Elizabeth Petrucelli is an author, certified childbirth educator, bereavement doula, and parenting instructor. She has authored:
- All That is Seen and Unseen – A Journey Through a First Trimester Miscarriage
- The First Night; Small Town Fumblings of a Rookie Police Officer
- It’s Not ‘Just’ a Heavy Period; The Miscarriage Handbook
In addition to her newest book, Donum Dignitatis: The Catholic’s Guide to Miscarriage, she is busy penning another manuscript, Understanding and Teaching Unexpected Outcomes; A Birth Professionals Guide. Three of Elizabeth’s books are utilized by hospitals, OBGYN clinics, and non-profit organizations.
Elizabeth is an active blogger on her website and has published articles in International Doula, The Mighty, Doula Spot, and Cord. She has been featured as a speaker several times on Colorado Catholic Radio Network and as a guest speaker on Whole Mother Radio, Denver Natural Mom, The Institute for Birth, Breath, and Death, Blog Talk Radio – Dunamas Center Ministries, and For Women Over 40. As a result, Elizabeth presented at the International Childbirth Educators Association Annual Conference (2016) and has been a guest lecturer at Denver Health Hospital and Arapahoe Community College. She has been featured on 7 News Denver – Viral Video of Couples Miscarriage Sheds Light on One Taboo Topic.
Elizabeth is a subject matter expert, having experienced three miscarriages herself. After publishing her first book, Elizabeth became the first certified bereavement doula in the State of Colorado. Consequently, she began a bereavement ministry, Dragonflies for Ruby; which provided free support to families enduring pregnancy loss. Furthermore, she hosts support groups for medical personnel who assist families during miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. As a bereavement doula, she served hundreds of families through miscarriage and stillbirth. Consequently, she has over 75 hours of specialized training in pregnancy loss and bereavement support.
Elizabeth hosts training workshops around the country for doulas, nurses, and other professionals on supporting women through pregnancy loss. Furthermore, she assists OBGYN clinics with building design changes and considerations for those experiencing pregnancy loss. She participated in a focus group for the National Perinatal Association and served an integral role in creating Interdisciplinary Guidelines for Care of Women Presenting to the Emergency Department with Pregnancy Loss. Consequently, it waspublished in the Journal of Perinatalogy in 2017 and is used in hospital emergency rooms nationwide.
Elizabeth is the Founder of the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver, a non-profit organization recognized by the Archdiocese of Denver. The conference holds annual and mini-conference’s to Catholic women across the Front Range. Additionally, Elizabeth holds a Certificate in Biblical Studies from the Denver Catholic Biblical School, and she holds a certificate in Catholic Bioethics (2022). She lives in Colorado with her husband of over 25 years and their three living children.
Finally, Elizabeth holds a Psychological First Aid (PFA) certification and is trained in Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention (ASIST). She is a former U.S. Marine (Honorable Discharge).
National Perinatal Association
The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, & Death
Public Notice: Elizabeth Petrucelli is not a psychological profiler, expert in fetal abduction, or a therapist. In regards to the Dynel Lane case, Elizabeth just happened to see a post about a possible false pregnancy. Based on her training and experience she was concerned about the potential for a fetal abduction and shared that information.