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Introduction to Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a profound journey filled with anticipation, joy, and many changes. This journey is enriched with spiritual significance, cultural practices, and faith-based guidance for many Muslim women. Whether you’re planning for a baby, already expecting, preparing for labour, welcoming your newborn, or navigating the postpartum period, each phase is unique and requires knowledge and understanding.

وَوَصَّيْنَا ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ بِوَٰلِدَيْهِ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُۥ وَهْنًا عَلَىٰ وَهْنٍۢ وَفِصَـٰلُهُۥ فِى عَامَيْنِ أَنِ ٱشْكُرْ لِى وَلِوَٰلِدَيْكَ إِلَىَّ ٱلْمَصِيرُ

“And We have commanded people to ˹honour˺ their parents. Their mothers bore them through hardship upon hardship, and their weaning takes two years. So be grateful to Me and your parents. To Me is the final return.”

Luqman 31:14

From the moment you decide to start a family, it’s important to prepare physically and spiritually. Here is a brief overview of what you will find in this series:

  • Pre-Pregnancy: Learn the importance of health, nutrition, and spiritual readiness before conceiving.
  • Pregnancy: Discover helpful tips and advice for each trimester, including dealing with common symptoms and staying connected with your faith.
  • Labor and Birth: Find practical information about the birthing process, pain management, and the Islamic perspective on childbirth.
  • Postpartum: Understand the critical postpartum period, including physical recovery, emotional well-being, and fulfilling your new role as a mother.
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