Meet Sondra Aresty, MED, CPD, CLE

Sondra is first and foremost a mother – she has been in mindset her whole life, but since becoming a mother to her daughter Hazel more than 7 years ago, it has become clear that helping mothers and families is what she was meant to do. She had a postpartum doula to help her when her husband returned to traveling for work a week after their daughter was born, and suddenly the idea of a different kind of career seemed possible. Sondra has always been a carer and a motherly-type, and translating that desire and her own experience caring for children is a dream come true.

Sondra has a long history of teaching throughout her life – as a camp counselor, lifeguard, swimming instructor, public school English teacher, student travel educator, and now families with new little ones. She is passionate about having a gentle touch with every family, and allowing them to flourish into the families that they have been hoping for. She adamantly believes that every family has their own “right” way of doing things, and her presence is as a guide and helping set of hands.

Sondra has been a postpartum doula for two years now, and has worked with over 10 families. She has also been helping and advising friends and family about breastfeeding for more than 6 years. She has trained and certified in Postpartum Doula Care and Lactation Education with CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), and she also has two years of experience with in-home care of disabled adults. Sondra is also certified in Adult and Infant CPR.

Sondra truly believes that having a doula come into your home to help you have the best start really makes a huge difference.

Sondra lives in Winthrop with her husband, daughter, and two cats. She serves Boston, the Metro area and the North Shore.