Global Muslim Birthworkers

Beautiful baby Latifa, never far from my heart!
Beautiful baby Latifa.

This is a growing list of some of the amazing Muslim women out there working as midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, childbirth educators, and more. I started this list as a tool to help Muslim mothers and families identify women who see birth through a spiritual and religious lens. Please email me at krystina@barakabirth.com if you would like to be included.

General resources:

Doula Trainings:

Australia

Sydney

Canada

Calgary

Edmonton

London

Toronto

  • Sadaf Ahmed, DONA trained birth doula (currently not practicing but available to answer questions)

Ontario

  • Hira Khan, DONA trained childbirth doula at pureBalance Wellness Center

Ottowa

Egypt

See Aisha Alhajjar’s excellent directory of birthworkers across the Middle East.

Alexandria

Cairo

  • Check out the Nun Center in Zamalek, Cairo, for prenatal massage and doula references
  • Dr. Rania Hosny Tomerak, pediatrician and certified lactation consultant, +20 106 676 4802

Kuwait

See Aisha Alhajjar’s excellent directory of birthworkers across the Middle East.

Malaysia

Mexico

  • Mariam Farah Cruz Aguilar, childbirth doula, childbirth educator, lactation consultant, Phone: +52 1 55 1388 9560, Mexico City

Saudi Arabia

See Aisha Alhajjar’s excellent directory of birthworkers across the Middle East.

Singapore

South Africa

  • Sadiyah Sayed, Certified Childbirth Doula, 0718718282 /0118302976, Johannesburg to Pretoria

Spain

United Kingdom

London

United States

California

Georgia

  • Dr. Ameena Ali PhD, CDI-B/P, TN, VLM, Midwifery, Doula, Childbirth Education Services (770-870-8045)
  • Asiyah D. Muhsin-Thomas, BS, LPN, CD-B/P, TM, Mother Nature’s Belly
  • Mahdi Health Service International, offers birth doula certification 470-236-2434 (Atlanta)

Illinois

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Marissa Abutaleb, Childbirth Doula, Postpartum Doula (Boston metro area)
  • Khadijah Cisse, Homebirth Midwife and Childbirth Doula at Midwife at Your Doorstep (Boston, North Shore)
  • Krystina Friedlander, Childbirth Doula, Hypnobirthing at Baraka Birth (you’re on it!) (Boston and North Shore)
  • Kelly McCurdy, Birth Doula (Worcester, Boston, MetroWest)
  • Na’imah Muhammad, Doula and Consulting Hypnotist at New Life Horizons Counseling, 413-221-5077 (Amherst)
  • Zohreen Murad, Childbirth Doula, HypnoBirthing (Boston)

Minnesota

  • Leila Ahmed, Childbirth Doula at Everyday Miracles
  • Shamsa Idle, Childbirth Doula, Registered Nurse, midwife, at Everyday Miracles
  • Alia Salim, Childbirth Doula, at Everyday Miracles

New Hampshire

New York

Oregon

Pennsylvania

  • Fatimah Adekola, Legacy of the Womb Doula Healing Arts, Certified Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Registered Yoga Instructor, Certified Breathologist serving the Philadelphia area, (215) 626-8938.
  • L. Sadiqah Hauber, A Doula For Ummi, (215) 834-1774
  • Bahjah Muhammad, Childbirth and Postpartum Doula, early childhood education specialist (Baltimore) Instagram: @rebuildingthevillage, (215) 917-5046
  • Noura Quayson, RN and Childbirth Doula, 215-301-1699 (Montgomery County Area)

Texas

Virginia

Washington D.C. Metro Area (Maryland, Northern Virginia)

Washington State

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