Empowering through Education!
Providing the most comprehensive childbirth classes in the metro Atlanta area!
Congratulations! If you’re here, you are probably pregnant, soon-to-be pregnant, or a really great friend of someone who is. You are probably also looking for a childbirth class that’s just a little bit ‘different’. Well, you’ve found it! At Gentle Journeys Birthing, we are all about empowering through education. We want you to be prepared for this amazing and life changing journey. We understand that pregnancy is a unique time in life so take this opportunity to create your ideal birth experience and find the childbirth classes and services that fit your needs. Education is a tool that you can take with you for life and there is no greater investment than yourself! We offer a wide variety of classes for every stage on your journey. Start with our beginner class “You’re Pregnant! Now what?”. During your second trimester you can graduate to our Hypnobabies classes or the “Easy Birthing Weekend”. Finally during your third trimester, move on to our parenting classes: “Breastfeeding Made Easy”, “Baby Basics” and “Cloth Diapering/ Baby wearing”. We also have a class just for the wonderful support team: “The Partners Toolbox for Birth“.
Classes start monthly in Decatur and Buckhead.
Hypnobabies Atlanta is a method of preparing for childbirth in a way that uses hypnotic techniques, guided imagery and visualization to train the inner mind to accept all of the positive and none of the negative. We teach you how to eliminate the fear-tension-pain cycle from the birthing experience as well as MANY other wonderful techniques. This is totally different from any other childbirth education class that is available today!
Our Easy Childbirth Preparation weekend class is unique in that we teach the best of childbirth preparation, and use the incredible power of your own mind! We focus on preparing couples for a birth through education, relaxation and hands on practice. This class is great for couples who are planning a natural birth and couples who are planning a medicated birth but want to be as educated about the process as possible.
You’ve learned how to peacefully and beautifully bring your baby into the world! Now take the next step and prepare for feeding your new little one (no Bubble of Peace required). New mommies, mommies-to-be and their partners are all welcome in this 3 hour complete breastfeeding class. We will cover everything you need to know for your babies first few months of life.
Birth partners can often feel left-out of the whole “baby birthing” process. This class is design just for you guys! In this three hour birth class we will learn how partners can help their woman before and during birth. This is a HAND’S ON class where will empower our birth partners to help mom feel good. Partners will leave class confident in their skills to assist during birth and moms will learn to trust in their partners and themselves as they prepare for to give birth.
Our Schedule of Current Childbirth Classes
We’ve got a lot of great classes coming up! Check our calendar below to find the perfect childbirth and breastfeeding class at the perfect time for you. If you would like more details on any of the classes we offer, check out our complete class listing which includes registration details and prices.
Stephanie offers an excellent Hypnobabies childbirth education course. Even though I had already given birth to two children, I learned a lot ! Her course is 6 weeks long, with a 3-hour class once per week. This allows plenty of home study/practice time in between. All the materials are included in the class. In addition to learning skills which will make childbirth easier, at the end of each class she does a relaxing hypnosis, so I always leave feeling refreshed. As an added bonus, she even provides healthy snacks!
While I only went for HypnoBabies classes, Stephanie also works as a doula and offers placenta encapsulation services. If you’re not already familiar with these two services and you are pregnant, do some research. I had a doula present for my second child and that made a huge difference in my birthing experience. I wish I would’ve known all the benefits of placenta encapsulation back then too.student observer 3/14
We attended Hypnobabies Monday three hour classes and Stephanie did a great job. We were skeptical at first about how the classes would help us but it proved to be fun, very educational and enjoyable…Stephanie was always upbeat and well informed about all aspects of birth. We really appreciated that the course did not force us to think a certain way or adopt certain philosophies but instead provided us with tons of great information about pregnancy and about birth such that we could feel confident forming our own opinions and making our own decisions (along with our doctor) for birth. I finished the course feeling more confident about the miracle of pregnancy and my body’s ability to achieve a wonderful birth. I’m very appreciative to Stephanie for her commitment to her students and passion for the material (and also to my husband for attending every class with me!). I would definitely recommend this course and all of the doulas I’ve met through this course (Stephanie and Jenny).Hypno-mom Sarah-Elizabeth
Stephanie is an excellent Doula. She is very knowledgeable in evidence based practice and shared her personal experiences with us as well. Her knowledge and relationships with providers helped me prepare for the birth experience I wanted and feel empowered to have it.
Stephanie made labor and delivery a smooth transition for my partner and I and she provided amazing support throughout as well as after.
She is caring, has an excellent personality and I feel like she gets along well with everyone which put me as much at ease as possible during labor and delivery.
I feel my birth experience and the support my partner provided would not have been the experience I wanted without Stephanie.Hypno-mom Meaghan