ICTC FULL CIRCLE DOULA TRAINING JULY 2017 in Oakland , CA

I’m envisioning 20 students at my next ICTC Full Circle Doula Training in July!Friends , please refer to me those looking for a comprehensive , culturally competent , fun and fulfilling training : birth postpartum breastfeeding, traditional rituals and the history and legacy of the African American Granny midwives ! Join me for an amazing 3.5 days ! Samsarah Morgan, certified trainer

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It’s real

Take a deep breath, the air is full of fear . 

Breathe it in, and blow it out, far far away from you – so that your vision remains clear , and your heart ceases to pound.

Its real. 

You have every reason to feel fearful – and the only way out – is through.

One day at a time , one step at a time , with all the love you can muster .

Remember – perfect love casts out fear.

Some call this God, some feel their ancestors , some pray into the earth and others feel it deep within their own human beingness. Not matter the form – it’s in this space we must dwell and connect with each other . 

It’s where we always should have been…

Together , in love, walking

Through and past fear into balance , compassion , empathy, healing , and answers.
May we be teflon to fear..watch it slip off us..
May we live and love in ways greater than we ever dreamed . 
Even now, especially now.
I love you .
LSM2017

Shoulder Dystocia: the real story

MidwifeThinking

kytriallaw.comEdited and updated: May 2015

The media have been reporting on shoulder dystocia. Apparently doctors are having to attend special classes to learn how to break babies’ bones because mothers are fat, and make their babies too big. At least that’s the story – women are creating a problem and doctors have to solve it. The reality is that almost half of shoulder dystocias occur with babies who are not ‘big’. This post will discuss how to avoid a shoulder dystocia (if possible), and deal with the situation if it occurs. There is plenty of great information available on the internet about shoulder dystocia. So, I will indulge in some lazy blogging and link where I can.

CETL Learning have a slide presentation available online. This resources gives a comprehensive overview of the incidence, risk factors and the standard approach to shoulder dystocia. In addition references are provided for those who…

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Childbirth Education For The Community

The Oakland Better Birth Foundation

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!
 
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INDEPENDENT LENS | No Más Bebés

An important bit of repoductive justice history!

Midwives of Color

No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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