We are a guild of doulas that desires to bring kind, professional assistance to expecting women as well as physical and emotional support during labor and childbirth. When we join together, we form a guild with everyone working together to support and care for you and baby. What does this look like?
PRENATAL AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
There's a lot of great information out there through books, the internet, and childbirth education classes that can leave you wondering what you actually do during labor. We can help you navigate that information and help you prepare a plan with your desired methods and general preferences. Processing everything beforehand with someone dedicated to supporting you is incredibly valuable.
We have been trained in a myriad of comfort measures to ease the challenges of childbirth. Whether it's a massage to relax you or distract you, getting you into a better laboring position, or applying counter-pressure and hip squeezes, we will work tirelessly to meet your physical needs during labor.
EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL SUPPORT
We will be by your side encouraging you and caring for you every step of the way. Labor can become quickly overwhelming even for the most prepared couple. We can re-center you and refocus you when needed, reminding you of your goals, and help process what is happening with you.
When Sarah Burzio was young, she had a deep curiosity for the miracle of life, pregnancy, and childbirth. Dreams of becoming a midwife and working in a birth room elated her. Upon graduating high school, she went to school in Chicago and received her Bachelor’s degree in Ministry to Women. Mentoring and counseling women became a passion of hers.
When she became pregnant with her first baby, she first heard the term doula. She was immediately intrigued, and within seconds of hearing what a doula does for women, she knew she had found what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
Worlds collided and her passions of working with women and supporting them through pregnancy and childbirth became a reality when she took her first doula training in 2017. From there, attending births and helping women navigate pregnancy and labor has been the way of life. Sarah is married to an amazing man named Ashton, and they have two adorable children, Avonlea and Shepherd.
Motherhood has always held a sacred space in Sarah's heart. She feels very fortunate to have known for certain from a very young age that when she grew up she wanted to be a mama. Prior to "growing up", Sarah attended college in southern Virginia, where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Classical Studies and where she also met her wonderful husband, Kevin.
After working a corporate job in DC for a few years, she learned quickly that corporate work was not for her. She felt a strong pull towards work that was more meaningful and more aligned with her deeply rooted passions for motherhood and serving others. Soon after this realization, Sarah became a trained yoga teacher, specializing in prenatal and postpartum support. During this training, Sarah learned what a birth doula was. She knew immediately that she had discovered her calling and charged forward eagerly into the world of birth work!
Now a mother of two boys, a yoga teacher and a certified birth doula, Sarah spends her days navigating motherhood and supporting women as they journey towards and into their own motherhood experience.
Have we convinced you to join the Guild? Contact us to talk about what our support can look like for you and we will get back to you sooner than you can say doula.