I’m Sophie Misouri, a bilingual Sudbury-based doula, the founder of Wild Oats – and a mom of two who understands firsthand how much of a game-changer doula support can be (more on that below).
Though I briefly studied Anthropologie (at Laurentian) and am a graduate of Collège Boréal’s Occupational and Physiotherapy Assistant Program. It was my own birth experience that inspired me to become a doula and start Wild Oats.
With my first daughter Annabelle, who was born in 2016, I endured 26 hours of unpredictable and intense ‘back labour’. Out of exhaustion and desperation, I requested an epidural. Then ended up pushing for two-and-a-half hours. The experience left me scarred – both physically and mentally.
Determined to have a different experience the second time around, I sought the help of a doula. With her in my corner, I felt informed, supported and empowered– and ended up having an incredibly positive second birth experience in 2018.
In addition to giving me another daughter, that second pregnancy and birth experience changed the direction of my career and life’s work. I knew even before Nina was born that this was my calling and began the process of certifying (through Bebo Mia). The rest, as they say, is history.
Though I gladly support all types of clients, I have a particular interest in working with women who have experienced pregnancy and/or infant loss. Both my parents died under traumatic circumstances in my youth. Though I’ve worked hard over the years to process the trauma and accept this chapter of my story, becoming a mother triggered overwhelming feelings of loss, doubt and sadness.
Because of this personal experience with death, how it affected my transition to motherhood, and a miscarriage experience of my own, I feel a connection with women who are sad or scared about pregnancy. I’m able to support them from a place of understanding and empathy.
All these life experiences led me to furthering my education. So I started training with Home Hospice Association in their Infant and Pregnancy Loss Death Doula program. I am proud to be one of the first Infant and Pregnancy Loss doula candidates in Northern Ontario. I’m so looking forward to supporting families in Greater Sudbury and surrounding areas.
When I’m not doing this work I love so much, you’ll find me spending time with my family. Most likely out in the woods where we love to fish and camp. I also have a fierce love of coffee and try to hit my yoga mat a couple of times a week.
If you’d like more information on my packages and pricing, please click here.
If you have any questions at all or would like to chat about how I can support you, please feel free to reach out.
I'd love to support you through your journey. Let's prepare together!
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I know life is busy, with that in mind, let me come to you.
Gladly doing consults in your home or favourite coffee shop in the Sudbury area.