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Motherhood prides itself on presenting original and informative articles put together by a compact but dedicated team. We are thankful to our readers for their appreciation, which gets us going. But most importantly, we are grateful to our contributors who take out the time from their hectic schedules to write for us, and that too gratis, simply for the sake of sharing their knowledge with our readers for a greater good. All our contributors are very able professionals who are brilliant within their fields. We salute all our volunteers and hope that our efforts will be fruitful for our readers all over the world.

Allison Pedersen RN, MN Allison Pedersen RN, MN
Fighting Breast Cancer
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.

Anjum Wasim Dar Anjum Wasim Dar
Load Shedding
Born in Srinagar Kashmir, Anjum Wasim Dar is a refugee migrant to Pakistan. She is a freelance creative writer/blogger. Anjum has won an International Poetry Award and a National Education Award in the USA. She is a Director at Creative Educational Resources, a researcher in ELT and a published poet in UK, Italy and Syria. She is the author of 'Adventures of Multi Coloured Lead People'.

Asma bint Shameem
Rights of Parents
Asma bint Shameem is a medical doctor as well as a haafidha of the Quran. Asma is a freelance writer and regularly writes articles about everyday issues from an Islamic point of view. Her articles have been published in various newspapers, magazines, and are regularly posted on various websites and blogs.

Captain Tom Bunn Captain Tom Bunn
Fear of Flying
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.

Danya Haseeb 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.

Dr. Amjad Gulzar Shaikh Dr. Amjad Gulzar Shaikh
Knee Replacement Surgery
Dr. Amjad G. Shaikh is a consultant orthopedic surgeon in the United Kingdom. He has been performing trauma and orthopedic surgery, especially hip and knee joint replacements, on a charitable basis for nearly two decades. In 2005 he co-founded Rehabilitation Response, a registered UK charity that provides humanitarian aid to the less developed world.

Dr. Atif Riaz Dr. Atif Riaz
Symptoms of Breast Cancer
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.

Dr. Ghassan Shahrour Dr. Ghassan Shahrour
Detecting Hearing Loss in Newborns
Dr. Ghassan Shahrour, MD is an ENT based in Damascus. He is the Secretary General at the Arab Federation of organizations working with the deaf. He is the President of Syrian Medical Informatics Association and frequently writes about health and social issues. Dr. Shahrour is an active campaigner of the three major areas of disability- prevention, rehabilitation and equalization of opportunities. He is also a human security advocate at regional and international levels.

Dr. Kim Bloomer Dr. Kim Bloomer
Pets and Children
Dr. Kim is a certified animal naturopath and published author, consulting on canine nutrition and wellness. She co-hosts the Internet radio show, Animal Talk Naturally. She is also the co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy. In addition, Dr. Kim is a proficient blogger and writer on natural pet health, co-author of Whole Health for Happy Dogs and author of Animals Taught Me That.

Dr. Kimmy Cheng Dr. Kimmy Cheng
Talking About Eating
Dr. Kimmy Cheng graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA degree in organizational communication. She holds a master’s and a PhD degree in communication studies from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Her primary research area of interest is health communication. Dr. Cheng is currently a lecturer of the communication division of College of International Education at HKBU.

Dr. Sajal Hajra Dr. Sajal Hajra
Children and Oral Hygiene
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.

Dr. Shree Datta Dr. Shree Datta
Gestational Diabetes
Miss Shree Datta is a Director at the British Medical Association. She is a specialist 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.

Dr. Trisha Macnair Dr. Trisha Macnair
Women's Health in Different Stages of Life
Dr. Trisha Macnair is a hospital physician working with elderly people in Guildford, UK. She is a married mother of two and has worked as a medical journalist for more than 20 years. Dr. Trisha contributes regularly to the BBC and national magazines and newspapers. She has also the author of a number of books.

Dr. Walaa Elassuity Dr. Walaa Elassuity
Back Pain in Women
Dr. Walaa Elassuity is a Consultant Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon at Exeter Medical Center, Abu Dhabi. He obtained a specialized training in spinal surgery from the busy spinal unit in Nasser Institute in Cairo. He has also completed three spinal fellowships in UK, in Nottingham, Exeter and Manchester, with special training in different spinal sub-specialties. Dr. Elassuity has had numerous spinal papers published under his name. He is also an active member of the North American Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society.

Dr. Zack Boukydis Dr. Zack Boukydis
When Your Baby is Born Early
Zack Boukydis, Ph.D is a visiting professor, at the Department of Pediatrics, Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest Hungary and Turku University, Turku, Finland. He is the focusing coordinator at the Focusing Institute, New York. Dr. Boukydis is the author of Collaborative Consultation for Parents and Infants in the Perinatal Period. 2012.

Erica K. Jordan Erica K. Jordan
Sailing Around the Globe
Erica obtained a degree in biology and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before getting addicted to travel. She has since traveled extensively while teaching English in Japan, written a grammar textbook and sailed around the world as an interpreter and translator. Some of her interests include sustainability, modern art and hunting down cozy cafes.

Farrukh Jabeen Farrukh Jabeen
Parenting Gone Wired
Farrukh Jabeen 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.

Huzaifa Azim Butt Huzaifa Azim Butt
My Second Home
Huzaifa is an undergraduate student of Bachelors in Business Administration at the City University of Hong Kong. Other than being passionate about accounting, Huzaifa is an ardent debater and enjoys reading in his free time.

Iram Moazzam Iram Moazzam
A Mom's World
Iram Moazzam is a stay-at-home Mom of two naughty boys, and a freelance writer. She usually writes features and articles for magazines. Iram is a Gold medalist of Masters in Human Resource Management and plans to take up writing as her profession.

Iram Moazzam Iram Moazzam
"Gentle Goodnight" by Lyssa Armenta
Iram Moazzam is a freelance writer from Islamabad. She enjoys writing for various magazines. She is a gold medalist in Human Resource Management from Punjab University and a stay-at-home mum to two naughty toddlers. Her hobbies are reading and Facebooking.

Julie Louly 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.

Kalim ur Rehman
A Myth Unresolved

Mankei Cheah Mankei Cheah
Healthy Food Choices
Man Kei is a graduate of Living Light Culinary Institute, USA. She is a certified Raw Food Chef and Instructor, certified Gourmet Chef and Raw Food Nutrition Instructor. Chef Man Kei conducts regular workshops, personal coaching and is also a private chef. As the first bilingual Raw Food Chef and Instructor in Hong Kong, she is often sought by local media for interviews.

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

Markus Heinze Markus Heinze
Vaccinating Your Child: More Information, Better Decisions, Less Injuries
Born and raised in Germany, Markus holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Education. He is an educator and a father of two children. After having researched vaccine safety and effectiveness, Markus wrote and published the book "Childhood Diseases and Developmental Disorders - VACCeptable Injuries".

Omer Aftab Omer Aftab
Pink Ribbon Pakistan
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.

Sadaf Taimur Sadaf Taimur
Taking Care of the Environment
Sadaf Taimur is a Registrar and Planning Manager at Silver Oaks School Rawalpindi. She has an MSc in Environmental Sciences.

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

Shahneez Haseeb Shahneez Haseeb
Farah Khan Ali Interview
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.

Shahneez Haseeb Shahneez Haseeb
Motherhood introduces the new arrival in Meher Bokhari's life
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.

Sundus Zafar Sundus Zafar
New Tricks for an Old Art
Sundus Zafar is an ambitious student, currently studying Mass Communication at NUST Business School. Possessing great observation skills with a keen eye for detail, she aspires to be a writer who gives people something to think about, and in doing so hopes to influence their lives for the better.

Susan Benjamin Feingold, Psy.D. Susan Benjamin Feingold, Psy.D.
Postpartum Depression
Susan Benjamin is a licensed clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus of Argosy University. In her clinical practice, she specializes in the treatment of antepartum and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders, as well as other women’s mental health issues related to reproductive function.

Suzanne Fernando Suzanne Fernando
Surviving Cancer
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.

Tayeba Batool Tayeba Batool
Book Reviews
Tayeba is a LUMS graduate who is currently employing her marketing expertise at a Game Development Studio.

Zaid Kaleem Zaid Kaleem
Zaid is a postgrad student of Islamic Finance at INCEIF University, Malaysia.

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

Dr. Noeen Arshad<br />BDS CAGS MSc<br />Diplomatic American Board of Pediatric Surgery Dr. Noeen Arshad
Diplomatic American Board of Pediatric Surgery

The Importance of Oral Hygiene
Dr Noeen Arshad is a Consultant Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist in Islamabad.

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

Emma Hammet Emma Hammet
Head injury
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.

Hena Zuberi Hena Zuberi
Spiritual Parenting
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 She is also the founder of Road to Jannah, a summer camp for young Muslims.

Julie Mountain Julie Mountain
Get Up, Get Out
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.

Michele Rosenthal Michele Rosenthal
Post-Traumatic Stress
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.

Professor Iftikhar Ahmad Jan<br />FRCS Eng, FRCS ED, FACS, FEBPS, PCPS Professor Iftikhar Ahmad Jan

Kids and Surgeries
Professor Iftikhar Ahmad Jan is a consultant & chief of Pediatric Surgery in Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Rumana Nabeel Rumana Nabeel
The Juggler
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.

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

Sidra Khokhar
Hyderabad- The City of Pearls
Sidra Khokhar is an undergraduate student of architecture at the National College of Arts.