Affiliated Since September 7, 2012 (Online Facilitator Since 2021)
Aisha holds bachelor's and master's degrees in midwifery and is a Certified Professional Midwife licensed in the states of Utah and Delaware and she is the founder of AMANI Birth. She is a midwifery educator at Midwives College of Utah and consults for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health. She is a lifetime member of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). She has eight naturally born 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 an international trainer of AMANI Birth Childbirth Educators and Doulas and provides evidence-based practice workshops and lectures for global medical staff. She is passionate about the parents' right to get educated, prepare, and make informed decisions about their childbirth and the medical provider's responsibility to provide supportive, evidence-based care. With that in mind she is an international representative of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative. Childbirth should be an empowering journey to parenthood, regardless of where or how the birth happens. Aisha says that knowledge is power and preparation is key.
Aisha's Message to You
Asalam alaikum, Congratulations on your pregnancy! The childbearing year is full of wonder, excitement, planning, and uncertainty that can lead to anxiety and fear. Knowledge is power and preparation is key. Be wise with the time you have between now and your baby's birthday--get educated and prepare for your birth. It's your body, your baby, your birth, and your choice. Shop around and find care providers you trust. Get educated so that you can make informed decisions on your journey. I never said natural birth was easy, but I did say it's worth it! Plan for natural childbirth, yet be prepared if obstacles arise. Should your journey be met with complications, stay involved in the decisions made for your care so that you can utilize medical interventions and appreciate the options you have and keep control over what is done to you for the sake of your baby. Ask questions and use your B.R.A.I.N. Even a cesarean birth can be an empowering experience when parents are prepared and have the knowledge to weigh the benefits and risks of their choices. The childbirth experience matters for a lifetime.