Morgane Veronique Richardson, MA., is a DONA Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. She is also the Director of the NYC Doula Collective.
Morgane combines her professional background in gender studies and health with a deep appreciation and respect for the birth process. Her work as a doula empowers expectant families by providing emotional, informational, and physical support during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Morgane’s professional path has been guided by her dedication to providing underrepresented communities with space to empower themselves. Her reflections on gender, race and education have been published in numerous blogs and magazines, her social media firm worked on pro-social campaigns for clients such as the United Nations, and her position as a CUNY adjunct professor kept her at the edge of the field of gender and health.
Morgane has supported families in hospitals, birthing centers and at home births throughout NYC and, has experience with high-risk pregnancies, multiples, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and breech presentation. She is certified with the American Red Cross in Adult/Child/Infant CPR, has received doula training from Debra Pascali-Bonaro and has learned how to use the rebozo in labor from Gena Kirby. She has also studied under Penny Simkin and Ina May Gaskin and the midwives at The Farm in Tennessee.
Morgane holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Art History from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies, with a focus on Gender and Peace building, from the United Nations University For Peace.
Morgane happily makes her home in Brooklyn with her wife, Alexandra, and their dog, Joplin. When she is not supporting families in childbirth, you can find Morgane reading, taking the dog for long walks or gardening in her backyard.