My preterm baby is not a curse, she is a blessing

Mothers in the Kangaroo Care programme at Kenyatta National Hospital's newborn unit. This technique can prevent close to 450,000 newborn deaths annually, especially among preterm babies. PHOTO | FILE

Edith Nafula, 38, had been waiting for three years to get pregnant. When she did in 2015, she had no idea that it would mark the genesis of her struggles. Her excitement was cut short, when the baby was born prematurely (one week before term) and died.

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