We, as a dedicated team of three birth workers and mothers, possess a diverse range of skills and expertise. Each of us have witnessed firsthand the gaps in care experienced by our clients, and this has ignited a deep passion within us to create positive change. United by a common goal, we are determined to make a difference in our community to ensure that mothers receive the care they truly deserve.
Our collective experiences moved us, as we see mothers lack the support and attention needed during such a vulnerable and pivotal time in their lives. Motivated by this realization, we felt compelled to take action and address these shortcomings head-on. This led to the inception of our vision: Ummah Maternal - a heartfelt initiative aimed at transforming the maternal care landscape and providing comprehensive, holistic support to mothers throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.
“Heileen is very kind, caring, knowledgeable and the experience with her was very empowering. She helped me make informed choices, as well as answered my questions at any time with reassuring explanations. I was traumatized with my first birth and she was able to help me process my feelings and accept them. She took my hand and helped me reach my dream birth; a 100% natural, unmedicated, home birth.”
“Victoria was respectful, reliable, patient and present. We were glad that we had her by our side to bring our baby into this world. One of the things that has stayed with me is her respect towards my birthing and my postpartum body. She took care of me in a way that made me comfortable and at ease. I am confident she'll be able to work with a range of clients.”
“I got introduced to Sanna through my midwife, which gave me initial confidence that she will be capable of taking care of my daughter. Once I started seeing her she gave me much needed reassurance of my ability to care for a newborn at a time my anxiety levels were so high. She was available in a matter of hours and she even helped me get passport photos for my daughter when I needed to travel to be with my family at that critical time. She was so kind and understanding and reassuring, and the help she provided to me during my lowest moments of life was tremendous."
“Amazing organization that provides answers to all your maternal needs! I highly recommend them to anyone going through anything related to pregnancy and parenting. Treasure chest of knowledge and information for Muslim women looking for a safe space to learn and find support in their journey to motherhood.”
“I have had the privilege of collaborating with the brilliant co-founders of Ummah Maternal - Victoria, Sanna, and Heileen. These three committed women are a true blessing to our community alhumdulillah - as they offer a holistic approach to assisting mothers during their pregnancy, delivery, and the critical postpartum phase. These exceptional doulas understand the absence of support for mothers throughout their motherhood journey, and their work is at the forefront of comprehensive maternal care. Being passionate about maternal care myself, I strongly recommend that you contact Ummah Maternal as their reliable and unwavering support for mothers continues to impress me.”