MIDWIFE ASSISTANTS

Midwife Michele usually works with a midwife assistant. Their assistants are shared with their associate midwives Karen and Natalie over at Steel City Midwives. Together both midwifery practices spent 6+ months training the assistants; they are all certified in NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation) and CPR; and they all have prior experience in birthwork.

Because the midwife assistants are birthworkers with clients of their own, they work scheduled shifts with two assistants on-call every day and they rarely, if ever, attend prenatal or postpartum visits with the midwives. This does mean that Midwife Michele can not guarantee which assistant will be coming to a birth with them, but if there is a specific assistant that a client would like to have at their birth and the assistant agrees to it, Midwife Michele can call them first to see if they are available to attend a birth, before calling the scheduled assistants on 1st and 2nd call. 

DEVASTASHA BEAVER

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Hello! My name is Devastasha and I am also a full spectrum trained doula, breastfeeding peer counselor, and an Evidence Based Birth professional member. I recently began bereavement training with stillbirthday and can be reached at A Safe Journey with any inquiries regarding my services in Northeastern Ohio/Northwestern PA.

JEAONNA HODGES

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Hello!

MICHAELA PERSHE

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My love for babies & supporting pregnant people is what inspired me to take the step from being a full time Nanny to a birth & postpartum doula. Birth is an incredibly intimate & beautiful occasion in a person’s life & it is an honor to be there to support them. Get in touch with me at (412) 359-9733, email, & blog..

NATALIA KRICHTEN

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Serving the Greater Pittsburgh, PA region with Wholistic Full Spectrum Doula & Lactation services.
Community focused. LGBTQIA+ & Trauma informed. Contact Growing Love Birth Services

CARA DOVE

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Hello! I am the Mother of 6 and originally from Ireland. I currently serve as a doula for the Wheeling, WV area & as a midwife assistant for SCM & Amethyst Midwitchery. Having birthed in both Ireland & the United States, I have a unique perspective I'm able to bring into my birthwork. I'm always happy to answer questions & discuss my services. Contact me!

LILY CARTER

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My interest in human rights & background in non-profit culminated into a career as a postpartum & birth doula. I have a passion for natural birth, which stemmed into seeking out training & certification in birth & bereavement services! I also trained with IPPA as a placenta encapsulation specialist & have experience in birth photography! Golden Lotus Doula Services.

CAITLIN KISH

Caitlin says there is nothing like riding the wave of emotions & helping serve families as they welcome their littles ones Earthside. Caitlin has been a doula for 3yrs with Birth Doulas of Pittsburgh & plans to pursue becoming a CPM in the near future. Caitlin has 2 little girls at home, Sadie & Allison and is pregnant with baby #3. She has been married to her husband, Andrew, for 5yrs. 

DO YOU WANT TO ASSIST?

We will be looking for more assistants some time in 2021!

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