Birthing From Within – San Antonio


Learn to face the challenges of birth
with strength and confidence.

Let us show you how.


Birthing Classes in San Antonio, Texas

Guidance for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Birthing from Within is a program that fosters resilience, flexibility, connection, and compassion in parents who are preparing to meet their baby. Birthing from Within Classes help connect mothers and partners to practical knowledge, self knowledge, and instinctual knowledge about giving birth.

Moms and partners will learn that excitement, fear, confusion, and pain are all normal parts of labor. Instead of seeing these feelings as problematic, parents will understand that they are signposts that mean you’re on the right track!


Doula Services

Doula care for all types of birth experiences.

We provide physical, emotional, and informational doula support during labor and beyond. Our doula care is individually tailored to each family based on the foundation built during prenatal appointments and classes, and informed by our experience helping over one hundred of families through this journey. We have accompanied mothers through unmedicated births, births with epidurals, inductions, VBACs, and cesarean births, with unwavering support at every turn.


Birth Story Healing

Healing from an emotionally challenging birth.

Having unwished-for events, unexpected outcomes, or a birth experience that is very different from your expectations can cause an emotional wound.

Birth Story Healing is an opportunity to process your birth story in a whole new way, by helping mothers and support people feel a mental shift from a part of their story that is causing them pain, confusion, or anger.


About Us

We are doulas and birth educators who love what we do.

Nikki Shaheed is a Certified Birthing from Within Mentor who teaches engaging and interactive childbirth classes in north central San Antonio to parents who are preparing to welcome a new baby. The focus of Nikki’s work is to bring compassion and confidence to birth and parenting.

Rebecca Edgin Harrington provides in-depth, personalized, holistic support to help families thrive and become empowered during their birth and transition to parenthood. She sees sharing the birth experience with families as a complete privilege, and is grateful for every family that has chosen her to be their birth journey companion.


Why Choose Birthing From Within?

Birthing from Within provides compassionate, realistic preparation and care for parents who are getting ready to meet their baby.

Since 1999, Birthing from Within mentors and doulas worldwide have been bringing loving, open-hearted support and guidance to parents during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Guiding parents through developing a pain coping mindset and inner resilience grants them the tools to work through an unmedicated birth, induction, medicated birth, cesarean birth, etc. with the wisdom that they are inherently worthy of love and support.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“These classes have helped us feel more prepared, connected, understanding, and patient
with each other and ourselves. I feel like a warrior going into battle – ready, fierce, excited, assured.”

— Shelley, mother

“Nikki was very knowledgeable as well as open-minded and non-judgmental. She made us feel comfortable from Day #1. I believe the classes made [my partner] more confident and reassured her that she had the tools she would need to do her best. I was hesitant and skeptical about the utility of such a class, but I am now happy about our decision to participate.”

— Shan, father

“These classes have helped my partner be more supportive of my VBAC and empowered him to be more ‘there’ to help and protect me. It has brought us closer together and made us more in tune with each other. Nikki, you are an amazing mentor and a great listener while being so down-to-earth and real. This has been an amazing class and has really helped me prepare for baby #2.”

— Marissa, mother

“This class got my partner thinking about the process. The homework questions/practice sessions at home made my partner take time out of his busy schedule (and mine too). It definitely influenced my partner’s attitude for the better. This class was wonderful. I’m glad I took this class and not any other. This class definitely teaches you more than what you can learn from a book/video.”

— Sowmya, mother


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