Shafia Monroe Birthing Change

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Clients & Testimonials

Shortlist of Clients

March of Dimes, a fighting chance for every baby, logo
March of Dimes
Providence Health & Services logo
Providence Health & Services
Urban League of Portland logo
Urban League of Portland
Multnomah County logo
Multnomah County, Oregon
Wisconsin Guild of Midwives, established 1975, logo
Wisconsin Guild of Midwives
Friends of the Children Portland logo
Friends of the Children
Doula Love logo
Doula Love
Doula Association of Southern California logo
Doula Association of Southern California
Open Arms Perinatal Services
Open Arms Perinatal Services
Community Doula Program
Community Doula Program

Testimonials

Cultural Competency Training


Shaifa’s training was beyond expectation! This should be in hospitals and work places!



Absolutely amazing. Great info and it was presented in a way that we could understand and not feel judged for our diverse views. Highly recommend.



This training far surpassed my expectations! I learned a lot about myself and how I will implement what I learned into my business!



I learned so much at today’s training. It has made me a better practitioner. I hope more people experience Shafia’s lectures!


As a white woman, I did not have the confidence and courage to know where to start. I left this training with knowledge, tools, and so much more. I’m excited to make this change in my practice and self. Thank you, Shafia and Mikal!

Shafia Monroe gently but firmly challenged us to dig deep, shift our unconscious bias over to a place of awareness, and then led us to think of practical ways to apply these ideas to practice as birth workers.


The training was warm, intimate and deeper than I expected.



I appreciated the depth of knowledge and safe environment.



I enjoyed the ability to dialogue through difficult questions.



Great program. Thank you so much.


Shafia, you empower your community so that their hopes and dreams can be realized. Thank you! Your courage paved the way for me to step out into my dreams.


Shafia, you are a legend and your legacy is the see you have planted and nurtured in so many women … and the way they are spreading like wildfire.


Shafia is a “famous” midwife by nature of her work, her contribution to the profession, and her presence as a motivator, forward-thinker and change maker.


Shafia Monroe is dedicated … she is dedicated and brings a “spirit” to her work.


Past & Current Memberships

  • 2020 National Black Midwives Alliance
  • 2018 Black Mamas Matter Alliance
  • 2016 International Center for Traditional Childbearing ICTC, Founder
  • 2015 Cultural Competence Continuing Education Advisory Committee
  • 2014 Home Birth Consensus, Steering Committee Member
  • 2014 Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization, Advisory Member
  • 2012 American Public Health Association (APHA), General Member
  • 2010 Midwives Alliance of North America, General Member
  • 2010 Mothers and Midwives in Action (MAMA), Steering Committee Member
  • 2008 Allied Midwives Organizations, Associate Member
  • 2008 Birthing Project USA, Organizational Member

Past and Current Affiliations

  • 2016 International Center for Traditional Childbearing ICTC, Founder
  • 2014 Home Birth Consensus, Steering Committee Member
  • 2014 Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization, Advisory Member
  • 2012 American Public Health Association (APHA), General Member
  • 2010 Coalition for Quality Maternity Care, Steering Committee Member
  • 2008 Allied Midwives Organizations, Associate Member
Shafia Monroe with Caribbean Life article, Full Circle Doula manual and flowers
Shafia Monroe with Caribbean Life article about her international work and the Full Circle Doula manual