Serving Western Massachusetts and the surrounding areas. 

o·nei·ria/ōˈnīria/
noun
realm of dreams


Sonja Bjelić, MFA, CD, CHBE
Birthkeeper/advocate
Hypnobirthing educator

Pursuing studies in independent midwifery 



I came to birth work as a child of home birth. My mom squatted me to earth in the comfort of her bedroom, and later planted my placenta under a tree. 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 and criticality 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’ve also discovered that poetry is a natural compliment to hypnobirthing, as both recognize the power of language, and both focus on breath, the subconscious, and sustaining altered and instinctive states of bein


I’m passionate about returning power and autonomy to birthers. I meet you where you are while also encouraging you to seek the power and wholeness within yourself. I provide birth and postpartum doula support, hypnobirthing classes, placenta encapsulation, belly binding, herbal suggestions, and lactation support services. I respect all birthing people and birth choices. My practice is trauma informed and operates on a sliding scale.


Sliding scale, trauma informed, sex positive and inclusive care



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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

“Sonja, my doula, was amazing.” -Savannah


“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

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