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Nour Zaza

AMANI Birth Affiliate Number: K68250 Training Location: Kuwait Date of Training: January 2017 AMANI Birth profile: https://amanibirth.com/Nour.Zaza/   Why did you choose to become an AMANI Doula/CBE? I chose to become an AMANI Birth doula and child birth educator because I wanted a training that provided evidence-based knowledge and the cultural aspect to support families in their pregnancy journeys. I also wanted to assist families in the understanding of how the mother body works in such a miraculous way, Subhanallah. How has AMANI affected your life? The fact that AMANI gave me this perception that I need to understand the [...]

2020-10-06T07:51:49+00:000 Comments

Birth Stories: My VBAC Success Story

This mama educated herself and achieved the birth she wanted! Thank you for allowing us to share your story. First of all, let me share with you why this birth is a big deal to me and my husband. Having gone through 2 births (one induced, intervened vaginal birth and one emergency c-sect), they were not as positive as one would want their birth to be. Thus, having this successful VBAC, I was encouraged to share my experience to tell all that it IS possible! For my first birth, I was very naïve, didn’t bother to read up on birthing [...]

AMANI Birth Affiliate Spotlight: Afnan AlSaleh

AMANI Birth Affiliate Number: K550144 Training Location: Kuwait Date of Training: January 2017 AMANI Birth profile: https://amanibirth.com/Afnan.alsaleh/   Why did you choose to become an AMANI Doula/CBE? We didn’t have enough childbirth educators in the community. How has AMANI affected your life? AMANI Birth has affected me as a mother.  My birthing experiences are so powerful and controlled by me. As an educator, I’m blessed with all the duas; grateful, happy, and content families and the whole vibe of female empowerment. How does your work as an AMANI Doula/CBE fulfill you? I love how a few hours of education can [...]

Birth Stories: From a Husband’s Perspective

This dad shares how he supported his beloved wife during her intense labor and birth. Thank you for allowing us to share your birth story. Bismillahirrohmanirrohim My birth story as husband began at Thursday, 27 September 2019. On that day, my wife and my mother had already started cleaning our house. The intention was to prepare the house welcoming for our first child that has been awaited since our wedding day on 2014. On that Thursday, my wife showed laboring indication.  As usually described, there was a contraction around the abdominal area and my wife's concentration was reduced. Thus, I [...]

AMANI Birth Affiliate Spotlight: Nour Hafifi

AMANI Affiliate Number (Teacher #)      533342 Training Workshop Location and Date   Jeddah, December 2014 Why did you choose to become an AMANI doula/CBE? I was clueless about childbirth before my marriage and pregnancy. My only impression of birth is screaming, loud, messy, pain, pain, and more pain. When I was pregnant with my first born, all I know is that I didn’t want to feel pain or medication.   No one I spoke to believe in this idea, and my mum wasn’t helpful in preparing me although she had four unmedicated birth. She said, "It just feels like you are going [...]

AMANI Birth Affiliate Spotlight: Duangphorn Saenthaweesuk

AMANI Birth Affiliate Number: 961844 Training Location: Abu Dhabi Date of Training: April 2017 Why did you choose to become an AMANI doula/CBE? I wanted to empower women. How has AMANI affected your life? I became an empowered woman. How does your work as an AMANI Doula/CBE fulfill you? AMANI Birth provides me with more confidence in addition to with my full-time job is prenatal yoga teacher. What do you love the most about being an AMANI Doula/CBE? Sharing the birth knowledge to mothers and feeling their positive energy rise. What is your birth philosophy? Birth, once it is natural [...]

2020-04-08T20:13:48+00:000 Comments

AMANI Birth Affiliate Spotlight: Hussban Azem Kheder

AMANI Birth Affiliate Number: 556550 Training Workshop Location: Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Date of Training: 2016 Why did you choose to become an AMANI Doula/CBE? I have an interest in educating pregnant ladies especially with my background as a women's health physiotherapist.  I always felt something was missing.  After my first birth experience, I realized that this wasn't what birth should feel or look like.  I used to look at c-sections as "just an option to give birth" but after my birth I realized that's not how it should be and I wanted to empower myself and other mothers [...]

2020-05-15T12:40:24+00:000 Comments

AMANI Birth Affiliate Spotlight: Luthfa Khalid

AMANI Birth Affiliate Number: 452050 Training Workshop Location: Riyadh Date of Training: Riyadh, March 2016 Why did you choose to become an AMANI Doula/CBE? Having a medical background, I believed I knew everything that I needed to know about pregnancy, labor and birth. When I was planning to conceive, a good friend introduced me to AMANI, and I read their book. I registered for the course thinking what harm would it do to listen to someone talk to us about the same. I wasn't even pregnant when I registered as I was a newly married woman. When I was taking [...]

Dressing Up For Birth

By Maria Zain We live in a world that thrives on appearances. So much so, that the Muslim dress code is often torn apart in all sorts of media, by all sorts of writers. Often enough, a muslimah writer will stand her ground and describe her hijab or her niqab and explain how it was her choice to wear it. A debate will ensue. Some will ask why make a big deal, others will question her declaration of her choice – was she really free to make that decision? Whichever way you look at it, the clothes a woman wears [...]

AMANI Birth Affiliate Spotlight: Zahra Batool

Zahra has been an AMANI Birth affiliate since January 10, 2019.  She is an Indian national currently residing in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Zahra has a Bachelor of Information Technology, is a certified AMANI Birth Childbirth Educator, certified AMANI Birth Doula and AMANI Girls Facilitator. She’s also an NBM certified VBAC Practitioner Coach. She has volunteered in Al Mana General Hospital, Al Khobar from December 2018 until April 2019 to establish their in-house Natural Childbirth Department and has coached over 800+ expecting couples as a part of their team. She is currently working with them on a temporary contract as [...]

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