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Nov 19

Preemie, Please Stay Alive.

Before the twilight of your existence you slipped out of me Before the porter was done forming your bones you pulled out of reach But that’s OK, because I loved you before I met you And now that that you have come to share this existence, I’ll let you I see how you sleep every…
Nov 2

World Prematurity Day 2015 No Show from TBHI

2015 was a difficult year fraught by needs to raise funds for hospital bills of some babies born preterm. With no source of funding, it was impossible to join in the global Commemoration of World Prematurity Day. However, throughout the year, we continued raising awareness through the use of social media and radio stations in…
Oct 22

Every Beating Heart Counts!

Our primary focus at TBHI is to raise awareness to prevent preterm births. But when babies are #BornTooSoon, we step in & support. Like we did for the Ojo family when they had a set of preterm triplets.We first heard about the Ojo triplets on June 16, 2018 when we got a message from a…
Aug 20

The Burden of Prematurity

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,…
Aug 17

TBHI On Radio Presents…

Last week’s edition of TBHI on Radio couldn’t hold because of the by-election held in Lokoja on Saturday. However, we are back for this week and tomorrow we are kicking it again. This week’s edition of Tiny Beating Hearts on Radio will focus on the topic PREMATURITY: CAUSES, PREVENTION & MYTH. Our guest will be…
Aug 6

TBHI Is On Radio!!!

We are proud to announce that TBHI is finally on radio! As part of our efforts to create a wider range of awareness about issues related to pregnancy and prematurity we created a radio programme titled Tiny Beating Hearts on Radio and the maiden edition aired on Confluence Radio 94.0fm on Saturday 4th August. Tiny…
Jun 30

About Preterm Births

One in every ten babies is born premature. A more worrying statistics is that Nigeria ranked the highest in cases of preterm births after India and China. To think those two nations are well over five times our population size makes the state of things scary. Really scary. Preventing all preterm birth is almost impossible.…
Apr 14

Mrs Yesufu and her ordeal

On the evening of 22nd of August, someone shared news of the preterm birth of a set of quadruplet in Lokoja which naturally caught my attention. By the next day, I was at Rehoboth Hospital to see the neonates, doctors and parents and I share the following: 1. The mother, Mrs Amina Yesufu presented with…