Michele (Misha) James-Parham

Bio

Traditional Community Midwife (circa 1998), Monitrice, Herbalist, Inclusive Sex Education Teacher, Spiritual Counselor/Coach, & Speaker. Full spectrum reproductive support, focusing on BIPOC, queer, transgender, & financially-deprived families.

They currently have limited availability due to being back in school finishing a Social Work degree.

Intersecting identities: queer, genderqueer/trans nonbinary, disabled, Autism, Romani (Indian diaspora), & Mizrahi (Persian/Iranian Jew).

Michele is accepting new clients. Contact for availability.

Mantra

Birth is a physiological event, requiring more support than intervention, and all birthing people deserve competent & culturally appropriate support.

Basic Information

Type of Maternal Specialist:

  • Doula
  • Mental Health Specialist
  • Midwife

Pronouns:

  • They/Them/Their

Ethnicity:

  • Asian
  • White (Having origins of the original people of Europe / Middle East / North Africa)

Languages:

  • English

Year Training Completed: 1998

Years of Experience: 10+

State License Received: PA

Practice: Solo

Maternal Specialist Details

Type of Doula:

  • Full Spectrum
  • Monitrice

Doula Certifications:

  • *Doula

Doula Specialties:

  • Herbal Educator

Type of Doula Practice:

    Private

Births Attended: 918

Type of Midwife:

  • Traditional or Lay Midwife (TM)

Type of Birth Sites Serviced:

    Home

Midwife Specialties:

  • Breeched Babies
  • Contraception
  • Prenatal Care
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Mental Health Specialties:

  • LGBTQIA+

Other certifications or licenses: Midwife

Location

Serving Pittsburgh PA and areas within 20 miles

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