Birth Your Way Doulas

About Us

We (Karen and Sara) met during our doula internships and found that we have similar personalities and doula styles. So, we decided to form a partnership, taking clients separately, then backing eachother up incase of an emergency. We believe that the choices you make during your birth must be your decision. We will never judge what you choose, because we want you to be glowing with joy when your baby is in your arms, happy and at peace with your birth journey!

Sara Venaglia


My (Sara) journey in infant development began in 2009 with postpartum care, mostly overnight care of the baby to maximize the ability of the parents to rest. I took birth doula training in 2015 and formed Birth Your Way Doulas with Karen in 2016. I am a full spectrum doula, childbirth and postpartum educator, lactation educator and gentle sleep specialist. I’m passionate about supporting clients holistically, acknowledging the many facets of becoming a parent and growing your family. I currently support birth clients and provide daytime postpartum support and education while attending graduate school remotely. I am also a reiki master practitioner that sees clients at my office in Fullerton. I love taking walks on the beach, reading, gaming and practicing yoga. I will meet you where you are in your journey as a parent and use my hard fought experience to help you!

Karen Guthrie


I (Karen) discovered a passion for caring for Moms and Dads while helping my daughter give birth to my first grandson. I am a DONA certified birth doula, a graduate of South Coast Midwifery Internship program, Spinning Babies Parent Educator (provisional), advanced VBAC doula and retired Hypnobabies instructor. I am also trained for the use of TENS in birth. This tiny little device can allow you to control discomfort and postpone or remove the need for an epidural! After spending 31 years in the corporate world I can help you combine your career and motherhood or just commisurate on the challenges of working while pregnant. Married for 37 years, I love scuba diving, traveling, quilting, painting in watercolor and finding new ways to get giggles out of my grandchildren.