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Our Purpose


To empower our community through information and education to attain optimal health through natural ways for themselves and future generations.

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Our Purpose


To empower our community through information and education to attain optimal health through natural ways for themselves and future generations.

We put control of the birthing process back into the hands of women and their support systems. We offer extraordinary prenatal, birthing, and postpartum care, as well as well woman gynecological services.

Life has a way of allowing us opportunities to increase our self-esteem, self-confidence, and our ability to understand one another. For women, "growing", "glowing", and "birthing" a baby is a crucial, divine episode in one's lifespan. We at Dyekora Sumda Midwifery can not imagine doing any work besides nurturing and facilitating this natural process for the woman and her family. We believe that YOU are delivering your baby and therefore have the right and responsibility to birth YOUR way.

Our concern for your health doesn’t begin and end with pregnancy…

Interested in booking a consultation?

 

"Thank you so much for assisting us with the birth of our son, Thelonius Miller. When we need help, God always provides us with the best service; that’s what He did when He sent us your way."

-- May all your efforts be blessed, One Love, Charles & Tasha Miller

"Memaniye,
Thank you so much for the incredible job you did bringing Emily into the world. While the labor was difficult, I couldn’t have asked for a more nurturing, supportive, knowledgeable midwife. You truly were amazing. I know Lily feels the same way."

-- Thanks again. You’re the best, Michael

 

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We support and educate...


you to maintain a healthy pregnancy, birth, postpartum... and more.

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We support and educate...


you to maintain a healthy pregnancy, birth, postpartum... and more.

We are a home birth practice, established in 2003, serving the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and Connecticut. The practice of midwifery is an ancient tradition that reaches back to the beginning of time when women assisted other women to bring new life into the world. From Ancient Egypt (Khemet) to Western Africa to the Granny Midwife of the Southern United States, the midwife of the community was the healer, the herbalist, the soothsayer. Our name, Dyekora Sumda, taken from an ancient West African language, means Circle of Life.

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Meet The Team


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Meet The Team


Nya Memaniye Cinque

CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE

GREETINGS!

My name is Nya Memaniye Cinque and it’s my pleasure to tell you a little bit about myself. I’ve been a Midwife since 1998 when I graduated from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. I’ve worked in hospital and birthing center settings and have been in the homebirth setting since 2001 when I took on my first “private practice” client. I was a labor and delivery nurse for 10 years prior to returning to school for midwifery. I am also a certified childbirth educator although I haven’t taught regularly in a long time.

My path to Midwifery started in 1987 when I gave birth to my son at home. He was my second child. I had my first in a hospital and the two experiences were like night and day. I decided in that moment, feeling the euphoria of that experience, that assisting women in childbirth at home with as many loving, supportive people around her as she wanted was THE THING to do in my life. If you do the math and add up the years it took me awhile to get here and the road wasn’t easy but the joy of the work has balanced out the difficulties. My journey has helped me to be the midwife that I am now. My journey has helped me to be the person that I am now. I believe and have seen that each person’s journey is different and exciting and interesting. We meet people and have experiences that teach us about ourselves; who we are, what we like and don’t like, what we are capable of. Birth is an experience that is a part of your journey. I am so grateful and feel so blessed to have shared and participated in the many wonderful journeys of the women whose births I have attended. They could never know how much they have taught me. I am humbled in the presence of the Creator’s work. That’s what midwifery is for me. The ability to assist women to do what the Creator has intended them to do, to grow within themselves and bring forth new life.

I have had five birth experiences of five wonderful children in my own journey. They teach me as I teach them every day. I am grateful for their presence in my life. I am also very grateful for my husband who has been my consistent support.

I love to travel. I have traveled to Cuba where I did my internship as a finishing student midwife. It was a wonderful exchange between our group of midwives and the Cuban government to learn from each other about birth practices in each of our countries. That experience made me see that birth, like music, is a universal language. Universal in the goal and the spirit of the process and yet individual in what a woman and her family gains from it. I plan to travel more in the future and perhaps one day I’ll be blogging you guys from different parts of the world!

I thank you for taking the time to read what I have to share with you. I invite you to explore other areas of our site to learn more about what we do and most of all I invite you to come and meet us in person.

I look forward to seeing you!


Rabiat Onikute

OFFICE MANGER

Rabi is the person who makes sure the office runs smoothly. She keeps all the rest of us in line so that you don’t have to wait ... (to get an appointment, when you come for your appointment, for forms, for information, etc.). Must be that military background. ☺ But really, as a balance to the no nonsense character she is a “social butterfly”. Between her and Tessa you may not want to leave when your appointment is over. No problem, you are welcome to sit and relax for a minute. Rabi completely understands the unique needs of our clientele and is here to help solve any issues that may come up for you as a client in our practice. She too has been a recipient of services having had home births with all 3 of her lovely, active boys. When she’s not at work with us you will find her sharing some grand adventure with all that male energy in her life.

 

Tessa John Connor

CLIENT ADVOCATE

Tessa has been a part of the team the longest and as the Client Advocate she helps to ensure that you have all the resources you need to attain optimal wellness. On the Midwifery side of things she is your go to person for forms, dates for upcoming events and referral sources for almost any question you have about issues related to women and pregnancy. On the Nutrition side she works hard to support you reaching the goal of optimal health maintenance. Tessa has been a recipient of all the services we provide making her an excellent resource for assisting you through your process. She also has two beautiful children, she is a wonderful artist and quite photogenic.