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Samsarah Morgan

Better Birth Oakland

Oakland, CA Service range 20 miles

Birth Fee

$2000 to $4500

Black Doula

Birth Fee

$2000 to $4500

Birth Doula Experience

43 years and 1313 births attended

Doula Training

  • Shafia Monroe Consulting Full Circle Doula Training, September 1999

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Henna belly designs
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Photography - Birth
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Sleep educator
  • Therapist or counselor

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

L. Samsarah Morgan, DD. Dr. Morgan i an Apprentice Midwife, Family Life Coach, Birth and Postpartum Doula, and Hypnotherapist. She is the founder & director of Nia Center for Birth and family life and Oakland Better Birth Foundation. She is a birth and postpartum caregiver and childbirth and parenting educator, and is this year celebrating 43 years as a birth worker and 21 years as a doula trainer, Samsarah 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. Birth Professionals of the Bay Area, has for the past 18 years trained birth and postpartum care givers & educators, with a focus on compassionate care as well as an inner focus and healing of internalized oppression and racism. In May 2014, she has become a Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach. In response, and in an attempt to heal the horrible rates of infant and maternal mortality; especially where this affects families of color; Samsarah is the founding director of the soon to be birthed: Oakland Better Birth Foundation, this organization will have as its goal, facilitating the training of birth workers of color, especially traditionally trained midwives and doulas, it will also offer grants to families wishing to work with a midwife or birth worker. She is a contributing writer for several on line magazines, including Weigh loss solutions 360 magazine, Every Little Thing, Birth babies and Beyond The Professional Doula, and The Occupy Oakland Media Collective. She is member of the board for the Sacred Birth Angels Foundation, and the founder of The Decolonize (Occupy) Pregnancy Birth and Parenting Caucus of Occupy Oakland. She is also on the board of KPFA community radio.

Fee Details

Heart-centered and science-based support to families wishing to experience a physiological birth without unnecessary medical interventions - My support respects holistic traditions as well as indigenous practices. I provide: Complete childbirth, lactation information and preparation. explanation of hospital terma and procedures support for labor postpartum follow-up and support with your transition to parenthood for the first month of your child's life. Let's schedule an intake conversation to discuss this fully

Service Area

Oakland, CA Service range 20 miles

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Birth Availability for Samsarah Morgan

= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-23-2024