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Nikki Shaheed ★ (she/her)

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Nikki Shaheed has guided hundreds of families across the threshold of birth as a Birthing from Within Mentor and Doula since 2012. She enjoys offering informative and heart-opening classes for expectant parents to cultivate resilience, connection, and self-compassion. Her classes help parents feel better prepared for the intensity and unpredictability of birth. Nikki is also a Certified Birthing From Within Facilitator, Certified Birth Story Mentor, Professional Certified Life Coach, and author of Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal.…

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Kim Borchert ★

Certified 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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Caroline Paganoni

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Caroline Paganoni is an advanced practice certified nurse midwife (APRN, CNM) practicing in Austin.The majority of her almost fifteen years of direct patient care has been in perinatal and women’s health services. She has served as a volunteer doula, public health nurse, pediatric & labor and delivery nurse, Holy Family Birth Center midwife, Indian Health Service midwife in Alaska, and women’s health provider for a sexual health clinic.…

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Allison Cline ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Trained 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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Ali Weatherford

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I received my mentor training through Birthing from Within after reading the original Birthing From Within book turned learning about birth into my passion. I love sharing what I know about birth with expectant families. It’s important to know about our bodies, our options, and new ways to cope with challenges. But most importantly, I love to give my students time and a safe space to receive knowledge about themselves and uncover the knowing that is already there.…

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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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Blythe TwoSisters, PsyD

Trained Birth Story Listener

I’m great at working with many communities but mostly I’ve been recognized as the funky house call therapist. I have credentials to back up my work, but most people tell me they like having a therapist that meets them where they are and in a non-judging place. Therapy is hard work, and having a therapist not judge an alternative lifestyle, should you have one, truly helps.…

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San Antonio

Adrianna Santos

Trained Childbirth Educator and Doula

I am a full spectrum doula, taking a holistic approach to birth work and honoring the beauty and validity of all experiences of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. My goal is to empower people to make informed choices and trust their intuition.