Childbirth Education Classes

The Feminist’s Childbirth Education

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

This class is an unabashedly feminist take on childbirth education. Over the course of 2 evening sessions the class explores what you can do to bring about a healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby, and how to prepare for a gentle postpartum transition to parenthood. Weaving in feminist lit. and highlighting current policies it delivers an empowering approach to birth. You’ll walk away from this course with an understanding of reproductive laws and your rights as a birthing pregnant person in 2017.

Morgane V. Richardson, birth doula and professional feminist, leads the class with a blend of lecture, discussion, experiential learning, and inner exploration.

Some of the topics covered include:

· The anatomy and physiology of birth
· Stages of labor
· Comfort Measures and labor-support techniques
· Negotiating the medical system and interacting with medical caregivers
· Articulating birth preferences ("birth plans")
· Giving birth by cesarean
· Understanding medical procedures and interventions
· Postpartum Care and Breastfeeding  

This class is an unabashedly feminist take on childbirth education. Weaving in feminist lit and highlighting current policies, Morgane delivers an empowering approach to birth. You’ll walk away from this course with an understanding of reproductive laws and your rights as a birthing pregnant person in the age of a Trump presidency.

Queer-specific topics such as intentional family-building, gender identity and expression and the central role of non-gestational parents are integrated throughout the childbirth preparation material. 

Group Class: Group classes are held at the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project in Gowanus, Brooklyn and Juniper. The fee for this class is $350/2 ppl. Childbirth Ed. should be available to everyone. If cost is an issue, please contact Morgane directly to discuss payment options


Private Classes

I get it! You can't always make a group class and so I've developed a comfortable, time saving and intimate way to learn about the birth experience. This class is presented with a blend of lecture, discussion, experiential learning, and inner exploration.  

Private classes are 3 1/2 hours and are customized to your wishes. The cost of private Childbirth Education instruction is $400. The cost can be shared with an additional expectant family. Please contact me for rates and information if you would like to host a larger group.