Updated : Dec 17th '20
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.