Birth is a life-changing event.

You can meet the intensity of birth with determination, support, and self-compassion.

Birth is a life-changing event.

 

 

You can meet the intensity of birth with determination, support, and self-compassion.

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Congratulations, you've got a baby on the way! Preparing for birth can be a time of excitement, anticipation, and overwhelm. Perhaps a part of you wants to gather all the information you can about birth, while another part of you knows that this will be a deeply personal and intimate process, and that you may need a deeper level of preparation than learning about the stages of labor to truly feel physically and mentally ready to take on this journey.

Birthing from Within classes will help you and your partner develop the mindset, skills, and self-awareness you need to navigate the unknown and feel grounded in one another's support as you do.

Comprehensive Childbirth Education

Get the Four Essentials© you need for birth and postpartum preparation.

Comprehensive Childbirth Education

Get the Four Essentials© you need for birth and postpartum preparation.

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Private Birthing from Within Class Series

When to Sign Up: The best time to take this class is between your 24th-36th week of pregnancy.

What You Get: This is a hybrid course with both online and live components to ensure that you get the information you need to prepare for birth, and that your birth preparation is tailored to your unique needs.

  • Two 2-hour sessions with Nikki where you'll cultivate a resilient and self-compassionate mindset for birth, and learn how to work with your partner as a team.
  • Access to hours of online videos, handouts, and journaling prompts to help you become a connected and well-informed birth team.

Available Times: Classes can be scheduled between September 5th and November 17th, Monday-Friday between 9am-3pm CT. (I understand these can be tough hours for some families. I apologize for any inconvenience, and I cannot make exceptions. If you need childbirth preparation during evening and weekend hours, please consider enrolling in my online-only class option.)

Location: In-person near 281/Bitters in San Antonio, or on Zoom.

Cost: $350/family

*All people should have equal access to childbirth resources. To address racial and social disparities in healthcare, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those who are impacted by poverty are welcome to a discount on Birthing from Within classes. If you need an Equity Discount, please complete the Equity Discount Form here. 

No one should have to experience birth feeling disconnected and unprepared.

Learn what you need to know to approach birth with the confidence you deserve.

No one should have to experience birth feeling disconnected and unprepared.

Learn what you need to know to approach birth with the confidence you deserve.

How to get ready to meet your baby...

  • 1 Learn about the birth process.
  • 2 Get the coping and support skills you need.
  • 3 Feel confident in yourself and connected with your partner for birth.
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How to get ready to meet your baby...

  • 1 Learn about the birth process.
  • 2 Get the coping and support skills you need.
  • 3 Feel confident in yourself and connected with your partner for birth.

Meet Nikki Shaheed
Certified Birthing from Within Mentor

Since 2012 I've guided hundreds of families across the threshold of birth as a certified childbirth educator and doula. I'm passionate about preparing expecting parents for birth in a way that is realistic and holistic. I love teaching Birthing from Within because every parent deserves compassion and support as they find their way through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Warmly,

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Heart Centered Pregnancy Deck

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Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal

heart centered pregnancy journal

This interactive pregnancy journal will help you balance your prenatal preparation by guiding you in finding the wisdom, self-compassion, and resilience that is already within you.

Heart Centered Pregnancy Deck

heart centered pregnancy deck

The Heart Centered Pregnancy Deck offers daily meditations for finding your voice, exploring your beliefs, and expanding the possibilities for how you will get through birth.