Shelley Rahim

Doula/Childbirth Mentor

Shelley Rahim, Mother of 3, RPYT, is a certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Birth Dance Instructor, Labor/Birth Doula, Birthing From Within Mentor/Childbirth Educator and Birth Story Listener. Shelley has been trained to offer Birth Story Medicine sessions, and has over 3 years of experience helping women process their birth stories. In these Birth Story Processing sessions, Shelley helps women with all types of birth experiences, whether traumatic or not, have a better understanding of their birth. By processing the birth in new and meaningful ways, mothers are able to heal themselves and discover hidden gems of wisdom.

Shelley offers classes and services in San Diego, California.
• Free, monthly group Birth Story Processing sessions:
3rd Friday 7-9pm of the month at Yoga Jai Ma
• Private 1.5 hour Birth Story Processing Sessions
• Group Prenatal Yoga, Couples Prenatal Yoga and Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes
• Birth Dance Classes (Includes Belly dance, primal dance, ecstatic dance to awaken Feminine Energy for birth)
• Labor/Birth Doula Services

All classes held at Yoga Jai Ma, Contact Shelley Rahim at or or

Episodes for this expert

  • Healing from an Unwanted Cesarean

    Unfortunately, the perfect birth plan we picture in our minds unravels during labor and delivery leading to serious medical intervention, such as a cesarean. How do you begin to heal from this unexpected turn of events and learn to embrace your birth experience?

  • Healing from Birth Trauma

    Sometimes unexpected events during childbirth can wound a new mother. The physical scars fade, but the emotional trauma can produce feelings of helplessness, shame and defeat. How can a mother process these emotions and even embrace them as moments of courage and strength, rather than weakness? And how can loved ones support mom during this important transition?

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