Covid-19 Safety Update:

In order to make childbirth education more widely accessible, and to create time to spend with my own family, all birth classes will be offered in a self-paced virtual format that you can watch from the comfort of your home.

Covid-19 Safety Update:

In order to make childbirth education more widely accessible, and to create time to spend with my own family, all birth classes will be offered in a self-paced virtual format that you can watch from the comfort of your home.

Expecting parents deserve non-judgmental birth preparation

Get the information you want to understand birth, and the compassion you need to face the unknown.

Expecting parents deserve non-judgmental birth preparation

Get the information you want to understand birth, and the compassion you need to face the unknown.

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Birthing from Within childbirth classes will give you the understanding of the birth process that you want, and the resilience and self-compassion that you need for birth.

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UNDERSTAND HOW BIRTH WORKS

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BUILD A PAIN-COPING MINDSET

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CONNECT WITH YOUR PARTNER

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PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED

Find out what you will learn in your childbirth class:
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Cultivating a resilient and open mindset for birth

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Stages of Labor: How to cope and how to support throughout

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Hands-on support techniques for birth partners

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Collaborative communication with your birth attendant

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Preparing for the Unknown through experiential learning

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Strengthened connection between parents

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Compassionate use of epidurals, induction, and cesarean birth

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Fostering self-acceptance for the challenges of labor

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Postpartum Transitions: adjusting to life with a new baby

As I look around at the options for online birth classes, I see a lot of methods that support one ideal way of giving birth. The way that birth unfolds is as diverse as the families who walk through this rite of passage.

 

Some parents get exactly the birth they were hoping for, and some find themselves birthing in a way that is far from their original intentions. All of these families deserve love, support, and inclusive preparation. 

 

Online Birthing from Within classes are designed to help parents work toward the birth they desire, and build resilience and connection to navigate the inevitable surprises that come up in the birth process. These classes acknowledge and honor the diversity of birthing families, and the validity of all birth outcomes.

 

I've been teaching childbirth classes since 2012, and it has been an absolute pleasure to help hundreds of families prepare to face the unknown with courage and self-compassion, no matter how the birth unfolds.

 

Are you ready to prepare for birth in a way that is both informative and affirming? Sign up today and you'll receive immediate access to the Birthing from Within online class to help you understand the nuts and bolts of birth, and The Hormone of Love to help you and your partner feel like a connected, confident team. You'll also have a copy of Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal mailed right to your door. Let's get started!

 

Love,

Nikki Shaheed-5
Childbirth Class

How to prepare your mind, body, and relationship for birth with this childbirth preparation package...

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  • 1 Learn the stages of labor, common procedures, and how to stay present with the birth process with the Birthing from Within online childbirth class.
  • 2 Explore your needs and beliefs with the Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal.
  • 3 Use your partnership to get through the challenges of labor with the Hormone of Love online class.

Private Birthing from Within Classes

Who It’s For: Parents expecting their first baby together.

What You Get:

  1. Immediate access to the Birthing from Within online class.
  2. Immediate access to the bonus online course, Hormone of Love.
  3. A copy of Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal mailed to your door within one week.

Cost: $249/family

*All people should have equal access to childbirth resources. To address racial and social disparities in healthcare, Black, Indigenous, or 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.

Birthing from Within Class Registration

Private Birthing Again Classes

Who It’s For: Parents expecting baby #2+ together.

What You Get:

  1. Immediate access to the Birthing Again online class.
  2. Immediate access to the bonus online course, Hormone of Love.
  3. A copy of Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal mailed to your door within one week.

Cost: $249/family

*All people should have equal access to childbirth resources. To address racial and social disparities in healthcare, Black, Indigenous, or 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.

Birthing Again Class Registration

Money Back Guarantee

If you're not 100% satisfied with the class, you can get a full refund within 14 days of purchase, no questions asked.

Learn what to expect in birth and become a well prepared team.

"These classes have helped us feel more prepared, connected, understanding, and patient with each other and ourselves."

- Shelley, pregnant 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, pregnant mother

"Birth is the world of the unknown, but Nikki’s class helps you prepare for almost anything being thrown at you. Nikki, herself has a magical way of making everyone feel valued in their experience and challenged everyone to grow individually. The class itself also connects you and your partner in a way that most don’t before. This review is only a small tidbit on how impactful this class was on my life. Forever grateful and wish I could do it again!"

- Dani, pregnant mother

"Nikki was extremely personable and helpful. The class was an awesome experience and has made me more aware and prepared to face labor."

- Sekinat, pregnant mother

FAQ About Online Birthing from Within Classes

Q: Do you offer in-person classes?

A: Not at this time. All classes are held online in a self-paced learning format. 

Q: Is this like a Lamaze class?

A: Birthing from Within shares common ground with classes like Lamaze, The Bradley Method, Hypnobirthing, etc. in that it provides practical information to help parents understand the physical process of birth. However BFW is different from other prenatal classes, books, and internet searches in that it prepares parents for birth as a rite of passage.

A rite of passage involves new challenges, new learning, and awakening a part of yourself that has not been discovered yet. Embarking on a major life shift requires preparation and support. Taking a class that acknowledges this transformation creates space for parents to explore the emotions, fears, relationships, and changes that are present during birth and parenting, alongside learning practical information. Birthing from Within classes help parents enhance communication and learn to cope together as they navigate the shifting terrain of birth and parenting.   

Q: How do I get my copy of Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal?

A: Your copy of Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal will be mailed to you within one week of signing up for classes. (Please allow more time if you live outside the US.) The online materials in Birthing from Within online class and Hormone of Love online class will be available to you immediately after registering. 

Q: When in my pregnancy should I take classes?

A: Any time! If you are early in your pregnancy, you can slowly digest the materials in the class, returning to modules that you'd like to review as needed. If you're late in pregnancy, you can finish the class in a weekend. 

Q: Are Birthing from Within classes just for people who want an unmedicated birth? Just for people birthing at home or in a birth center?

A: No. Birthing from Within classes are not just inclusive of, but highly useful to parents for all kinds of birthing environments and preferences. Parents will gain skills to help with an unmedicated birth in classes, but also learn how to use technology in a way that best suits them, at a time that best suits them.

Podcasts & Blog Posts

BFW Childbirth Preparation
An interview with Nikki Shaheed by Finding Your Village

Birth and the Unknown
An interview with Nikki Shaheed by Birth Words

Birth as a Rite of Initiation
A video series with Nikki Shaheed by MAPA: Conscious Parenting

Processing Your Birth Story
An interview with Nikki Shaheed by Yoga|Birth|Babies Podcast

Birth Story Healing
An interview with Nikki Shaheed by MamAmor Podcast

Getting to the Heart of Birth
An interview with Nikki Shaheed by Birth Circle Podcast

VBAC

Why Birthing from Within is Important for a VBAC

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Losing It in Labor – Five Tips for Partners

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20 Reasons to Sign Up for a Childbirth Class at 20 Weeks

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How to Mine an Uninvited Birth Story for Gold