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 Update:

All birth classes will be held online until further notice.

Birth is a life-changing event.

Learn how to meet the intensity of birth with determination, support, and self-compassion.

Birth is a life-changing event.

 

 

Learn how to meet the intensity of birth with determination, support, and self-compassion.

Comprehensive Childbirth Class Series

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

Comprehensive Childbirth Class Series

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

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Private Birthing from Within Classes

Are you or your partner expecting your first baby? Then Birthing from Within classes are for you!

Your private Birthing from Within childbirth classes will be held on Zoom. We'll meet for two, 2-hour classes where you'll learn about the birth process, and how you and your birth partner can cope and support one another through it.

You can schedule your private classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 5 pm - 9 pm. I sometimes have availability on Monday and Wednesday evenings as well. The cost is $350/family.

In addition to our four hours of one-on-one class time, you'll also receive 3.5+ hours of supplemental videos to explain the nuts and bolts of birth. That way we can spend our time together on hands-on, interactive learning.

After you register you'll have immediate access to online videos and resources, as well as a scheduling link to set up our private sessions at a time that works for your family. It is best to take these classes during your third trimester.

*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.

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Private Birthing Again Classes

Are you expecting a second or subsequent baby together? Then Birthing Again is for you!

Your private Birthing Again childbirth classes will be held on Zoom. We'll meet for two, 2-hour classes where you'll learn brush up on pain coping and partner support, learn from your past birth experience, and prepare to face the upcoming birth as a connected and unified team.

You can schedule your private classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 5 pm - 9 pm. I sometimes have availability on Monday evenings as well. The cost is $350/family.

In addition to our four hours of one-on-one class time, you'll also receive 3.5+ hours of supplemental videos to explain the nuts and bolts of birth. That way we can spend our time together in class focusing on your family's specific needs.

After you register you'll have immediate access to online videos and resources, as well as a scheduling link to set up our private sessions at a time that works for your family. It is best to take these classes during your third trimester. Be sure to schedule your class during a time when you will have two hours of uninterrupted time to focus on one another and your new baby.

*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.

What Parents Are Saying About Birthing From Within Classes

"I valued the honesty in this class. 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

"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. I loved being surrounded by others going through the same journey sharing our thoughts and ideas while holding my wife’s hand or leaning on her shoulder for support. 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. 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, pregnant mother

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

- Shelley, pregnant mother

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 Choose the class that works best for your family.
  • 2 Learn what you need to know to get through birth as a team.
  • 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 Choose the class that works best for your family.
  • 2 Learn what you need to know to get through birth as a team.
  • 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 class series is unique, informed by the wisdom, needs, and experiences of the parents I work with. I can't wait to share a hand-tailored Birthing from Within class with you!

Nikki Shaheed
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More Offerings for Growing Families

More Offerings for Growing Families

A self-paced online mini-class to help you and your partner connect with the hormone that fuels the labor process. Through touch, connection, and deep conversations, you'll feel more prepared to get through labor as a team.

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.

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

A self-paced online mini-class to help you and your partner connect with the hormone that fuels the labor process. Through touch, connection, and deep conversations, you'll feel more prepared to get through labor as a team.

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.

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.