Our aim is provide emotional, physical and practical support to pregnant women and their families during pregnancy and birth.
As part of our service we can offer
- Monthly catchup to get to know you, your family and your birth wishes
- 24 hour oncall phone/email support
- 2 housecalls after the birth
- Breastfeeding support
- Creating a birth plan
- Library of books, dvds and articles
- Photography or Filming of birth
- Helping caring for the placenta if Lotus birthing
- Making a belly cast and also Henna application
- Cloth Nappy Education
- Access to my homeopathy kit
- Aromatherapy for during and after the labour
- Placenta Encapsulation
I found Cherie's help to be priceless during my pregnancy. She was a compassionate, well informed, strong advocate. More than once I was uncertain of my rights and Cherie calmly reminded me. I never felt like a client but like someone she cared for genuinely independent of me employing her. She was willing to go out on a limb to provide me with the support I needed.
Through what was a very stressful journey she was constantly there for me, more support I could not have hoped for. She helped turn my pregnancy into a memorable rite of good company, good food, cherished moments and more.
Through Cherie's help I managed to find a midwife to attend me at home quite late in my pregnancy, and I went on to have my third son born at home after two previous caesarean sections (HBA2C).
Cherie was dedicated, staying with me through 3 days of labour until my baby was born. She was with me when my husband was alseep, holding my hand for each contraction though she was as tired as I was. She capably tolerated my moodiness in transition!
If you need a powerful woman to support you and advocate for you, look no further! In my first pregnancy I looked into having a doula but I was of the opinion that the doula's role was what my husband was for. If I had enlisted the help of a good doula like Cherie in either of my first two pregnancies I am confident I would not have ended up with my caesareans. With two or three solid support people around you in labour, if one needs to sleep or eat then the other can step in and you will not be left alone at such a precious and vulnerable time.
Cherie from Earth Mama Doula Services supported me through my second pregnancy and birth of our son, Rumi. She worked with me from around 8 weeks of pregnancy. I had experienced a somewhat traumatic birth with the birth of my first child and my husband and I were working together to navigate the complex world of birthing choices to find the right support for our family this time around. Cherie met with us each month during my pregnancy and supported us in our decision making, providing links to information and resources. Cherie engaged with my husband in an empowering fashion and provided useful support to him in finding his place as my support and as a father again himself. This was most empowering! Most importantly, Cherie provided a patient listening ear for both of us. Her support here was helpful, non-judgmental and non-prescriptive.
You were amazing responding to my body reactions before my mind even knew another surge was coming, it was perfect relief!
You gave me so much , you were always there when i needed support during pregnancy, if i needed information i knew i could call on you and you would help me find what i needed.The monthly catch-ups were amazing and i loved the time to get to know and trust you. I know other doula's do not offer as many appointments during the pregnancy as you and knowing i had time to trust you , made it an easy connection and really knew you knew me and my birth dreams and wishes.
During the actual birth you were exactly what i needed, when i needed. You knew the right thing to say, the right place to rub or just to offer a hand. You have magical skills and really are the most amazing doula.
I birthed vagially with your help after two c-sections! When i doubted i could do it, i knew you believed in me and i could find the right head space again and get on with my job.
Thank you you have given me the most amazing gift of love and support , i have become a different woman who trusts and believes in herself, because of you!
We cannot express how grateful we are for the incredible role that you played in our Journey to meet our special little man. As a woman, i cannot tell you in words, how very comforting it was to have you helping & guiding me through and after birth. At such a very intimate event it takes an exceptionally special person to know how to offer exactly what is needed, to whom and at the right time, you did this.
Duing these precious , emotional and very vunerable moments, your support humility and gentle wisdom left me feeling immensely grateful and with overwhelming respect for you and your amazing role that you play
Thank you xxxx