I am a midwife, childbirth educator, lecturer, doula, and natural mother of eight children. This is not a medical reference; I do not proclaim to give medical advice. Anything stated here is from personal experience, research, study, and opinion. Each woman has the responsibility to do her own research, consult with her own medical team, and make her own decisions about pregnancy and birth.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award!

Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim
I received this blog award from Princess Laylah at the "The Blue Abaya" blog! Thank you, Laylah and congratulations on the recent birth of Princess Lamia and the five kittens!!  I'm hoping to post Lamia's birth story soon, insha'Allah.

With this award you have to do the following:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share seven things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers to tell them about their awards

 I hope you'll agree with my nominees.  Now on to the details...The Stylish Blogger Award!...

Seven things about myself:
1. I'm an advocate for natural birth and pray to be a motivator for a better birth culture.
2. I speak Spanish and wish I could also say that I speak Arabic, but I don't.
3. I used to SCUBA dive (it seems like that was a former life).
4. I was a district manager in a very large firm in the United States (another former life).
5. At fifteen I wanted ten kids, five boys/five girls, but never dreamed I'd get this close!
6. I pray Allah make me as good as some readers think I am as HE knows and judges all.
7. I used to decorate cakes as a hobby (again, it seems in a former life).

I don't think I know fifteen blogs but here's the list of those I read:


  1. Mashaa Allah happy for u subhan Allah when I read the 7 things about your self I remembered what u tell me when we have a walk in the club garden in Alex that u leave behind a lot to be MUSLIM and I want to tell u what our prophet Mohamad (SAAW) said who leave something for Eslam Allah give him better than what he left
    you really motivator for better birth culture I want to post my story with u and how you changed me or my life work to what I am interested in and now Ian enjoying what I did in birth Alhamd lellah

  2. Salam Alaikum, Dr. Hanna,

    It's true I left a life and a lifetime of possessions and friends behind. But nothing I left has left a hole in my life that Allah hasn't filled ten-fold, alhamdulelah. It's never easy to walk away from everything you know and head into the unknown, but with Allah it was with peace and trust that I did so.

    I am so happy for the opportunity to work with you and to plant the seeds of natural birth in Egypt and watch you cultivate them. :)

    I'd love to post your story from your perspective! I'll be waiting for it, insha'Allah!

    Best regards,

    -Aisha, Natural Mom

    1. mikystix AT yahoo DOT comMay 30, 2012 at 8:31 PM

      Salam Alaikum,
      Im writing you with the emotion and scare of a first time pregnant. I will give birth in Cairo in about 3 months insha Allah. I want it to be a natural birth but seems here doctors are in such a rush that they advised in last minute both sisters of my husband to have c-section just for their wish to move fast to next patient. I don't want this to happen to me also. I don't speak arabic yet (english is not my native either but i manage it) Im allergic to some medicines(had anaphilactic shock), not sure wich i should be tested for before giving birth.
      I am really searching for someone like doula or doctor who will stick to my plan of natural birth so please if you have any recomandation for person who can help it will mean so much, please contact me by email at mikystix@yahoo.com

    2. Wa alaikum asalam, Ukhty,

      Masha’Allah, alf mabrook on your pregnancy! May Allah make your birth easy and your baby healthy and pleasing to HIM and his/her parents.

      Unfortunately, I do not have contacts in Cairo. However, there is a doctor who supports natural birth in Alexandria. If you’re interested to travel there and stay for your birth I can put you in touch, insha’Allah.

      Best regards,

      -Aisha, Natural Mom

  3. Asalamu Alaikum, I'm flattered! Jazaki'Allahu khair. Will return the favor in a new FHWS post tomorrow insha'Allah. Stay tuned!