Category Archives: Events

Childbirth Education For The Community

Cost ( 5.00- 50.00 / per couple sliding scale for the series ) on a donation basis! Free to those who need this.
 
Join us for 7 sessions of childbirth education and breastfeeding training
 
This class is a fundraising event for Oakland Better Birth Foundation! Visit and like our Facebook page!
 
Join instructor Samsarah Morgan, doula, educator, and coach as she shares with you the joys and challenges of childirth and early parenting!
 
This class will meet the needs of families birthing at home , hospital or birthing center!! http://www.niahealingcenter.org
 
Topics:
Pregnancy
Nutrition
Birth Plans and Interventions
Labor and Delivery
Labor coping techniques
C-Section and recovery
Breastfeeding Basics and Troubleshooting, and more!
 
To register for this class please call ot text  instructor Samsarah Morgan at 510 393 7380!
 
Peace and Baby Blessings!
 
This class is a fundraising event for the Oakland Better Birth Foudation.
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BirthWorkers’ Ball A Family Dance and Fundraiser!

Sunday June 5, 2016
4 – 8 PM
Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmont Ave
Oakland, CA
Join us for an afternoon of :
Music!
Dancing !
Food!
Kids Activities!
Speakers!
Family!
And Music donated by amazing Bay Area Dee Jays!!!
The Birthworker’s Ball is a fundraising dance party to support the work of:
Oakland Better Birth Foundation and Shiphrah’s Circle Community Doula Program!
Admission;
General Community 20.00 – 75.00 / family sliding scale
Oakland Better Birth Foundation Members admission 10.00 – 50.00 /family
For membership information contact Samsarah Morgan at 510-595-5534
Needed: vendors, healers, teachers anyone whose work supports and educates pregnant and parentign families! Call Samsarah (number above) to sponsor a full or 1/2 table!
Let’s dance – for birth!
To know more about Oakland Better Birth Foundation go to:
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Announcing Shiphrah’s Circle!

The Oakland Better Birth Foundation will be offering a unique doula practice to the Bay Area Community, Shiphrahs Circle Community Doula Program!
 
Join us in the circle for a hearty breakfast and to receive the following resources:
 
Pregnancy Testing
Birth Doula Support
Full Spectrum (Abortion) Doula Support
Childbirth Education
Breastfeeding Education
Bereavement Counseling (Grief support for loss due to miscarriage, abortion, or infant death)
Parenting Education and support
Referrals to local midwives and OB’s
Adoption information and referrals
 
All services are offered on a sliding scale and are free if needed.
Our target start date is April 2016 – RSVP here or check our website to receive notification of of our meeting place and time!
 
We look forward to serving you!
Samsarah Morgan
Executive Director and Doula
Call 510-496-3491 with questions!
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Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays from Oakland Better Birth Foundation!

Next year is going be so very exciting!  We will be welcoming back our Community Doula Program!  Here’s a bit of a blurb!  Sign on to out blog alerts and be kept up to date on this on other projects!

 

Blessings!  Samsarah Morgan, Founder and CEO

 

Shiphrah’s circle provides full spectrum, full circle doula support to the Mothers of Oakland CA and The East Bay, we also are honored to support families who have experienced Pregnancy or Infant loss.
We offer, pregnancy testing and referrals, birth doula support , abortion doula support, bereavement doula support. Ceremony planning and Officiation. Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Parent Education  For information please call 510 -595-5534 http://www.oaklandbetterbirthdoundation.com

 

Event – Oakland Remembers Our Lost Babies 9/27/15

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Septenber is Infant Mortality Awareness Month.

Let us gather to remember Oakland’s children who did not live to see their first birthday.

And let us learn the steps we can take as a community to make infant mortality a very rare experience!

Please bring :

a candle
food to share
a story, poem or art work in memory of a lost young one.

What we will do:

we will gather and share lunch together
we will listen to each other
share with each other
share resources and
have a moment of silence – to honor our beloved baby ancestors
and create a community of respect and support.

Who should attend:
All Oakland/ East Bay Citizens
Any one who has lost a child, via miscarriage, still birth or crib death – and loss before its first birthday.

Please wear white.
See you then!

Questions? Please contact Samsarah Morgan ED Oakland Better Birth Foundation and Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family Life

McElroy Fountain @ Lake Merritt 2pm – 6pm

This is a free event but please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oakland-remembers-our-lost-babies-tickets-18590186749#

RSVP using FaceBook via:https://www.facebook.com/events/1041598279191782/

This is a joint production of:
Oakland Better Birth Foundation oaklandbetterbirthfoundation.wordpress.com
Mother Health International motherhealth.org
Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family Life niahealingcenter.org
Occupy (Decolonize) Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting -An Occupy Oakland Caucus
Bay Area Birth Justice Fairs and Forums