When I was first looking for a birth course, I wasn’t sure what I wanted or even sure what to look for. One through the hospital or Private? Big group, small group or just us? As a first time mom there were lots of choices & lots of decisions to be made. 

I absolutely made the right choice in choosing to do our birth prep course with Johanna Canady. She is kind & funny, knowledgeable & crazy down to earth. She tells it like it is, but with the most love you can imagine. I immediately felt right at home in her presence. 

My partner, a relatively shy & keep to himself kinda guy with an affinity for research & facts, felt very comfortable & enjoyed the way she communicates information, by letting us know where the information came from. 

We enjoyed the class very much and highly recommend Johanna to walk you through the emotional & mental process of becoming parents. With grace, laughter and a true love for educating parents, Johanna is my first choice in birth prep doulas!


Johanna’s childbirth classes helped my husband and I feel prepared and relaxed for the birth of our first child.  As UK nationals living in Germany, it was a huge relief to find Johanna and her services as it meant we could take a class in our native language.  Johanna is very empathetic and really understands the needs and concerns of international families who are due to give birth in Germany and we really looked forward to our weekly two hour zoom classes which always flew by in a flash.  Johanna always welcomed and patiently answered all questions from the class to put all participants at ease, even when this meant the sessions sometimes ran over time.  I would recommend Johanna’s birth preparation class to everyone I know!


My husband and me, both first time parents and new to Germany, had an absolute wonderful experience with Johanna. Having gotten to know her through her birthing class, we felt she was the right person to guide us through the birth of our daughter. With her calm demeanor and expert knowledge, she truly was a beacon of strength throughout a difficult birth and the postpartum period thereafter.


I feel so blessed that Johanna was both my doula and course instructor. Being a first time mom with an extreme birthing fear, Johanna was able to work with me and guide me in steps and processes at my pace. The knowledge I gained from Johanna was beyond measure and I’m so thankful for her.

Alicia W.

We were lucky to meet Johanna in the birth preparation course that she was teaching. Her in-depth knowledge on the birth process, her positive energy and calm demeanor convinced us that she was the missing piece to our dream birth team. We had decided on a home birth and having Johanna join us as our doula was one of the best decisions we made. Johanna is kind and intuitively knew what I needed during the birth. I felt empowered and well taken care of, with her by my side throughout the whole time. I couldn’t have asked for better care during that meaningful day. Thank you Johanna for everything that you did for us and for being part of our daughter’s birth!

Irena and Devon