Nikki Shaheed is a Birthing from Within mentor, DONA-trained doula, and ICAN leader. She is passionate about preventing birth trauma through realistic birth preparation, as well as helping parents heal from birth trauma postpartum. Nikki believes in providing parents a complete perspective of birth, as well as helping them plan a strategy to cope with every situation. She also works to normalize the emotions parents experience during birth - from anxiety to excitement to 'get me out of here!' She helps parents see their emotions as signs of progressing labor instead of a failure to cope with the intensity. Her amazing training through Birthing from Within helps her navigate birth work free of the the pressure of the what if’s or possibilities down the line, focusing on one moment at a time.
Nikki is very excited to bring you a class to help doulas prevent birth trauma, in themselves and their clients. She invites doulas to come into each birth with a fresh heart and mind. Nikki will help you learn to lead a prenatal visit based on what parents want for their birth, not what they hope to avoid. By helping parents actively seek a goal and instilling confidence in their abilities, we put them in a position of power. Learn about exploring what’s behind parents’ statements about birth and how to help them prepare for everything birth has to offer. Nikki will give you skills to help parents through unexpected outcomes, and inspire doulas to approach their work one contraction at a time. $35 per person, $25 if your client enrolls in the weekend Birthing from Within workshop.