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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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Childbirth Education 4 The Community

Thank you for your inquiry into my childbirth education series

Childbirth Ed 4 The Community!

If you desire an unmediated birth, or are open to certain interventions. This class will share with you all for the options, and provide you with vital informed consent.  This is vital in the effort to make decisions that match your needs and ensure optimum health or your and your new arrival.

My classes consist of 4 core units and many electives which are fun and supportive of your desire to have a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Pregnancy and Nutrition

Stages of labor

Comfort Techniques

Labor and Birth

Caesarean Section (the surgery and prevention)

The New Born


Possible electives: (TBA)


Maternal and Infant Massage

Belly Dance and other dance for birth!

The Rebozo!

Cost :

Family income over 20K sliding scale 100-   200.00

Under 20k sliding scale   5 – 80 dollars.

No family is ever turned away due to finances.

The one fee allows you to take the classes as many times as you wish until your baby’s birth!

And you are welcome back as our honored guest to share your birth story with other parents and of course we want to see your beautiful baby! (or babies!)

Reading List

Spiritual Midwifery                   by  Ina Mae Gaskin

The Doula Guide to Birth           by Anada Lowe

Pregnancy Book

Birth Book

Immunization Book                              by Sears and Sears

The Birth Plan                           by Samsarah Morgan DD Cht CD (ICTC)

Participants in my class are able to access a draft copy of my upcoming book The Birth Plan – click the link to begin reading! You are free to access the book EVEN if you don’t take my class! It is my gift to you!


If you would like to register for this class – please speak to instructor Samsarah Morgan 510-393-7380, you are also free to join us on Tuesdays 7-9 pm at Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmont Avenue, Oakland Ca

You may go to EventBrite if you wish to register on line! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/childbirth-ed-4-the-community-tickets-25557879305

Or text Samsarah Morgan so she knows to expect you or call to ask questions!

Please be on time and bring healthy snacks!

See you soon!

Samsarah Morgan

Join our facebook group to receive information on our other free and  low cost parenting classes and education

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Samsarah Morgan, DD., Cht. LC CD (ICTC)


Ms. Morgan is an Interfaith Minister and Counselor, Apprentice Midwife, Family Life Coach, Doula and Hypnotherapist. She is the founder of Nia Center for birth and family life.  She is a birth and postpartum caregiver and childbirth and parenting educator, and is this year celebrating 37 years as a birth worker and trainer.

She is the mother of 5 grown sons and the grandmother of three, and so, she has firsthand experience of the joys and challenges of parenting! She is the director of Nia: A family life practice, as well as Birth Professionals of the Bay Area and her private practice has offered counseling and healing sessions as well as workshops, seminars and retreats for individuals, couples, and families since 1991.

She is an apprentice of Midwife Selena Green, CPM .

Samsarah is the Director of Shiphrah’s Circle Community Doula Program a comprehensive and full spectrum Doula support and parenting education program, which provides these services for low income and working class families.

Samsarah has been a trainer of birthworkers for approx 20 years through her own organization, beginning Spring of 2016 she will offer doula certification via ICTC (International Center for Traditional Childbearing) as well as other opportunities for the mentorship, education and training of birth and postpartum professionals.

She is a contributing writer for several on line magazines, including Weigh loss solutions 360 magazine, Every Little Thing, Birth babies and Beyond , and Occupy Oakland Media Collective.  Her  book, “The Children’s Village. Tales of an Urban Nana.”, was published July 22, 2015 .  Her  books, Birth: A Black Woman’s Survival Guide is expected in the Spring of 2017 and  “The Birth Plan” is expected December of 2016.

She is member of the board for the Sacred Birth Angels Foundation, as well as the Founding Member of The Oakland Better Birth Foundation, and The Decolonize (Occupy) Pregnancy Birth and Parenting Caucus of Occupy Oakland, She serves also as board member of KPFA Community Radio Listener Service Board.

She is an advisory board member of The California Adolescent Health Collaborative and Brighter Beginnings study: Breastfeeding to Reduce Breast Cancer: Among Young Mothers in Diverse Communities Research Project.