How many of you have used/are using the hypnobirthing CDs? I bought just the book (The Mongan Method) and I'm about 1/3 of the way through it. I like the approach. I'm just wondering if the CDs are worth purchasing or if they're just a gimmick. I was just looking on Amazon and came across a 3 CD set but I'm not sure it's what I'm looking for. It seems to be mostly affirmations and I'd like to concentrate on honing my relaxation skills. Are there CDs that lead you through visualization scripts? Would I be better off reading the scripts to get a sense for them and then employing them on my own with just some soft music playing?
On a similar note, what makes for good birthing music? I'm a bit of a metal head so my music collection is devoid of most things soothing ;). Should I go out and buy some "new agey" CDs? Is instrumental music more appropriate than vocal tracks? Any recommendations?