Welcome! AMANI Birth has something for everyone! In fact, our materials are easy enough for the beginner, yet packed with up-to-date evidence based materials to engage even the most senior obstetric professional. We have people in the AMANI Family who aren't married and have never given birth before, mothers who have only experienced cesarean sections, all natural birth moms, nurses, midwives, obstetricians, alternative medicine doctors, you name it! AMANI Birth truly brings people together for the sake of Allah and in service to His ummah (community). We encourage you to join us and add to our diversity.
Welcome! AMANI Birth is probably THE MOST CULTURALLY AND ETHNICALLY DIVERSE childbirth education and doula training programs you will ever find! We are proud to have men and women of varied faiths, nationalities, ages, languages, races, occupations, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are one family made up of many variables and we are happy to keep it that way. :)
Often times husbands of participants sit in the workshop and they are welcomed (unless prohibited by the venue) and encouraged to attend. There is no fee and no academic work required of them. If a man would like to certify as an AMANI Birth Teacher or Doula he will be required to pay the fees and do all of the academic work involved. Although our participants are typically female, AMANI is proud to have a handful of male affiliates in our mix.
The workshop is the first step. Afterwards (or you may do so before) you will be required to read two books on natural birth and one on breastfeeding (reading list will be provided upon registration) and answer short questions on our online learning management system about what you read. If you are already a certified CBE or Doula, then some these may be waived with proof of your certification. You’ll also be required to read the AMANI Birth book, available in English, Arabic or Indonesian on our website or also available in English on Amazon or Kindle, and in English and [...]
First and foremost, birth is an act of trust and worship of our Creator. We are strong supporters of natural births in any setting (home, hospital, birth center, etc.). We teach good birth consumerism and physical/mental/emotional preparation for the big event. Afterbirth care and an overview of breastfeeding are included. Whether you are a Muslim or simply want to be more culturally competent, this course offers reference to Islamic teachings, practices and culture that makes this training unique. Besides the core curriculum of pregnancy, labor, and birth physiology and working with our materials, our syllabus combines soft skills (interpersonal and [...]
Childbirth Education and Doula Services and Training programs are not currently regulated in most countries in the world, so these trainings fall into what is called a self-certifying industry. Nevertheless, there are a number of research studies and years of experiential history of childbirth education and doula efforts which provide the requisite characteristics, knowledge, skills and tools which should be brought together to equip women to become effective Childbirth Educators and/or Doulas. The AMANI Birth program is designed to meet or exceed these self-imposed industry standards. Having said that, AMANI Birth has been granted CMEs (Continuing Medical Education Units) in [...]
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COVID UPDATE: Due to Covid 19, all of our workshops have moved online since March of 2020. We are continuing with online trainings in 2022. Online workshops have proven been a real blessing as there have opened up the opportunity for training from anywhere in the world and no one has to travel. The live sessions are five hours and are held once weekly for 7 consecutive weeks with homework in between. If you are interested in attending an upcoming session please register today for more details. **********We will reassess in-person workshops as things evolve with the Pandemic.********** Prior to [...]
You must have a command of the language of the workshop (reading, writing, verbal, understanding). Workshops are conducted in English but may be translated to Arabic or Indonesian in some regions. [We welcome volunteers who are interested in helping us translate into other languages as well.] Regardless of the language of the workshop or the materials or the expectant clientele, Affiliates who speak English do have an advantage, but there is plenty of support available in Arabic and Indonesian for sure. You should have a passion for serving birthing mothers. You must respect the religious foundation of our program (you do [...]
First of all, if our intention is to seek the pleasure of our Lord through service to our sisters, our final rewards rest with Him. But that doesn’t mean we don’t deserve to be compensated for our time and efforts/work in this life. Additional noted benefits include doing gratifying work that you are most likely passionate about. Teaching AMANI Birth is an easy income for busy mothers with a flexible schedule that you control. Minimally you teach just one session per week, however, you can always offer more if your energy level and time commitments allow. Serving as a Doula [...]
The general fee for training is varied based on your country of residence. The standard fee is $1,500. However, there are discounts for most countries, with a sliding scale based on each country's socio-economic standing (register today to confirm details about pricing in your country). We offer payment plans to make the fees more manageable (example: for the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and others, the fee is just $900 with the option for monthly payment plans at $150 per month for six months; for India, Pakistan, Egypt and others, the fee is just $450 with the [...]