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Nikki Shaheed ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Nikki is one of the Co-Owners of Birthing from Within International. Her journey with Birthing from Within began when she discovered this amazing program that brought her personal growth, self-awareness, and deeper compassion. These gifts were too amazing not to share with her community in San Antonio, TX.

Nikki Shaheed offers Birthing from Within classes in her community, as well as Birth Story Medicine, and training events for local birth professionals.…

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Kim Borchert

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Kim is the mother to six children, and since the birth of her first child in 2002, she has been passionate about birth and supporting birthing individuals and their families. In 2015, she completed her doula training through Doula Trainings International (DTI). In 2017, she certified as a childbirth educator with DTI

In her own birthing experiences, she has had a wide variety of labors and births.…

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Lanell Coultas ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

With a fearless heart and contagious passion, Lanell has been ferrying parents across unknown waters since 1995, first as a doula and currently as a parenting mentor. Her classes abandon the clinical, rote ‘this-is-what-your-body-will-do’ approach, in favor of staying present, curious and loving, however birth (and life!) unfold. A gifted storyteller, Lanell thoughtfully weaves necessary nuggets of wisdom into many rich and lively stories.…

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Sarah Sullivan

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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Allison Cline

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Allison has completed child birth education training for mentoring couples and doula work with Birthing From Within. She is currently deepening her knowledge and certifying as a child birth educator and a doula with their Nationally Recognized Program for birth professionals. In addition to her professional birth training, she has had 3 natural hospital births of her own.…

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Heather Gream

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I discovered Birthing From Within while pregnant, shortly after completing my certification in Expressive Arts Therapy. During that pregnancy, I utilized the wisdom of BFW and experienced an empowering and conscious home birth. In the next fews years I I also took courses in the Bradley Method and Hypnobirthing and I became a Certified Dancing For Birth™Instructor.…

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Amanda Lutes ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Hello! I offer Birthing From Within childbirth and postpartum classes for first time parent as well as refresher classes for those seeking support on subsequent births. Currently serving families with weekend intensive classes. I am unwavering in my work to bring a holistic and compassionate voice to the way childbirth and postpartum are presented and spoken to in our world.…

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Kelley Ward ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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Leigh Ann Sharp

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I was drawn to the Birthing From Within philosophy after the birth of my second child, because it gave me words for the experiences that I had had, and enabled me to dig deep and discover things not only about the journey I had been on, but also about myself as a human being. I have worked as a doula for some time, and with my BFW training as a Birth Story Listener and Mentor, strive to bring compassion a central aspect of birth preparation, the birth room, and processing of the birth experience afterwards.…

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Hannah Pemberton

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

After my own births took many twists and turns, I came to birth work to equip expectant people and families to navigate their Laborinths with open hearts and open minds. I believe that pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are extraordinary rites of passage that deserve to be honored and supported in community.

My private practice focuses on supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ people, nontraditional families, and those searching to deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationships through the journey of childbearing and parenting.…

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Tamara Downey

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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