I did Hypnobabies and I LOVED it!!!
I did the Hypnobabies home study course as there are no Hypnobabies instructors in Houston. I decided on Hypnobabies vs. Hypnobirthing because I felt Hypnobabies was more indepth than Hypnobirthing. I wanted actual hypnosis vs. deep relaxation. Hypnobabies also has eyes-open hypnosis, which allows you to stay in hypnosis but still move around.
I listened to the CDs every night and fell asleep most nights. It helped me get a good night's sleep and although I was skeptical that I could absorb the material as I was dozing, I really found that I did.
I had a completely med free, very comfortable and manageable birth at a birthing center. I had one very challenging hour and Hypnobabies helped me stay on top of that. There are CDs specifically for use during labor and during pushing out. My only regret is that my doula wasn't trained in Hypnobabies or Hypnobirthing, so she didn't understand that I really NEEDED my CD coaching during transformation. She turned off the CD and I was so focused on birthing I didn't ask her to turn it back on. I did the coaching all myself in my head--I could hear the lessons in my head, so I know I really absorbed them while I slept.
Also, the Hypnobabies yahoo community was invaluable to me during pregnancy. I liked the whole experience so much I am considering getting certified to teach it.
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
The Hypnobabies website is www.hypnobabies.com