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Cheryl Samuels

Hello my name is Cheryl Samuels and I provide independent private midwifery care in Essex and the surrounding areas.

My journey into private practice began in early 2024, with the aim to provide empowering unhurried home-based midwifery care. Continuity of carer is the gold standard of midwifery care, which research has repeatedly shown to provide excellent clinical outcomes for both women and their babies.

A positive birth experience is not so much about the method of birth itself, but more about feeling listened to, included, validated, valued, cared for and supported. Building a trusting relationship with your midwife creates both physical and psychological safety and helps to optimise physiological birth.

My areas of expertise are in -

Providing bespoke and holistic antenatal care, empowering you in your choices

Homebirth specialist midwife

Facilitating birth physiology including waterbirth, hypnobirthing and biomechanics for birth

Perineal care and repair

Postnatal health and wellbeing

Newborn care and breastfeeding support

I am a qualified massage therapist and trained to use aromatherapy for childbirth

I have worked in all areas of NHS maternity care since 2016, including community midwifery teams providing antenatal, homebirth and postnatal care, alongside providing labour care on birth centre and labour ward settings. I have also been a university midwifery lecturer teaching undergraduate and postgraduate student midwives and a senior NHS midwife supporting student midwives in practice.

Outside of work my family includes my husband, four teenage children (including twins) and two pointer rescue dogs called Coco and Pepper. I would welcome the opportunity to care for you whilst you grow your family and provide gentle, evidence-based, individualised midwifery care to support your needs.

“Cheryl didn’t disappoint, she is a kind, empathetic upbeat person who immediately put you at ease when discussing somewhat scary ideas. I always felt comfortable to ask any question on my mind and I knew I would get an honest answer.” - Emma

“Cheryl has been amazing as a support during pregnancy. She is approachable, engaging and whatever I am worried about I always feel at ease with Cheryl.“ - Natalie

“Cheryl has the sort of calming, positive energy that every woman needs to surround herself with during pregnancy! With her years of experience as a midwife, she's more than happy to impart her pearls of wisdom too, without being in the slightest bit imposing, which is a great bonus.” - Rachel

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