Category: My Preemie Story

Dec 8

This is the story of hope of strength and of life

Hello everyone, my name is Afolayan Beatrice Oluwaseyi Iyanuoluwa. I am seventeen years old. I was born on 1st December 2001. My hobbies are singing, reading and learning more. I’m from the family of four, with my parents that’s six, I have three siblings and we are all girls. Also my hobbies are reading, singing…
Aug 27

Ruby: My TBHI Story

When my daughter was a year old, she looked like a funny 4 month old baby. Her eyes were oversized for her face and crossed. She had no hair on her head and her scalp was full of nasty scars and marks. Did I say she looked like 8 months less her age? Yes. Okay,…
Jun 28

Finding Solace: My TBHI Story

My earliest memory is of me holding a feeble looking baby brother who had just arrived from the hospital three months after his initial birth. I was just over two years old but even at the time I recognised the importance of having a little brother. It would take many years for me to finally…
May 10

Ìrètí

Dear Ìrètí, I’m writing this, not for now but for tomorrow, when you are old enough to recognise, to understand, and more importantly, to appreciate the beauty of strength and resilience. I vow to tell you the whole story. But promise me Ìrètí, promise me that when you read this all you will draw from…
Apr 22

Diary of a Preemie Mum (II)

The early morning air was chilly as I roused from an hour’s sleep at 4 am and set about preparing my daughter for her first post hospital discharge appointment with her Paediatricians. The Paediatric Outpatient Department aka POPD of the National Hospital Abuja gets really crowded on clinic days. The fact that doctors don’t attend…
Apr 19

The Burden of Prematurity (2)

We have shared a few of the causes of prematurity. We also did say that sometimes, however careful you are, prematurity could still occur. No one plans to have a preemie. When a woman gets pregnant, she makes plans for when the baby will be born- at term. These plans are turned upside down, indeed,…