Birth Professionals

Kimberly French
Certified Professional Midwife – Cleveland
Offering homebirth services.               216-771-8065

Candace Gesicki, DC
Chiropractor, Certified Lactation Counselor – Brecksville
Candace Gesicki is a Webster Certified chiropractor, with
additional training in acupuncture, and certified lactation counselor.
She provides support for women on their journey through motherhood
and is an advocate for evidence-based, informed care.

Monica Honeycutt
Midwife – Mantua
Monica has been working with childbearing women and their families since 2001. She  worked as a childbirth educator and birth doula for many years and is now offering midwifery services for those who are choosing to birth at home.

Pam Kolanz
Midwife – Chagrin Falls
Pam offers the Midwifery Model of Care for childbearing families planning to birth at home. 440-543-5353

Patsy Leo
Birth Doula — Parma
Patsy is a birth doula with experience in both home and
hospital birth.  She has been serving Northeast Ohio since 2011.
Patsy is also a registered medical sonographer.

Shelly Schedler
Birth Doula — Willoughby
Shelly has been a birth doula since 2009, massage practitioner and bodyworker since 2011, and is a current midwifery student. As a birth doula, it has been her honor to support families in both hospital and home settings. Each family has needs and desires unique to their own circumstances. It is Shelly’s goal to help identify the individual needs of birthing clients and to provide support in those specific areas.

Sunday Tortelli Childbirth Educator,
Birth Doula, Evidence Based Birth Instructor,
Spinning Babies Parent Educator, Lactation Counselor,
Birth Doula Trainer – Strongsville
Sunday has passionately promoted normal birth and
breastfeeding, cesarean prevention and VBAC since 1990 as
a certified childbirth educator and as an advanced certified
birth doula and approved birth doula trainer with DONA
International, as well as a certified lactation counselor,
Evidence Based Birth practitioner and
Spinning Babies Parent Educator.