Covid-19 Safety Update:

Learning, healing, and growth are as important as ever, which is why all classes and consultations will be held online until further notice.

Covid-19 Safety Update:

Learning, healing, and growth are as important as ever, which is why all classes and consultations will be held online for the duration of Covid-19.

A difficult birth experience can leave lingering feelings of frustration and disappointment.

Birth Story Medicine© will help you change your relationship with a painful birth story so you can let go of shame and blame, and feel more peace.

A difficult birth experience can leave lingering feelings of frustration and disappointment.

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Birth Story Medicine© will help you change your relationship with a painful birth story so you can let go of shame and blame, and have more peace.

If you're motivated to change the way you feel about your birth story but don't know how to do it on your own, this process is for you.

If you're motivated to change the way you feel about your birth story but don't know how to do it on your own, this process is for you.

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Rather than offering platitudes, rushing you to “let it go,” or suggesting a do-over birth for the future, I will deeply listen to the details of your story, and the meaning that your experiences carry for you, whether they involved unexpected medical technology, a disappointment in the support your received, or an unwished-for event.

In your birth story session I will help you see your story in a new way that honors you as an individual. This compassionate and guided process will help you discover greater perspective, inspire self-reflection, and support you in changing your relationship with a challenging birth story. Each session is unique, offering hand-tailored "medicine" that fits with your birth, your life, and your needs.

Birth Story sessions last for 60-90 minutes. It is important that you leave your child(ren) with another parent or caregiver so that you can take this time to fully focus on your healing. Sessions will take place on Zoom during the Covid-19 outbreak. Birth Story Healing sessions cost $125. Click Schedule Your Birth Story Session to see available times and book your appointment.

Processing Your Birth Story
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by Yoga|Birth|Babies Podcast

Birth Story Medicine is helpful for...

  • People who have given birth
  • Partners whose loved one has given birth
  • Birth professionals

"Initially, I was slightly skeptical about how truly effective the Birth Story Medicine process would be. But the moment I walked into her studio, I felt a since of peace and safety. I felt safe to share my story and she genuinely cared. A burden was lifted and I left with new, positive words to describe myself and my birth story. It was incredible. "

- Bree, mother of two

"I was really stuck in a story that triggered a previous birth trauma I had experienced. Nikki was so very skillful in understanding my conflict and gently working me through it, to a place of relief, peace and a new perspective. Not only did this change how I felt about this problem, but it actually had a positive impact on my day to day life as a whole."

- Nicole, mother of three

"Nikki inspires confidence, self compassion and clarity through the birth story medicine process. It was well worth the time and effort I put in to the process to heal the wound of my traumatic birth. I never thought I would find resolution from this painful experience but after our session I'm able to tell myself a brand new inspiring story."

- Andrea, mother of four

Are You Ready to Find Lasting Change?

  • 1 Find a time when you can focus on your healing.
  • 2 Book your session through the scheduling link.
  • 3 Experience more peace and personal freedom.

Are You Ready to Find Lasting Change?

  • 1 Find a time when you can focus on your healing.
  • 2 Book your session through the scheduling link.
  • 3 Experience more peace and personal freedom.

I'm Here for You

I'm a Certified Birth Story Mentor who spent two years teaching birth professionals all around the world how to offer Birth Story Medicine© to parents in their communities. I have been helping parents and birth professionals find healing after a troubling birth experience since 2013.

My book, Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal is focused on helping to prevent birth trauma, as well as helping parents heal from their birth experience. My work with birth stories is interwoven with my work as a doula, childbirth educator, storyteller, and life coach.

I know how it feels to have a painful birth story rippling into other parts of life, and I'm here to help you make meaningful change so you can heal.

With love,

Nikki Shaheed
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