Category Archives: Pregnancy & Birth

When Flow Overflows – Monthly Problems

By Dr. Madiha Masood

 

Being a woman essentially means having a considerable part of your life spent in the awkward days of menses. This is a necessity, whether we like it or not, but to some it is even more disturbing as they have irregular menstrual bleeding that might be accompanied with pain and extreme weakness.

Most of the time it is not just an apparent imbalance but a result of structural, hormonal and emotional disturbances occurring in the female body. Let’s take a look at each in detail in order to understand it better and manage it accordingly.

Menstrual bleeding is unique for every individual. Normal menstrual cycle is 21–35 days in duration, with bleeding lasting an average of 5-7 days. Deviations from this range is categorized as abnormal. We will be covering various menstrual irregularities in a series of articles here on MuslimMoms.ca

A New Mom’s Journey

By Maryam Saeed Jilani

New Mom

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Becoming a mother for the first time is a life changing experience. The news that you are expecting a baby stirs up a number of emotions. At first you are just overwhelmed, then slowly as the news sinks in you become excited and happy, then comes a point when you start getting cold feet, you get nervous as delivery time nears and then about the post delivery time. This journey is full of highs and lows. You are experiencing all sorts of emotions, and physical exertions sometimes toll heavily on your thoughts and feelings as well.

Delivery and after-effects

After getting over with pregnancy, which is nothing short of a roller coaster ride, and successfully getting through delivery you forget everything once you hold your baby in your arms. That sweet little face and smile takes your breath away. All the trouble that you have been through, all the weight that you have gained  seems worth it just because you have a little angel looking up to you.

Self-Care After A C-Section

By Ayesha Siddiqua

Image source: 123RF

Image source: 123RF

Have you had a C-Section? Are you having one with your present pregnancy… or you know someone who is?

It doesn’t matter how you ended up with having to be cut than to push your baby into this world, but Alhamdulillah, she is here. You are both healthy and safe. Congratulations. May the Almighty give you more Barakah.

But, of all the dreams we have of holding our newborns, a raw scar was never a part of it. It doesn’t matter if you had known all along that it would be a cesarean or if you had no choice but to deliver this way. The truth is, there is a wound and you need to nurse it. Couple that with postpartum pains and a baby to care for and we have new moms who get overwhelmed even before they start. If you don’t have much support, it can get very challenging.