Over the course of 2 evening sessions (Sat 7/23 and Sun 7/24), the class places an emphasis on what you can do to bring about a healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby, and how to prepare for a gentle postpartum transition to parenthood. Morgane V. Richardson 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

Learn more about Morgane's training and teachings at www.morganerichardsondoula.com.