is a Midwife?
know that many people have never even thought of using a midwife.
Midwives come with varying ideas of how birth should be and varying
degrees of education. We have tried to provide you with accurate
information to help answer your questions and provide you with a basic
knowledge of professional childbirth assistants (midwives). Click here to find out more about
services offered by Midwives.
are Natural Attachment Birth Assistance Services?
find out all about what we provide for clients and more information
about midwifery services, go here.
We offer many services for birthing women and their partners:
information on relaxation techniques, maternity and newborn care and
essential supplies to help facilitate pregnancy, labor, birth,
postpartum and breastfeeding.
are an Equal Opportunity Service. Our services are available to all
healthy, empowered women and their babies regardless of religion, race,
alternative lifestyles or ethnic origin.
have client visits scheduled for afternoons and evenings as
a service to working mothers and their families.
you live in Pittsburgh, PA or within 30 - 45 minute drive radius from
zipcode 15212 and would like to schedule a visit, please e-mail Michele.
dedicate my practice of midwifery to one of the best midwives in the
world and someone whom I have looked up to from the start of my journey
into midwifery. I share her beliefs and hope that one day there will be
no need for midwives, because every woman is indeed capable of being
her own midwife.
June 1, 1949-December 1, 2005
Lay Midwife, Ashtanga Yogini, Astrologer
Founder of Hygieia College,
Mother of Six,
Author of Prenatal Yoga
& Natural Childbirth,
Hygieia: A Woman's Herbal , and co-author
I coined the
is a Native American word
as well as holders of the sacred Earth-based wisdoms.
Midwives can be the same,
yet the term "Midwife" has been usurped by MEDwives
and other medically-based perinatal professionals.
At this point in time on Turtle Island,
Midwifery is an endangered species.
Too many Midwives
have identified with the oppressor,
learned to speak the conquerers language,
and otherwise been vanquished to emerge as
In other words,
many Midwives have given up being
guardians and keepers of natural birth at home,
in order to survive as professionals."
Healing Birth is Healing the Earth
material in this website is provided for information purposes only.
This information is not a substitute for, medical diagnosis, medical
advice, or medical treatment prescription. Consult your health care
provider for more information. If you are in Pittsburgh and
midwife, send email to PghMidwife (at) naturalattachment.com