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Sara, Jason and baby Vander

I found Cheryl online after searching for Brisbane Doula's. I hesitated to give her a call because I was nervous: hiring someone and sharing my first birth story with was scary for me at the time. I ended up taking that leap and gave her a call. I immediately felt at ease talking to Cheryl and knew that she was the right choice to be my doula and birth partner.

I spoke to my husband and even though we couldn't really afford a doula, we also couldn't afford not to as there was so much fear surrounding giving birth naturally again. Having a doula is not something I felt like I deserved but as time went on I had to let go of this. I now believe that every woman deserves a birth partner.

Every time I spoke or met with Cheryl she made me feel like I could absolutely do it and that I would have a great birth.

I didn’t realise how valuable this belief in me was until two weeks before I gave birth. Cheryl’s advice to stay present; and that if I did, then fear didn't exist there. This kept me on my path. I was close to giving up and electing for a c-section but with the help of someone believing in me and encouraging me, I didn't.

Cheryl was gentle and encouraging; she recommended birth positioning exercises and lots of things to get baby ready and in the right position for birth (my first was a posterior birth).

I realised having a baby naturally was possible with help from Cheryl, my husband and a midwife; this allowed me to achieve my positive water birth. It helps to be somewhere where you can do your own thing but have the safety of a hospital right there should you need it.

Thank you Cheryl for helping me fight my fear and turn my second birth into an absolutely empowering experience.

Born March 2015


“ Cheryl is one of those amazing people who is living and breathing her passion. She has been an integral part of my three labours and births. ”


Stork Talk

Delivering Strategies for your ideal birth.

Give yourself the best chance of a positive birth in a hospital setting. A new book by one of Australias leading doulas, Cheryl Sheriff.


Sharing wisdom from her 30 years experience as a midwife and doula, and her presence at over 1000 hospital births.


After reading this book you will have more direction, and feel confident, excited and less daunted by the experiences to come.


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