My (Un) Planned Pregnancy Pt.3


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Within no time, the nurse arrived by my bedside and held my hand. With every contraction I felt extreme pain and fear – this was by far my most scariest moment in life!

Suddenly, out of no where, the nurse started humming in an effort to distract me from my pains, she even picked up a magazine from my bedside table and started reading it, “oh, would you look at this, this looks like a good recipe,” she said a couple of pages into the magazine. After she put down the magazine a minute later, I got another contraction; this time she told me to practice my breathing exercises I had learned in prenatal class. PRENATAL CLASS? WHAT prenatal class?? The one I was scheduled to have next week, but I couldn’t go to because I’m in the hospital HAVING A BABY??? Yup, THAT prenatal class. As soon as I told her I didn’t have a chance to attend my prenatal class, she taught me the breathing exercises, and we did them together until my husband and mom arrived shortly after. Continue reading

That Second Pregnancy Guilt


When I was pregnant with my second child, I had extreme guilt – I couldn’t help it but feel guilty for not spending enough time with my first child, for I was on bed rest for 7 weeks due to unexpected complications. I felt guilty just thinking about leaving my first-born at my mom’s house for a couple of days so I could have my baby at the hospital. I felt guilty, for I knew I would have to pay more attention to the newborn baby than my first child. I just felt guilty. Continue reading

When You Combine The Power Of Dua With The Innocence Of A Child


When you combine the power of dua with the innocence of a child, something special happens…

I remember carrying my second child in my womb when I asked my then 4 year old daughter what she wished for: a sister or a brother? To my surprise she answered “both.” I told her that mommy was carrying only one baby, so she couldn’t have both. Continue reading

Newborn Baby: The Acts Of Sunnah


It is Sunnah to recite the Adhan in the right ear of new born babies moments after they are born, thus making the first words babies hear the words related to Islam:
When Sayyidah Fatimah (Radhiallaho Anha) gave birth to Sayyidna Hasan, Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) recited the Adhan in his right ear (Abu Dawood and Tirmizi). Continue reading

How I Dealt With My Baby’s Cradle Cap


My first-born had a severe case of cradle cap, in fact it got so bad she ended up getting bleeding scabs throughout her head. When I took my daughter to the doctor, he was speechless. He said he had never seen a case of cradle cap get this bad. My heart sunk. I felt like the WORST mother out there. I thought cradle cap was normal and that it would eventually disappear on its own. Sitting at the doctor’s office, all I could think to myself was ‘why did I let it get so bad?’ Continue reading

Eating After Baby’s Arrival


In most cases, it is likely that you will be too tired to cut up fruit or cook a meal, so make sure you have stocked your freezer with pre-cooked meals, and that you buy fruits and vegetables that are already cut up! This way, instead of going for that packaged cookie (like I did) you will go for the fruit and veggies that are ready to eat! Continue reading