Every childbirth and parenting experience is unique, but knowing that you have support in the neighborhood is a game changer. Brooklyn Acupuncture Project is here for the families. Our childbirth education classes are based on the most up to date evidence, and taught by instructors who have experience working with local midwives and hospitals. Our courses provide Gowanus/Slope families with a time efficient, information packed experience. Expectant parents leave understanding the physiology and stages of labor; versed in the vocabulary to negotiate the medical system navigate common interventions; equipped with a toolkit of hands-on labor comfort measures; and ready for the basics of postpartum care.
The private classes offers an intimate way to learn about the birth experience presented. We cover anatomy/physiology, labor support techniques, birth plans, cesarian birth, medical procedures, and postpartum care. As we move through these essentials, we will shape the experience to fit your unique needs and interests. The class is tailored to be the perfect foundation for your birth plan. Private course are $400 and include registration for 2 people (pregnant person and support person).
Group classes are a great way to connect with other local expectant families. In the course of this two day class we will cover anatomy/physiology, labor support techniques, birth plans, cesarian birth, medical procedures, and postpartum care. Classes can also be organized for groups of friends who would like to do this preparation course together. Registration for this course costs $350 and includes participation for 2 people (pregnant person and support person).
Queer Family Meetup
This is an informal social group bringing together queer families and expectant parents to share stories, set play dates, and foster strong networks. If you’re looking for an inclusive environment for you and your child or a supportive place to talk about LGBTQ family planning join us. We meet the first Sunday of every month over early evening refreshments. The little ones are welcome, and weather permitting we’ll be outside so bring your sun gear! A $15.00 donation is suggested to help us continue to host this event.
Morgane Veronique Richardson combines her professional background in women’s rights and health with a deep appreciation and respect for the birth process.
Her reflections on women, 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 forefront of the issues in gender and health.
As a birth doula Morgane has supported over 100 families in hospitals, birthing centers, and at home births throughout NYC. She is certified with the American Red Cross in Adult/Child/Infant CPR, has received training from Debra Pascali-Bonaro and Gena Kirby on the rebozo during labor and has studied under Ina May Gaskin and the midwives at The Farm. She developed and teaches continuing education coursework for certified doulas on the intersection of race and medicine and on advocating for LGBTQ families in birthwork.
Morgane is the Community Engagement Manager at the national non for profit Choices in Childbirth. She holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology 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. She happily makes her home in Brooklyn with her wife and their dog, Joplin. When she is not supporting families in childbirth or teaching classes, you can find Morgane reading, taking the dog for long walks, or gardening in her backyard (yes, it's true! She's one of the lucky few with a yard in NYC).