Ursula Sabia Sukinik

About Ursula Sabia Sukinik

Ursula Sabia Sukinik has been blessed to work with and support thousands of couples through all types of births. She is a senior birth worker in the Washington DC Metro area who owns and operates Birth You Desire which offers a variety of services including classes, doula services, doula trainings, workshops, lectures, TENs unit rentals and much more. You can learn more at BirthYouDesire.com.

Guilt while Parenting after Loss

Guilt. It can paralyze us. Or is can push us into action. Guilt can show up when we are acting in a way that doesn’t sync with our values. Or guilt can be like a parasite living in our shadows and sucking up our energy, our times, and our self-worth. Photo by Katie Emslie on Unsplash [...]

By |2018-10-24T20:52:25+00:00October 24th, 2018|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

8 Ways to Build Positivity When You’re Not Feeling Positive

Pregnancy after loss is filled with many conflicting emotions, and it can be incredibly challenging to stay positive during such an anxiety-filled nine months. Here are some tips for building positivity during your pregnancy after loss. Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash 1. Make a daily gratitude list. Each day, either in the morning or before you [...]

By |2018-09-26T09:59:26+00:00September 26th, 2018|Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments

Handling Stress in Your Rainbow Pregnancy and Postpartum Periods

Photo by Julie Johnson on Unsplash Everyone knows that stress affects the body. And being a rainbow parent adds a whole new dimension to fears and worries. Stress can affect your sleep, digestion, headaches, motivation, and mental health conditions. Stress lowers your immunity and makes challenging daily situations more intense. Pregnancy and bringing your newborn home [...]

The Grieving Body: A Body Without a Baby

Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash After a miscarriage or stillbirth the body grieves. There is the emotional and spiritual pain of loss as well as living in a no-longer pregnant body. Depending on the length of the pregnancy the reflection in the mirror may appear suspended between being pregnant and not being pregnant. Caring for [...]

8 Ways to Remember the Loss on Anniversaries

Photo by Francois Pistorius on Unsplash Losing a baby is never easy. However, remembering the baby can be just as intense. It is not uncommon for families to struggle to find ways to honor their little one’s memory on their annual anniversary. Here are a list of suggestions that appear to have worked [...]

By |2018-05-23T22:00:05+00:00May 23rd, 2018|From Professionals|0 Comments

Debriefing after Birth

Debriefing after any birth is critical piece in finding closure and helps couples to move forward in to parenthood. Having a baby is a complex life event. It changes the carrier's body physically with a change in blood volume, breast and abdomen size, and in posture alignment. It also creates emotional and mental changes with [...]

By |2018-04-26T09:20:12+00:00April 26th, 2018|Birth|0 Comments

Cesarean Births Should Not Hold a Stigma

Giving birth has nothing to do with pushing. It is not about the pain. I️t is not about the contractions. It is not about the birth location or the birth team. Giving birth is about GIVING. In pregnancy the mother GIVES. She does whatever is necessary to keep her baby healthy. In birth, she does [...]

By |2018-03-21T20:31:26+00:00March 21st, 2018|Birth, From Professionals|0 Comments

Dear PAL Parents I’m here to Support You

Dear PAL Parents, You can do this. I am at your side, each and every step of the way. I may not have the answers you seek but I can give you my unwavering support. Loss is tragic, messy, and brutal. It knocks you down and you have to find you way to standing again. [...]

Supporting a friend or family through loss

Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash There is nothing like a loss to remind us all that life is fragile. Loss can also be especially uncomfortable for the friends and family, who are at a loss themselves. It seems incomprehensible how to figure out what to not say or how to avoid doing the wrong thing. [...]

By |2018-01-24T21:51:45+00:00January 24th, 2018|For Friends & Family|0 Comments

Supporting a friend or family through loss

There is nothing like a loss to remind us all that life is fragile. Loss can also be uncomfortable for the friends and family who are at a loss themselves trying to understand how not to say or do the wrong thing or to find a way to support the family. No matter how awkward [...]

By |2017-11-22T15:22:16+00:00November 22nd, 2017|From Professionals|0 Comments