The baby I didn’t want died shortly after birth, and it hurt very bad

Vanessa Wambui Ochieng, a Moi University student whose newborn died after a couple of days. PHOTO| STANELY KIMUGE

What you need to know:

  • Baby Caesar weighed two kilogrammes and the doctor told her that the weight was normal and he would gain more easily if she breastfed him well.
  • All was going well when, on Monday afternoon, the baby died in his sleep and her world crumbled.
  • World Health Organisation data shows that 47 per cent of deaths among children under the age five in 2017 were newborns.

When she joined Moi University back in 2013, it never crossed 24-year-old Vanessa Wambui Ochieng’s mind that she would end up pregnant while pursuing her studies.


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