Insurance Brokerage firm, Minet Kenya has a new maternity assistance program dubbed “Blooming moms” aimed at creating awareness on pregnancy and childcare related matters.
Wincate Mukaindo, Minet Kenya Head of Clinical Services, said the program’s objective is to create a platform for parents to interact with experts in the field thus empowering them to be the best they can be as they walk the journey through conception, pregnancy, and childbirth.
“The Minet maternity assistance programme aims to walk this journey with women and their families as they transition to parenthood. The transition from pregnancy to motherhood should be a period of joy, however, most women are faced with bouts of disappointment, frustration, fear and worry due to the inadequacy of information about motherhood,” she said.
According to Postpartum International, it is estimated that one in seven women suffer postpartum depression (PPD) in their lifetime. In Kenya, approximately 200,000 women are predisposed to PPD.
“Postpartum depression is still a taboo subject in our society and is inadequately addressed though it affects 10 to 15 percent of mothers and leaves most women struggling with the transition to motherhood. We have incorporated health talks around the psychological well-being of mothers to provide health information to women helping them improve their mental, emotional and physical wellness,” Mr. Muthui said.
Minet has incorporated health talks around the psychological well-being of mothers to provide health information to women helping them improve their mental, emotional and physical wellness.