Hello and welcome! I’m Nikki Shaheed, a Birthing from Within Trainer, author, and one of the directors of Birthing from Within International. I teach engaging and interactive childbirth classes in north central San Antonio.

Since 2012 the focus of my work here in San Antonio and around the world has been bringing compassion to birth and parenting. In my childbirth classes I foster realistic expectations about birth - normalizing excitement, doubt, love, fear, and everything in between during labor.

I’ve attended dozens of births and mentored hundreds of families in Texas. With each new family I meet, I gain new insights and wisdom, learning from each parent as much as they learn from me. I look forward to meeting your family!


Local & international childbirth trainer

When I’m not busy mentoring expecting families, I facilitate workshops and trainings to teach Birthing from Within skills to doulas, childbirth educators, midwives, nurses, and birth workers across the globe.

I'm the author of Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal and the creator of Heart Centered Pregnancy Deck. I want to make sure that the introspective and non-judgmental gifts of Birthing from Within are available to all parents!


Birthing from Within is more than a job or a philosophy for me…it is an integral daily practice.

My work, life & motherhood

I am a wife, and mother to three amazing children. Bringing my children into the world allowed me to experience a wide range of birth paths and outcomes, and showed me the importance of flexibility, self-love, and a willingness to do the next best thing. The humbling journey to becoming a mother has given me abundant opportunities to apply the mindfulness and self-compassion of Birthing from Within to my everyday life. 

Nikki Shaheed San Antonio Childbirth Educator
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Podcast Appearances

Processing Your Birth Story

An interview with Nikki Shaheed by Yoga|Birth|Babies

Birth Story Healing

An interview with Nikki Shaheed by MamAmor