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What is a Midwife?

We 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.


What are Natural Attachment Birth Assistance Services?

To 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.

We 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.

We have client visits scheduled for afternoons and evenings as a service to working mothers and their families.

If 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.

I 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.

Jeannine Parvati Baker
June 1, 1949-December 1, 2005

Lay Midwife, Ashtanga Yogini, Astrologer
Founder of Hygieia College,
Herbal Medicine-Woman,
Mother of Six,
Author of
Prenatal Yoga & Natural Childbirth,
Hygieia: A Woman's Herbal
, and co-author of Conscious Conception

" I coined the term
-- to marry EARTHKEEPERS and BIRTH --

EarthKeeper is a Native American word
for Eco-activists
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
obstetrically-trained "Medwives".

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

The 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 need a midwife, send email to PghMidwife (at)
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