Registered Lactation Consultant
Expecting and Connecting Program Coordinator
Andrea Cassidy is originally from the Windsor-Essex area and is a founding member of the Midwifery Collective of Essex County. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Midwifery from Ryerson University and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She also holds a Massage Therapy Certificate from Michigan and a Bachelor of Political Philosophy from Concordia University. She is the first midwifery student from Essex County to graduate from the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
She has been actively involved in the childbirth community in Windsor-Essex since the early 1990s, when she was a founding member of the local Ontario Midwifery Consumer Network. A long standing community activist, Andrea has volunteered with a variety of women’s groups in Windsor-Essex County, including local women’s shelters, women’s art groups, as well as immigrant communities.
Andrea’s children and grandchildren were all born in Windsor-Essex and she and her family call Windsor-Essex their home. She is happy to serve her home community as a practicing midwife.
As a Registered Midwife Andrea has over 10 years of experience providing primary healthcare for pregnant women and their babies throughout their pregnancy, labour, delivery, and six weeks postpartum. She brings a wealth of information about newborn care, postpartum care and recovery, and breastfeeding support for both mom and baby.
Andrea is an international board certified Lactation Consultant. As a midwife and lactation consultant, Andrea can help you to breastfeed, identify problems with breastfeeding, and help with these problems.