I don't even remeber how I came across Hypnobabies but I know it was before I was even pregnant with Judah. I was amazed and almost in disbelief as I watched videos of women singing, smiling (and not screaming) during labor. I was hesitant to buy it as the word hypnosis is a turn off for us but the more I read about it the more I realized this type of childbirth hypnosis is simply an extremely relaxed and trained state of mind. It's really not weird at all and if makes natural birth comfortable and wonderful (which it did!) it was worth it.
Here is a video of me in labor, using the relaxation techniques:
My mom purchased the home study kit listed below for my Christmas present and I started practicing around 20 weeks. It was worth every dime! I've already loaned mine out to one woman and plan on sharing this with all my friends who want a natural childbirth.