How much I wish all of you where Hispanic and watched the show I watched yesterday. There is this major news channel in the Univision channel called Aqui y Ahora and they had a report on babies that die before they where born.
I was shocked to find out the number of women that loose their baby before birth is about 70 per day. They also had a doctor there that was studying the placenta of these mothers and the found out the 70% of these deaths was caused by the the bacteria group b strep and in the majority of these cases the mother tested negative.
They also mentioned there how the government descriminates against us women that have lost babies like we have due to that they do not give enough funding for research, they even showed some examples, I believe if I am correct this is the statistics since the 60's and I may be off a number:
- Death caused by SIDS 105,000 and money donated for research was 404 Million
- Death caused in utero 225,000 and money donated for reseach was 3 Million
I felt so offended to see these statistics. How could they not care about these babies. They where babies too that where just about to be born and where very much wanted.
What difference of a baby dying a day before being born, than a baby that died a couple of days after birth due to SIDS?...IT"S STILL A BABY!
I am going to try to find the video and repost the exact numbers that they posted about the deaths, but I know that the money donated was that. They also mentioned the MISS foundation and their goal on having every state give out a birth certificate for these cases. They also interviewed several women that have gone through loosing their babies in utero, and most of the cases where exactly like mine, unexpected. They showed a lady that lost her baby 22 years ago and still grieves for her daughter and after the loss of the baby she started a foundation to help mothers through their loss.After I saw that show I was a crying mess, how can cases like this just be swept under the rug like it never happened? When this first happened to me, I never even heared of something like this until it happened to me. I think the government needs to inform people about the statistics of this and donate more money to research to try to find a prevention to all these unnecessary deaths.