Meet the Midwife
Shanna Mastrangelo is the owner and co-founder of Birthroot Midwifery LLC based in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She is a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives and is licensed to practice midwifery by the Virginia Board of Medicine and the Maryland Board of Nursing. Shanna began attending births as a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International in 2007 after the births of her two children. She completed a formal study program in midwifery through the Virginia School of Traditional Midwifery followed by a clinical apprenticeship with senior midwives before sitting for credentialing exams in 2013. Her experience includes a volunteer internship abroad at a high-volume maternity clinic in Indonesia, under the supervision of internationally recognized midwife Robin Lim, at the Yayasan Bumi Sehat Foundation.
Shanna has over six years of experience as an Emergency Medical Technician. She began volunteering as a EMT in 2001 at Williamsport Ambulance Company in Maryland. Although she no longer volunteers her time at an ambulance company, is a currently certified as an EMT through the State of West Virginia.
Shanna is a member of the Midwives Alliance of West Virginia, The Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland, and The Midwives Alliance of North America. She regularly participates in group peer-review sessions and continuing-education classes in midwifery related courses of study.
When Shanna is not caring for her clients, she enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, hiking, and camping with her husband and their two children.