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.
All birth is birth so whether the baby comes through “the door or window,” there is something amazing happening: a human is being born. All births are worthy of support, whether that is a natural home, hospital, or birth center birth, a medicated hospital birth, or cesarean birth.
As your doula, we will work together to achieve your goals. Working cohesively with your partner, care providers, family or friends, all will be in pursuit of a common goal: helping you bring your babe into the world. We respect you and your care providers. Our only agenda is the one you give us. Our desire for the clients we work with is to feel deeply valued and well supported through every part of the birth journey.
When Sarah Burzio was young, she had a deep curiosity for the miracle of life, pregnancy, and childbirth. 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. From there, attending births and helping women navigate pregnancy and labor has been the way of life.
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.
Mabel Obinim Bashorun is a certified doula (DONA) and curriculum specialist with Fairfax County Public Schools. She most recently took a hiatus from the education sector to devote her time as a wife and mother to her 18 month old son, Darasimi.
In addition to serving in the home, she also serves as a doula through her business, Within Her Birth Services LLC. Her passion for childbirth and motherhood stems from her unique story of trying to conceive and her belief that every woman should have an advocate during pregnancy and in the delivery room. She enjoys informing her clients on the importance of childbirth education, laboring options, and overall women's wellness.
Though her life is full of busy adventures, Mabel still takes pleasure in rereading favorite novels, dabbling in new hobbies, and overall, taking good care of herself.
Clarké Lunara is a Birth and Post-Partum Doula passionate about the importance of mother-baby, community, and village support around new parents, and autonomous choices in childbirth and education. She has been practicing for the last 5 years in various cities from Delaware to Pennsylvania, and for an extended period of time in the Chicago area, where she focused on community-based doula work for at-risk and young families.
Now returning to her East Coast roots, Clarké is excited to provide trauma-informed, evidence-based, family-centered, and uplifting care to the families she has the privilege of serving. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Science in the fields of Biochemistry/Chemistry which has influenced an emphasis on respecting and trusting the body's design, hormonal patterns, and needs.
Clarké has been trained through DONA International, Birthing from Within, and The Ounce. In her free time, she loves to coach figure skating (a former competitive athlete herself), host women's circles, hike and backpack with her husband, cook new meals, and loves traveling and staying in unique AirBnb's like converted buses or yurts.
Want to talk about what our support can look like for you or interested in consulting with one of our doulas? Let's talk!