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Empower yourself through education!


Gentle Journeys Birthing provides the most comprehensive natural childbirth classes in the metro Atlanta area! We want you to be thoroughly prepared for this amazing and life changing journey. Let us help you create one of the most important days of your life!


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Hypnobabies Childbirth Classes

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!

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Easy Childbirth Preparation Classes

Our Easy Childbirth Preparation weekend childbirth 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.

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Breastfeeding / Newborn Care Classes

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.

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Dad's Toolbox for Birth Classes

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.

Let us help you find your perfect childbirth class!

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Classes offered throughout the Metro Atlanta area


We offer a wide variety of childbirth 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.

Reserve your space today!





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 childbirth

classes that are 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!


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Here’s what some of our students are saying!

Stephanie offers an excellent Hypnobabies childbirth class. 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 childbirth 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

graduated 4/14

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

graduates 11/13

Not sure which childbirth class (or classes) to choose?

Click here to learn more about all of the classes we offer!

Yummy Egg Frittata

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March 2016 Classes and Events

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Hospital Birth Bag Packing List

Sometime packing a hospital birth bag can be overwhelming but it doesn’t’ need to be. Here is a short list of some items to consider and please don’t feel like you need to pack everything on this list. Take what you like a leave the rest.  I... read more

Banana Bread Muffins

In the past, I have never wrote about food but I’m breaking with tradition today to bring you healthy (and yummy kid approved) Banana Bread muffins. In the past year and a half, I’ve started down a new road with food. Like many people, I’ve tried a... read more

Sleep and Nighttime Parenting

For most new parents, the one thing they are told to look forward to is no sleep. With comments like, “you’ll never sleep again” and “get ready, your life will never be the  same” (with the hands on the hips and an eye roll for good... read more
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