Sophie Saint Thomas

Sophie Saint Thomas is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. Along with Bustle, she is a contributor to VICE, Broadly, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, GQ, and more. Her areas of interest include women and gender issues, LGBTQ rights, sex and relationships, and mental health.
Recent Articles

This Doula Missed Her Clients’ Birth — But She Ended Up Right On Time

Life, and bringing life into the world, doesn’t always go as planned. Christine Golcher has been a doula for five years, but her client Vivian’s labor, captured in Episode 4 of Romper’s Doula Diaries, was the quickest the Philadelphia-based doula has…
By Sophie Saint Thomas

This Doula Will Help Care For Your Marriage, Too

“I used to watch a lot of births on YouTube. My sister and my husband found that a little weird. I found it fascinating,” doula Maria Luisa Dangond says over sandwiches at a cafe in Brooklyn. Dangond, who appears in Episode 3 of Romper’s Doula Diarie…
By Sophie Saint Thomas

This Doula Says Birth Is Especially Dangerous If You're Black, & She's Not Wrong

When you meet Regina Conceição, the doula featured in Episode 2 of Romper’s Doula Diaries, she exudes calm, and calm is clearly what she brought to the birth that the episode follows. Over lunch in Brooklyn a few weeks later, Conceição recalls that h…
By Sophie Saint Thomas

Watch This Doula Spontaneously Deliver A Baby In Her Client's Apartment

At a Thai restaurant in Manhattan on a warm August day, Emilie Rodriguez’s passion for her work is apparent. She’s there with her professional partner, Griselda Rodriquez-Solomon, Ph.D., and Griselda's nearly 3-month-old son, Talib, and the two women…
By Sophie Saint Thomas