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!
Whats your next step?
1. Find your perfect class
We have a wide variety of classes to choose from so you can find the class that fits you educational goals.
2. Find your ideal time
With classes starting every month, you can find the class that fits your schedule and due date.
Our registration process is quick and easy. Just fill out our online registration form and pay your deposit. Then you will get a confirmation email with all of the details you need!
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!
Not Sure where to start? Just reach out. We are here to help!
Are you looking for a comprehensive childbirth class that you and your partner can do in 1 Day?
Prepare for one of the most important days of your life with the complete 6-week class!
We are dedicated to helping you achieve your ideal birthing experience and the best place to start is with a quality, independent childbirth class. Pregnancy is a unique time in life so take this opportunity to educate yourself on how to create your ideal birth experience and find the services that fit your needs.
At Gentle Journeys Birthing, we are constantly finding new ways to better serve our parents and families. In addition to our comprehensive childbirth classes, we also offer services to support you before, during and after your baby comes. Here you will find a complete list of our services all aimed to help you achieve your ideal birth!
In our shop, you will find many items that will help your pregnancy, birth and beyond go as smoothly as possible. All of our products are of the highest quality and carefully choose with you in mind. We also take special requests so if you’re looking for something special that you don’t see, just ask!
We are committed to your healthy and safety!
In response to the Covid-19 virus, Gentle Journeys Birthing will continue to provide the highest quality of health and safety to our clients and students. Because of this, all of our classes have moved to live online classes. Please see the specific class page for scheduleing and registration details. Placenta encapsulation may also be effected during this time so if you have any questions, please see our specific direction at www.atlantaplacenta.com.
As always, we are committed to your health and ours so if you have any questions, please contact us at 678-852-7307
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.
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).
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.
Not sure which childbirth class (or classes) to choose?
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!
Easy Childbirth 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.
Breastfeeding / Newborn Care
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.
Dad's Toolbox for Birth
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.
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