Some time after the birth of my first daughter in 2002, I fell in love with the process of birth, in all of its beauty, intensity, and spirituality. I feel a deep desire to support families throughout this sacred process. All women have the right to make informed decisions about their labor and birth, and it is my honor to help educate and support them on their journey. Nothing brings me greater joy than to walk beside a woman as she completes her passage into motherhood.
I live in Middle River/White Marsh, Maryland with my husband and two daughters.
"Cherie was able to think clearly during each phase of labor and say what I needed to hear. Her commitment to a mother's right to be the mother she chooses is one of my favorite qualities of Cherie. Her knowledge of pregnancy, labor, birth, and the importance of the bonds between mother and baby are all reasons I advise any expectant parents to consider having Cherie support their journey into parenthood."
"Cherie was, without a doubt, a difference-maker in my labor and birth experience. My confidence was through the roof with her encouragement! She was there to communicate my wishes if I was unable to, she made sure I had everything I wanted and needed, and she helped my husband to be a big part of the experience as well. I was able to deliver my daughter naturally and safely, as I had hoped. I am so thankful to her!"
"Whatever I needed Cherie was right there and no task was too great or small. Cherie not only helped me but my husband also commented on how much of a support and help Cherie was not just to me but to him as well. I cannot say enough of how excellent Cherie was during the labor and delivery of our child but she also was extremely helpful in the months leading up to that big day."
Conceptual model for continuous labor support
Used with permission from Rebecca L. Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN,
© 2012 by Rebecca L. Dekker