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Stressed

Stressed Out and Insecure Mother, What To Do?

In this counseling answer: “By developing some easy routines, you can save time and energy for other things. Do not look at the whole house, trying to keep it “shiny.” Focus on one room a day for a deep cleaning and do light cleaning in the rest of the house. Put your daughter in a …

Motherhood Accomplished; I Need Another Mission

Answer: Wa ‘Aleikom Salam, At this point in your career (for motherhood is, indeed, a career), I would suggest looking beyond the typical “going back to school” and starting a new career option although that is an option. I will go over some of the ideas I have for you below: Apply for a Job …

baby blues

Beating the “Baby Blues”: What You Need to Know

As I finished typing the birth announcement message, something hit me hard. ‘Proud parents’ I read and re-read. A sudden electric wave jolted my body draining the tiny bits of excitement and enthusiasm I had before. Tears began to roll down my cheeks. I looked at my ugly, fat reflection in the mirror adjacent to …

Motherhood Has Brought Out the Worst in Me

Motherhood Has Brought Out the Worst in Me

In this counseling answer: “You seem to be internalizing your husband’s value system because you are devaluing yourself the way he is. Your husband is ungrateful to you so you are ungrateful to yourself – buying into his way of thinking. It is an easy mistake to make when he defines your world. However, his definition …

childbirth

Childbirth: Gentle Initiation Into Motherhood

Many people today view childbirth as something scary and painful. Ask any woman about birth and she will most likely tell you that birth is painful, fearsome and full of complications. Women are usually so caught up in the idea of pain in childbirth that this overshadows simple, logical truths – that birth is a …

childbirth

A Male Doctor Reflects on Maternity and Childbirth

As a Medical student I was placed in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department for about 7 weeks. Part of that was spending a week doing night shifts in the Maternity Ward of our teaching hospital. This turned out to be one of the most spiritually enriching times in my life. I have often read the …

baby

Your Baby and the Power of Touch

I remember when my niece was born some fifteen years ago and I was exposed to the age-old tradition of infant massage. My mother religiously went every morning to bathe her granddaughter and massage her the way she had learned from her mother-in-law. As an inquisitive young adult, I was fascinated by this and made …

pregnant

Pregnant? Talk to Your Baby

The emotional bond between a mother and her child is believed to be the greatest and strongest love ever. It is a divine relation that Allah has made as a secret attachment between a mother and child in all creatures. However, mothers can play a role in this regard. They can help in creating and …

Parenting

Parenting: Not What I thought It Would Be

In this counseling answer: “For better parenting, you must recognize your needs and the needs of your daughter, but that your needfs are not equal to the needs of your daughter. I have already mentioned how you can see to your needs by developing a social support network. This will help you to be more available not …

doula

10 Reasons Why You Need a Doula at Your Next Labor

Labor and birth can be a daunting experience for most women whether it is a first time experience  or even a third baby delivery While giving birth is a natural process, most women are unaware of their capabilities and level of strength during labor. A doula is a well-trained professional who provides continuous support at …



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