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Post-Partum Depression: My Story - Judy Kihumba

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Enough times we never know the bad experiences in life make us strong to be able to stand up for others. Our weaknesses sometimes are made strong as walk with other vulnerable people in our lives. Judy is a true representation of focusing on the beauty of a rose Flower rather than focusing on her thorns.

Meet Judy Kihumba the founder of talking Hands listening eyes on PPD.taking us through her journey as she overcomes PPD. Judy purposes to walk with Deaf Mum's so that she can assist in making the journey easy.
On set, Cassandra Koketch, Nancy Njoki Chege, and Judy Kihumba. Videography by Lensically Creative Media

What is Post Partum Depression (PPD)?

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In this video, Judy shares on what Post Partum Depression(PPD) is. She touches on ways it can manifest, signs to look out for and how to seek help.

THLEP stands for Talking Hands Listening Eyes on Postpartum Depression. Founded by Judy Kihumba, the aim is to provide a space for deaf and hearing mothers to speak on their challenges with PPD and to mentor them though it. Having exprienced PPD after birthing her second child over a year ago, Judy has her own story to tell and fully understands the magnitude of PPD.

Breaking The Silence as Deaf Mums Speak Their Challenges.

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How does it feel for a mother not to hear baby cry or even raise alarm when she needs a mother's attention? This is so to deaf mothers, sometimes it makes them feel like they are not good moms or society judges them for not hearing their baby's cry.

In this video, we highlight the story of a deaf mum as she represents many others in the deaf community. We are here to walk this journey with them as they speak out for others.

Engaging A Doula on their involvement in Mental Health and Wellness of New Mothers

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In the motherhood journey, we encounter different health workers who make the childbirth and pregnancy journey easy. Today we engage a Doula who gives us the experience as they encounter with mums.

A Doula is a person who attends to the birthing family before during and after birth. A certified doula is trained to deliver emotional support from home to the hospital so as to ease the transition into the hospital environment.

The Doula serves as a labor coach and information source to give the mother and her partner added comfort additional support throughout the entire labor. She/he encourages and promotes self-advocacy informed choice and excellent communication between mothers and care providers.

Let's engage Elizabeth Njoroge a certified Doula who gives us the experience.

A Call From Caroline Muroki- Visually Impaired Mother- To the Kenya National Examinations Council

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Do we have Visually impaired Amputees in Kenya? How do they Do their Exams? Should their life be stuck because there is no offer for doing Oral Exams in Kenya Education system?

As we continue with the Motherhood Journey on PPD. We met Carol Muroki - a visually Impaired mother who has been disadvantaged by her Disability from even getting to do Exams. This is her call to the Kenya National Examinations Council.

Meet Jane Wambui, a Mother/caregiver To A Mother With Disabilities

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Meet Jane Wambui a Dedicated mother who deserves an award for the most outstanding caregiver.

Her support to her Daughter Carol as she has shown the best way we can walk with new mother's especially on motherhood journey.

Dealing With Child Loss & Miscarriages. A one on one conversation with a Doula, Elizabeth Njoroge

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Losing a baby is a pain like no other. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by emotion.

This kind of loss is extremely personal and people may have a hard time sharing their experience. Many mothers say that grieving a miscarriage is a solitary burden. As something rarely talked about it can be hard to find the right words.

In this most Difficult journey, a Doula helps us understand the grieve and loss journey. A loss is a loss no matter how small or big it matters and touches ones life differently.

Child Loss & Grief (Part 1)

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As hearing people, we have so much comfort when we face child loss.

But how do the deaf cope with this? Join us in part 1 of this video as we talk to Gladis (deaf) and Hellen (hearing), on their experience with child loss & grief.

Child Loss & Grief (Part 2)

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As hearing people, we have so much comfort when we face child loss.

But how do the deaf cope with this? Join us in part 2 of this video as we talk to Gladis (deaf) and Hellen(hearing), on their experience with child loss & grief.

Dealing with Childloss & Grief (Part 3)

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A conversation with Counselling Psychologist, Lucy Jarabi

Motherhood is one of the most fulfilling experiences in a woman's life. From the day of conception to the day she gets to hold her bundle of joy. And just like any other journey motherhood is not an exception to its fair share of challenges, tears, and fears.

In the eventuality of loss of this beautiful gift, most of the times people who walk the journey with them never know how to handle the grieving friend. Sometimes they don't know even the right words to tell them.

Here we get the help of a professional trauma counselor who helps us to learn how to support them; Mrs Lucy Jarabi guides us in this journey.

Family Planning with Rhoda Kaburu

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Sign Language Interpreter is Anne Wairimu.

Motherhood has its own beauty and challenges having walked this journey with deaf mums who have gone through PPD. Family planning can also trigger a mother to get PPD especially if she has very small children and is not able to manage them. Meet Rhoda a certified nurse who walks us through the family planning process.

Family Planning Methods EXPLAINED

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The sign Language Interpretor is Anne Wairimu.

Family Planning Methods EXPLAINED. Motherhood has its own beauty and challenges having walked this journey with deaf mums who have gone through PPD. Family planning can also trigger a mother to get PPD especially if she has very small children and is not able to manage them. Rhoda Kaburu, is a certified nurse. She explains all the available family planning methods in the Kenyan Market today; she covers both hormonal and non-hormonal methods. We hope you learn from this clip.