Your Quick Guide to a Natural Birth


Yusra Syed shares some key points that expectant mothers will find very helpful:  The journey of pregnancy, labor, and childbirth is an amanah (trust) upon the parents. The father is encouraged to actively participate in the journey and birth of his child. It is compulsory on the expecting mother to educate herself in natural birth, care for her nutrition, be mindful of exercise and physically prepare herself for birth. It is on the mother to take charge and write out her natural birth plan empowering herself and excluding external interventions and overpowering of the medical procedures. It is her [...]

A Doctor’s Letter to Pregnant Mamas


Mubashira Abdur Raqeeb, M.D, shares some thought provoking reflections while being on the training journey with AMANI Birth: Allah has created the human body in the most perfect design, to birth and feed, so we must trust HIS design. Although birth is not without risk, Allah has provided many safety nets. Modern medicine, although many times working with good intention, tends to be a case of too much, too soon. No medicine has been proven completely safe for pregnancy, and pain can be managed naturally instead of opting for drugs. Many practices in modern medicine have had absurd origins (for [...]

Filling Gaps in the Muslim Birth World

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This week, Sarah Abugosh, shares the history of AMANI Birth's inception in her own words, and adds further regarding the importance of the organization's work and its necessity for the Muslim Ummah at large:  Tell a brief history of how the AMANI Birth program came to be? AMANI birth came to be out of necessity, due to lack of natural birth advocacy and awareness in the Middle Eastern Region especially, as well as all around the Arab and Islamic world. Unfortunately, as our founder, Aisha Al Hajjar, has experienced during her time living (and giving birth) in Egypt and then [...]

Book Review: AMANI Birth

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Dania Shahzad talks about her takeaways after reading the AMANI Birth book, authored by Aisha Al Hajjar: "The book was definitely very informative with a beautiful Islamic perspective on how to prepare to birth naturally. I never thought how birth and our Islamic teachings could combine so well to give a strong message about trusting the design of Allah to birth naturally. I would definitely recommend it to expecting mothers because it is very comprehensive and the approach is holistic. The most profound thing I learned and that stuck with me is how important it is to go through good [...]

Testimonial Tuesdays


This week, Shaima Ashraf shares her fond memories of embarking on the journey of training with AMANI Birth: What was the most profound thing you learned through your AMANI Birth training journey? The most profound thing I learnt from this journey is that the natural physiological process that God has created for each woman is what is best for her and the baby and that what we see in today's medicalized world is not necessarily completely reliable and true all the time. It has taught me how to educate myself in the birthing field and to find the right [...]

Testimonial Tuesdays

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A thorough and captivating summary of the AMANI Birth book, penned down by Fathima Mazmi:  "Women need to take responsibility for what they brought upon them. It is their bodies and their babies. They have every right to pick and choose their doctors, birth environment, labor companions, and how they labor and birth. And most of all, their babies are amanat that Allah has blessed them with. Their birth does greatly affect the psychology of their babies' little minds. Which is why the AMANI Birth book, authored by Aisha al Hajjar, opens our eyes to aspects of pregnancy and labor [...]

Testimonial Tuesdays

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Amy Warfield shares her thoughts and reflections on the importance of childbirth education, and her experience with AMANI Birth:  Why is it important for a woman to prepare for her birth? It is important for women to prepare for birth for several reasons. First, it is so important for the baby to be properly cared for as he/she is growing inside the womb. So it is imperative the mother knows what to be eating and the impact of her diet and exercise. Also, it's important for the expectant mother to be prepared before she goes into labor so she has [...]

Stories Of Inspiration & Empowerment: AMANI Birth Changing Lives Series

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REVIVAL OF MY MOTHERHOOD - A BIRTH STORY Written By: Umm Aaqib بسم اللّٰہ الرحمن الرحيم Let's start this from the beginning... A woman's role as a mother is a highly-regarded, as well as an under-appreciated one; all at the same time. In this flawed world, we verbally admit the virtues of a mother, while disregarding her instincts and choices right from the time she conceives. Pregnancy is no longer treated as a natural process of propagation of the human race. It has become a new profitable industry, which is the result of "fake" modernization of medical industries. With two previous [...]

Testimonial Tuesdays


AMANI Birth Certified Labor & Birth Doula, Irsa Hasanbegovic, shares her thoughts about the AMANI Birth book: "Anything one needs to know about natural, physiological way of body functioning in labor and birth is in this book. Those who aspire to gain knowledge and confidence necessary to have fulfilling and empowering birth experience don't have to look further. This book is a great choice. This is not a book that glorifies natural birth under all circumstances but rather it is balancing between true advantages of natural approach and sometimes necessary medical interventions. It gives necessary tools to determine when is [...]

Testimonial Tuesdays


AMANI Birth Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula, Javeria Sohail, throws light on some important points that are relevant to every pregnant mother:  In your opinion, why is it important for a woman to prepare for her birth? Parenting starts with pregnancy which is a blessing as well as a heavy responsibility on the parents for preparation and making decisions that will affect the birth of their child. Their tiny baby is counting on them to provide him the safest, gentlest and blessed start. Pregnancy is the best time to start exploring choices in birth so that they can make informed [...]

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