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

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“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 a great instructor, listener, poet, and human being. She is articulate, patient, understanding, empathetic, and non-judgmental. It has been a very pleasant journey.” -Ivy & Henry

“Thank you so much for all that you do and helping me build the confidence I needed to have a peaceful, successful homebirth. I have so much respect for the work that you do and will definitely recommend your class to potential moms in the future. Thank you again!!” -Sandra                     

As a Certified Doula (DONA), HypnoBirthing® Educator (CHBE), and Family Advocate (Matrona), my vision is to support life givers in moving towards a mindful, dignified and emotionally fulfilled birth. By providing balanced care that tends to the whole person, I will meet you where you are and help to guide you in connecting with the transformative birth process.  

HypnoBirthing® is a childbirth technique and philosophy that focuses on fear release and deep relaxation. Beyond being an evidenced-based childbirth education class, HypnoBirthing® focuses on the relationship between mind and body, exploring how our thoughts shape our experiences, and consequently our births. Through breathing, visualization, and self-hypnosis, HypnoBirthing® supports you in birthing instinctively and without fear.

Classes are held on Zoom weekends at 11:00 AM EST/17:00 CET. The program meets once a week over the course of 5 weeks for 2.5 hours each class. 

To enroll in an upcoming HypnoBirthing® series, see my
schedule of upcoming classes and submit an enrollment form.

Click here to learn more about HypnoBirthing®.    

Sonja Hristina Bjelić                                                   
Photos by Cole Highnam