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The Islamic Perspective on Breastfeeding and Fasting During Ramadan

Are you currently breastfeeding and aren’t sure whether you are exempt from fasting during the month of Ramadan or not? We’ve put together a list of some of your most common questions to save you from googling around for the correct answer.  Please note, it is best to seek advice from a scholar from your […]

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The Islamic Perspective on Miscarriage and Baby Loss

You may be reading this as you have recently suffered a miscarriage or still birth and you aren’t sure what your next steps should be according to Islam. ILWIR for the loss of your child and we extend our deepest sympathies.  A miscarriage (early-term pregnancy loss) occurs in ¼ of all pregnant women and occurs […]

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What is Placenta Praevia and How Does it Affect Your Pregnancy?

About the Author: Umm Aasiya is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She gave up clinical practice due to health and family issues in 2020.  She uses her years of experience to share authentic medical knowledge. Her aim is to empower sisters through credible information, enabling them to make informed choices about their health.Her main focus is to […]

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Essential Items for the Transition from One Child to Two

About the author: Suhayla is one of the primary content creators and contributors for the MMM team. When she’s not writing for us, she’s busy being a Mama to two young children and also is a pharmacist in one of London’s NHS Trusts. She particularly enjoys writing about islamic parenting, promoting wellbeing for mums and […]

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What You Need To Know About Lactation Cookies and Breastfeeding

When you had your little one, you probably had mums, aunties, cousins, cousins of a cousin in-laws, friends etc advising you what to eat to produce more milk. You may have heard a combination of the following: methi (fenugreek), haldi (turmeric), warm drinks, no potatoes, lots of spinach, fennel – you know the drill. But […]

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C-Section: 10 Tips for a Quick Recovery

Have you just had a C-section and are feeling a bit lost? Follow these C-section recovery tips from a real-life mama, ZB, who underwent the major surgery for both her second and third child. We have already debated in our minds whether to be cut or to try and push our guts out; we have […]

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The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

Packing your hospital bag is perhaps one of the biggest and exciting milestones of your pregnancy. You’re far along enough now that the idea of meeting your little one is just a matter of weeks away. Now, you just have a hard decision of choosing what cute outfit you want baby to be wearing after […]

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What to Recite during Pregnancy

First things first, many, many congratulations on your new pregnancy! You’re probably experiencing an array of emotions from nervousness to nausea to feeling thankful, and we don’t blame you – those pregnancy hormones are just going to get crazier.  Jokes aside, you’ll want to go through this pregnancy the right way, and there’s no better […]

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Baby Gift Registry or Not? That is the Question.

Baby wish lists are a thing of the here and now and so naturally, at MMM we wanted to get in on the action. We often find that sending out a gift list or registry list can bring up quite a bit of controversy especially when it comes to one for baby gifting, with so […]

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6 Top Tips on How to Prepare for Breastfeeding

So you’re planning to breastfeed your baby; some may say that breastfeeding is the ‘most natural thing you’ll ever do,’ but like most things in life preparation is key.  So to make the journey as smooth as possible, having a plan beforehand may make things easier. Breastfeeding like all things motherhood is not an easy […]

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Pregnant in a Pandemic – What Does Covid-19 Mean For Me?

First and foremost, congratulations on your pregnancy – whilst it may feel daunting being pregnant at such an uncertain time, bringing a baby into this world is the biggest blessing – Alhamdulillah! At MMM, we want to support you to have as positive an experience as possible. So to help prepare you for the journey […]

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Postpartum Essentials for New Mums

You’ve finally made it to the fourth trimester – the trimester where everything hurts, everything leaks, and everything wants to make you cry. If we could define it in one image, it would be this one: Jokes aside, this trimester can be a rude awakening to what you thought parenthood would be like and can […]

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The Baby’s Arrival – How do I Welcome my Newborn into this World According to Islamic Rites and Rituals

Bringing a baby into this world is one of the most thrilling and emotionally charged experiences of a lifetime. It’s exciting, scary, overwhelming and beautiful all at the same time. Alhamdullilah, we are so lucky to be able to draw on Islam for some guidance on how to welcome a beautiful baby into this world. […]

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9 Sunnah Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

You may be familiar with what you can or can’t eat during pregnancy e.g. lots of fruits and vegetables, no soft cheese, no unpasteurised milk. But what about sunnah foods to eat during the next 9 months? We’ve put together a list of 9 sunnah foods to eat during pregnancy, from the well-known dates to […]

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The Best 10 Pregnancy Apps You Need To Download This Year

There’s no doubt that one of the first things you’ll do once you see those two lines on your pregnancy test is to download a pregnancy tracker app to assist you on this journey ahead of you. Maybe you’re not pregnant but you’re trying to conceive and you need a reliable ovulation calculator or perhaps […]

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Can I Get The COVID-19 Vaccine If I’m Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Trying?

Although things may not be peachy when it comes to the coronavirus situation right now, there was collectively a big sigh of relief when the first COVID-19 vaccination was released. Unfortunately, the vaccination was initially not encouraged for those who were pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding. There has now been a U-turn in the […]

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5 Tips on How to Cope With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is no joke and historically was a fatal pregnancy complication. Thankfully, there is more research and support for women now who are going through this debilitating condition. One mum, HK, has written about her tips on how she lived with HG through her entire pregnancy. Once you see that positive pregnancy test, your […]

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Let’s Talk: Hyperemesis Gravidarum

You may be familiar with morning sickness where you experience nausea and vomiting for the first 12 weeks. In fact, around 80% of all pregnant women will be familiar with morning sickness. Unfortunately for some women, Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a rare condition that involves severe vomiting and nausea, much more so than even the […]

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The Ten Untold Truths of Breastfeeding

About the author: Suhayla is one of the primary content creators and contributors for the MMM team. When she’s not writing for us, she’s busy being a Mama to two young children and also is a pharmacist in one of London’s NHS Trusts. She particularly enjoys writing about Islamic parenting, promoting wellbeing for mums and is […]

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Six Hacks For Exclusively Pumping

One of our favourite writers, HK, returns to tell us about how she turned to exclusively pumping when she wasn’t able to breastfeed her little one. Here are her tips on how she did it, what she used, and how to cope. From someone who was unable to breastfeed for numerous reasons, but really wished […]