Educator Profile

Calmbirth® is the only childbirth education program that requires all its educators to be practising midwives or trained birth professionals

Cherie Chugg

Cherie Chugg

Accreditation
Calmbirth Educator

Location
New Ecclestone Road
Riverside
TAS 7250

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Biography

A little about me, I’m Cherie and I am a Calmbirth Educator in Launceston, Tasmania. 

I work - from home teaching Calmbirth and I am also a qualified doula. Currently, I am the only Calmbirth Educator in Tasmania. I started my working life as a hairdresser and still run a in home hair salon a couple of days a week for family and friends. I am a serious soccer mum and volunteer at our local soccer club during the soccer season.

Why I became a Calmbirth Educator – Supporting women as a doula was not enough for me I wanted to reach a wider group of people and I wanted to teach more couples about how to be prepared for childbirth.  I knew from my own personal experience that having an understanding of what was going to be happening in my body helped eliminate any fears I had around childbirth. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing midwife that spent time with me every month explaining and teaching me the things I needed to know to prepare me for birth.  I had people beside me that understood what was going on and they could support, encourage and believe in me through the process.  Calmbirth teaches this, it gives the women & her partner the knowledge they need to feel calm during the preparation time and the tools for the when the time comes.

What I do to relax when I’m not working – I love the beach, reading, and catching up with family & friends.

What I’m reading – A boy and his dog at the end of the world by C.A. Fletcher.  It’s my current bookclub read.

Places I have travelled – Fiji, Europe, UK, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, & Dubai.

I can’t live without – My family.

What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator – Seeing the confidence in the couples grow and change so much from the start of class one compared to the end of class four. 

If I had to describe my own birth experiences in 4 words – Hard work, calm, & supported.

The three essential things you need to take with you into labour are – Good support, confidence & tools to be able to relax.

My most memorable moment as a Calmbirth Educator – I don’t actually have one that stands out but receiving birth stories I absolutely love.

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