Oneiria Birth Services

Doula & midwifery student providing imaginative birth support & education

realm of dreams

Welcome! My name is Sonja and I’m poet, educator, and student midwife. I came to birth work as a child of homebirth. Working with gravity, my mom squatted me to earth in the comfort of her home and later planted my placenta under a nearby tree. Hearing birth stories like my own has shaped my interest in birth and the way I think about it. While sensitive to the intensities of birth and the complexities of care, I also believe birth shouldn’t have to be an experience accompanied by powerlessness and fear. It is my vision to support birthers in achieving a gentle, mindful, dignified, and emotionally fulfilled birth. I am a warm, grounded, caring, and protective presence for you.

I believe my imagination, creativity, warmth, and holistic understanding combine to make a unique presence in the birthing space. As a poet, I’m invested in meditative and poetic modes of thinking and perceiving, which ground and balance me in a field that is becoming increasingly mechanized. I see poetry as a natural compliment to birthing as both engage with poetic (nonlinear) movement, time, breath, and altered and instinctive states of being. Birth is a sacred and transformational process that must be supported, protected, and validated according to the wishes of the birth giver who knows themselves and their body best.

I’m passionate about returning power and autonomy to all birthing folks. In following a birther-led model of care, I meet you where you are while also helping to facilitate your own journey into harnessing power, wholeness and direction within yourself. I seek to provide a continuity of support, which includes prenatal, birth and postpartum support, hypnobirthing classes, placenta encapsulation, belly binding, herbal suggestions & lactation education. I respect all birthing people and birth choices. My practice is trauma informed and operates on a sliding scale depending on your investment capacity. I support birthers at home births, birth centers & with select providers in hospitals.

︎MFA Poetry (NYU)
︎Quantum Midwifery Student 
︎Birth & Postpartum Doula
︎HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator 
︎Placenta Encapsulation 

“I could not speak more highly of Sonja or recommend her to other women more strongly. She was with us from the very beginning of an almost 60 hour labor and stayed until after the baby was born. She was a tremendous help to both me and my husband. I don’t think I would have been able to get through it without her.” -Nataleigh

“We did a hypnobirthing class with Sonja and I am so grateful for the experience! She’s a wonderful instructor and has such a beautifully encouraging presence. She does so great with instilling confidence, I highly recommend!” -Veronica

“We can't thank you enough for your calming presence and for teaching us the hypnobirthing work.  We feel so lucky to have found you and have cherished these sundays together. It has been so nice to have dedicated time to meditate together and stay focused on our baby. Truthfully, I'm a bit sad it's over. We both feel so much more prepared and equipped to have the type of birth we'd both like to have, we wouldn't be feeling this way had we not worked with you.” -Lauren & Jeff

“Sonja is one of the most sensitive, in tune, attentive boss ladies I know.” -Zeynep

“Having known Sonja for almost a decade, I can say she is most definitely a woman you want by your side. Even though it’s been years since we lived together, her friendship and strength still keeps me grounded. I almost want to have a baby just so she could be my doula. For now, I stay dog mom.“ -Audrey

“Thank you Sonja for encapsulating my placenta. You are amazing, and I am forever grateful for your generosity towards Blythe and I. You Rock!!” -Simone

“I had my first postpartum checkup, and my uterus has shrunk all the way back to normal down there. It’s my last week of bellybinding, which I attribute my fast recovery to.” -Phoebe