I used this book, HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing (3rd Edition) (Paperback), it also comes with a cd. It helped me out so much. It relaxed me to the point I was able to go through part of my labor making no sound and feeling little pain. When I had a contraction I would sit up and give my sister, she was my doula, my hand and she would squeeze between my index finger and my thumb. When it was over I'd go back to sleep. I loved it a lot.