I'm doing the homestudy course too, none of the weekends suited me (you'd think I had a life
I started listening to the cd's at 18 weeks. I find them soooo relaxing. Don't know how I'll do in labour yet, but I'm not overly concerned/worried about it. I haven't read anywhere of anyone saying it didn't work out for them though, and I'd imagine at the price of it, if people weren't happy, they would be posting about it
Oh, one story I think you'll like..... our midwife told us at the antenatal class that they had one gentlebirth mum come in to give birth and she was 9 cm dilated, but didn't realise that she was that far because she was managing so well!