Michelle is a California Licensed Midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife (national certification). She is currently practicing as a home birth midwife in the Bay Area, as well as offering on-call home insemination and fertility services. She previously worked as a health worker at The Sperm Bank of California (TSBC), counseling clients in donor selection and fertility awareness. Michelle strongly believes that the conception process is a sacred one, and deserves to be honored & protected– as do pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Michelle completed an intensive academic and clinical training at Maternidad La Luz, a high-volume freestanding birth center on the border in El Paso, Texas. She has also worked with midwives in Morelos and Chiapas, Mexico, where she began to learn about traditional fertility enhancement. She is a long-time student of nutritional, herbal, & energetic wellness, and ever-dedicated to female empowerment & reproductive justice.
Michelle’s background includes a B.A. in Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley. She has taught various academic classes and workshops, including Female Sexuality at UC Berkeley and Legacies of Medical Racism and Transgender Competency for Healthcare Providers at Maternidad La Luz midwifery school.