Category Archives: Workshops and Trainings

ICTC – International Center for Traditional Childbearing Birthworker Training

Join us for a comprehensive training of birth, postpartum and breastfeeding care!
 
This training is in depth and culturally sensitive – see card above or call for details.
 
Ongoing mentorship assistance is available to local students as well as the opportunity to serve our east bay families as a community birth worker with Shiphrah’s Circle Community Doula Program.
 
For curriculum question, speak to the certified trainer, Samsarah Morgan.
 
To register see the link above or see the flyer below to contact ICTC.
 
Act quickly to qualify for scholarships.
 
See our Facebook event for this training!
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About your trainer:
Samsarah Morgan is an ICTC certified trainer. She is the mother of 5 grown sons and the grandmother of 3. She is a birth and postpartum caregiver, counselor, coach and hypnotherapist in Oakland Ca. Her private practice, Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family Life provides services to enrich and facilitate strong bonds within families and communities. She is the Executive director of Oakland Better Birth foundation which has as its mission the prevention of infant and maternal mortality in Oakland, CA and Alameda County for all and especially within the African American community by offering childbirth and breastfeeding information as well as doula services to any family regardless of their ability to pay. She is the author of 3 books: “Children’s Village Tales of an Urban Nana “, “The Birth Plan” and “Birth. A Black Woman’s Survival Guide” (to be released summer 2017)

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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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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Samsarah Morgan Teaches at ICTC Conference

It was my honor to present my worskop “When Baby Becomes an Ancestor at this years ICTC, International Center for Traditonal Childbearing’s Black Midwives and Healers Conference!

 

It is my pleasure to present it here!  I look forward to your comments!