AMANI Birth Certified Educator, Liyana Helmy, goes down the memory lane and affectionately remembers about her birth experience: March 17th is my twins’ 5th birthday and my VBA2C (Vaginal Birth After 2 Cesareans) anniversary, alhamdulillah. I still feel the same strong sense of empowerment and confidence and achievement as the day I gave birth to the twins. Five years have passed and I still feel like I'm flying in the clouds whenever I think about that day. Jazakillahu khayr Aisha Al Hajjar for creating such an empowering childbirth course which helped me tremendously during my preparation for my VBA2C journey. [...]
AMANI Birth Certified Labor & Birth Doula, Armine Kazaryan, highlights the deep impact Aisha Al Hajjar left on her: The most profound aspect for me has been the personality of Aisha Al Hajjar, because when I read her book and found out her story and her journey, I got inspired so much that I felt a special energy to educate myself further and return to work again in the field of maternity support in the UAE!
AMANI Birth Certified Labor & Birth Doula, Jennifer Fisher-Siddeek, shares some insightful responses to questions that are on every mother's mind: In your opinion, why is it important for a woman to prepare for her birth? If she does not prepare, she will likely end up with countless medical interventions that come with high risk to herself and her baby that may have lifelong implications. If she has not had proper nutrition and exercise, she will not be fit for the exertion of labor. If she has not learned about various labor positions and how movement helps baby to descend as well as to ease her discomfort [...]
AMANI Birth Certified Labor & Birth Doula, Faheema Mohammed, is all praises for the training course with Aisha Al Hajjar: I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to take this course. I wanted to do it for over four years, but thankfully was able to finally do it because the course delivery was online. It has truly made an enormous impact on my life and how I will like to move forward in helping other women to understand the importance and joy of natural birth. AMANI birth is a blessing, Alhamdulilah.
AMANI Birth Certified Childbirth Educator & Doula, Hafsa Qureshey, explores the very relevant topic of birth consumerism: What does good birth consumerism mean? Good birth consumerism is 'shopping' for the right care provider; OBGYN or birth attendant, and selecting the right place to give birth, because both these things - who you have with you at birth and your surroundings - will have a huge influence on you as birth is a major life event. That is why educating yourself and wisely choosing your birth team and place is very very important. A mom or couple should ask all questions [...]
I was 24 weeks pregnant when I returned to my homeland Singapore from Madinah. Initially my husband wished to have me deliver our baby in Madinah. Besides the hospital cost coming close to only less than 2000 riyal, he wanted our first child to be born in the city full of barakah. I was skeptical as I have heard stories from friends like how unnecessary caesareans were performed, how they were treated badly and bullied by the nurses and of women being stitched up without anesthesia. How true are all these? I'm not sure but it really made me want [...]
AMANI Birth Affiliate Number: IN175350 Training Location: Jakarta Date of Training: 23-25 August, 2019 AMANI Birth profile: https://amanibirth.com/yunita-aristiara/ Why did you choose to become an AMANI doula/child birth educator? I chose to become an AMANI Birth certified childbirth educator because AMANI Birth is one of the best professional organizations that educates mothers about pregnancy, labor and motherhood. How does your work as an AMANI Doula/CBE fulfill you? I think my work as an AMANI CBE is important for me because each benefit for me What do you love the most about being an AMANI Doula/CBE? I love being an AMANI [...]
AMANI Affiliate Number: 159950 Training Workshop Location: Tangerang Selatan Date of Training: September 2016 AMANI Birth Profile: https://amanibirth.com/Margaretha.Saulinas/ Why did you choose to become an AMANI doula/CBE? I wanted to support lots of women to have joyful births. How has AMANI affected your life? AMANI has helped me to support lots of mother to have faith that Allah SWT gave them the ability to have a safe birth. How does your work as an AMANI Doula/CBE fulfill you? I know my work as an AMANI cbe and doula does not really get me lot of clients but I still promote [...]
AMANI Affiliate Number: IN88444 Training Workshop Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Date of Training: 23-25 August 2018 AMANI Birth profile: https://amanibirth.com/tati-mulyasari/ Why did you choose to become an AMANI doula/child birth educator? I became an AMANI Birth doula and child birth educator because the AMANI material is the best to share with my clients. How has AMANI affected your life? It has affected my job as a midwife very much. It has made my work easier and many mothers are happier in their labors. How does your work as an AMANI Doula/CBE fulfill you? I can help and enjoy natural birth without [...]
AMANI Birth Affiliate Number: 213932 Training Location: Kuala Lumpur Date of Training: 2013 AMANI Birth profile: https://amanibirth.com/liyana-helmy/ Why did you choose to become an AMANI doula/CBE? At first I went to AMANI Birth training because I want to overcome my birth trauma, then as I went along I felt that I needed to share what I learned with other women who may have suffered from birth trauma as well, and help them create their own beautiful birth experience. How has AMANI affected your life? It has definitely given me more confidence in my instincts and changed the way I see myself [...]