Abigail Jorgensen is an assistant professor of sociology and health care ethics at Saint Louis University, as well as a certified doula and childbirth educator. She teaches grief-informed, research-based trainings for those supporting families through perinatal loss.

Jorgensen earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. She is a member of DONA International, Lamaze International, and the American Sociological Association. Jorgensen also facilitates a bereaved parents community group.

She has spoken at conferences for the American Sociological Association, the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, DONA International, and FemCatholic. She has appeared on Kresta in the Afternoon and been featured in Today’s Catholic and the National Catholic Register. Jorgensen has written for FemCatholic, the Young Catholic Woman, and Notre Dame Magazine.

Jorgensen received a number of awards from Notre Dame for her writing and teaching, including being named a Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellow.

She lives in the St. Louis, Missouri, area with her family.


Jorgensen, Abigail, “St. Gianna Beretta Molla: A Saint for Our Times.”  Church Life Journal.nd.edu, March 19, 2024. https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/st-gianna-beretta-molla-a-saint-for-our-times/

Books by Abigail Jorgensen