This past weekend, we were invited to join Supamamas at the New Pampers Premium Care Launch. The event was held at PrideInn Rhapta Road. As expected, the event’s audience drew from various professionals in the maternal field, pregnant women and new moms.
Insightful session on pregnancy and beyond
Alongside launching the New Pampers Premium Care, the colorful event covered a number of topics related to pregnancy and motherhood. These insightful sessions were made possible by the panel that included:
- Ciru Ciera of Nurturing Moms
- Susan Muriithi of TotoTouch
- Nurse Consolata
- Hamida Ahmed, a psychologist based in Westlands, Nairobi.
Some of the topics that were covered included:
- self care during pregnancy and beyond
- welcoming baby
- postpartum depression
Maternal Blues and Postpartum Depression
Psychologist Hamida adequately spoke about maternal blues and Postpartum Depression (PPD). There is a difference between maternal blues and PPD. Maternal Blues affect upto 80% of new moms, are short-lived and do not often need treatment. PPD on the other hand, affects 1 in 7 moms, lasts up to a year after childbirth (longer if undiagnosed) and requires treatment.
She also emphasized that there was no health without mental health. Hamida also highlighted the symptoms of Postpartum Depression, and how moms can get help. Treatment for PPD includes psychotherapy, medication and support group therapy.
PPDKenya was well-represented by our founder, Samoina. She shared on the work that the organization does in offering psychosocial support for moms with PPD. PPDKenya also advocates for maternal mental health. Some of the lovely moms who have benefited from PPDKenya’s support groups in the past year were also present at the launch.
We would like to thank the team at Supamamas for putting together a great event for moms and moms-to-be.
Below are some photos from the event, and you can view the full album here.