Meet the Trainers

Meet the

Learn from certified, progressive, and inspirational midwives and doulas from across the nation who are Passionate About Doula Care.

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Shafia Monroe


Shafia Monroe is a Master of Public Health, a veteran midwife, and a certified doula trainer. She is an elder, a wife, a mother of seven, and a grandmother of many.  Her years of traveling internationally has gifted her to meet people of different cultures, learn traditional healing practices and postpartum foods.  This has helped her to create community, improve birth outcomes, and help families welcome a new baby to the world.

She recognizes her Alabama roots and incorporates the Southern style of healing, using the laying on of hands, herbs, and prayer. 

Shafia Monroe loves teaching and has been an SMC trainer since 2002. Her forward-thinking training style encompasses cultural awareness, sisterhood, humor, and leadership. Learn more about Shafia.

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Samsarah Morgan


Samsarah Morgan has been training doulas for over 20 years. In 2016, she became a certified SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Trainer for Shafia Monroe Consulting/Birthing Change. She maintains an active doula practice and has assisted in over 1000 births.

Samsarah is an Interfaith Minister and Counselor, a Family Life Coach, and Hypnotherapist. She is an author and published the “Birth Plan.” She attends The National School of Midwifery and is apprenticing under two dynamic community midwives.

Samsarah is an advocate for the doula profession and was a major organizer to keep doulas in hospitals as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic for client safety. Learn more about Samsarah.