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“Fatima provided an extremely comfortable environment for me that transported me from being in the cold hospital to a place of peace. By encouraging me using a gentle, optimistic, and soothing voice whenever I doubted myself, reminding me kindly to unclench my jaws and relax, and using soft touch on pressure points – specifically on my forehead, I remember calming down almost immediately.” – Janan

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My name is Fatima Abdallah, and I’m a mother to three girls and one boy, 3 of them born in a hospital setting, one at home. I love reading, hiking, travel and family time. One of my favorite times of day is my 15 minute morning coffee routine – grinding local, fresh-roasted coffee beans and drinking my morning cup in peace.

I have certified as a holistic doula through The Matrona and as a birth & postpartum doula through Doula Trainings International, and am trained as a childbirth educator.

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I am passionate about all things birth-related, and most importantly, about helping families learn their childbirth options and choices. I feel that when parents realize that they hold the charge to their birth, they are empowered and in control of their birth experience.

 

In addition to my doula services, I love spending time coaching families through one-on-one classes about the intricacies of childbirth and the postpartum, including Comfort Techniques for Labor, Successful VBAC Tips, Birth Partner Tips, and Postpartum Preparation.

 

I have experience working with families during hospital and home births, through medicated and non-medicated births, with first-time births, many VBAC experiences and the amazing birth of twins.

 

 

I continue to learn and grow every day, and every birth experience is as special to me as the first one I attended.

Lifelong Learner

 

I am constantly seeking opportunities to learn and grow in this field, and love enriching my knowledge to help me better serve you.  Some of the certifications and trainings I have completed include –

 

Degrees & Certifications

 

  • Doula Trainings International, Birth & Postpartum Doula (9 month program- June 2018)
  • The Matrona, Advanced Holistic Doula (July 2016)
  • Madriella, Birth Doula (August 2015)
  • The George Washington University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in History, Graduated summa cum laude (2001)

 

Trainings

 

  • Comfort Touch for Labor &  Birth– massage techniques, acupressure points & relaxation methods for labor
  • Grandma’s Hands- Pregnancy & Postpartum Herbs and Nutrition in the Southern Tradition
  • The Fourth Trimester Food Course– Nourishing foods for the new mother based on The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly H
  • Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar
  • Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Labor  
  • Karen Strange’s Doula Workshop– Taught by experienced midwife and neonatal resuscitation trainer, pairing instinct & science
  • Spinning Babies Training
  • Hypno-Doula Training (early 2019)
  • The Truth About VBAC (early 2019)
  • Bengkung Belly Binding Training
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