Our birth classes incorporate the AMANI Birth curriculum.
AMANI stands for ASSISTING MOTHERS for ACTIVE, NATURAL, INSTINCTIVE BIRTH.
Founded by Aisha Al Hajjar who is an American mother of 8 , discovered the passionate world of natural birthing at age 17 and at 26, birthed her first baby naturally. Aisha is a Bradley method teacher, lecturer and professional labor/ birth companion (doula). She is also trained as a Breastfeeding Counselor through the WHO and UNICEF Program as well as the La Leche League and is a founding member of Circle of Nurturing, a mother to mother Islamic Breastfeeding support group based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) and is also a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).
Through her explorations, experience and studies, Aisha set out to improve the global birthing culture for all people with special focus on her Muslim sisters and brothers about the miracle of birth Allah SWT has created in HIS most infinite wisdom.
Alhamdulillah, AMANI’s work and progress is seen in the introduction of its recent employment of laboring / birthing water tubs and other upright birthing tools in AYA hospital in Jeddah and also in Al Salam Hospital in Riyadh early this year. AMANI Birth Educators and doulas can be located in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the UK, USA and Bahrain. For a full list, please visit this link.
AMANI Birth is not a ‘method’ of birth. There is no right or wrong way to birth. AMANI birth is simply a philosophy of trusting Allah’s perfect design of the woman’s body and a program for educating woman about the way her body works during the blessed time of pregnancy, labor, birth and early motherhood. It is our belief that understanding the process will allow women to prepare, work with their bodies and take full advantage of Allah’s built in safety nets.
In short, AMANI is an empowering, natural, non medicated birth with the woman at the center of the event and the birth attendants supporting and encouraging her all along the way, intervening only if true complications arise.
For more information about AMANI Birth. Please visit amanibirth.com
(Description taken from AMANI Birth book by Aisha Al Hajjar)
About our AMANI Birth educator.
Our AMANI birth classes are conducted by Nora Abd Rahman who is a certified AMANI birth educator. Having met a lot of expectant mothers in her prenatal yoga class desiring a natural birth, has prompted her to further her knowledge from a Prenatal yoga certification to a childbirth educator. Since late of 2014, Nora has conducted over 30 childbirth classes.
In addition, she holds a degree in Education and worked as an Education officer from 1999-2005. In 2006, she registered herself as a registered yoga teacher (200 hours) and has been teaching yoga as therapy since.
Currently, Nora is undertaking an Associate Degree course in Islamic Psychology. Nora is a (blessed) mother to 3 children, aged 15, 14 & 8.