Kylie, who works for premature baby charity Bliss, was the first speaker at our Manchester event in November. She came to 300 Seconds to tell everyone that “you can change the world from your sofa”.

Kylie Hodges

Kylie (with hair dyed purple to raise awareness for World Prematurity Day) spoke about how her personal experience as mother to a premature baby sparked her interest in “kangaroo care” for premies worldwide.

She told how she began blogging to come to terms with her situation, and now wants to raise awareness of the importance of physical maternal contact for premature babies. 475,000 babies a year could potentially be saved through the simple act of being placed on their mother instead of in a cot.

Kylie blogs about prematurity at Not Even a Bag of Sugar. Or you can follow Kylie on Twitter.