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

Calmbirth Educator

New Ecclestone Road
TAS 7250

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Hello, I’m Cherie

I work in Riverside, a small town located in the North of Tasmania, just outside of Launceston. I have been a Calmbirth Educator since 2014 and a Doula since 2008. My passion around all things birth arose from my own positive birth and pregnancy experiences with my three children, who are now all adults. My classes are taught from my home where I also enjoy welcoming back the mums & bubs for my monthly morning teas.

I became a Calmbirth Educator because 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 when the time comes.

What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator is 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, and tools to be able to relax.

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

Fun facts from Cherie:

  • Cherie loves hosting gatherings and is energised by her family and friends
  • Cherie is a proud & dedicated soccer mum, helping out at her community club weekly
  • She loves to read and regularly hosts her book club group
  • Cherie’s trade was formerly hairdressing
  • Over the years Cherie’s interest in health and nutrition have grown into a passion for home vegetable gardening & cooking
  • In her free time Cherie enjoys spending days at the beach on the East Coast of Tasmania
  • Group Calmbirth Classes are limited to 5 couples – $550 per couple
  • Private classes are available on request –  $850
  • Refresher classes are available on request – $350
  • Caesarean birth classes are available on request – $395

Email me to find out more or head to my website to register, all the class dates are listed there.

I would love to have you in my class!

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