Hope Cherry is a Certified Doula with Birth Arts International. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), a Child Passenger Safety technician, and works at SIU School of Medicine where she does community outreach and medical student education. Hope has been happily married to her husband since 2011. Many circumstances influenced Hope to become a doula, but most influential is her mother, who is also a doula, and witnessing a planned home birth while in high school.
"As an educator and a doula, my hope is for all women to feel in control during their birth. Part of this means providing women with "evidence-based information", but part of this is also being constant presence during labor. When we feel afraid, we feel alone. I am there to help a mom and her partner feel safe, so they can courageously journey into parenthood."