How It Works

These private Birthing from Within childbirth classes are 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.

In addition to our four hours of one-on-one class time, you'll also receive 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.

What You Will Learn

Between the video lessons and our live class time, you will learn about...

  • pain coping practices

  • hands-on support techniques for partners

  • the stages of labor

  • understanding of the physical, mental, and emotional journey through birth

  • common procedures in birth - how they work, and how to cope

  • postpartum adjustments - what to expect for your body, your heart, and your baby

Meet Nikki Shaheed, Certified Birthing from Within Mentor and Doula

Hi! I'm Nikki Shaheed, your Birthing from Within Mentor. I'm a certified childbirth educator and doula who has helped hundreds of families prepare holistically and realistically for birth.

Each Birthing from Within class is tailored to the needs of the families I work with. My role as a mentor is not just to teach you about birth, but also to understand your needs, your perspective, and your insights so that our time together is impactful for you as a parent.

I can't wait to get to know your family, and help you prepare to face the unknown with courage and self-compassion. Are you ready? Let's get started!

Private Birthing from Within Classes

  • 1


    • Welcome to Birthing from Within

    • Let's Get Started

    • Schedule Your First and Second Private Classes

  • 2

    To Print

    • 1. To Print: Getting Information and Making Decisions

    • 2. To Print: Positions for Laboring Out of Bed

    • 3. To Print: Hands On Support

    • 4. To Print: Pain Coping Practices

    • 5. To Print: Local Resources

  • 3

    Part 1: Learning, Connecting, Coping

    • Video: Understanding Early Labor (14:33 minutes)

    • Video: Sign Posts of Active Labor (30:00 minutes)

    • BRAIN: Getting Information and Making Decisions (16:22 minutes)

    • BRAIN: Sample Scenario #1

    • BRAIN: Sample Scenario #2

    • Video: What You Need to Know About Induction (30:55 minutes)

    • Topics to Discuss with Your Birth Attendant Prenatally

    • Journaling Excavation

    • Checklist

  • 4

    Part 2 - Birthing, Adjusting, Healing

    • Video: Transitions - Labor and Postpartum (38:38 minutes)

    • Video: Pushing Your Baby Out (32:14 minutes)

    • Video: Coping and Support During a Cesarean Birth (17:17 minutes)

    • Video: Postpartum Adjustments for Your Body, Baby, and Heart (38:21 minutes)

    • Journaling Excavation

    • Checklist

  • 5

    Additional Resources

    • Review of Practical Information

    • Video: Getting a Good Latch (33:24 minutes)

    • Video: 5 Things to Know Before Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding (16:54 minutes)

    • How to Bottle Feed in a Way that Supports Nursing (24:44 minutes)

    • Special Offer for BFW Parents from Spinning Babies

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Payment Plan

If you use a payment plan for checkout, your next payment will be automatically deducted one month from today. Your card will be charged automatically each month until your balance is paid in full.

Refund Policy

Due to the digital nature of this content, there are no refunds once your purchase is complete.

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