Hello! My name is Josie Shapiro and I am a CAPPA trained birth doula and am currently working towards certification with Birthing From Within. I have birthed three beautiful children of my own, Micah, Zola and Dalia. It was these experiences with personally transformative birth that have led me to being a doula. In addition to doula work, I work at The Mother’hood in Northwest Denver which is an incredible resource for pregnancy, postpartum wellness, and lactation support. I teach classes there on occasion on baby wearing and placenta encapsulation.
I am familiar with how to assist and serve you in your birth in hospital, birth center and home settings. My job is to provide emotional, physical, and informational support during your pregnancy, labor and the immediate postpartum period. I am available to help guide you through your decision making process by providing information and emotional support. I have been trained in how to best assist you in the physical aspects of your labor as well. I am knowledgeable about optimal fetal positioning, pain relieving techniques, use of a rebozo in birth, breastfeeding, and much more.