Nikki Helms

Lactation Educator
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Breastfeeding 101
Newborn 101

Wife and mother of two, Nikki Helms is a Midwife, and a DONA and CAPPA trained labor,  and postpartum doula. Nikki is extremely passionate about the importance of full-spectrum postpartum care. Nikki has been a vibrant, active part of the San Diego birth community since she moved here to be closer to family in 2005. She is the facilitator of informative and fun monthly Newborn Care classes at The Birth Education Center and the developer and facilitator of the Practically Postpartum workshop. Nikki is known for providing customized, in-home Childbirth Education and Newborn Care classes for families that are in difficult and different circumstances. She also provides Placenta Encapsulation services and is currently certifying through the International Placenta and Postpartum Association. Nikki provides Maternity Concierge services, connecting your family with the practitioners, goods and services families need (and may not even know they need) here in the San Diego area.

“I want parents to leave my class with the confidence that no question is a dumb question. Ask the questions! Ask me, ask your care provider, your pediatrician. Then, based on your research, make the choices that are best for your family. Evidence based and informed consent care are the responsibility of the parents as well as their care providers.” Nikki Helms


All group classes are held online with everyone’s cameras on to cultivate the intimacy between families.

We have no date yet for returning to in-person group classes.