Affiliated Since 24 May, 2021 (Online Facilitator Since 2021)
My name is Maryam Razvi-Rajek and I am an AMANI Birth Childbirth Educator and Doula. I currently live in Orland Park, IL with my husband and three sons. I am a mother first but I am also a certified math teacher and have been teaching high school math for many years. I feel incredibly blessed to have found the AMANI Birth program and to be able to be expanding my teaching horizons with this knowledge. I have been intrigued and inspired by all things pregnancy and birth for a long time. Looking back, I believe it began when I was given the opportunity to be present at the homebirth of my youngest brother when I was 12 years old. My mother gifted me with a beautiful example of what natural birth could be. Through this experience and that of the births of my own children, the need for more information grew in me. I had to figure out why my experiences were so vastly different from that of many of my fellow mothers. I read Sr Aisha's book during my third pregnancy in 2013 and was further inspired by this science and faith based book. A short time ago I decided to pursue this passion and excitement that I have for pregnancy and birth by becoming an AMANI Childbirth Educator and Doula. I believe the purpose of this course is to use the knowledge and information present in the AMANI Birth curriculum to empower and support mothers, fathers, and families to take charge of their birth experiences. Our culture of birth needs to shift from doctor-centered to mother-centered and AMANI Birth has the power to do this one family at a time InshaAllah!
|Location:||Orland Park, IL|
|Official AMANI Affiliate Number:||UWI230750|
|AMANI Birth Certification Status:||AMANI Certified Teacher and Doula|
|Teaching Couples or Mothers Only:||I teach Both (Ladies Only and Couples Classes are both offered)|
|Offering Private or Group Classes:||I teach Both (Private and Group Classes are both offered)|
Maryam's Message to You
Dear Mothers, My heartfelt congratulations to you! Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, pregnancy and birth are a beautiful, miraculous journey and blessing. You deserve to be surrounded by those who recognize this to be the absolute truth and put you at the center of this process. Each person involved in your pregnancy should consider it a privilege to be a part of your and your family's journey into parenthood. It would be an honor for me to be able to work with you to share knowledge, information, and mother-to-mother support through AMANI Birth. I would love to teach you about the power and strength Allah has given you, as a mother, to carry, birth, and feed your new baby. Allah is The Most Merciful, He knows what amazing things you are capable of, and He will never give you more than He knows you can bear. InshaAllah I pray you have a birth experience that you are empowered by and that you and your baby remain safe and healthy throughout!