Annual General Meeting, Webinar

OBAA AGM and Learning Session: Supporting Queer/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Families in the Perinatal Period

We would like to welcome all members to the 2021 OBAA AGM on November 4th, at 11:30am PST. Following the AGM, there will be a FREE class on supporting Queer/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Families in the Perinatal Period.

This 2h workshop examines various birth settings and models of care that have historically included/excluded queer birth. Our goal is to help you develop an understanding of (some of) the specific needs of queer + trans folks in the perinatal period and explore tools to provide support as a birth and/or postpartum professional.

Some of the topics included in this session are:

  1. Terminologies/language to use when supporting queer/trans folks in birth and postpartum
  2. Intersectionality and the impact of race, class, gender on the experiences of birth and postpartum for queer/trans families
  3. Queer/trans family planning: modalities & costs
  4. Second-parent adoption laws
  5. Steps towards building queer inclusive practices. 

Morgane Richardson, M.A.

Morgane has been a doula and Perinatal Health Educator since 2012 and wears a variety of hats in this field including: Former Director of the NYC Doula Collective and Head of Practitioner Relations at Allbodies & Co-Founder of Woven Bodies.

Morgane is also a birth doula, childbirth educator, certified breastfeeding counselor, placenta encapsulation specialist and doula mentor. She facilitates workshops for birth professionals on supporting queer, trans & gender nonconforming families during the conception and perinatal periods.

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 peacebuilding, from the University for Peace.  

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