Queen City BirthWork is a Chicana-owned, women lead business. It was founded by Sessy Spira in 2012. Through the years it has grown from a one-woman show to the collective it is today. Our goal is to be a resource for expectant families, provide community, and bridge the gap between patients and providers. As a collective, our focus is on inclusivity and modern birthwork.
QCB is a blend of all the birthworkers in its arms. As a collective, we pull from our own unique experiences to offer whole care to the folks we work with. We come from diverse backgrounds offering different perspectives as we participate in discussions surrounding race, sex, gender, and socioeconomic status. These topics not only affect us directly but also the communities we work with. We are wildly aware of the obstacles often faced while navigating pregnancy and birth.
We, as a group, have worked diligently over the years to build strong relationships with many healthcare providers here in Denver. These connections and experiences allow us to collaborate with nurses, midwives, and doctors with confidence.
Get to know us
Meet your Birthworkers
Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator & Photography
Jessi strives to help clients and their partners feel supported and empowered in their choices, as well as to provide a sense of safety and normalcy to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Drawing from her years of supporting families while working at The Mama’hood and teaching prenatal and postpartum yoga, She uses the principles of simplicity, joy, mindfulness, and evidence-based care to support the amazing stages of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum life.
• Gardening • Houseplants • Cooking
Embroidery • Knitting • Dancing
Martial Arts • Outlander book series
Human Biology • Science in general
• Archery • Breakfast Burritos •
Craft Cocktails • Netflix • Traveling
Birth Doula, Photography &
Certified Placenta Encapsulator
Justice found her purpose as a birth worker and is a staple in the births she attends. Her desire to encourage women and their partners to form good communication with their providers helps promote healthy and happy outcomes. She has a calm yet confident presence and is an asset to the families she works with. Justice assists her clients in navigating their pregnancy and birth by helping them to make informed decisions that are right for them.
Birth Doula, Photography &
Certified Lactation Counselor
Sessy has worked with many different families and offers professional and sincere birth doula support, prenatal bodywork, and birth photography. Her ability to connect with families promotes a comfortable environment and open communication. Her supportive nature helps birthing people and their partners unite with their personal birth preferences. She blends years of experience as a birth doula and confident skills as a bodyworker to offer complete knowledgeable care to her clients.
Sessy raises her 11-year-old and 2-year-old twins with her supportive partner in Central Denver.
• Hats • Sewing • Taking Photographs • Hiking • Fishing • Doughnuts • Gardening • Vanilla lattes • Bread (all of the bread) •
• Hand-made Mexican Jewelry •
• Squeezing hips •
Animals • Hiking • Camping •
• Plants • Reading • School •
Working out • Cycling • Eating •
• Iced coffee only lol • Will also do anything adrenaline related •
Certified Lactation Counselor & Postpartum Doula
M'Lisa has been working with families since 2017, she offers fertility, postpartum, and lactation support. By offering breast/chest feeding techniques as well as bottle feeds, she helps ensure you and your baby are happy and comfortable with whichever feeding technique you choose. She has a passion for helping all her families with different types of feeds. M'Lisa is very calm and confident in her work which she brings into each family she meets.
M'Lisa certified with BeboMia originally in 2017 and recently cross-trained with Childbirth International in early 2020. She also trained as a certified lactation counselor with the Healthy Children Project in 2018.
• yoga • Green/Matcha tea •
• Unique earrings • Reading ALL THE TIME • Puppies • Family • • Sneakers • Firstlatch•
• Babywearing • Candles •
• Sweets (especially mango sticky rice)• Takeout food from mom & pop restaurants • Passion fruit & other tropical fruits •
Adriana Gonzales is a Chicana, Denver-born and raised educator, advocate, and caretaker. Combining these three roles, Adriana is a full spectrum doula, providing holistic care for all birthing people. Adriana draws on her diverse professional training, intuition, and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort, and clear communication to birthing clients and their families throughout their journey. She can provide reassurance and perspective, suggestions for healthy labor progress, and a wide variety of relaxation and comfort techniques. As a birthworker, Adriana is passing on the wisdom and love of her elders and ancestors to make sure every birthing person and their loved ones make informed decisions, feel empowered and supported, and thrive with the help of a strong community.
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Carlee began her birthwork journey in 2016. She found her passion for pregnancy and birth long before experiencing it herself, though her own eventual birth experience only amplified her zeal for all of it. She loves to see folks find their power through their pregnancy and birth journeys. She wholeheartedly believes the birth space is a sacred and vulnerable place and works hard to honor that, as well as believing everyone deserves to be supported fully through it. Her ultimate goal is to carry peace into what can oftentimes be a season of life full of unknowns.