I had my first class this weekend. I'm doing a condensed version (3 saturdays), and our instructor is very new (she's only taught the program twice before).
I'm just wondering what experiences you had with your classes, especially the first two or three. I'm assuming that if the instructor's name is certified with the Hypnobirthing website, that all instructors need to teach the course the same way.
I really had to look past her style of teaching (I don't think she explained things very well....but I've read the book a couple of times already, so I new what she was referring to), and she spent the better part of the time, talking, and very little time demonstrating. We did go over a couple of relaxation techniques, which I thought were fantastic (one 10 minute script was amazing, when she brought us out of it, I felt as refreshed as though I had taken an hour nap!)
I was a little disappointed in the quality of the videos we were shown (like 80s homevideos of women giving birth using Hypnobirthing), but the message was clear....that for some women, this method is effective, and birth doesn't have to involve screaming like a banshee....
Anyway, I'm starting to ramble. I just want to compare my experiences with the course to others.