Michele serves as Communications Coordinator, MAST Skills Instructor Coordinator, and Southwest Regional Representative for the Midwives Alliance of Pennsylvania (MAP). They are also a Midwifery Skills Instructor for MAP’s Assistant & Student Training (MAST) Program. Michele is a Freebirth & Midwifery Skills Instructor for Sacred Transitions Midwifery Institute. Michele is a mentor midwife for students and new midwives participating in the Hearthside Online Midwifery Study Group. Michele is an independent Sex Education Teacher for private and homeschooling teen groups. They are also a Women’s Mysteries Teacher and a co-facilitator of a sacred women’s spiritual temple.
Michele is a Traditional Midwife, Community Herbalist, and Holistic & Spiritual Healthcare Provider who serves low-income, POC, and Queer individuals and families in Pittsburgh, PA who are seeking alternative holistic care. They have spent the last 18 years assisting homebirthing families in Oklahoma City, OK and Pittsburgh, PA and they have spent the last 13 years serving clients in their holistic and spiritual healthcare needs. As a queer and genderqueer person, Michele is extra sensitive to the needs of LGBTQI+ and nonheteronormative individuals and expectant persons and is always open to suggestions on how to better serve clients fall outside of gender and family structure norms.
Michele has pursued their midwifery training from extensive self-study, assisting fellow midwives, through apprenticeship, and by attending relevant college classes, midwifery skill shares, and conferences. They continue to seek out the newest information regarding homebirth, midwifery, and current studies on evidence based perinatal care. Michele attended college for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselling, Crime Victim Survivor Services and Counselling, and Psychological Anthropology. They completed the home study course through Hygieia College and was mentored by the late Jeannine Parvati-Baker. Michele has spent the better part of their life studying Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and Healthcare, Spiritual Practices, Rootwork, and Traditional Witchcraft. Their skill set and scope of practice reflects their diverse and unique educational and experiential background.
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