HypnoBirthing® Classes include 5 2-1/2 hour classes, beginning with a free orientation and registration seminar, held the last Friday of each month at the Salt Lake City location. Call to confirm date.

Classes fill up very quickly.
To preregister or recieve an informational brochure, please call 801-942-6175 or  send an email to joleneshields@yahoo.com


HypnoBirthing Class
fees are frequently reimbursed to you by your insurance company

To read parents experiences with the HypnoBirthing techniques taught in Jolene's classes and parent's birth outcomes, Welcome to the testimonial page.

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Assisting you
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for the past 25 years


Jolene was recently named to the HypnoBirthing Faculty Staff 25th HypnoBIrthing Conclave October 2015 Cancun Mexico

News: Kate Middleton Planning Hypno-Birth at St Mary's Hospital in London

This Seal indicates that the practitioner you are considering is currently affiliated with the HypnoBirthing Institute and is trained, certified, and authorized to teach HypnoBirthing-The Mongan Method.

Jolene has over 20 years of hypnosis experience and has taught over 1000 couples the HypnoBirthing program. Jolene is uniquely qualified having worked with many of Utah foremost OBGYN's and Midwives and can assist you in achieving the comfortable, natural birth that you desire.

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Classes Schedule

Salt Lake City Classes:
1151 East 3900 So. #B299
OBGYN and Associates
Salt Lake City, Ut. 84124

Schedule: Classes begin the first Thursday of each month
Time: 7-9:30pm
Park City Classes:
Location: University of Utah Redstone Medical Center
1743 West Redstone Center Drive
Park City, UT. 84098

Schedule: Classes are schedules when a group of 4 couples are registered, normally held on Tuesday evenings
Time: 7-9:30pm

Weekend Classes:
Available upon request as a group of four couples presents.

Channel 4 news story of HypnoBirthing class featuring your instructor: Jolene Shields C.Ht.

Historically, the stereotypical labor and birthing process, has been associated with pain, fear, discomfort, and tension that exceed nearly all other life experiences.

Women in Western Societies have adopted the belief that the birthing process should be painful, when in reality, HypnoBirthing® allows women the same peaceful experience that women in other cultures have practiced for centuries.

Marie Mongan M. Ed., M.Hy, created HypnoBirthing®. (Certified Hypno-anesthesiologist) in an effort to allow mother, baby and birth companion a means in which the true art and joy of birth could be experienced.  HypnoBirthing combines a Natural Childbirth approach with the use of self-hypnosis to create harmony between your mind and body. The birth process can then be experienced in a more safe, calm and serene way for mother, baby, and birth companion.

Generally, the pain that accompanies the birthing process is brought about by the fear of intense labor. Fear creates a chemical response in the body producing catecholamine, which deprives the uterus of oxygenated blood that allows the uterus to function most effectively. When muscles do not function correctly, dilation does not occur properly and pain is created.

Through the education that the HypnoBirthing® classes provides, mothers are able to condition their minds and bodies in such a way that allows them to remain calm, yet alert, during the birthing process. Diminishing, if not eliminating, the painful sensations previously associated with birth, due to the release of endorphins. Since endorphins are 200 times stronger than morphine, mothers report producing their own natural epidural.

The Following are more advantages of the HypnoBirthing® Program:

  1. Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during, and after birthing.
  2. Reduces the need for chemical anesthesia.
  3. Eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving the mother fresh, awake, and with the energy needed to bring her baby into the worked.
  4. Shortens the first stage of labor and delivery  by several hours
  5. Brings together the mother, the baby, and the birthing companion in a wonderful prenatal and prenatal bonding experience.
  6. The birthing companion is an integral part of the birthing, not an onlooker,
  7. Postnatal recovery is rapid and easier.
  8. Babies are better adjusted and happier.
  9. Mothers do not run the risk of hyperventilating from shallow breathing.
  10. Birthing is returned to the beautiful, peaceful experience that nature intended.

What you will learn in HypnoBirthing Classes:

  1. Introduction to HypnoBirthing philosophy and it's fascinating background
  2. How the mind effects the body's responses
  3. How nature perfectly designed a women's body for birthing
  4. How your body will work for youin birthing when relaxed
  5. HypnoBirthing films to help you visualize your own comfortable birth
  6. Prenatal bonding process
  7. Self hypnosis techniques
  8. Life long relaxation techniques to improve your life even after baby comes
  9. Breathing techniques
  10. Teacher guided hypnosis sessions in every class
  11. Birth companions role
  12. Stages of Labor
  13. Pregnancy exercises to strengthen your body for birth
  14. Laboring and birth positions
  15. Fear Release hypnosis process (release old negative and limiting thoughts about birthing)
  16. Birth Plan to involve doctor and nursing support for your birth
  17. Avoiding episiotomy
  18. Comfort measures during labor
  19. Avoiding artificial induction
  20. Birth breathing
  21. Family Bonding with your newborn

To read more about  HypnoBirthing Techniques for your birth, enjoy searching www.HypnoBirthing.com