Global Muslim Birthworkers

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

Alberta

Calgary

East Missisauga/Etobicoke

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

Vancouver

  • Shagufta Pasta, Childbirth Doula, shagufta.pasta@gmail.com

 

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.

Senegal

  • Hajja Latifah Abd-Hamid, Childbirth Doula, birthinginsacredtraditions@gmail.com

Singapore

South Africa

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

Spain

Sweden

  • Louise Adamson, Childbirth Doula, 0046 793 414838, louiseinsweden@gmail.com (Stockholm)

United Kingdom

London

 

 

United States

California

Connecticut

  • Saheeka Lafir, Midwife, 860-710-0274 (Eastern CT & Rhode Island)

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)

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 Jersey

  • Afshan Abbasi, Childbirth Doula at A Higher Calling Doula Care

  • Hajja Latifah Abd-Hamid, Childbirth Doula, birthinginsacredtraditions@gmail.com

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