“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah
Parents play an essential role in the child’s growth, the personality and attitude of a person are built up by how they are raised. Stating that both the parents- father and mother- play the same roles in raising a child would be misleading and inaccurate. Being a mother is one of the most powerful roles a woman can play; motherhood is not merely a relationship but also a full-time job, caring for a child day and night whether it is early in the morning or after midnight is not a piece of cake.
Looking at a mother taking care of her child might seem like the mother has everything under control to an outsider’s eye, but that is not always the case. It does not matter how old the mother is when she gets pregnant, all first-time mothers need help and training. Mothers are entrusted with the health, care, food, education, growth, attitudes, understanding of a child while having to keep their career in balance too. These superwomen are required to have mastery over these skills and the ability to multi-task; many women are given little to no training at all before their period of parenthood begins. In my knowledge, there is no educational institution that provides training for mothers; other professions are required to have 4-5 years of education to be qualified but mothers are expected to learn a vast amount of knowledge on the job.
Breaking this chain of stereotypes is a wonderful one-of-a-kind platform called Omooma.
Omooma is the first online platform offering video courses in Arabic for maternal skills, to make the ride of motherhood as smooth as possible for the mothers-to-be. Being a mother is a commitment and the people at Omooma understand that they always put the mother and child’s mental and physical health as their priority. First pregnancies are always troublesome in every way. Knowing the fact that not all women have access to social services, this organization is not missing any bullet to reach out to these women and guide them from their first day of pregnancy till the baby is safely delivered and even after the birth. Women who are new to this cycle may freak out whenever there occurs any slight change in their health but this organization guides a woman about very minute things including symptoms, health issues, mood swings, body changes, contractions, kick counts, and much more.
Their implementation of training is bound to increase a mother’s self-esteem and confidence to raise a child. Adaptation to the new role as a mother is complex and fatiguing, mothers tend to form a new identity, maternal instincts, and behavioral changes; Omooma helps these mothers to face such fundamental challenges in their beautiful journey. Training from this platform makes the mother feel more in control, it helps in developing the skills they require to participate more in the infant’s care. Omooma’s training programs do not require any modern equipment and are hence easy to access for all mothers, they provide all kinds of purposeful information that helps in increasing the communication between the child and the mother.
The most convenient thing about Omooma is that it is just a Google search away; you can learn so much all while staying at home, and ask as many questions you want from the community at their platform. This training program consists of experts in numerous fields, some of them being fertility experts, gynecologists, midwives, doulas, and nutrition and parenting experts. They have an abundance of categories even when it comes to queries including pre-pregnancy, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, body care and so much more.