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Testimonials

Love Letters from Cherished Birthing from Within Clients!

“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

“I really and truly have noticed a positive difference in [my partner’s] attitude about childbirth. She is more confident. These classes have made us more aware of how exactly we can work together.” – Clint, father

“I learned to have more confidence in myself going into this experience. I learned that my partner is strong and very capable.” -Eric, father

“I learned to believe in myself.” -Vanessa, mother

“I learned more about my ability to cope with pain. I feel capable. I loved everything.” -Catherine, mother

“This class brought up issues that we never knew the other had thought about or were still processing.” -Romeo, father

“I felt acceptance and at home in a relaxed atmosphere in this class. [My partner and I] bonded better and used this class as a date, also. We needed some WE time and this class was great.” -Eliud, father

“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

“I liked the open discussion every week. It really helped to know that I was not alone in many of my fears/concerns. [My partner and I] feel stronger as a couple and are approaching labor and delivery as a team.” -Lauren, mother

“It was nice to carve out time each week to work together as a couple.” -Amanda, mother

“Nikki was extremely personable and helpful. She stayed after class to address concerns, which was much appreciated. The class was an awesome experience and has made me more aware and prepared to face labor.” -Sekinat, mother

“The classes definitely brought us closer and helped us be on the ‘same page.’” -Ted, father

“This [class] was exactly what I wanted and needed.” -Shannon, mother

“I enjoyed the openness and friendly environment that Nikki creates for every class. It has opened [my partner’s] mind to new ideas and has given him more confidence as a birth partner.” -anonymous mother

“I valued the real/raw information and conversations. I also loved the support and encouraging nature of the class.” -anonymous mother

“We greatly benefitted as a couple taking this class.” -anonymous mother

“I liked the small group environment of being able to talk things through. [My partner] seems much more mentally and emotionally prepared. Nikki was an outstanding instructor and I would recommend her to anyone.” -Bryan, father

“This class helped us grow closer and learn more about one another.” – anonymous father

“Thanks Nikki, for making it real and always being open to questions.” -anonymous father

“I appreciate your kindness, understanding, and support.” -Rebecca, mother

“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

“SOOO glad we did this over a traditional birth class…spiritual and enlightening!” -Justin, father

“I liked learning practical information coupled with exploring my fears and facing them head on. Nikki is fantastic! Very caring, compassionate, patient, and capable. I learned a great deal and feel prepared, with practice, to labor.” -Emily, mother

“I valued the birth art the most because it allowed me the time to really think and process the birth and my feelings about it. I really looked forward to coming every week and I’m sad this is the last class.” -Toni, mother

“I feel that me and my partner have a connection that will only continue to grow, and it was nice exploring our connection through this class.” -Alyssa, 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

“Nikki really helped me believe that a home birth was ok and not some crazy idea.” -anonymous father

“I liked the open discussions, thought-provoking questions, and birth art. It’s wonderful to have time/space to learn about birth while also digging deep into our personal minds, building relationships with our partner, and exploring creativity. I feel like the class really gave [my partner] a space and confidence to dig deep into his feelings and ask questions rather than assume. I think it gave him confidence. Every night we leave class and feel more connected and prepared to birth/parent as a team.” -anonymous mother

“I most valued the well-rounded approach to the class. I felt that we not only learned very practical exercises but also learned how to trust and gain confidence in our intuition. I think these classes gave my partner a very realistic view of birth and helped him to feel confident in his ability to support my during birth and also think more concretely about our lives as parents. It opened up discussions about birth and parenting that we had not yet explored.” -anonymous mother

“I feel [my partner] is going to be a strong pillar of support and be my protective barrier in the delivery room and after. This was a very approachable and open-minded setting.” -Debra, mother

“My eyes were opened to different coping techniques, valuable information, and how birth can look many different ways.” -Naomi, mother

“I appreciate your patience, the time you took to value each of our personalities. These classes influenced my super-awesome wife to find her bliss and take time for herself. Thank you for being a light in a process that is often hard to navigate.” -Eric, father

“The classes reminded us of the importance to take time for ourselves and as a couple.” -Patricia, mother

“I learned more about my spouse. It was neat seeing his responses, his concerns, his questions. It has brought us closer.” -anonymous mother

“[Because of Birthing from Within classes] we opened up and talked about things that made us scared or nervous about labor and parenting. I feel closer and more connected.” -Hannah, mother

“I loved and valued how involved the class got my husband. I feel so much closer to him and I feel he is an active part of this journey. This is something I think all expecting parents should do. I feel so much more confident and empowered for my birth.” -Erika, mother

“These classes opened up conversations and honesty between us.” -anonymous mother

“I feel better equipped for what’s to come, even if things don’t go as planned.” -Kristin, mother

“Keep up the great work empowering parents to have the courage and strength to take whatever comes and use the appropriate tools at the appropriate time.” -Dave, father

“My partner was originally against classes. Within the second class he realized how helpful it was. He was upset when he missed classes. It helped him learn how to help me. These classes brought us closer as a couple. We learned how to lean on each other more and realize that we are in it together. Nikki did a fabulous job! I wouldn’t change anything. I highly recommend this class to anyone who’s nervous (like me) about birth. Thank you for helping me with my anxieties. I feel better about the process and more at ease after this class. I can’t imagine not taking this class.” -anonymous mother

“I feel like it has made us stronger knowing our fears and talking them through/finding solutions.” -anonymous father

“Nikki helped make my pregnancy and birth experience so wonderful. We love that she was a part of this amazing time in our lives.” -anonymous mother

“These classes allowed us to open up, consider our fears/feelings of labor, and communicate those to each other.” -Brett, father

“I liked the conversational attitude along with the humor and honesty.” -Hallie, mother

“This class was better and more meaningful than I expected – especially as a dad – thanks.” -Jorge, father

“I really liked the relaxed atmosphere and how everyone asked the questions on their minds. It really facilitated an openness and allowed classmates to relate to each other more. I do think [the classes] have brought us closer, especially through birth art. I have a newfound respect for where he is coming from as a future dad.” -Rachel, mother

“I’m sure that these tools will stay with me forever.” -Erela, mother

“[In this class] I valued honesty. Everyone showed their vulnerable side and felt safe. That is rare and it made everything that much more amazing. I loved watching my hubby learn and ask questions. This class took us from [being on] different pages and him being scared to unity and confidence.” -anonymous mother

“I like Nikki’s thought-provoking questions and engaging way of sharing useful information.” -Joshua, father

“I value the practical information, but also think it’s really important to look introspectively at fears, emotions. I think this class also really helped us to connect as a couple.” -Cherylyn, mother

“These classes brought us WAY closer. Even though this is my 3rd [baby], I feel I learned a ton and am more prepared.” -Angely, mother

“This class and Nikki have helped me to feel more confident in myself as a person, not just a pregnant lady.” -Stephanie, mother

“I valued the promotion of self-knowledge/self-awareness, uncovering issues and areas of discomfort that I was not aware of. These classes increased [my partner’s] open-mindedness toward scenarios beyond our original intention.” -anonymous mom

 

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