MEET ANJA ~ Apprentice Midwife-in-Residency
Anja Akhile works alongside Faith as part of the birth team as an Apprentice Midwife-In-Residency.
Anja has a very personal background around out-of-hospital birth, including her own three births. Anja's first birth was at a birth center with midwives, and her second and third babies were born at home with midwives - Faith being her midwife for her third birth.
During her first pregnancy and birth experience, Anja became passionate about serving birthing families and first entered the birth world as a doula. She then decided she wanted to offer even more options and involved care, which prompted her to enroll with National Midwifery Institute to become a midwife.
Anja first got into this work to improve pregnancy outcomes for Black people in her community through education and advocacy support. Upon completing midwifery school and receiving her credentials, she looks forward to supporting people across the reproductive health spectrum, especially well person visits that include cancer screening, STI testing, birth control, and mental wellness.
Anja currently wears many beautiful hats as a doula, student midwife, mother, and advocate working to reduce racial disparities in all outcomes of pregnancy.
Anja’s goal is to use her education to improve her local community and community abroad, believing that evidence based, patient centered, and trauma informed care is foundation to community health and wellness. She looks forward to serving you!