Resilient Birth and Botanicals
Painesville, OH Service range 40 miles
$900 to $1025
$900 to $1025
4 years and 55 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Yes, all hospitals in the Cleveland area. Most commonly Lake West, Hillcrest, Metro, Fairview, Geauga, and UH.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Wish there were more birth center options in Ohio! I do have experience at an Amish birthing center.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love attending home births! If you have any questions about this option, let's talk!
I am passionate about helping people to have empowered birth experiences through education and support in your prenatal period and throughout the birth process. I have been studying herbalism and natural health modalities for over a decade and bring that knowledge along with my passion for birth. I am committed to educating about the value of midwifery-led care and am currently studying to be a Certified Professional Midwife.
My basic package for most clients is $900. I have a Delxue package with additional prenatal and postpartum visits for $1025. Monitrice services begin at $1600. I also have a variety of add-ons for herbal support and more. I will take clients, especially POC or low-income clients in need of a sliding scale on a case-by-case basis, and have a scholarship program available.
Painesville, OH Service range 40 miles
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Post a testimonial for Christine Cassella, MS, CD(BAI), LCCE, Midwife Assistant
Christine has been working with my wife and I since our IVF journey began. She helped us navigate the ups and downs of the Fertility process through the birth of our son. Christine is a calm, knowledgeable presence that was such an asset during my 22 hours of labor. She was a great support to not only me, but my spouse as well. We both felt cared for. Even when troubles arose with the birth of my placenta, Christine remained calm and positive. We are forever grateful to Christine and will call her again if we choose to conceive again.
I have had the pleasure of working with Christine for the births of both my children. She has a tremendous amount of resources for preparing for birth, during birth and recovering from birth. She is an incredibly calm, comforting and level-headed presence. Knowing that she would be available to process information before and after the birth as well as be an advocate and support during the birth was a huge comfort to me. She was such an important part of my birth team and experience both times, I cannot recommend her highly enough!
My husband and I signed up for Christine's childbirth education classes classes and we couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome. Starting our parenting journey we turned to the traditional medical outlets, relying on our OB. After the first appointment I felt dismissed and disencouraged about the journey ahead. This was suppose to be one of the greatest journeys of your life and already at 6 weeks I felt anxious and scared for what was to come. Knowing this was not the way I should be feeling, I began to look into alturnative options. It took awhile and a lot of presitance but in the end I was conneted with Christine and her network of wondrful birthworkers. The classes we took were invaluable, not only were the educational they were also empowering. We learned so much as to what actually goes into the birthing process and what to expect, she also provided us with a safe space to discuss our concerns and fears. Along with the classes Christine provided I was also able to find midwife in my area that far better suited what I expected from my medical care, as well as a family doctor. My husband and I have gone from feeling anxious and unsure to feeling educated, empowered, and confident going into the birth of our first child.
Christine was WONDERFUL!
It was important to me to have a doula especially now with limited help at the hospitals. She was so supportive and encouraging before hand in answering any and all of my questions. She helped me put together a birth plan and how to advocate for myself. Because of her coaching I was able to have a wonderful birth experience very close to my original plan. I think without Christine my birth story would have been very different. I'm very thankful she was there with me during the birth of my son.
As a first time mom that opted to have a home birth during my 3rd trimester Christine was the answer to all of my questions! I found her randomly on a facebook search and never looked back! Upon meeting her for the first time we honestly "clicked" as she is incredibly down to earch and understanding. Christine made both my husband and I feel so confindent and prepared for the birth of our son, that during the actual birth day we embraced every moment rather than have any question or fear for anything. She taught us so much in such a short period of time and she truly made the most out of every meeting. During the birth she was extremely supportive and helped me remain calm and collected and helped ease my husband through the entire process as well. We can not thank Christine enough for everything!! Hands down the best decision of our entire pregnancy journey!
Christine was incredible and everything I had wanted and hoped for from a Doula. As a first time mom it was especially nice having someone on my side who I could go to for support and with questions. From the beginning, she was so kind, listened to my wants and tried to figure how she could best support me. She shared her wide range of knowledge. Christine even empowered my husband to be a better support person for me and was the support he needed while I was in labor. During labor she helped create the calm, soothing atmosphere I desired. Even the L&D staff commented on how great our room felt. I can go on and on about how Christine helped me from counting me through the contractions to being a calm voice during the thick of it. I can't say enough positive things about her impact on bringing my first baby into the world. She even captured the sweet moments directly after our baby was born between our new family. She continues to support us even after delivery and I can't recommend her more highly.
Christine is kind & knowledgeable. Always responsive. I attribute my quick and easy labor to the prenatal exercises Christine "assigned" me. During the most intense part of labor, we were able to use the tools Christine taught us to reach our goal of an unmedicated childbirth. Would recommend Christine's services & her farmstead is super cool :)
Christine was an amazing resource throughout my pregnancy and an invaluable support during labor and delivery. She was very prompt in responding to my texts and emails, and even set up a reusable diaper consultation to introduce me to the many different options. Her support during my labor was amazing. The different positions and counterpressures she uses were a great relief to the discomfort of contractions. After delivery, Christine remained involved to provide breastfeeding support and encouragment. I cannot recommend Christine enough to expextant mothers, especially those hoping to have a natural birth without medical interventions.
When we met Christine we knew she was the perfect fit for our baby's home birth. Her beliefs on health and wellness lined up beautifully with ours. She was calm, compassionate and helped make our birth experience magical. She is wonderful doula!
Christine assisted in the birth of my first child in the spring of 2019. She met with my husband and me twice before the delivery, and gave us a lot of material to help us prepare for the birth experience we hoped to have. She also provided plenty of text/phone support in the last few weeks before my son was born. My pregnancy was textbook, and very easy, but in the last month I tested positive for Group B Strep. Christine helped me think through my options, and helped me remain calm. The week before I gave birth I passively dialted to 5cm. My labor was very fast and intense. The time from when my water broke without warning, until my son was born was only 5.5 hrs. For most of that time I was on my side tethered to monitors and hooked up to an IV for the antibiotics recommended for the Group B Strep (not at all what I had hoped for). My husband supported me with backrubs, and Christine was right next to my head giving support in anyway I needed, from aroma therapy to answering questions and giving ice chips. Once my son was born she stayed with me while I was stitched up (2nd degree tearing), and made sure my son and I were able to breastfeed right away. Perhaps even more helpful was all the phone and text support after my son was born. Early postpartum was very very hard for me, the lack of sleep was almost too much. She was there giving me a ton of information about baby sleep and breast feeding. She also visisted us, and was such a huge encouragement. Hiring Christine, and having the peace of mind knowing she was there for me before, durring and after birth made a huge difference in my stress levels. She was kind, patient and attentive. I can't say enough how grateful I am that she was there to help us. We were blessed to have the birth experiece we had prepared and hoped for, and Christine was a huge part of that. Thank you Christine!!!!
Christine was the doula for my home birth and I really appreciated her knowledge of herbals before, during and after birth. She came prepared the day of with essential oils and sent me a lovely post-partum box of teas and herbs to use after birth. She came to my house hours before my midwife arrived, which made me feel more comfortable to have a woman by my side in the early hours of labor. Having a doula made a big difference in my mental state leading up to birth day and I felt good knowing there was someone else on my birth team that I could trust.
I wholeheartedly believe that having Christina at my most recent birth was the best decision I had ever made. She helped make sure that even though my birth didn't go as planned but I still got a lot of what I wanted. She was my strength and my voice when I could not have either for myself. She comforted me during my time in the hospital and help me keep my head straight through the unplanned endeavors. The resources she provided to me were absolutely amazing and I have gained myself a lovely friend ?? .
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