The Death Of A Child

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“Avoidable complications during childbirth are killing 78,000 women in India every year. This means on an average, one woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth every seven minutes. On the other hand, one million children born in India are dying every year even borer they become 28 days old. A child born in India is 14 times more likely to die during the first 28 days than one born in the US or UK. These stats reveal the staggering truth that the natural occurrence of childbirht, and joy that should surround it have been altered and views as an event connected to sorrow and death. Job chapter 3 depicts the reversal of the creative order in light of suffering and the distortion that its caused. Women who suffer from…show more content…
Although there are many threats to a healthy pregnancy in India as well as world wide, and many reasons why prenatal care is a must for expectant mothers, with the help of a doula or midwife, these can be overcome.

Common Pregnancy diseases in India - Anemia in India

A prominent disease that affects pregnancy in India is anemia. Although having an iron deficiency is not a problem connected to gender it is more prevalent in women because of their monthly cycle and blood loss. Women in the third world are even more prone to an iron deficiency as they are often already deficient in other necessary vitamins and nutrients. Women in the first world often take supplements and pre-natal vitamins in order to ensure they have an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals to function properly and also support the life growing inside them. However for those in the third world who do not have access to medical care and have limited access to nutritious foods or adequate amounts of food it can be difficult to obtain enough iron and other essential nutrients.

One natural and accessible way to combat anemia is through diet. A simple education in iron and protein rich foods could greatly increase the amount of iron, or raise iron levels to an adequate level before during or after pregnancy. Iron rich foods that could be accessible to women in India are, beets, spinach, pomegranates, beans, eggs, meat, dates, raisins, sunflower and sesame seeds.

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