Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Defending your Birth Story

Muslimah Source has started a series with yours truly called Doula Diaries. Click here to check out my latest article Defending your Birth Story

If you can relate, leave your comments below the article. Share your thoughts and wisdom!


  1. loved your blog post about "Defending Your Birth Experience"! I enjoyed the comment about not being an "expert" just because you have given birth. Anyhow I shared the link on my wall....keep up the good work Hira!

  2. Salaam,
    Thank you so much for writing this. I really related because I started out with big plans for an all natural birth, but they quickly unraveled when baby was breech and came several weeks earlier than expected. It’s very hard to deal with the ‘disappointment’ of having a C-section, I don’t know why, but it makes you feel that you just aren’t a childbirth veteran who can swap war stories with other mommies about contractions and episiotomies. But I realized that when I put pen to paper (or in this case, keyboard to computer screen) and wrote my birth story, I no longer had to ‘defend’ what happened, it was simply a cathartic experience that made me realize how lucky I was, Alhamdulillah.


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