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My Pregnant Wife in a Bad Mood, How to Deal with Her?

My Pregnant Wife in a Bad Mood, How to Deal with Her?

In this counseling answer: •Supporting her and showing her that you care by being there for her, checking in on how she’s feeling, you will be better able to understand exactly what it is that is causing the mood changes. •This way you will have better insight as to why her moods are the way …

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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 …

I Don’t Feel like Having Children; Is This Normal?

I Don’t Feel like Having Children; Is This Normal?

In this counseling answer: •You are still young so there is no hurry. Think about it. If after careful consideration and prayer to Allah (swt) you feel you are not ready for marriage, let your family know. •If you feel you are but with conditions that you put off starting a family right away, be …

Pregnant in Ramadan: To Fast or Not to Fast?

Pregnant in Ramadan: To Fast or Not to Fast?

In this counseling answer: “Evaluate what is right for you as an individual—with the consciousness of Allah (swt) in our decision-making process. Just remember that Allah (swt) is watching you, but not in harshness – in mercy. His mercy is more than His strictness, except in the case of shirk.” As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa …

I Don't Have Kids Yet, Can I Adopt?

I Don't Have Kids Yet, Can I Adopt?

In this counseling answer: •At present, it is most important that you take care of yourself in every way if you are to increase your chances of conceiving. The stress you are experiencing now, alone is enough to have negative consequences on your fertility. •Do all you can to reduce your stress level, reevaluate your …

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 …

Don't Feel Stable Enough to Start a Family

Don't Feel Stable Enough to Start a Family

In this counseling answer: “It may be that you chose to wait a little longer and, therefore, will feel more comfortable to have a child knowing that your studies are complete and you have sufficient funds to raise a child. Being pregnant and giving birth whilst feeling this level of contentment will make the process a …



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