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.

Choosing a Cesarean Birth after a Loss

Choosing a cesarean birth may or may not be an easy decision. This is even more true for a mom pregnant again after a loss. For the family that has faced a loss, a cesarean birth can answer questions and reduce anxieties. First, cesarean births are considered the safest delivery option for babies. Knowing that [...]

By |2019-02-27T20:10:41-04:00February 27th, 2019|Birth, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Preparing to Get Pregnant after a Loss: Preconception Counseling

After a pregnancy loss, deciding if and when you will get pregnant again can be a big decision. Preconception counseling can really help you prepare physically and mentally for another pregnancy. Did you know that you have choices even before conception that may help you to have a healthy pregnancy? Before your conception, be sure [...]

By |2019-01-25T10:22:11-04:00January 25th, 2019|From Professionals, TTC|0 Comments

‘Tis the Season to be Both Sad and OK

The holiday season is portrayed as a fun time of the year with parties, celebrations, family gatherings, and gift giving. But it also can be a challenging time filled with sadness, loneliness, and reflection. This is very true, especially for families trying to conceive, pregnant, or parenting after loss (PAL). Photo by Kelsey Chance on Unsplash [...]

By |2018-12-23T13:28:52-04:00December 23rd, 2018|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments

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 |2018-10-24T20:52:25-04:00October 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 |2018-09-26T09:59:26-04:00September 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 |2018-05-23T22:00:05-04:00May 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 |2018-04-26T09:20:12-04:00April 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 |2018-03-21T20:31:26-04:00March 21st, 2018|Birth, From Professionals|0 Comments