We are a guild of doulas that desires to bring you the support you need during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Our mission is to come alongside women and families in our communities on their unique path to confident parenthood.
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.
Supporting with empathy, compassion, and understanding allows us to attune to your specific needs during your parenthood journey. Some clients need all the information and options. Others want support in the decisions they have already made. Others don't want to make decisions at all. We meet you where you're at and give you professional guidance.
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.
Jessie has always had a passion for helping others. While working as an Academic Advisor she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Child Development. It wasn’t until after her first daughter was born that she became fascinated with birth. After this realization, she felt that her heart was pulling her in another direction.
Jessie made the decision to leave her corporate position to pursue opportunities in the birth world. After immersing herself into birth, she completed a birth doula training and started providing support to women in her community. Since then she has also trained as a bereavement doula, which is very near and dear to her heart. After discovering her calling to nourish mothers during the fourth trimester she became a certified postpartum doula through Newborn Mothers Collective. She is a certified birth and bereavement doula through Still Birth Day.
When not serving families with birth, bereavement, postpartum, or placenta encapsulation, Jessie enjoys spending time with her loving husband and two beautiful little girls. Her hope is to hold space for mamas to allow them to blossom into this new journey called motherhood with guidance, love, and all the grace.
Patty is a birth, postpartum, and bereavement doula passionate about holding space for a parent's birth journey. She is a caregiver, storyteller and an empathizer and someone who really loves holding hands. As a DONA trained doula, she is always actively learning and growing in her role and looking to help families in the NOVA area and beyond have the birth they've always wanted.
Patty's doula career was inspired by very difficult pregnancies that pushed her to study all things birth related. She was driven by the desire to take fear out of birthing for other parents and to arm them with the education and the voice to advocate for their needs in the labor and delivery room.
At home, she is a wife, mom of a two year old boy, and works in operations for a small startup. She brings her ability to juggle multiple deadlines and shifting priorities into the birthing room with her to support her families. She loves traveling and reading and when she's lucky to find a quiet moment, writing stories and poems. She hopes to be a part of your birth story soon.
Want to talk about what our support can look like for you or interested in consulting with one of our local doulas? Let's talk!