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Amy Lauren Shapira, M.A., is a physical therapist, childbirth educator, and lactation instructor. She holds a Master’s degree in pre- and perinatal psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Her master’s project—Prenatal and perinatal psychology: A review of the history, principles, clinical findings, scientific basis and applications—is the basis for a Hebrew-language internet resource (www.ppn-info.net) for the Israeli public, and is the first Hebrew website on pre- and perinatal psychology. Amy had worked for years instructing couples before birth and has led infant massage courses for mothers and babies. She has lectured in childbirth educator and doula certification courses for over a decade and is currently a medical librarian at the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Library at Haifa University in Israel. Amy is married and has three children. She can be reached at: ashapira5@univ.haifa.ac.il.

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