Motherhood

CONTRIBUTORS

Meet our illustrious contributors who represent the universality of Motherhood from 30 different countries around the world. We present our profoundest gratitude to our esteemed and respected contributors who are all busy professionals but hold the same vision as ours and take out the time to write gratis for us and share their knowledge with our readers

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Rahat Rafiq

Rahat Rafiq is a visual artist working on the national and international front with his skills in photography, film, and design. An alumnus of IVS from the batch of 2009, he runs a professional service under the name, R World.

Karachi
Pakistan

Florence Melanie Fernandes

Florence Melanie Fernandes works as a Lactation Consultant in a private hospital in Dubai. She demonstrates expert knowledge and skill in breastfeeding services, care, and support. She is actively involved in the education and counselling of pregnant and post-delivery mothers on breastfeeding.

Dubai
UAE

Lucy Shrimpton

Lucy Shrimpton

Lucy Shrimpton is the founder of The Sleep Nanny. Her team of sleep consultants based across the U.K. and around the world helps parents and caregivers of babies and young children overcome the challenges associated with childhood sleep.

Hampshire
England

Saima Qureshi

Saima Qureshi

Splitting her time between being a mother of three, cat-mom of two, and partaking in online education courses, Saima always keeps herself busy. Before moving back to Pakistan from the U.K. a couple of years ago, she was teaching mathematics privately to secondary school children and was also a support teacher.

Karachi
Pakistan

Hadia Ahmed

Hadia Ahmed is a senior at Bates College in Maine, U.S.A. She is currently pursuing a BSc. in Biochemistry with a minor in Religious Studies. Originally from Karachi, she settled in Rawalpindi eight years ago before moving to Maine for her higher education. She loves neuroscience and intends to pursue research post undergrad.

Lewiston
USA

Faatima Ovais

Faatima Ovais

Faatima Ovais is a recent graduate hoping to pursue a career in law. Her reading guilty pleasures are contemporary fiction and political fantasy, and her favorite novels include Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta and Bruiser by Neal Shusterman. In her spare time, she likes to bake and sketch.

Houston
USA

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Dr Alec Makhoul

Dr Alec Makhoul is a Lebanese Cardiac Anesthesiologist currently working as Senior Registrar at Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group in Al Qassim. He works as part of a very busy Maternity service, providing Anesthesia for IVF procedures, Labor epidurals, and Caesarean sections

Buraidah, Al Qassim
Saudi Arabia

Lynne Blighton

Lynne Blighton is an accredited mental health social worker and author who in 1989 specifically developed a new approach for mental health trademarked as The Fragile Puzzle™. Lynne’s books and an online course for relationships can be found at www.fragilepuzzle.com

Redland City, Queensland
Australia

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Fayzan Syed

Fayzan Syed is a resident of Islamabad who keeps himself busy with Keep Trucking and also runs an automobile business. His interest include photography and travelling, especially taking road trips all around the country. 

Islamabad
Pakistan

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Sabih Fahim

Sabih Fahim is a 19-year-old university student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He loves reading novels, watching movies, and coding in his spare time. His goal is to become a software engineer.

Arnold, Maryland
USA
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Sidra Khokhar

Sidra is an aspiring architect who is deeply fascinated by the influence of art and literature within the creative industry. She has a particular interest in Landscape Architecture and seeks to investigate its remarkable potential within her motherland.

Islamabad
Pakistan

Heba Riaz Haroon

Heba is an architectural technologist and a civil engineer, currently working with the NHS in the UK. A first time mom, she frequently travels between the UK and Pakistan.

Heba London
England

Rumana Nabeel

Dr. Rumana Nabeel is presently working as a Medical Officer in a Health Insurance Company in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. She is a proud mother of two children aged 7 and 5.

Abu Dhabi
UAE

Saleha Raza

Saleha Raza has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration. She is a stay-at-home mother of her 5-year-old daughter.

Dallas
USA

Sauleha Kamal

Sauleha Kamal is an undergraduate student at Barnard College, New York.

New York
USA
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Abeera Ahmed

An avid reader of books, Abeera Ahmed is an undergraduate student at NUST Business School.

Islamabad
Pakistan

Maria Faheem

Maria Faheem is an undergrad student of Interior Designing at Raffles University, Beijing

Beijing
China

Tayeba Batool

Tayeba is a LUMS graduate who is currently employing her marketing expertise at a Game Development Studio, we.R.play

Islamabad
Pakistan

Suzanne Fernando

Mrs. Suzanne Fernando was the first ever Scottish Cancer Campaigns Ambassador. She herself is a cancer survivor and a mother of two. Suzanne is now a Cervical Cancer Support Group Leader & Ambassador for JCCT.

Ardrossan
Scotland

Omer Aftab

Mr. Omer Aftab has been working as a Development Communications Professional for the past 15 years and is specializing in Campaigning. He is actively involved in the promotion of Breast Cancer Services in Pakistan.

Lahore
Pakistan

Professor Iftikhar Ahmad Jan

FRCS Eng, FRCS ED, FACS, FEBPS, PCPS
Professor Iftikhar Ahmad Jan is a consultant & chief of Pediatric Surgery in Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Abu Dhabi
UAE
Captain Tom Bunn

Captain Tom Bunn

Captain Tom Bunn, an airline captain and licensed therapist, is President and founder of SOAR, Inc. He has helped over 5,000 people overcome difficulty with flying. Captain Bunn was part of the first fear of flying program, which was started at Pan Am in 1975.

Newark
USA

Danya Haseeb

A bibliophile who savors Manto and Milton with the same feverish zeal, she finds writing and cooking therapeutic. Her latest venture was the research and script writing for a travelogue documentary. At the same time, she is a fulltime student at NUST Business School.

Islamabad
Pakistan

Dr. Atif Riaz

Dr. Riaz holds an MD in Internal Medicine. He has worked in several fields including health and medical journalism, medical tourism, Telehealth/E-medicine, Hospital management and Patient Care. He has also spent several years doing research on Various Cancers and other clinical specialties.

Lahore
Pakistan

Dr. Noeen Arshad

BDS CAGS MSc
Diplomatic American Board of Pediatric Surgery
Dr Noeen Arshad is a Consultant Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist in Islamabad.

Islamabad
Pakistan

Dr. Rezzan Khan

Dr. Rezzan Khan is the Country Representative of Pakistan at the American Overseas Dietetic Association, and a Consultant Nutritionist at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.

Islamabad
Pakistan

Emma Hammet

Emma Hammett, founder of First Aid for Life has many years' experience in healthcare, teaching and first aid training. She provides practical and informative first aid training to ensure the skills and confidence to know what to do in an emergency.

London
England

Dr. Sajal Hajra

Dr Sajal Hajra, a dental surgeon by profession, is an enthusiastic and devoted dentist with a clinical experience in paedodontics. She has worked in clinical, academic and research sectors at the undergrad and postgrad level. She has worked in an NGO as a co-executive for the welfare of children.

Karachi
Pakistan

Hena Zuberi

Hena Zuberi a mother of four, is a youth counselor. She practices spiritual parenting guided by her faith. An educator and a former TV news journalist, Hena is currently the editor-in-chief of Muslimmatters.org. She is also the founder of Road to Jannah, a summer camp for young Muslims.

Washington DC
USA

Farrukh Jabeen

FarrukhJabeen is a mother of two kids, a housewife, an Internet junkie and a blogger. She writes about parenting, home management and the Internet on her blog.

Islamabad
Pakistan

Julie Louly

Julie Louly is a sales and marketing veteran with 22 years of experience. She is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the BabyPlus Company. The company is a leader in prenatal learning and makes the only patented system of its kind.

West Lafayette, Indiana,
USA

Julie Mountain

Qualified in landscape design, Julie has worked on outdoor learning and play projects for over 18 years, and has a passion for getting children and young people outdoors to experience nature, take risks, develop key competencies, embed learning and of course have fun.

Newcastle Upon Tyne
England

Michele Rosenthal

Award winning blogger, speaker, poet, post-trauma coach, and radio talk show host, Michele Rosenthal inspires and motivates survivors to make the shift from powerless to powerful. She is the author of BEFORE THE WORLD INTRUDED: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, A Memoir.

Jupiter, Florida
USA

Dr Shree Datta

Miss Shree Dattais a Director at the British Medical Association. She is aspecialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her special interests lie in intrapartum care, cancer screening and medical education. She has previously been involved in projects analyzing the use of cervical cancer screening in India, Bangladesh and Antigua.

London
England
Allison Pedersen

Allison Pedersen RN, MN

Allison Pedersen is a registered nurse working toward her PhD in Nursing at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Her doctoral studies will examine oncology patient navigation. Allison currently works as a breast cancer navigator in Winnipeg. She also volunteers for Pink Ribbon Pakistan providing online educational
support.

Winnipeg
Canada

Shahneez Haseeb

Shahneez Haseeb is the Assistant Editor at Motherhood. She is responsible for collecting articles, as well as proof reading and editing them. Apart from looking after Motherhood, she is pursuing her undergrad studies as a fulltime student and aspires to be an urban designer who would change the landscape of our cities to embrace a beautiful and ecologically friendly identity.

Dubai
UAE

Shireen Gheba Najib

Shireen has been writing for leading national dailies and various magazines as a freelancer, for over twenty two years before founding her forte in blogging. In 2015 she started blogging at my website: www.shireengheba.com. As of late, Shireen also started her own Youtube channel where she shares things that she has an interest in.

Islamabad
Pakistan

Lu Hua

Lu Hua is a senior consultant for a group that actively assists enterprises and other organizations in and out of China to participate in the “One Belt and One Road Initiatives” and is currently focusing on the construction of a digitalized Silk Road. Adhering to the concept of “People-to- people and Heart-to-heart”, Lu actively participates in and promotes international cultural exchanges, tourism interaction and public welfare cooperation among OBOR nations.

Beijing
China

Dr. Khizer Manzoor

MBBS, FCPS (Paeds Surg), MRCS (Glasgow), Dip Paeds MIS (Leeds-UK), FEBPS (Fellowship European Board of Paeds Surg), FRCS (Intercollegiate specialty board in Paediatric Surgery)

Khizer is a Paediatric Surgeon with special interest in newborn surgery, minimally invasive surgery and Paediatric urology. He’s among the very few Pakistanis to hold FRCS Paediatric surgery speciality board. He also teaches and contributes to clinical work in many underdeveloped countries. A faculty member for an international Paediatric surgery course run under BAPS (British Association of Paediatric Surgeons), Khizer also holds an Honorary Visiting Professorship at his alma mater, Rawalpindi Medical University.

Norwich
UK

Dania Munib

Dania is currently working at Beaconhouse, teaching English to middle schoolers. She has a postgraduate degree in English. Apart from teaching, Dania is an avid amateur astronomer who loves telescopes.

Almaty
Kyrgyzstan

Sehar Zaman

Seher has been editing magazines before taking a hiatus to start a family. Along with homeschooling her children, she runs a small marble business which occupies most of her time these days.

Islamabad
Pakistan