من هي الدولا

2019-01-14T15:24:56+00:00By |Tags: , |

ترجمة مقال كتبته : عائشة الحجار يتزايد الطلب على خدمات الدولا اكثر واكثر حول العالم واصبجت معروفة بشكل افضل. والحقيقة اصبجت الدولا مطلوبة بشكل اعتيادي في العديد من الدول المتقدمة مثل امريكا وبريكانيا وايرلندا وكندا. كما انها معروفة في الشرق في سنغافورة وبروني واندونيسيا وماليزيا ونيوزيلاندا وغيرها. وحتى في الدول العربية يتواجد عدد كبير منهن في دول مثل الامارات العربية المتحدة والمملكة العربية السعودية والكويت والعراق وقطر وعمان والبحرين والاردن ومصر والحمدلله. ولكن يبدو ان اصول المهنة ومبادئها تبدو حديثة في بعض دول العالم الاسلامي مثل تركيا وفلسطين وباكستان والهند. ولذا نقدم هنا اضاءة على مهنة الدولا. اصبحت خدمات الدولا [...]

Baby number eight…Baba’s birth story!

2019-01-10T15:06:35+00:00By |

This time I was really excited about the upcoming birth of my baby. My Saudi husband had really taken the time to study about pregnancy and birth and was ready to support me in my long-time dream of having a home birth! We worked hard together during this pregnancy and became teachers of  natural childbirth classes. I witnessed a transformation in my husband and I can't even begin to explain just how much closer we have become! This story is special because it's from his perspective. Amani is an Arabic word which means “wishes.” It’s the name we chose for our [...]

Ten Interesting Facts About Newborns

2019-01-01T22:58:41+00:00By |Tags: |

I remember people telling me, “Enjoy the newborn period; it passes so quickly.”  With our babies changing so rapidly, we often forget or miss these little-known facts of infancy:   There is a “soft spot” in their skull that does not become solid until around two years of age.  This allows their head to mold when passing through the birth canal, thus allowing them to be born.   They are able to hear in the womb and they can recognize their parent’s voices at birth.   The average length of the umbilical cord is about 50 cm. This is just [...]

What is a Doula?

2018-12-29T15:37:21+00:00By |Tags: , |

DOULA services for labor/birth and the postpartum period are becoming more and more popular and well known worldwide. In fact they are becoming common-place in many developed nations such as the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, etc. Even in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Egypt there are growing numbers of doulas available, masha’Allah. However, the concept seems to be fairly new amongst the Muslim populations and in countries such as Turkey, Palestine, Pakistan and, India.  All of these countries are home to AMANI Birth Doulas, alhamdulelah. In fact, AMANI affiliates [...]

Appreciate the Last Days

2018-12-29T15:28:06+00:00By |

Photo Credit: Naja Helal THERE are many transitions in life. Some happen subtly and leave us wondering, “Where did the time go?” The month of Ramadan is a prime example. You may find yourself looking at the calendar in amazement when there are just a few days left. You may question, “Did I do enough during the blessed month? Did I work my hardest? Will I live to see the blessings and opportunities of the next Ramadan? Have I truly earned Allah’s mercy or have I carelessly let the month slip by virtually unnoticed?” But some transitions are [...]