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

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Amethyst Community Health



traditional homebirth midwifery care, parallel & co-care options, monitrice services, second/senior midwife for hire, freebirth support, at-home IUI/ICI, and "call the midwife" consultations 

Well Person Care


breast/chest exams, cervical cancer screenings, basic physicals, IUD removal, and diaphragm & cervical cap fittings

Health Consultations


distance or in-person consultations about your health, habits, and how things can be improved to live your best life



we handcraft many herbal remedies for adults, children, and pregnant/lactating people

Teaching & Speaking


we are for hire to teach or speak on various subjects for birthworkers, conferences, teens, and special events

Free Clinic


free midwifery care provided at Three Rivers Free Clinic for the People




midwife michele is going to med school


Michele attended the home birth of my daughter. 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, Shamanic Practitioner & 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, Women’s Group Facilitator & Artist

As a traditional midwife, Michele has much knowledge, wisdom, and compassion. Michele combines the best of current information regarding labor, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding with traditional wisdom. Michele honors and respects women and their choices and meets them where they are. With warmth, candor, wisdom, and tenacity Michele supports birthing women 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. Every Momma 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.

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

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