Poet, birth worker and PhD student based between NYC and Belgrade, Serbia

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Holistic Intuitive Practice

In poetry, a cæsura is an intentional pause within a line, a juncture between words that marks a musical shift and invites conscious reflection through its silence. Physiological birth contains cæsuras that are not always honored within the technocratic model of care, including internal rotation during The Quietude, restitution during Emergence, and the moment of reintegration between birth giver and baby during The Return. We can conceptualize of pregnancy, birth and postpartum as cæsuras within the life continuum, interludes that shift our flow and open us to new possibilities. As a holistic birthworker educated within a quantum model of care, I respect the liminal spaces of birth and embrace stillness as a state of potentiality. My practice provides imaginative birth support and elucidation, weaving the poetic with critical inquiry, to offer integrative support throughout the reproductive spiral.


Sifting through associative and meditative (non-linear) networks of understanding to expand consciousness and connection throughout the childbirth continuum

Creating spaciousness and potentiality through engaging with the poetic


Presenting evidenced-based information to integrate with lived experience and inherited bodily wisdom

Infusing the physiological and anatomical with an emotional and metaphysical intelligence


Deep-level connection and nourishment that moves beyond the empirical (information and plans) to excavate your evolving needs and desires

Returning power to the family by deemphasizing the role of the birth attendant through a nonhierarchic and collaborative approach

Sonja Hristina Bjelić                                                   
Photos by Cole Highnam