Hi there! I’m Anjelica Malone, a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC), and Clinical Herbalist. I earned my Master of Science in Midwifery from Bastyr University with a specialization in Botanical Medicine for Midwifery Care. I have the unique privilege of working in the beautiful northwest coast of Puerto Rico as primary midwife and owner of Sol Midwifery and Wellness LLC, a homebirth, botanical medicine, and lactation practice. In addition to my work, I’m also a wife, mother, and military veteran. I grew up living across the U.S. and around the world—officially making me a former Third Culture Kid (TCK).
I have over 15 years combined healthcare and perinatal wellness experience, initially serving as a Health Services Technician (corpsman) and EMT in the U.S. Coast Guard, where I managed emergencies and provided care as one member of a two-person medical team for a crew of 150 sailors, and later worked in two primary care clinics. I was a mentor for refugee and lower-income women having a high risk pregnancy in New York, followed by running my own perinatal practice providing private lactation services, childbirth education, and labor & postpartum doula support.
During my midwifery training I attended births in a free-standing birth center and in homes across Seattle and the surrounding area. I have a particular passion for agency offered to families in the homebirth setting and had the privilege of spending the majority of my training attending births in the comfort of my clients’ homes. I have caught more than 50 babies and have supported hundreds of families with midwifery-led care.
I maintain certification as a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, Basic Life Support Provider, as well as Evidence Based Birth Professional Membership. I believe deeply in providing clients with compassionate, individualized, and evidence-based care, and aim to help each family have the most glorious, safe, and respectful birth possible.
I absolutely love to travel, meet new people, and listen to their stories. In addition to supporting mamas as they journey through pregnancy, I have the pleasure of writing, speaking, and consulting about pregnancy, birth, lactation, and parenting for innovative organizations and brands. I also provide individualized virtual and in-person perinatal wellness sessions to help women as they aim to navigate life and motherhood with intention. We discuss everything from how to prepare for pregnancy, choose between a doctor or a midwife, make informed decisions during pregnancy, prepare for labor, create a postpartum plan to avoid burnout and heal your body, to how they can make time for themselves/their partner without feeling guilty, get more sleep, and pursuing their dreams as a mother. If you are interested in having a session with me, please feel free to reach out here.
Throughout my life I’ve had the great privilege of calling many amazing places like New Orleans, Philadelphia, Japan, Italy, Miami, New York City, Puerto Rico, and Guam all home. I grew up traveling in a military family, later joined the U.S. Coast Guard at the age of 17, and served as a Health Services Technician (corpsman) for 6 years. I later volunteered as a mentor to pregnant refugee and socially-isolated women having a high-risk pregnancy or first birth here in the U.S. as a part of The Priscilla Project in Buffalo, New York. That was 11 years ago!
The two overseas births of my daughters showed me just how important perinatal support is and how rich and everlasting the care of a midwife can be, particularly for those living away from their family or living a third culture life. This is what has led me back to this luscious island and to opening my practice, Sol Midwifery and Wellness. I am now sinking my roots in deep here on our little island and extending my branches to meet and embrace women, here in Puerto Rico and around the world as they navigate the beautiful, yet sometimes overwhelming childbearing year(s).
I thrive on times of bonding with women and have acquired a unique perspective on family, friendship, and life as a whole through the profound relationships I’ve developed during my travels. I’ve learned to value living slow and finding my identity as a woman and mother beyond what’s currently trending, in order to fully blossom into the being I was created to be. This philosophy is a core part of how I support women and families, especially as they aim to exit the rat-race and embrace life on their own terms. I’ve found that many families who are also living cross-culturally or raising Third Culture Kids resonate with these ideas. My husband Brett and I have two Little Women who we aim to nurture a sense of global citizenship within through travel, cultural immersion, and bilingualism.
You can find me most days soaking up sunshine and vitamin SEA, sipping on something rich in adaptogens, and caring for pregnant mamas as they prepare for an empowering birth.
I truly believe there is a common thread that runs through ALL women and my desire is to help build connection and support for us no matter where in the world we are.
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