In celebration of our Concierge Care® Prenatal Personal Concierge™ program launching overseas in Kenya, we will be taking a closer look today at what motherhood looks like around the world. Come with us on an international journey as we explore traditions in different countries, and learn more about how we are creating a footprint in Kenya for prenatal health care.
Changing Pre-Natal Care in Kenya
GoMo Health has launched their Prenatal Personal Concierge™ support program in Kenya! At the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya, expectant mothers will now have access to educational support on their mobile devices.
The GoMo Health Prenatal Personal Concierge™ support program is a resource for pregnant women who visit the hospital for their prenatal care. The program is designed to educate and support them in a remote care setting.
During the duration of their pregnancy, Kenyan moms will receive 2-3 care messages per week via text message from Aga Khan. The care messages are educational, offering tips and guidance to allow them to manage their own health care and the health and wellness of their family. At the start of their participation, patients enter their due date and the program automatically calculates the week of their pregnancy, with trimester-relevant content sent to support the mother-to-be based on where she is in her gestation.
A Royal Celebration in Thailand
In most parts of the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. In Thailand, however, Mother’s Day is celebrated on August 12. The significance of the date derives from Her Queen Majesty Queen Sirikit – it’s her birthday! Because the Queen of Thailand is also regarded as the mother of the Thai people, it is a natural celebration of mothers for the country. Celebrations in Thailand include a parade to the king’s palace, a presentation of flowers to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, and an evening ceremony at the Queen’s garden.
But Her Majesty isn’t the only one celebrated on August 12. Thai people take the day to thank their own mothers for her unconditional love. Following tradition, children kneel before their mother to show their love and gratitude. After presenting their mother with white jasmine flowers, mothers shower blessings over their kids. Charitable activities, donations and offering to monks are also traditional ways for children to celebrate Mother’s Day in Thailand.
“Mom” in Different Languages
Here are some translations of “Mom” in other countries:
- Croatia: Majka
- England: Mum
- France: Mère
- Indonesia: Ibu
- Italy: Madre
- Kenya: Mama
- Netherlands: Moeder
- Norway: Mor
- Spain: Madre
- Vietnam: mẹ
No matter how you say it, the significance is the same for us all: unconditional care, sacrifice and love.
Royal Motherhood: Similarities and Differences
There is something innately fascinating about the royal family. So fascinating, in fact, that an estimated 3 billion people watched the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. One of the most intriguing aspects of Kate Middleton is her relatability, despite being royalty. Like most moms, Kate Middleton has had her fair share of truly down-to-earth mom moments, which reminds us that motherhood is the same no matter who you are. Motherhood is universal, even if you are one of the most famous women in the world!
Celebrate Your Own Mom with Us
Celebrate Mom with us from April 17 – May 14! Throughout the month leading up to Mother’s Day, Gold Group and its divisions, GoMo Health and 24K Creative, will be paying tribute to moms worldwide by giving away some great prizes, providing useful tips and fun facts and showcasing some of our favorite celebrity and Gold Group moms.
For more information about how you can get involved and to learn more about how we are supporting moms and moms-to-be worldwide in hospitals and at home, click the button below.