ABOUT US

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Who We Are

Sacred Roots Midwifery, LLC provides exceptional nurse-midwifery care supporting women and their families towards optimal health and empowered birth in central Indiana’s only free-standing birth center.

Our Vision

Sacred Roots Midwifery, LLC provides exceptional, personalized, woman and family-centered care to a large and diverse clientele in central Indiana. Recognized for providing the highest quality of safe and individualized care, SRM fosters a community of cooperation and collaboration across health care systems. SRM is a central hub for women and their families to access pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and holistic women’s health care education, support, and services.

our philosophy

Sacred Roots believes that pregnancy and birth are normal, natural processes rather than medical events. We believe that home and birth center birth are safe, holistic options for healthy, low-risk women and their newborns when attended by a skilled provider.

We believe in empowering the women we serve to take the primary role as decision makers for the health care needs of their families.

We believe in evidence based practice and provide our clients with the latest scientific evidence to support an informed choice.

We believe that minimal or no intervention is optimal care for low risk women who have no complications.

We believe that the nurse-midwife’s role is one of health partner, guide, and guardian of normal life processes including pregnancy and birth. A nurse-midwife is a master’s level Advanced Practice Nurse who is a safe, skilled practitioner of women’s health care and has easy access to the medical community for consultation, referral, or transfer of care as needed.

We believe that when women are empowered to make informed decisions in their health care they then empower their children and partners which leads to improvement of the health and wellbeing of the family and community. We believe this can start with the education, care, and advocacy provided by their nurse-midwives.

Our Team

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Angela Lyttle, MSN, CNM

Owner and Nurse Midwife
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Angela Lyttle, MSN, CNM is a 2012 Frontier Nursing University graduate. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree at Indiana University-Purdue University in 2003. Angela has worked as a nurse midwife in hospital, home, and birth center practices. She is passionate about partnering with women for optimal health. Angela believes that when women are educated about their bodies and given the information that they need to make informed decisions, this optimizes the health of the woman and creates empowerment. Ultimately, when women are empowered, this elevates the well-being of their children, families, and communities. Angela has been married for over twenty years and has three children.

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Ame Kole, MSN, CNM

Nurse Midwife
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Ame’s BA was in Women’s Health Science with a minor in Spanish. She worked in a women’s health clinic and studied midwifery in a birth center. As a certified midwife, she attended birth at the birth center, then later worked in a home birth practice. After completing her MSN/CNM degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2002, she moved to Indianapolis and worked in a hospital based practice. She has been attending births for 23 years and says it never loses its magic. Every birth is unique and amazing. She believes in empowering women and families through pregnancy and beyond as they and their families grow. She has had two beautiful babies, both water babies born at home. She is a strong supporter of breastfeeding and did extended breastfeeding with her children. She is always up for a new adventure, whether it is running a marathon, traveling, or learning to knit a sweater. But her favorite activity is laying in a hammock, snuggling with her children, and reading a book.

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Grace Dible, MSN, CNM

Nurse Midwife
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Grace has always known her calling was to be a midwife. She is passionate about supporting people through the special season of parenthood. Grace has a bachelor's in biology from Marian University, a bachelor's of nursing from the University of Miami, and received her midwifery degree from Frontier Nursing University. She is currently a Ph.D. Student at IUPUI studying ways to improve postpartum care in Indiana. Grace feels especially called to improve "4th-trimester” support. As a former client of Sacred Roots, she believes that Sacred Roots offers the best postpartum support in the entire city. Grace has worked as a nurse in Miami, FL, and Indianapolis, IN hospitals and was a nurse and student midwife at Sacred Roots. When Grace isn’t working, she is spending time with her husband and 2 sons.

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January Sky McDonald, MSN, CNM

Nurse Midwife
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Sky worked as a labor and delivery nurse on a high-risk unit in Cleveland, OH for the last 10 years. During that time , she gained invaluable experience and earned her BSN from Ohio University in 2016. She is a fierce advocate for physiologic birth, autonomy, and informed choice.In March of 2022, Sky’s dream of becoming a midwife became a reality when she graduated with her MSN from Frontier Nursing University. She is passionate about partnering with women to achieve their health goals and empowering pregnant people and their families to give birth the way they choose. In her free time, Sky enjoys time with family, hiking, yoga, and live music. She is married, has two adult daughters, and two kitties. She is excited to join the team at Sacred Roots, and thankful for the opportunity to work in a nurturing birth center environment.

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Bayley Pham, RN

Birth Assistant
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Bayley has her BSN from Indiana University. Before starting at Sacred Roots, Bayley worked in labor and delivery at the Riley Hospital's Maternity. She also has experience in the neuro and cardiac adult world. After working on the hospital side of labor and delivery, Bayley is excited about working more with the natural and holistic side of the birthing process. Getting to be a small part of a family's pregnancy and birth is something so special that she has come to love. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Bayley now resides in Fishers with her husband and her four fur babies. In her spare time, Bayley enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking, and spending too much money at Target.

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Diana Haymond, RN

Birth Assistant
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Diana graduated from IU School of Nursing with her BSN and is currently attending Frontier Nursing University with plans to graduate as a Certified Nurse Midwife in 2023. Diana really enjoys the relationships built with clients through empowering women and shared decision making. She loves the personalized care provided to Sacred Roots clients. Diana has more than 10 years experience in perinatal care, and every birth she attends is as special as the first. She feels honored to get to assist and care for women as they prepare for such a special and intimate moment in their life. When Diana is not at Sacred Roots, she leads quite the busy life. As a mother of 6, there is little downtime, but when it does occur, she enjoys time with her husband, children, and animals. The simplest activities, such as reading, listening to music, and relaxing on the couch together are the highlights of her week.

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Rachel Hicks, RN

Birth Assistant
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Rachel believes in empowering the birthing person by putting them at the center of informed decision-making. She is passionate about cultivating a birth community that is inclusive of all races, cultures, and identities. Rachel earned her nursing degree from Ivy Tech. She started her nursing career on a gynecological-oncology floor and has worked in a hospital labor and delivery setting at Riley Children's Hospital. She has always been passionate about female reproductive healthcare. Her dream job is to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. She was born and raised in Indy and currently lives here with her partner, her boxer/border collie named Raven, and her cat Oliver. She enjoys embroidering, bread baking, road tripping, and farmers-marketing.

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Susan Henderson, RN

Birth Assistant
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Susan graduated from Ball State with her masters in speech language pathology. After working with a doula for her pregnancy, she felt a strong calling to the birth field. She started her work in the birth community as a doula. Shortly after becoming a doula, she went to nursing school at Marian University. She did a short stay in the PICU, but her passion and first love has always been all things pregnancy, birth, and women's health! She loves being a part of this special time with families! She is very passionate about education and helping women feel empowered to make their own medical decisions! Susan hails from the east side of Indy. She has been married for 5 years to her best friend. They have two beautiful daughters together (one was born at Sacred Roots!) and three big bears (aka mastiffs)! In her free time she loves to hang out with her family, go rock climbing, kayaking, and all outdoor adventures! She also enjoys home improvement and crafting.

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Aszura Taylor

Certified Medical Assistant
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Aszura has 15 years of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant, initially inspired by her love for moms. She herself, is a mother of 3, with 2 beautiful grandchildren. She has an artist's heart and channels her creativity through her belly (and hands etc.) casting business.

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Bailey Lyttle

Office Manager
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Bailey is our Office Manager. She is in charge of making sure things run smoothly around Sacred Roots. After graduating from high school in Indiana, Bailey moved to Portland, OR for 3 years, before moving back home to Indianapolis. When she's not at Sacred Roots, Bailey leads a quiet life with her boyfriend, Taylor. She enjoys reading, hiking, and the snuggles of her cat, Matilda and puppy, Jasmine. She is excited to be a part of the team and enjoys orchestrating growth in the practice.

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Michaella Calhoun

Front Office Coordinator
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Michaella graduated in 2018 from the Fairbanks School of Public Health with her B.S. in Health Services Management and a minor in Anthropology. She is passionate about supporting and empowering birthing people through all stages of life, and believes midwifery care to be the perfect avenue for improving access to care across the U.S. Michaella has been married for 5 years now and has a 2 year old daughter. In her free time, Michaella loves to spend time with her family outdoors, baking with her daughter, and taking care of her plant babies.

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Lisa Daugherty

Communications Coordinator
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Lisa graduated from Purdue University and has been teaching yoga in Indianapolis for 19 years. She loves meeting new people in her role at Sacred Roots as a Communications Coordinator, helping to answer questions and provide information and assistance to potential clients. She is an experienced doula with a passion for pregnancy and women wellness, empowered birth and postpartum support. She had out of hospital births with all four of her daughters. In her spare time, she loves hiking, gardening, drumming and dancing.

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Rachel Dubois

Communications Coordinator
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Rachel graduated from Ball State University with a BS in Sociology. After two out of hospital births, one at Sacred Roots, she fell in love with the philosophy and purpose of midwifery care. Rachel believes every family should feel confident and empowered throughout the pregnancy and birth process, and that all families deserve compassionate and informed care. She is happiest when she is supporting people and works to create collaboration and efficiency, enabling progress and growth. She has a passion for people all around, but has a deep love for pregnancy, birth, and the joy of the journey. When she’s not chasing her kids and cats around, she enjoys cross stitch, crafting, reading, and generally finding the simple joys in life.

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Kassondra Corn

Billing Coordinator
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Kassondra contracts with Sacred Roots to meet the billing and insurance needs for our clients. She is an experienced front office coordinator and biller/coder. She has an Associates Degree in Medical Reimbursement from Harrison College and is a Certified Medical Coder. Kassondra is married with 3 children and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping, and coaching various youth sports.

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