What is a Midwife?                                                                                                          

Midwifery is an art and a science, a tradition that supports people during their childbearing year. This childbearing year includes the time from menstruation to menopause. Midwives can care for people during this time- including annual gynecological exams, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care.  Much of the care is offered to people embarking on the journey to motherhood/parenthood.

About the Midwife                                                                                                                

Anjali Sardeshmukh, has been a midwife since 2009. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Miami, and her midwifery education at the International School of Midwifery. She is currently licensed in the state of Florida.  Since 2002, Anjali has been involved in health-care and community work, including a women’s youth health group in India, and childbirth preparation circles in Miami.  Anjali is passionate about Birth Justice- bringing a social and reproductive justice perspective to bring about positive change in birthing. To this end, she is actively involved in her Miami community.

Anjali chose the word, “Amma” for her practice to honor her grandmothers. “Amma” is a word that means “mother” in several south Indian languages, and she herself became one in 2013. Anjali is honored to carry the legacy of midwifery care forward in ways that honors its herstory and to support more people to benefit from its care.

Midwife Philosophy                                                                                                                    

The childbearing year, which includes general well being, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and menstruation, is an incredible time of power and transformation. It is in this journey, that I honor your knowing by listening, guiding, witnessing, and holding space.

When a new elephant is to be born, all the mother elephants surround the birthing elephant making a circle around her to in the spirit of respectful community to protect, witness, and hold space. It is in this spirit, that I walk the path of midwifery in Love. I am honored to welcome our children in the nurturing tradition of midwifery, of gentle and safe birth, and to support you in your journey to motherhood and parenthood with joy and love.

I also firmly believe that midwifery care should be accessible to all. This commitment includes providing sliding scale options, and providing respectful and sensitive care.