Sophia O’Shaughnessy, DONA-trained birth and postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor, and mother of two. She has additional training in comforting touch for birth, holistic newborn care, the fourth trimester, and supporting LGBTQ families. As a former opera singer, Sophia never imagined having a career in healthcare. However, her own journey through pregnancy and birth with her first son totally changed that: she had an incredible, powerful birth and knew immediately that she needed to help other families feel that too.
Sophia believes that every family deserves to have a fulfilling birth experience that they can cherish forever. She has become an enthusiastic advocate for families to make informed choices through the provision of evidence-based information. She believes that this is the foundation for families to be able to feel good about their birth choices.
Realizing that there is an enormous gap in care during the early postpartum period, she has become especially passionate about supporting and nurturing families during their transition to parenthood or as their family grows. She loves encouraging new parents to follow their instincts as they get to know their new baby.