World Prematurity Day 2021. “Prematurity is……”

Published 11th November 2021

World Prematurity Day 2021.  “Prematurity is……”

“Prematurity is……”
Less than a week to go until it’s World Prematurity Day on 17th November! ❤️💙💛 . One of our supporters, Amy Brett, is
creating a blog post about premature birth and what it means to different people. Amy’s daughter was born at 24 weeks and spent 6 weeks in TMBU in 2019 and during that time the EBA provided the family with support.

Amy’s name may be familiar to you too as her daughter Alina wrote an amazing children’s book ‘My Very Little Sister and the Very Big Story’ when she was aged three. Alina’s book is now helping children across the UK to make sense of, and give voice to, the anger, grief, fear and pain they go through when a sibling is taken into hospital

Amy is inviting EBA followers to message her at and complete the sentence ‘Prematurity is…’

You might have a premature baby yourself, or you might know someone who was born early. You might be a neonatal nurse or a speech and language therapist. You might not have any connection with prematurity at all. All answers count, long or short, positive or negative, poetic or matter of fact, regardless of background and experience.

Also, make sure you subscribe to Amy’s blog at so you don’t miss the finished piece on the 17th.

For Amy, prematurity is vulnerability, fragility, potential transience and the strength and endurance of a warrior.🥰

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