Massachusetts Midwives Alliance

Shivani Lash, CPM

CPM - Certified Professional Midwife
CNM - Certified Nurse-Midwife
MMA-DEM - MMA Direct-Entry Midwife
PMUS - Primary Midwife Under Supervision

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Services

  • Gentle Comprehensive Midwifery Care at Home
  • Waterbirth
  • VBAC
  • Labor Support/Monitrice and Doula Services
  • Birth Preparation Classes
  • Support and Counseling through Miscarriage or Abortion
  • Serving the Berkshires and Surrounding Areas

Consultations are always free

Now accepting clients planning to birth after September 2013


About Shivani

A midwife, teacher, and mother, Shivani's journey to becoming a midwife began as a young girl, keeping the gates of birth and death in her own family. She was then initiated into motherhood at the wise age of nineteen, already holding a passion and trust in birth. 

She began her formal training to become a midwife at the age of 17, spending the next ten years learning through a variety of mediums, including academic and clinical training through a MEAC accredited midwifery school, formal apprenticeship and self study. Shivani believes that being a midwife is a lifelong learning journey and aspires to offer safe, up-to-date, evidence-based care that supports and empowers each woman and family as a unique and powerful participant in their pregnancy, birth and parenting.

She has been blessed to have many mentors and to support many beautiful women and families at home, in hospitals and in a free-standing birth center. She is daily humbled and inspired by her own practice in the beautiful Berkshire mountains, where she offers gentle, loving midwifery care in home and doula care in hospital.

Along side midwifery, Shivani loves to hike the ridges of mountains, swim the centers of lakes and seek out adventures with her family. Shivani is the delighted mother to an extraordinary teenage son and two beautiful daughters, all born at home with the loving care of midwives.