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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 [...]

2020-03-16T17:41:36+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 [...]

Realities of Becoming a Birth Consumer

Realities of Becoming a Birth Consumer By Umm Layth The problem with learning about the many choices we have during labor and birth is actually finding care providers who will honor the ones we want to make. And when I say care providers, I don’t just mean doctors or midwives. I mean anyone and everyone who plays a part in the care we receive. For example, just this week I learned that my insurance company, which was chosen for me by the state I live in, doesn’t cover home births. I also learned that my particular state doesn’t allow free-standing [...]

Sharing the Miracle of Natural Birth

By:  Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI Birth Founder During my eighth pregnancy I was living in the Egypt where childbirth education was virtually unheard of, general anesthesia for second stage labor was still used for many cases, and elective cesareans was the trend. I felt compelled to bring quality childbirth education to the women of this region. However, I was expecting to find a lot of obstacles and I wasn’t sure if women would be interested in non-medicated, natural birth. I also knew it would be difficult to find supportive obstetricians. I prayed that my work would improve the births for [...]