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Nikki Shaheed

Nikki Shaheed, Birthing from Within Mentor and DONA Certified Birth Doula

Nikki Shaheed is a Certified Birthing from Within Mentor and Birth Story Listening Training Facilitator who teaches engaging and interactive childbirth classes in north central San Antonio to parents expecting a baby. The focus of Nikki’s work is to bring compassion to birth and parenting. In her classes she fosters realistic expectations about birth, normalizing excitement, doubt, love, fear, and everything in between during labor. She meets parents exactly where they are in each moment during preparation, birth, and postpartum and uses her extensive training, experience, and love to guide them through the childbearing year. Nikki has attended dozens of births and mentored hundreds of parents since 2012. With each new family she meets, Nikki gains new insights and wisdom, learning from each parent as much as they learn from her.

When Nikki isn’t busy squeezing hips or teaching partners how to do so, she serves as a Birthing from Within Advisor, giving guidance to other mentors as they work their way through doula or mentor certification. She facilitates Birth Story Listening trainings alongside Pam England for those who wish to help parents and birth workers heal from a difficult birth experience. She is also a co-leader of San Antonio Cesarean Support Group, a local resource for those who have given birth by cesarean. You also might catch her leading personal growth events and drum circles around San Antonio.

Nikki is a wife, and mother to three amazing children. Bringing her children into the world allowed Nikki to experience a wide range of birth paths and outcomes, and showed her the importance of flexibility, self-love, and a willingness to do the next best thing. The humbling journey to becoming a mother has given Nikki abundant opportunities to apply the mindfulness of Birthing from Within to her everyday life. Birthing from Within is more than a job or a philosophy for her…it is an integral daily practice.

Nikki’s Training, Certifications, and Experience:

Birthing from Within Mentor Training
June 2012
Vancouver, BC

DONA Birth Doula Training
October 2012
San Antonio, TX

Spinning Babies Training
February 2013
San Antonio, TX

DONA Birth Doula Certification
June 2013

Birth Story Listening
October – November 2013
Distance Course

Birthing from Within Mentor Training
January 2014
San Antonio, TX

Rebozo Training and Certification
January 2014
Austin, TX

Birthing from Within Advanced Training
April 2014
Watsonville, CA

Rebozo Training and Recertification
October 2014
San Antonio, TX

Birth Art Course
October – November 2014
Distance Course

Birth Story Medicine Training
February 2015
Austin, TX

Advanced Birth Story Listening
February 2016
Distance Course

Birthing from Within Mentor Certification
March 2016

Birthing from Within Red Tent for Certified Mentors
July 2016

Birth Story Listening Training Facilitator
July 2016 – present



Call/text Nikki at (210) 800-2070

Call/text Rebecca at (210) 323-1702

E-mail contact@BFWSA.com

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