Our Team:

With over 100 years of experience, our team has the skills, the know how, and the passion to support you in labor just the way you want.

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

Birth Your Desire Doulas

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About Our Doulas

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

Ursula is a senior birth worker having personally worked with over 4,000 couples since 1999. She is passionate about educating, encouraging, and supporting families throughout their pregnancy, birth, and recovery so that they can have empowering outcomes and experiences.

All vaccinations are up to date including COVID boosted.

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Ursula is a senior birth worker having personally worked with over 4,000 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.

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

Certifications

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

District of Columbia, Maryland (Howard, Fredrick, Montgomery, Prince George County), Northern Virginia, and a national and international Virtual Doula.

Availability & Reviews

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

Ursula Sukinik

Ursula Sukinik

Owner/CEO, Birth Doula, CMA, Educator

Carly Wertheim

Carly Wertheim

Holistic nutritionist

Amira Stokes

Amira Stokes

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Amy Lentner

Amy Lentner

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Educator, Placenta Encapsulation

Feyi Oreagba

Feyi Oreagba

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Jenn Carlson

Jenn Carlson

Birth Doula, Educator, Placenta Encapsulation

Julia Romero

Julia Romero

Currently unavailable

Julia Chemotti

Julia Chemotti

Birth Doula

Lindsey Mehan

Lindsey Mehan

Birth Doula, RN

Lynn Converse

Lynn Converse

Birth Doula, CMA

Miriam Bloch

Miriam Bloch

Postpartum Doula

Royan Miller

Royan Miller

Postpartum doula, Sleep Trainer

Vynessa Pantano

Vynessa Pantano

Currently unavailable

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
  • LGBTQ
  • Loss and Grief
  • Vaginal Breech Births
  • Nipple shields and SNS

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