Our Phoenix Team:

With over 250 years of experience, our team has the skills, the know-how, and the passion to support you in labor just the way you want.

Servicing the greater Phoenix Metro area.

Award winning doulas: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024.

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About Our Doulas

Ursula Sabia Sukinik CD, CDT, CMA, CBE, CLC

Ursula is one of the most experienced doulas in the US. She has personally worked with over 5,000 couples since 1999 and has attended over 1,500 births. She is passionate about educating, encouraging, and supporting families throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and recovery to have empowering outcomes and experiences.

Ursula runs both our teams in the Washington DC metro area and the Phoenix metro area.

She is a traveling doula and attends births virtually.

All vaccinations are up to date including COVID boosted.

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Ursula is a senior birth worker having personally worked with over 5,000 couples since 1999. She is passionate about educating, encouraging, and supporting women and their families throughout their pregnancy, birth, and recovery so that they can have quality outcomes and experiences. She works closely with the partner so that the laboring person is surrounded by people they trust and feel safe with.

As an educator, she presents opportunities to have a better birth experience by empowering you with knowledge and addressing your concerns and fears.

As a doula, monitrice, or birth assistant, she will work with you to make educated choices that are the best for you, your situation, and your birth goals. She uses evidence-based medicine, knowledge of physiology, and the impact that body alignment and fetal position have on labor and birth in order to avoid unnecessary complications and their consequential repercussions. She also brings a wealth of holistic knowledge to the table and has experience supporting birthing people in a variety of situations and environments.

This allows her to be fluid and at the moment, adapt to the ever-changing needs of the birthing family.  She is an effective communicator and can help facilitate communication with your provider and team no matter how unique your situation may be.  Plus as an expert problem solver, she can work with the whole team to co-create an empowered birth experience.

As a Full Spectrum Doula, Ursula attends  (in person and virtually) all types of births including scheduled cesareans, miscarriages, TFMR, and stillbirths.

Currently Ursula is available for postpartum work days in the Phoenix metropolitan area. 

Ursula entered the field with the birth of her own children. It was the support that she received that was essential to her growth as a new mother. Her births inspired her to be committed and present for other women and their families for over twenty years. As a doula and midwife assistant, she will honor your birth, your choices, and your journey while working with you and your partner as a guide so that you can have the Birth You Desire®.

She is also the CEO of Birth You Desire. She mentors and supports each of our team members so that all clients can receive the benefits of her knowledge if needed.

Pronouns: she/her


Contributions to Science:

Science Direct Countervailing powers in the labor room: The doula–doctor relationship in the United States

Journal Birth Pregnancy and birth in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic: The views of doulas



VoyagePhoenix Meet Birth You Desire

Shoutout Arizona Meet Ursula, Doula and Business Owner

Bethesda Magazine At Birth and Beyond

CANVASREBEL Meet Ursula Sabia Sukinik

VoyageBaltimore Meet Ursula Sabia Sukinik of Birth You Desire® 

Popsugar  How Birth Doulas Are Helping Parents Navigate Coronavirus

Baby Center What To Expect When Preparing To Deliver A Stillborn Baby 

In My Bowl Why You Need A Doula

Washington City Paper Real Midwives of D.C.

Pathways For Family Wellness Gentle Birth Strategies 

Heidi Daniels The Birth Story of Valentina Lavender 

Hillary Kids What to expect when Preparing to deliver a Still Born Baby



Real Talk with the Vagina Docs Recovery Tips After a Cesarean Delivery

Real Talk with the Vagina Docs Have The Birth You Desire with Ursula the Doula

Birthful  A Complicated Pregnancy & Cesarean Birth with Virtual Doula

Birthful IVF, Inductions, and Hemorrhage with Doula Support

Birthful Virtual Doula Support 

Pregnancy Magazine Signs Your Baby is Dropping During pregnancy

Birthful Last-Minute Switch To A Homebirth 

The Birth Hour Positive Pitocin-Induced Birth

Dearest Doula Podcast Doula Selfcare

Reconceiving Loss Planning Labor and Delivery For A Baby Who Will Be Stillborn 


Professional Contributor at:

Pregnancy After Loss Support 


Some of Ursula’s professional certifications: Certified Doula, Monitrice, Certified Doula Trainer, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Midwives Assistant, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Aromatherapist, Traditional Mexican Rebozo Instructor, Birth Ball Instructor, Certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR, Certified Neonatal Resuscitation NNRP,  Spinning Babies, Homeopathy for Midwives, Perinatal Mood Disorder Training, Bereavement, TENS, as well as all the training (s) cited below.

Service Area

Ursula is a national and international Virtual Doula. She is currently based in the WDC and Phoenix metropolitan areas.

Availability & Reviews

To see Ursula’s availability and client reviews, CLICK HERE.

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Phoenix Metro Area DOULAS

Ursula Sabia Sukinik

Ursula Sabia Sukinik

Owner/CEO, CMA, educator, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Alex Barr

Alex Barr

Birth Doula, Educator

Caitlyn Martens

Caitlyn Martens

Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation, Belly Binding

Teresa Estilow

Teresa Estilow

Postpartum Doula

Carly Wertheim

Carly Wertheim


Our BYD Doulas Have Advanced Trainings in:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Breastfeeding (CLC)
  • Attachment Style Parenting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Optimal Fetal Alignment
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Homeopathy for Midwives
  • Rebozo
  • Spinning Babies
  • TENS units
  • VBAC support
  • Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie)
  • Multiples
  • Loss and Grief
  • Vaginal Breech Births
  • Nipple shields and SNS

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