The Blessings of Catching Babies

My dream is to become a Midwife, because Midwives love, serve, and protect birthing mothers and their blessed babies.
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Sarah Husain
Health
Oakland, California
United States
1 Team Member

The Blessing of Birth

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "...the significant impact of midwives on the health of women and newborns. Midwives are essential to the delivery of quality services before, during, and after childbirth for women and newborns. A key approach of the midwifery profession is to create the conditions for women and their newborn to go through a safe, humanized and respectful childbirth experience."

I am studying to become a Certified Professional Midwife and I am very close to realizing my dream, all I need to do is complete my Clinical training by the end of this year! 

I will be traveling to  Bumi Sehat Birth Center in Bali, Indonesia.  This is an amazing opportunity to complete my clinical requirements, to study, and work with Ibu (Mother) Robin Lim, CPM.  Ibu Robin Lim, CPM is the honored CNN Hero of the Year 2012.

I have worked with birthing women as a Midwife Apprentice at Sacred Birth Place in Oakland, CA.  As well as in my roles as Doula and Childbirth Educator in my own practice, Bismillah Birth.  I have learned from many wonderful and open hearted midwives.

In order to fundraise for my trip, complete my requirements and complete my licensing exam I am hosting educational workshops, providing women's holistic health services, and selling copies of the Sunnah of Birth Reader! Your support will go a long way in helping me get certified and licensed!

I hope you will support my educational and professional aspirations!  Please see the perks below for what I am offering & see Bismillah Birth website for more information.

All fees are sliding scale with suggested donation listed in the price for the PERK!


Fundraising Goals:

  • $1500/Tuition cost to Bumi Sehat Birth Center for Clinical Apprenticeship
  • $600/Student housing cost
  • $1,800/Plane tickets to Bali, Indonesia
  • $300/Miscellaneous Travel Expenses
  • $189/Neonatal Rescucitation Re-Certification
  • $300/Yearly Enrollment Fees for National College of Midwifery
  • $350/Midwifery License Fee & Fingerprinting
  • $750/NARM Certification Exam (Required for CA License)

TOTAL FUNDRAISING GOALS: $5,789

(NOTE: $10,000 listed above was a typo that I couldn't edit once I published, forgive me!)

Your support is appreciated and your prayers are precious.

*Peace*Love*Blessings*
Sarah Husain, MA
Bismillah Birth

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  • $25USD
    E-Copy of Sunnah of Birth

    Adapted from my Masters Thesis, "The Sunnah of Birth," and examines the development and medicalization of birth within the field Obstetrics and Gynecology in the West; and, explores the holistic and spiritual alternative to approaching Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood by discussion of the sacred Islamic texts, Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and, most importantly, the Sacred and Holy Qu'ran Please include your email with donation! Also available via www.BismillahWellness.com

    4 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $50USD
    Massage Gift Certificates

    I specialize in healing and rejevinated massage and healing services for women. My training includes Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, Acupressure, Pre-Natal/Post-Partum/Pregnancy Massage, Reikii Levels 1 & 2, Aromatherapy, and more!

    4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $75USD
    Sunnah of Birth Seminar

    Location: Oakland, CA Saturday April 27th 11:00AM - 04:00PM $75 Sunnah of Birth Seminar covers the historic Medicalization of Birth and provides an understanding of the ideologies and practices that lay the foundation for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood in Islam.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $75USD
    Sunnah of Birth Seminar

    Location: Oakland, CA Saturday April 27th 11:00AM - 04:00PM $75 Sunnah of Birth Seminar covers the historic Medicalization of Birth and provides an understanding of the ideologies and practices that lay the foundation for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood in Islam.

    0 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $300USD
    Doula Care Gift Certificate

    $300-$500 This is a very sweet special, give the gift of Doula Care to yourself of a pregnant loved one! You can also give the gift of Doula Care to a low-income mother by purchasing the gift for a clients who cannot afford this service.

    1 out of 10 claimed

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