Category Archives: fundraising

Doulas are waiting to serve!

Do you know a low income pregnant low-income family in need of doula care or childbirth / lactation education?
Give them a doula for the Holidays!
Call or text 510-393-7380 for details!

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Brews for Better Birth Fundraiser in August!

Federation Brewing Pints to Pledge
“Brews for Better Birth”
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Wednesdays)
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Our good friends at Federation Brewing are generously offering to pledge $1 off of every pint sold on Wednesday’s in August to support the work of the Oakland Better Birth Foundation!
Stop in, have a cold one and help fund:
Free and Low Cost Doula Care!
Free and Low Cost Childbirth , Pregnancy and Parenting Education!
Scholarship opportunities for people of color wishing to become birth workers. (More about our programs below!)
Don’t drink but want to donate? Please use the paypal address
Contact Samsarah Morgan if you would like your donation to be tax deductable at 510-496-3491 or at the email above!
See you in August!
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Childbirth Ed 4 The Community

Cost ( 5.00- 80..00 / per couple sliding scale for the series ) on a donation basis!
Free to those who need this.
Join us for on-going sessions of childbirth education and breastfeeding training – join whenever you are ready! Text the instructor at 510-393-7380 tell her our name – you partners name – you email and due date!  Looking forward to seeing you!
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!
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This class will meet the needs of families birthing at home , hospital or birthing center!!
Birth Plans and Interventions
Labor and Delivery
Labor coping techniques
C-Section and recovery
Breastfeeding Basics and Troubleshooting, and more!
Peace and Baby Blessings!
This class is a fundraising event for the Oakland Better Birth Foudation.
Please register so that we have an idea of attendance .
Join our facebook group to recive information on our other free and low cost parenting classes and education

ICTC Full Circle Doula Training in Oakland!

Join me as I bring Sis Shafia Monroe’s Full Circle Doula Training to Oakland.

As you may know, I am a newly certified ICTC Full Circle Doula Trainer.

Visit for information and to register !  Although your registration is beign handled by the folks in Portland – feel free to cal lme with questions about the class.  You can reach me on 510-595-5534.


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Childbirth Education 4 The Community

We are proud of offer low free slidign scale childbirth education to any family who wishes to attend.


Your instructor is Samsarah Morgan our ED and ICTC Certified Doula Trainer.  Please join our parents group on Facebook to be kept in form of all of the classes and workshops we offer!

Childbirth Education For The Community Face Book Group


Childbirth ed has a open enrollement families can join whenever thy are ready! The slidign scale is 5-80/per family.  Call or text Samsarah for details!


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BirthWorkers Ball Agenda!


4 pm Welcome and Grounding
4:15 Words from Activist and Birth worker – Mama Ayanna
4:30 Conversation – Mama Ayanna and Mama Samsarah “Solutions”
Dinner is available for purchase.
5pm – 7pm Dinner continues and Dancing Begins
7pm Results of the Silent Auction and Good Byes
8pm Safe trip home! See you next year!

Entrance fee 15- 75 / family sliding scale
Dinner is available at 7.00/plate
Lumpia 5.00/ 5 pieces
Chicken Adobo
Vegan Beans and Rice
Ice Tea Sweetened with Honey

Suggested donation for child care; 3.00 – 10.00

We will accept your payment via cash check or credit card – you will see the charge to : Nia Healing Center on your card. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Glad you came to dance with us!

Link to RSVP and to make online payment – you can also pay at the door!

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A request for community support!

From the Director’s Desk;
Hello dear friends, I am writing to ask for your support!
It is my plan to restart our community doula program, Shiphrah’s Circle, this April!
Shiphrah’s Circle promises to finally provide the fullest support to and expression of woman’s and families reproductive and family life choices in the Bay Area. And to my knowledge we will be the only doulas providing all of the following services out of one practice:
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 (Adoption doulas)
My staff is beyond excited at the opportunity to provide these services to our community and our goal is to do our work at low or no fee. This is where your help is very much needed!
Please consider making a contribution to our organization:
To give a tax deductible gift please visit the web site of our fiscal sponsor, and click their donate page. Please not that you are donating to Oakland Better Birth Foundation in the comments field in PayPal to be sure the funds find their way to us
You may contribute towards Shiphrahs Circle by purchasing a copy of my book Children’s Village Tales of an Urban Nana – 20 percent of the net proceeds of the book will be donated to the work of Oakland Better Birth Foundation / Shiprahs Circle.The book is available from, visit this link and you will be stepped through the process.
Some donation suggestion:
800.00 will provide birth doula services to a family
250.00 will provide a childbirth or breastfeeding education class to a family.
35.00 will provide an hour of counseling, coaching, hypnotherapy or nutrition coaching to a family
35.00 will provide an hour of in home postpartum care
200.00 will allow is to host a baby shower for a family who otherwise would not have a circle of gifting, support and blessing on their new family life.
We will also need donations of healthy breakfast items, as it our goal to be sure that every mother who comes to us has the opportunity to have a healthy and hearty breakfast. Safeway gifts cards are a great way to donate food – you may also dropp off items such as fruit, cereal, eggs, milk vegetables (to make omelets) various teas to me email me on to arrange this. Diapers, baby clothes, and blankets will always be appreciated!
And last but not least you can help us by spreading the word of our work! Please share on your Facebook wall our program invitation, ( and feel free to share this letter far and wide. As well as to let any families and women who may need our services know what we are offering.
Although our focus is providing care to underserved communities and communities of color, we will welcome and any all who approach us for family life counseling education and support!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank MotherHealth of International, Rachel Zaslow, ED and Dr Frank Brown OB/GYN and Director of ReGynesis Health Services for partnering with us in bringing this vision to birth and I look forward to our having a powerful effect in the reduction of infant and maternal mortality rates in Alameda County and the East Bay!
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me on 510 496-3491.
Thank you for considering our request and know that I wish you and yours the very best always.
Samsarah Morgan, ED and Doula
Oakland Better Birth Foundation
Shiphrah’s Circle Community Doula Program
Our partners: