"Opening Our Hearts" - HUG Your Baby's Outreach to Muslim Americans

HUG Your Baby honors the goodness in every person and strives to meet each new baby--and all those who serve expectant and young families--with an open and welcoming heart. At this time of national strain and division HUG Your Baby wishes to reach out to colleagues who might find themselves, or the families they serve, targets of anger and disrespect.

Belinda M.., a childbirth educator, was inspired by HUG Your Baby. She contacted me to say that she was grateful that "people who look like me" are included in the current edition of the HUG Your Baby video. Our conversation moved me to create a special opportunity for American Muslims who work as birth, lactation, and parenting professionals. 

HUG Your Baby is delighted to offer an 75% discount to qualified professionals taking HUG Your Baby online courses. Qualified professionals are: 1) Muslim Americans, who are 2) practicing doulas, nurses, early childhood educators, lactation specialists, or infant massage and childbirth educators, with 3) a desire to begin or complete HUG Your Baby training.

30 scholarships are available. To request this scholarship, please email Jan at jan@hugyourbaby.org  She will send you a brief application so that she can learn about your hopes for incorporating HUG Your Baby into your work with young families.