Instructor: Krystle Perez-ElFil (Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor)
Krystle is a Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Breastfeeding Counsellor in Saudi Arabia. She’s a California-native with a passion for education and has applied that passion toward helping women find their voice and feel empowered during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
Krystle converted to Islam in college and moved to Saudi Arabia shortly after to teach English. After a traumatic birth experience in Saudi left her asking questions, she found AMANI birth and, in turn, many answers to those questions. Being an AMANI birth Doula and Childbirth Educator has afforded Krystle the opportunity to walk with countless women through their pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum journey, advocating for them, and providing informational, emotional, and physical support during pregnancy and beyond.
Overview of AMANI CBE
AMANI – Assisting Mothers for Active, Natural, Instinctive Birth.
Through AMANI Childbirth Education, mamas-to-be can expect to gain valuable, practical knowledge on pregnancy and childbirth from the moment they know – or even before! – they’re pregnant. We cover topics such as nutrition and exercise during pregnancy, what diagnostic testing is offered and how to decide what’s right for you, what’s normal and what’s not during those 9 months, and how to make it a time of positive learning and growing, with a beautiful outcome. We also teach vital information that will help women in labor and during delivery, such as comfort measures, relaxation techniques, positions during labor, what kind of complications may arise and what options will likely be offered to you, and how to understand what’s going on during labor so that you can work with your body in bringing the baby out. Birth partners are encouraged to join us on this journey, where they can also learn the best ways to support the birthing mother during this beautiful time.