AMANI Birth is a registered provider of Doula and Health Education services and is incorporated in the United States. Our NPI provider number is 1396255642 and the Taxonomy IDs used to request insurance reimbursement in the United States (for those companies that will pay for such services) are:
Health Educator Taxonomy: 174H00000X
Doula Taxonomy: 374J00000X
Although you will need to pay for your childbirth education and doula services directly to the AMANI Birth affiliate, you may request reimbursement from your insurance company with the above details. AMANI Birth does not bill directly for such services and cannot guarantee your insurance company's policies of reimbursement.
AMANI Birth is a registered entity with Ringgold's Identity Database for scholarly publication and research. Our unique Ringgold identifier is RIN564369. The Ringgold Identifier is a unique numerical identifier applied to organizations in the scholarly supply chain and ensure legitimacy of an organization.
AMANI Birth is registered with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, which provides commercial data, analytics, and insights about businesses.
AMANI's D-U-N-S number: 050470516
At AMANI Birth, we are focused on providing expectant parents with education to prepare for their birth and doula support with a focus on Islamic values.
Our affiliates are located around the globe and we hope that we have someone local in your community.
Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!
Why AMANI Birth?
AMANI Birth is an Islamically founded childbirth education and doula program designed to educate women and support the decisions they make. At AMANI, we believe that Allah is in control of all things and has created women to conceive, carry, birth, and feed their babies.
With AMANI, families explore how the female body works during pregnancy and labor and practice coping techniques to manage labor and childbirth without pain medications, assuming there are no complications. We support families to make informed decisions and find care providers they trust. Knowledge is power and preparation is key. Our bottom line is to encourage families to get educated and prepared for their childbearing journey so that they can make informed decisions, especially if complications arise and medical intervention is offered. Knowing your options and having intelligent conversations with care providers helps mothers keep involved in her own birth experience. Because we know that not all births go textbook perfect, it is our goal to arm you with knowledge so that you can prepare for the birth you desire, yet feel confident that you've made the best decisions when interventions are required.
Aisha Al Hajjar, BSM, MSM, LM, CPM, AMANI
Aisha is a midwife and founder of AMANI Birth. She has eight children and works together with her husband to bring updated knowledge of evidence based practices in childbirth to medical workers around the globe. She is passionate about the parents' right to get educated, prepare, and make informed decisions about their childbirth. Childbirth should be an empowering journey to parenthood.
Mohammed Al Hajjar, AMANI
Mohammed is the Business Manager and Founder of AMANI Birth. He has dedicated himself to bringing the knowledge of childbirth preparation and evidence based practices to families all around the world. He is especially passionate about the father's role to support his wife throughout the childbearing year. He is a dedicated father and supports every family's right to make informed decisions about their pregnancy and childbirth and advocates for a gentle start in life for babies.
Sumreen started her birth-awareness journey with AMANI Birth, and her passion and constant advocacy for women to recognize their inherent rights, derives heavily from the organization’s continued efforts to promote physiology and evidence-based practices in the maternal health care system. She is a mother to five children, and is currently pursuing her midwifery education; which is one further step towards her dream of empowering women and assisting them through some of their lives’ most vital and magnificent events. She is a prolific reader and finds joy and peace with writing and in silent observation, while relishing and discovering life alongside her curious brood.
Noor Salman, AMANI Arabic Executive Assistant
Noor's bio coming soon.
Suleiman Khan, AMANI Communications Manager
Suleiman is a graduate from the school of Nutrition and Food Sciences and is working towards becoming a physician. He is passionate about becoming a doctor who advocates for a healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases and illnesses before reaching the stage of needing treatment and medicinal interventions. Suleiman is an advocate for empowering women and men on making informed decisions throughout pregnancy and birth with evidence based knowledge. Currently, Suleiman is working towards gaining acceptance into medical school.
Sarah Palet, AMANI IT Support Specialist
Sarah is a university student majoring in Islamic Studies. She has worked off and on for AMANI Birth almost since its inception. She believes that birth should be an empowering transition to motherhood and that the expectant couple deserves to be educated together so that the husband is as prepared as the pregnant mother. Sarah enjoys reading and swimming and although she is in no hurry to become a mother herself just yet, she recognizes the value of knowledge and supports the AMANI philosophy of educating families to make informed decisions on their childbearing journey.
Sharon is the AMANI Birth English Mentor. She assists AMANI Applicants and Trainees as they work through their course requirements until certification as AMANI Affiliates. Sharon is an AMANI Birth Certified Doula. She believes that all birthing women have a right to knowledgable, compassionate support during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Sharon has six children and is currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Heba Alqumber , AMANI Arabic Support Provider
B.Sc (Clinical Laboratory Science)
Certified AMANI Birth CBE & Doula
Certified VBAC Practitioner
Heba came across AMANI Birth in her first pregnancy. She was empowered by the AMANI Birth philosophy and had a positive birth experience that she came out of with more confidence in the normal process of birth. This turned into a new passion for her, so she left her job as a laboratory specialist and decided to pursue her passion in spreading the knowledge of evidence-based practices in childbirth and supporting women so they can have a positive birth experience too! She is now actively working as an AMANI Childbirth Educator & Doula based in Alqatif, Saudi Arabia.
Muna is an AMANI Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula, a Dr. Sears-certified family and pregnancy health coach, and a traditional postpartum birth worker in training. She is passionate about empowering women and girls with transformative knowledge through education, mentoring, and coaching, especially in areas concerning personal wellbeing and development. During play hours, Muna enjoys many adventures (real and imaginary) with her four children and husband in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard University and a Master of Education degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Dea , AMANI Indonesia Country Coordinator
Dr. Dea and her husband, Shandy, have 6 children and live in Bogor, Indonesia. Together they helped to build the AMANI Birth Indonesia community. In 2012 they attended the first AMANI workshop in Indonesia. Dr. Dea had empowering birth experiences after attending, and thus far has successfully had 3 VBACs after 2 C/S. In 2014 she was the first person in Indonesia to certify as an AMANI Childbirth Educator and Doula. She wants to encourage every mother and family to get educated before they're pregnant by preparing for the childbirth. Because knowledge is the power to achieve a better start for mothers and babies.
Evana Cooper, AMANI USA Workshop Coordinator
Evana Cooper is a certified Labor / Postpartum doula, experienced youth educator and committed advocate for empowering families within her community. A Mother of four herself, she began her journey with AMANI in 2019 after experiencing first-hand the struggles of birthing her own children. She now strives to pass on what she has learned to other mothers and works tirelessly under her own brand to serve and empower women that are going through labor. Possessing an array of certifications in things like Rebozo use, and labor acupressure (just to name a few), Evana aims to ensure every mother has the most comfortable birth, and postpartum experience that they possibly can.Evana is also a strong positive force in her local community of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Spending much of her own time as a community leader, organizing youth groups, community events and helping with refugees. Her commitment to empowering and educating families has even seen her featured in regional press like the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’. Not to mention being booked to speak at institutions such as Rutgers University on topics such as doula work, motherhood, teenage development and community outreach.
Hebaa Rizeq, AMANI Birth Canada Book Territory Marketer
Hebaa Rizeq bio coming soon.
Sharon Yearwood, AMANI Birth USA Book Territory Marketer
Sharon is the AMANI Birth book Marketer in the United States. She is an AMANI Birth Certified Doula. She believes that all birthing women have a right to knowledgeable, compassionate support during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Sharon has six children and is currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Maria Mohammed, AMANI Birth India Book Territory Marketer
“Birth is a miracle and a blessing from Allah SWT. We, as women, are honored with this experience multiple times in our lives and each time it is every bit as life changing."
Besides this miracle, we have another one as Muslims, the Quran, sent down from above, with the first word being "Read."
Combining these two miracles is a third blessing which benefits each woman immensely in her birth journey.
By the dedication and efforts of Aisha Al Hajjar, the founder of AMANI Birth, Mohammed Al Hajjar, her husband, and their experiences during the birth of their children, they bring us a beautiful gift of knowledge about birth influenced by the Islamic teachings we have and must believe in.
The AMANI Birth book is an excellent resource for expecting couples to help them understand what pregnancy, labor and natural birth is all about, how to work with the body and help moms have a beautiful birth experience.
With an increasing level of medical births in India and moms believing birth to be a traumatic experience, I realized the best thing I could do was to bring this wonderful resource to India so that moms are more confident about their bodies in birth.
After certifying as an AMANI Birth childbirth educator and Doula, I decided to become the AMANI BirthBook Marketer for India to help the book reach as many moms as possible.
Birth is a wonderful experience and moms shouldn't ever have to think otherwise. I pray this book benefits every mom it reaches and brings about more positive birth experiences in India.
Shaheeda Kennington, AMANI Birth UK Book Territory Marketer
Shaheeda first became aware of instinctive natural birth during the many years she spent in The Yemen as an Islamic Studies teacher, in a country where women birth at home surrounded by family and supported by neighbors. Her desire to add evidence based knowledge of birth to what she experienced in the Yemen lead her to AMANI Birth, where she has qualified as a Doula and Childbirth Educator. She is a strong advocate of women's rights to be educated.
Shaheeda is pleased to serve as the AMANI Birth Book Territory Marketer in the U.K.
Amani Al Hajjar, AMANI Birth Australia Book Territory Marketer
Amani is the 10-year-old daughter of AMANI Birth founders, Mohammed and Aisha Al Hajjar. She is the youngest AMANI Birth Teacher and Doula trainee, having completed her training workshop in December of 2020. She has a desire to support the AMANI Birth growth in Australia and has taken up the book marketing for the Land Down Under, including development of a web site specifically for that purpose. May Allah bless her and make her efforts of benefit to the ummah.
It’s important to note that AMANI is not intended to be a medical reference or to replace professional care during pregnancy, labor, or birth. Our teachers and doulas have extensive training in the theories of natural childbirth but are not clinically trained nor equipped to handle birth emergencies. Please understand that a doula is not a midwife and we recommend that all mothers shop for medical care providers they trust. The purpose is to explore the natural and normal functions of birth with trust in the design of the female body to carry out this function. Each woman should consider her personal situation and medical history and work closely with her birth team to achieve the safest and best birth experience for her and her baby. Allah (SWT) has given us bodies to birth and medical interventions for the rare complications that may arise. We pray that AMANI Birth materials and training will be a source of confidence and encouragement to only employ those interventions when truly necessary. We cannot stress enough the importance of good birth consumerism by women who are educated and empowered to keep control of their birth and make the best decisions for their particular situations. You have choices in birth; not making any choice is a choice that allows someone else full control over your experience and outcome. Tie your camel: get educated, choose wisely and cautiously. Your baby, your recovery, your family, and our worldwide community depend on it!