First Time Parents & Muslim Families In The Parenting Community

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Fourth Trimester Podcast Episode 65: Muslim Families In The Parenting Community – First Time Parents Guide

How Nethal Abdul-Mu’min Is Helping Muslim Families Find Their Reflection In The Parenting Community

We are so happy to introduce Nethal Abdul-Mu’min to our listeners. In this episode we also give our listeners an opportunity to learn a bit about Islamic cultural diversity and how Nethal is helping first time parents and Muslim families find their reflection in the Parenting Community.

We discuss the following and more:

  • Homebirth Midwifery in the era before legalization and the current state of access
  • Nethal’s background and what led her to become a Birth and Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator
  • Resources Nethal has helped develop as a Childbirth Educator, specifically for the Muslim community

As a Muslim woman, Nethal discusses the challenges Muslim women face in accessing culturally-sensitive maternal care and empowered decision-making during birth. Abdul-Mu’min co-authored a book on childbirth and Islam, which includes prayers, customs, and practices associated with childbirth in Islam. She shares a prayer from the book, which is said to be particularly powerful during labor. Her book includes Islamic prayers, rituals, and a guide for creating a birth plan.

Nethal Abdul-Mu'min

About Nethal

Nethal Abdul-Mu’min is a Birth and Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator who is a Homebirth mother of four. She is a scholar and translator of the Qu’uran and a translator for Arabic speakers in the women’s/family health setting and during labor and birth. She has been instrumental in the creation of the Muslim edition of the Cornerstone Childbirth Preparation Manual.

Her experience as a first time parent who didn’t understand her postpartum needs and later came to know about professional postpartum care was a real eye-opener. Layering this current political realities for Muslim women and their families and the forms of support she can offer them makes her a most-wonderful community member and asset. Her willingness to express and converse about all that we might be curious about and feel vulnerable in is what’s particularly lovely about her.

Selected links

Connect with Nethal Abdul-Mu’min Contact | Facebook | Instagram

Nethal’s book The Cornerstone Method of Childbirth Education: The Muslim Edition: Student Workbook

Learn more Home Birth As An Alternative To The HospitalThe 10 Questions Every First-Time Parent AsksYour Perfect Birth Plan Template (a.k.a. Birth Intentions Document)

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