About Me: My name is Maha from Australia....I am of Plaestinian/Lebanese origin a mother of three, doula, writer, positive birth advocator and supporter of the Palestinian cause..I have been facilitating belly dance as a pre natal exercise and process thru labour for 13 years - to empower women to have strength and autonomy around birthing...I released an award winning world first book in 2008 and my follow on DVD Dance Of The Womb in Sept 2009 made whilst I was 46 and delivered my baby at home! I have also spoken on the human rights issues of my Palestinan people and wish to spread peace through birthing and cultural understanding, connection and compassion especially for all the children of the world....PEACE..

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Hello Maha,

Welcome to PulseWire and congratulations on the release of your award winning book and DVD. Birthing options can be quite limited for women in Australia (as I'm told by those who have had children).

PulseWire is a great place where members can share ideas and discuss issues that matter. You might be interested in the Mothers Acting Up Group, which exists to inspire and mobilize mothers to advocate on behalf of the world's children. It is available here: www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/1953

I look forward to hearing more about your life.

Best wishes,


Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends and you will find this to be a positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!



Welcome to PulseWire, Maha!

I'm so happy to see you here with us. This is the first I've heard of belly dancing as a pre-natal excercise and I love the idea of it! It seems to make so much sense drawing from the creative art of dance to assist the body in another act of creation--birth! I'm looking forward to hearing more about this process of strengthening and about the women with whom you've worked. Also, I can't wait to hear your personal stories, Maha. From what I've read in your introduction, I already know you've been such an amazing bearer of peace in your life. I hope you feel welcome to share with us here on PulseWire. You can write in your journal or comment on others' journal posts to express your feelings on certain issues or to relate your ideas and dreams. If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any particular interests, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction.

Again, welcome. We love having you here. :)

Best wishes,