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Amethyst Community Health

We are proud to be Pittsburgh’s premier queer & gender-diverse inclusive midwifery practice.





Spiritual & Life Coaching
Sex & Sexuality Education
Midwifery & Health Consults
Speaker & Writer For Hire
midwife michele is going to med school


Misha attended the home birth of my child. They really helped us make space and have confidence to do things exactly the way I wanted. After my first less-than-ideal birth experience with medical-system midwives, having that kind of support was a huge relief and allowed us to avoid a lot of unnecessary and potentially dangerous interventions. ~ Laura Gyre, Writer & Artist

Working with Michele in facilitating women’s circles has been a gift. Their gentle ways invite others in to be heard. Michele demonstrates wisdom, compassion, and respect in their work and relationships. It is a pleasure to know them and see their contributions in our community. ~ Gabrielle Noyé, Writer & Artist

As a traditional midwife, Misha has much knowledge, wisdom, and compassion. Misha combines the best of current information regarding labor, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding with traditional wisdom. Misha honors and respects pregnant people and their choices and meets them where they are. With warmth, candor, wisdom, and tenacity Misha supports birthing people and their families. ~ Jody, Bradley Instructor, Intuitive Doula, & Nursing Student

You did what you promised–created a space where I could do my thing in peace just the way I needed to. Everyone should be lucky enough to have that. ~ Alyssa T.

Michele had a lot of intuitive insight into my spiritual issues and health concerns. They were able to help me see where I was stuck and ways to get past the roadblocks keeping me from fully embracing my own intuitive voice. They also create fantastic herbal teas and infusions that heal both the body and soul. ~ Becca L.

michele "misha" james-parham

misha (pronouns: they/them) is a traditional midwife, community herbalist, secular chaplain, life coach, & educator. they are passionate about breaking down barriers to culturally competent care.

misha loves tea, sewing, merfolk, old books, maths, and the feeling of bare feet on old wood floors warmed by the sun.

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