% thinned.The next week, my cervix was 3.5-4 cm open and 70-80% thinned.This was great, because I had not had any pain, other than some sporadic tightening eve...
Nany & Marshall

Nany & Marshall

"I started having some tightening in a frequent pattern on Friday night, I didn't pay much attention to it since I was still pretty active, walking everyday, doing prenatal yoga and stuff. On Saturday my Birth Show was released and by Saturday night...
Nany & Marshall 2

Nany & Marshall 2

"When parents say that every child is different you better believe them! As I approached the end of the pregnancy I was confident that Lydia's birth would play out somewhat like Eli's (our first child), she however had her own plans. On Sunday I...
Sabra and Jake

Sabra and Jake

Hello hello! I hope this email finds you well!  It has taken me forever to finish writing this, but we had our baby! Things went fantastic! Here's the story below! Feel free to post it on your blog if you'd like (and use any of the pics if you'd like). ...

Sarah & Christopher~ 2

With Kaitlyn, I was excited to apply what I learned from my first go around.  Since Tyler was 5 weeks early, my mom flew in before my due date to help with the baby . . . and then a week past my guess date, we still had no newborn for her to help with.  A...
Sarah & Christopher~ 3

Sarah & Christopher~ 3

With my third Hypnobaby, I am simultaneously proud of never losing focus . . . and disappointed in myself for being a people pleaser instead of listening to my own intuition.  I was due March 7th, and told everyone from the day I calculated the ...
Sarah & Nathaniel

Sarah & Nathaniel

Birthing Day So... Sunday morning, around 1 AM, I woke up feeling like I needed to go to the bathroom, but obviously, I didn't want to get out of bed. Then, I got this feeling like I had peed just a tiny amount, but at the same time, not quite. I thought...
Sarah and Christopher

Sarah and Christopher

I was due February 1st and expected to be late like my mother was with hers, so you can imagine my surprise when my water broke hours after we flew back from Christmas vacation.  Since no surges started, however, I did what any HypnoBirthing mother ...
Shawna & Wayne

Shawna & Wayne

Hey Launi, I had an amazing birthing experience so I had to let you know. So I started having surges about 1:30 am yesterday morning. I wasn't sure if they were real or not so I wait to call my husband at work until about 4:30 am they were still...
Siona and Kailoa

Siona and Kailoa

We had heard about HypnoBirthing from a friend who just was in awe that her sister wasn't screaming at the top of her lungs while giving birth to her baby boy.  So I had to find out for myself what this was all about...and I was so glad I did.  I...
Stephanie and Mike

Stephanie and Mike

Eliza made her way into the outside world on Tuesday night, just a week late. She weighed a whopping 9 lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long. She has a head full of sandy blond hair and lots of chubby rolls all over her body. She loves being swaddled up...

Steve and Jenny

Well, here's the story the best I can remember.  I was about 6 months into my pregnancy when I started retaining a lot of water.  I could push down on my calves about an inch or two and my entire hand print would stay there anywhere from 5-10 minutes.  My...
Teralee and Dave

Teralee and Dave

Natural childbirth is by far the most exhilarating experience I have ever had. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that something as simple as childbirth and motherhood could have a greater “thrill factor” than all the other things I've don...
Tiffany and Ryan

Tiffany and Ryan

Hi Launi! Well I looked into the possibility of going to the birth center. Unfortunately they didn't accept my type of insurance. But I did stick to my guns as far as my doctor was concerned and basically told him it was my way or the highway....
Tracy and Rob

Tracy and Rob

Baby Kate I'd have to admit, after we found out I was pregnant I was very happy and scared at the same time. I was so happy to see that the baby was growing so well, and was so healthy, but I was also a little scared to think she actually had...

Joy & David

Launi, I just wanted to write and tell you we were successful. Our baby was born on April 26th at approx. 4PM.  It was not a typical delivery.  In fact, few have actually delivered as we did.  I delivered….in the car just before State Street and ...
Kayla and Kenny

Kayla and Kenny

Hi I have wanted to share my birthing experience, although it has already been 7 months past. I do feel that it is important to share with others the unplanned and unexpected. You may post this to your web page, because I personally think it is the...
Lexi and Tyler

Lexi and Tyler

We would like to officially welcome the newest member of our family- Asher J Powell!!! Lexi started having surges during the middle of the night between Thursday and Friday. Since the baby wasn't due until March, she reluctantly decided to take...
Yvonne and Marc

Yvonne and Marc

Saturday 29 December 2007 - he was born at 2:40 pm weighing in at 9 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches long. This picture was taken about an hour after he was born. He was born without an epidural or any pain medication. For me, it really wasn't that bad - the...

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