My name is Arooj Shazad, I’ma doula based in Sheffield.
A fellow mother and a qualified traditional Moroccan postpartum doula and UK based birth/postpartum doula. Currently also expanding my expertise into herbal medicine. A mother of two home water birth babies and one angel baby.
In my first pregnancy as with many other mums, I had no idea about postpartum care and solely prepared for the birth, but soon enough the dark postpartum days truly hit me. Like many of you, the support and care to help heal and reclaim my body and health after birth wasn’t available, my body would ache and healthcare professionals would claim everything is normal. But here’s the thing, its not! My body still was not the same, I had diastasis recti, heavy periods, pain and contractions in my uterus area, my breasts were sore and heavy. How does anyone expect you to birth a newborn and go through all this when your body is depleted and healing?
I feel honoured to help postpartum women heal and support their bodies. Postpartum care is a must, I truly see it as an investment in my body, a must to help recovery while your body tries to catch up with sleepless nights, breastfeeding or looking after the baby. The human body after birth is undergoing a huge transition, making milk for the newborn, uterus returning back into its shape, shedding of the uterus lining, healing of a split abdominal wall, the womb cleansing itself and so much more.
To simplify, I walk with you towards your journey to motherhood as your birth doula, and after travelling and training in traditional ancient practices passed down by traditional midwifes we simply don’t find in western society, I now offer the same exclusive services I have been trained in to mothers all over the world to heal during there postpartum.
I believe all birthing people should feel empowered and honoured and support for any decisions they make. As your doula, i will support you to make the choices you would like to make and support you to have a positive birth experience as this memory will be one to cherish. I will also support your body to heal after birth through postpartum traditions such as closing the bones ceremonies, benkung belly binding, and various other holistic services.
Im completely open for a chat, or a text for you to know whether im the correct doula for you.
Wishing you a healthy pregnancy and positive birth.
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- Traditional Morrocan Doula Qualification
- Nurturing birth qualification
- Herbalist (BSc) in training
"Arooj is a brilliant doula and we formed an instant bond in the very first meeting. Her positive energy won us! She is the reason I got the birth I wanted - a natural, calm and perfect birth. Arooj supported both me and my partner without being too intrusive, the birth went exactly how we wanted it to be, and i cannot express how much the postpartum care i got had me in tears! i LOVED it! It was truly something my body deserved and helped me with my postpartum healing so much. My husband noticed a much more happier me! She is kind and has very positive energy! The closing ceremony had me in tears, i felt mothered almost.
Thankyou Arooj. "