Support Me provides continued support to Muslim mothers throughout Ramadan with the Muslim Village group – PR 17/04/2023
Support ME is proud to continue its tradition of providing support and resources to Muslim mothers throughout the month of Ramadan. The new ‘Muslim Village’ initiative aims to make the holy month easier for mothers by offering guidance, encouragement and practical help.
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Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion for Muslims worldwide. However, it can also be a challenging time for mothers who juggle family responsibilities, work, and fasting while most children and family services are temporarily closed. Support ME recognizes these difficulties and is committed to providing ongoing support to Nottingham Muslim mothers throughout Ramadan.
The new support group has been running since March 20, 2023, at The Vine in Bobbersmill, Nottingham and offers culturally appropriate support.
The well-attended initiative aims to reduce birth trauma and postnatal depression, reduce the stigma of perinatal mental health, and increase Muslim engagement with NHS maternity services.
Manisha, the co-founder of Support ME, said, “Ramadan can be a lonely and challenging time for pregnant, breastfeeding and postnatal mums. Many don’t fast during this month and can feel like they’re not getting the spiritual connection they want.”
“Many Muslim mum and baby groups close during this time because of the demands of Ramadan. That’s why it was important for us to keep our Muslim Village running, offering a safe space for pregnant and postnatal mums to stay connected but also get the support they need.”
Support ME’s Muslim Village aims to bridge the gap in tailored support and resources for Muslim women, ensuring they have free access to the necessary information and education to make informed decisions about their pregnancy and childbirth. Without such support, the needs of Muslim women often go unmet, leaving them feeling isolated and unsupported.
Additionally, many Muslim women do not feel comfortable discussing certain aspects of their pregnancy with healthcare providers, leading to a lack of understanding about their unique needs.
“This group focuses on the importance of a local community and has been giving me support for myself as a mother of a newborn,” says one recent Mum attending the group. “Muslim Village also takes into account my faith and culture as a Mother.”
The Muslim Village group encourages all Muslim mothers to take advantage of these resources and join the community of support during Ramadan.
To learn more about the group and how to get involved, please visit their website at: https://supportmecic.com/ or social media pages.
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