We are pleased to offer home based midwifery services to birthing people who are medically normal. This includes prenatal visits, labor, birth, newborn care, and postpartum visits. All birthing clients will need a birth assistant at an additional cost. Birth pools are available for rent for families desiring a water birth.
There are so many wonderful things I could tell you about Cassandra Woods, but it would be a 300+ page book.
My husband and I had been trying for children for 10 years and finally became pregnant through IVF. We knew we did not want to go to a typical OBGYN office and wanted something more personable. We found the birthing center and Cassandra Woods and fell in love! Being first time parents, we knew nothing. Every single appointment with Cassandra was wonderful. We usually came with a list of questions. Some silly and some practical. She answered every one of them without hesitation. She is very knowledgeable and very gentle with her exams. I’m a chicken when it comes to getting exams each year and usually always stress out about them. She understood and talked me through everything she did. When it got closer to giving birth, again we had so many questions and she answered them. In the hospital, we started out with one midwife and then her shift ended and Cassandra stepped in like she had always been there. She walked us through the labor with a smile on her face! Once our little lady was born, she checked on us like we were her own family. She has such a kind and generous heart and I couldn’t have been happier with our experience with her and the birthing center. I highly recommend her to any 1st time mother or even a veteran mother. She is absolutely fantastic! I promise she won’t let you down!
Cassandra is an amazing Midwife. She's very warm and has a calming presence. She was exactly what my clients were looking for. If you want someone who trusts the birthing process, you and your body- Cassandra is the Midwife for you.
I switched from regular OBGYN care to a Birth Center when I was in the third trimester of my third pregnancy. All previous deliveries were vaginal and without complications, but I wanted to pursue a more natural approach with my third baby. I was to see a different midwife at each appointment so that whoever was on call wasn’t a stranger when it was time to deliver. Given my late transfer, Cassandra was one who I did not get to meet yet.
I had to leave the birth center due to my contractions disappearing and it being over 24 hours since my water had broken. As we headed to the hospital, I was much less optimistic about a successful natural delivery once I realized I would not have a labor pool or nitrous oxide, would require Pitocin, and that the on call Midwife was a stranger to me. I wondered how I was going to go through one of the most intense experiences life has to offer. Would I end up getting the epidural after all? Would the Midwife be the kind of support I needed?
Cassandra came and introduced herself to me before I was all hooked up to Pitocin. I was assured that they wouldn’t let them bump the Pitocin up too high. My husband and I were given privacy while I was comfortable. Once the Pitocin kicked in and my discomfort became real, Cassandra stayed by my side.
My baby was sunny side up and the back labor was REAL. Cassandra kept me from collapsing in pain to the floor as I took steps to get to and from the bathroom. I kept hearing “you’re doing great” and “breathe, that’s all you need to do”. Over and over again. I remember grabbing ahold of those words and fully trusting in them each time, that all I needed to do was breathe and that I was doing a great job.
Before I knew it, I’d made it to the transition stage and began questioning if I could keep going. Cassandra took me by the hand/arm and got me on the bed, which lead to me pushing unprompted. Next thing I knew, a baby boy was being handed to me. I couldn’t believe I was successful in delivering without an epidural, and I know I would not have been if not for Cassandra.
Shortly before the hospital staff were going to move me into my postpartum room, the same back labor pain started back up again. The L&D nurse didn’t take me seriously at first but eventually realized I was hemorrhaging. Cassandra came rushing back to the hospital to be by my side. My shocked husband stood in the background letting our baby boy hold his finger while Cassandra held my hand and encouraged me through all kinds of unpleasant things that doctors began doing to save my life.
My situation could have been much worse. I required 2 blood transfusions. Had I been unsuccessful in avoiding the epidural, I would not have felt myself hemorrhaging and they may have caught it when it was too late.
If I ever have another baby, I know I want Cassandra by my side. She is nurse and midwife and doula all in one package. She will support you no matter your vision for bringing your child into the world.