Michele “Misha” James-Parham


Traditional Community Midwife (circa 1998), Monitrice, Herbalist, Chaplain, Spiritual/Life Coach, Lifecycle Officiant, Sex Educator, & 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, transgender nonbinary, disabled, fat, autistic, Romani (Indian diaspora), & Mizrahi (Persian/Iranian Jew).

Michele is accepting new clients. Current availability is limited due to their college schedule.


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
  • Midwife


  • They/Them/Their


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


  • 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:


Births Attended: 981

Type of Midwife:

  • Traditional or Lay Midwife (TM)

Type of Birth Sites Serviced:


Midwife Specialties:

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

Mental Health Specialties:


Other certifications or licenses: Midwife


Serving Pittsburgh PA and areas within 20 miles

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Michele "Misha" James-Parham
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