I delivered my baby at just 30 weeks

her two daughters Chelsea Samara (center) and Ruth Adhiambo (right) during interview on August 27, 2014.
PHOTO | Jeff Angote

What you need to know:

  • Giving birth to a premature baby is an emotional and trying experience for most mothers, Lucy Ongaya tells her story

  • With little knowledge on the importance of antenatal care, Lucy began her clinic visits when she was four months pregnant, which is considered late.

  • It is recommended that women seek antenatal care as soon as they find out they are pregnant so that they can, among other requirements, begin taking iron and folic acid supplements critical in the first three months of gestation.

Three years ago, 35-year-old Lucy Ongaya went  through an experience that she will never forget. For this mother of two girls, the birth of her second child, so sudden and unexpected, was an emotionally harrowing experience.


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