Childbirth | About Islam
Home > Tag: Childbirth

Tag: 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 …

Making up for Missed Fast during Menses A Must

Is It Required to Make Up Missed Fasts Due to Menses?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Scholars have unanimously agreed that it is mandatory for menstruating women and women who had post childbirth bleeding to break …

10 Reasons Why You Need a Doula at Your Next Labor

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 …

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 …


Childbirth: Is It God’s Punishment Upon Women?

Childbirth is an honored time in the Qur’an. Expectant mothers, those who are in labor, those who are birthing their babies, and those who are in the period of post partum, are considered to be in the state of Jihad, an honored soldier in the path of Allah ta’ala – just for carrying out the …


Childbirth: Lessons Learned, Life Changed

If I were asked to make a list of my most “life-changing experiences” there would be many that would fit the bill: my first job, getting married, or moving from one country to another are a few examples. However, the birth of my children may very well be at the top of that list, and …


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 …


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 …


Is It Permissible to Take Epidural During Labor?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: So, Dr. Shabir, the question today is about epidural. And someone is asking what is the Islamic point of view about using epidural. And they’ve heard people say it’s haram. And also, …

Strategies to be Psychologically Prepared for Birth

Strategies to be Psychologically Prepared for Birth

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh, These are all very useful things to think about during (or even before) pregnancy. You are correct that being psychologically prepared for childbirth can make the process a lot easier for a number of reasons. Uncertainty can be a big cause of distress, and this distress can …

find out more!