Stephanie Schiavenato

Stephanie Schiavenato is a Latina filmmaker, doula, and anthropologist. She produced and directed LANDFALL (2018), a short documentary about the lingering effects of trauma on the relationship between her mother and brother who migrated from Colombia. She is currently producing and directing the short documentary MOTHER CAKE, which explores the relationship between women and their placentas. Stephanie is one of the most experienced doulas in NYC (and is helping to doula this movie out of Cheryl). She did her PhD dissertation research on how families cope with pregnancy loss. She regularly gives presentations about fetal loss and has written extensively about the subject. Twelve years ago, Stephanie was pregnant and had a premature delivery of twin girls who died shortly after being born.