The Miami Midwife

Sheila Simms Watson LM, CPM

Monday, August 22, 2011

Homebirth Baby LuLu

Sharing this lovely picture of sweet Luciana LuLu who was born this June.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mobile Midwife Launch Party! July 14th

Mobile Midwife Party: July 14, 2011!


Thursday, July 14, 2011
 The Dorset Rooftop
Catalina Hotel & Beach Club 
 1720 Collins Avenue
 Miami Beach, FL

$15 admission.
includes complimentary Womb Warrior, our signature drink
  Cash Bar & Food available  

Buy tickets for you and your friends here! 

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Mobile Midwife will be participating in Sister Song's Let's Talk About Sex conference in July 13-July 17, 2011.

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Greetings Beloved Community,

In the spirit of unity, we write to you as we move forward on our journey to Birth Justice.

With you, our beloved community, we have marched for justice in Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland and many other cities, fought for midwifery care in Miami, facilitated childbirth preparation circles, developed a framework for Birth Justice, and attended the births of some of your children.

We now call on you to walk with us in building Birth Justice in Miami and beyond. Our walk is rooted in the Reproductive Justice movement; it must be innovative, autonomous, and led by women of color.  It is for this purpose we are birthing Mobile Midwife, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Through Mobile Midwife, we aim to expand Birth Justice with story telling, popular education, and community organizing to improve access to midwifery care.

We’ve heard your birth stories that reflect the trauma and crisis we’ve endured. These birth stories share our survival, courage, resistance, and (yes!) our hope and joy. Sharing and documenting these stories are healing and revolutionary acts. Each story moves like a ripple across water, merging to create a powerful wave of Birth Justice!

We’ve learned with and from you. Using popular education and community organizing, we will continue to examine the roots of inequality and injustice in relation to childbirth. Armed with this knowledge, and with you, our beloved community, we can demand and create the type of change we desire when it comes to our reproductive health.

We've cared with you and for you. In spite of an increasingly violent medical environment, midwifery care creates space to have safe, gentle, and empowered birth experiences. Midwifery care is holistic, healing, and humanistic. It has rich herstory, legacy, and roots in communities of color. Our vision forMobile Midwife is to make this care accessible and central to all, especially Black, Brown, immigrant, indigenous, queer, transgender, low-income and other marginalized communities.

This journey to build Birth Justice has only been possible thanks to your support. Let us continue to share and build this movement together!

With Respect and Love,

Mobile Midwives

Jamarah Amani & Anjali Sardeshmukh

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mothers and Concerned Community Rally in Support of Midwives

The public is invited to the International Day of the Midwife Rally on Thursday May 5, 2011 at 5pm in Miami to raise awareness about the important role of midwives in improving maternal and infant health.

April 21, 2011 – Miami, FL – Midwives take to the road to tackle maternal mortality. Midwives and their supporters around the world are gathering to raise awareness to tackle global inequalities in maternal and infant health. On Thursday May 5th at 5pm, Birthworkers of Color United, a local collective of midwives, doulas, childbirth educators and breastfeeding counselors, will lead mothers and community in a rally on 33rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard in Miami to mark the International Day of the Midwife.

Over 340,000 women die each year, with millions more suffering infection and disability, as a result of preventable causes. Locally, in Miami-Dade county, the infant mortality rate is rising and disproportionately impacting African-American communities. According to the Miami-Dade County Health Department, Black babies are twice as likely to die in the first year of life as White babies. Birthworkers of Color United is committed to reducing inequality, through greater access to essential midwifery care locally and worldwide. Mothers and midwives around the world will be walking with us, in their respective locations. The goal is to demonstrate commitment to tackling maternal and newborn mortality by standing shoulder to shoulder with midwives and mothers around the world. Mothers and babies deserve to get the support they need through increased global and local commitment to midwifery services.

The walk on the 5th of May is the start of a journey that finishes at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress in Durban, South Africa, a global gathering where 3000 midwives will share evidence of what works to reduce maternal mortality and improve the care and support available to mothers and newborns around the world. For more information contact Jamarah Amani at 786-587-8741 or