Birth Under Wraps is launching a series of resources over the course of 2017 in order to help you better serve the Muslim women and families within your service area. These resources are designed specifically for doulas, midwives, obstetricians, and other care providers who provide care and supportive services to Muslim women throughout pregnancy and the first year postpartum. With access to clear, concise information including contextual details, cultural notes, and thorough explanation within these resources, you will be better prepared to serve this rapidly growing demographic.
did you know?
Recent studies show that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world with an estimated increase of 73% over the course of the next few decades. Conversion rates aside, Muslim women have more children, on average - 3.1 children compared to 2.3 for all other religious groups combined per the Pew study - and the average Muslim individual is younger than the average non-Muslim individual as well meaning that their fertile windows are more impactful on upcoming generations.
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Birth Under Wraps encourages complete collaborative care, and urges our clients to engage frequently and openly with their medical, alternative, and complementary care providers.
Part of the reluctance and anxiety that many Muslim women express in both selecting and actively participating with their providers and professional support networks is based on the fact that they feel misunderstood and unrelatable. Many Muslim women living in Western societies in particular feel a disconnect between themselves and the professionals who serve them based solely on their lifestyle and faith systems.
With the tools and knowledge provided, you will have a more clear understanding of the Muslim woman's unique experience, outlook, and priorities so that you can attune to her more seamlessly.
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