During my fifth pregnancy I used the Hypnobabies self study course. I had two deliveries with epidurals and two unmedicated births I knew I could deliver without pain medication again. I also knew that birth hurts! I was a skeptic, but after seeing several comfortable births due to the Hypnobabies program I decided to give it a try. It became a common occurrence for a fist time mother to show up in labor and delivery to check to see if she was in labor, and be dilated to 7 or 8 centimeters. That really sealed the deal for me! If a first time mom could be so comfortable I knew it could work for me. My birth was beautiful and comfortable. I had to be induced and was worried the selfhypnosis would be more difficult to attain, but I was comfortable, laughing and happy throughout the labor process. I recommend the program to my sisters and friends and they loved it too. I will use it again if baby number six comes along.