Blessed Start

Online Childbirth Education Course

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Learn How to Make Your Birth a Sacred Act of Worship

In AMANI Birth’s Blessed Start Course, you will get more than¬†evidence-based information and comprehensive education about pregnancy and birth, you will prepare mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually for this incredibly significant life event, as someone Our Creator¬†Allah (SWT) has beautifully designed to carry, birth, and feed your baby.

Empower Yourself with Knowledge

During your AMANI Birth childbirth education journey, you will feel empowered and build confidence, insha’Allah, so that you can make informed decisions during pregnancy, labor, birth, and early parenthood, rather than passively accept unnecessary routine procedures. Knowledge is power and preparation is key!

Enjoy Your Status as a Mother

In Islam, becoming a mother is the most revered status a woman can have. AMANI Birth seeks to highlight that respect and honor for the mother’s role especially during her most vulnerable moments. Her birth team should be carefully selected and trained to support her birth plan and wishes. Part of this process involves having a partner who knows how to advocate and protect the mother when needed. In the AMANI Birth’s Blessed Start Course, we make sure to include the husband as the key person who can be the mother’s advocate during labor and birth, especially in those moments when she might not be able to speak for herself.

Sign Up for Immediate Access!

Ready to invest in your pregnancy and birth experience? Get started now, insha’Allah!

For a limited time, we’re giving you an incredibly discounted price of only $137 USD — that’s $260 off the regular price of $397!

Also, further discounted prices at $17, $37, and $67 USD are available based on your country. Check out our zoned-based pricing here!

Course Features

What You'll Get

You’ll have an empowered birth experience. For most mothers, this means feeling confident and ready when the big day comes, insha’Allah. You’ll have taken all the means possible to prepare for birth and will have selected care providers who respect your wishes and honor your role as the mother, insha’Allah. You’ll know how to try your best for natural birth and minimize interventions as much as possible, based on your unique situation.

You’ll get your questions answered.¬†AMANI Birth’s Blessed Start Course¬†is evidence-based and all content is reviewed by a Certified Professional Midwife and Doula. You won’t be left guessing what’s best for you and your baby. You will gain the skills to make informed decisions when faced with options.

You’ll be supported. Preparing for birth is a lot easier when you have a supportive group cheering you on! You’ll get to be part of a growing community of AMANI Birth parents who can get advice and support from each other and from AMANI Certified Childbirth Educators and Doulas.

You can share with your partner. The format makes it easy to review specific topics with your husband or other support person so you can learn together and discuss key takeaways. The content and exercises can serve as a means to have a productive dialogue about your needs, priorities, and plans.

You’ll have fun! No long, boring lectures here. Our course is made mostly of short, topic-based videos that use images and animations to make the content engaging.

You can watch anywhere. Our course can stream from your phone, tablet, or computer wherever you have an internet connection. You can pause and start again where you left off whenever it’s convenient for you.

You can connect¬†with Islam. The¬†AMANI Birth’s Blessed Start Course is open to families of all faiths, however, founded in Islamic principles. No¬†where else will you find such a beautiful link between¬†science and deen (religion) when it comes to pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood.¬†Enjoy your journey with highlights from Qur’an, hadeeth and sunnah¬†(teachings of Islam) and discover the miracles of the childbearing journey waiting for you in Islam.¬†

Here's Our Course Overview

In the AMANI Birth¬†Blessed Start Course, we’ll walk you through preparing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for your birth over 20 modules, insha’Allah. The standard schedule is to cover two modules per week over 10 weeks according to a schedule which has been carefully planned to build your knowledge gradually without being overwhelmed. When you enroll, you’ll get immediate access and can choose to complete the modules according to the recommended schedule–or at whatever pace works for you, insha’Allah.

Meet the Creator & Founder of AMANI Birth

Aisha Al Hajjar, MSM, CPM

Assalaamu’alaikum! I’m Aisha Al Hajjar, founder of AMANI Birth, author of the AMANI Birth book and the AMANI Birth Quick Guide for Fathers, and the creator of the Blessed Start curriculum. AlhamduliLlah, I have a master’s degree in midwifery, I’m a Certified Professional Midwife and Doula, and I’ve given birth eight times naturally myself. I was concerned about the lack of information and knowledge about natural birth in Muslim communities and set out to create a childbirth education program that was not only evidence-based but respectful of Islamic values. I’ve trained over 900 childbirth educators and doulas based on the AMANI Birth philosophy since 2012, while attending numerous mothers in birth along the way. My vision is for all mothers to be able to have an AMANI birth, where their wishes are respected and their role as a mother is honored.

Meet the AMANI Birth Online Content Manager

Muna Quach, EdM, CHC, AMANI

Assalaamu’alaikum! I’m Muna Quach, mother of four, AMANI Birth Online Content Manager, and an AMANI Birth Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula. I am also a certified pregnancy health coach and have a master of education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, alhamduliLlah. I’m producing the content for Blessed Start while also serving as a Course Facilitator. I have been providing mentoring and coaching to women and girls for over 20 years, including childbirth education and health coaching for families since 2017.  I’m passionate about facilitating transformative and relevant educational experiences for mothers, so they can feel empowered when making choices and also give themselves the attention, care, and love they deserve. I look forward to supporting you and getting your feedback as you prepare for a Blessed Start in life for you and your baby, insha’Allah!

Making the Course Accessible Around the World ūüĆé ūüĆć ūüĆŹ

We acknowledge that mothers living in lower-income countries deserve the opportunity to access our content, so we’ve set prices accordingly. Take a look at our price zones below to see how much the course costs in your country (based on your billing address). The discount listed is the current offer for the upcoming Blessed Start pilot insha’Allah.

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Rep. Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Saint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, North Macedonia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela

Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, São Tomé and Príncipe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia

Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe

FAQ

Here are some answers to common questions about the course.

The standard format is to complete two modules every week over 10 weeks with support from an AMANI-certified course facilitator through live sessions & a chat group. However, you are free to complete all of the modules online at your own pace (whether faster or slower than 10 weeks).

We estimate each module’s main video content to be roughly 30 minutes long with some additional videos for certain topics. The total course content would be around 10-12 hours in length insha’Allah. You can expect to spend about one to two hours per week to watch the videos at your own pace and do the corresponding activities. You will also have about one hour per week for discussion and Q&A in a live session with a course facilitator.

We currently accept a one-time payment by debit/credit card or PayPal worldwide (where available), and bank transfers in Egypt, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and the USA. The “Direct Bank Transfer” payment option will be available when you check out. For bank payments, please be sure to include a reference to your full name and order number.

You will have one year from the time you enroll to access the pre-recorded course content.

Of course! We highly encourage expectant fathers to watch alongside their wives. AlhamduliLlah, the AMANI Birth Blessed Start course is designed to be informative for mothers and their husbands, as well as any family members or support persons they want to have preparing alongside them for their upcoming birth.

Absolutely! Every pregnancy and birth journey is unique. The¬†AMANI Birth¬†Blessed Start course will¬†give you information you never had before and you will prepare for the most natural birth experience possible, insha’Allah. Whether it’s your first birth journey or 10th, this course is for you!¬†

If you plan to birth at a hospital, it’s actually even more important that you take this course. You will gain knowledge, practical information, and various tools to help you get through labor and birth in any setting while making informed decisions and being aware of the importance of self advocacy for the birthing mother. Your husband or other birth partners will also be well-prepared to support you and together you will experience the most empowering event of your lives!

Yes, insha’Allah, you’ll learn how to tune into your body and practice various comfort measures you can use to help you relax and get through those toughest moments in labor. It’s especially important to have your support partner prepare and practice with you so they’ll be ready to help when the big event arrives.

***Please note: AMANI Birth encourages planned home births only with the care and assistance of a midwife or other qualified medical care provider. Supporting mothers to birth at home unassisted is not within the scope of practice of AMANI Birth certified doulas.

Yes! The course starts out with supporting mother’s needs in pregnancy and moves on to nutrition and exercise that will benefit all mothers, regardless of the mode of delivery. As you advance through the course you will be able to work and prepare for a natural birth this time around, insha’Allah, as you will learn relevant strategies and tools to prepare for your birth experience. Learning how to self-advocate and choose a supportive care provider are key aspects relevant to VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) mothers. Even if you do end by repeat cesarean, you will do so with knowledge that helps you maintain control of your journey with an understanding of the decisions to be made. At AMANI Birth we truly feel that a C-section can also be an empowering experience with proper knowledge and support.¬†

Definitely! We believe this valuable content should be available to mothers around the globe!

For now, the Blessed Start Course is only available in English, but we’re working hard to get the content translated into other languages (including Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Bengali, and French), so mothers who don’t understand English can benefit, too.

We also offer price points commensurate with the economic status of varied countries around the world. 

There are no prerequisites but we highly recommend mothers to read the AMANI Birth book and fathers to read the AMANI Birth Quick Guide for Fathers to enhance their learning experience. Both are available on our online store.