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Samsarah Morgan

Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family Life

Website: http://Www.niaoaklandbetterbirthfoundation.com

Phone: 5103937380

Birth Fee: $750 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $50

Birth Doula Experience: 39 years and 900 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 29 years and 200 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Allergic to cats and cigarette smoke
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Certified Hypnotherapist (Cht)
  • Dr. Sears certified health coach

College Education

  • PhD

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • 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
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Therapist or counselor

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

L. Samsarah Morgan, DD. Dr. Morgan is an Interfaith Minister and Counselor, Apprentice Midwife, Family Life Coach, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Hypnotherapist. She is the founder & director of Nia Center for birth and family life. She is a birth and postpartum caregiver and childbirth and parenting educator, and is this year will celebrating 36 years as a birth worker and 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.

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Oakland, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

Birth Availability for Samsarah Morgan

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Postpartum Availability for Samsarah Morgan

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