Baby Loss Awareness Week: Seventeen Babies Die A Day In The UK And 30,000 In The Poor World
It must be hard for the parents of the babies who lose their lives each day in the UK. We live in a modern developed country with an advanced healthcare system. People do not expect to lose a child and their grieving is often complicated by a lack of explanation as to what happened to their child.
I do not want to take away from the painful personal reality of the situation. However, sometimes, unfortunately, people end up turning such hard to swallow facts into a defence that stops them from grieving. Then they might do something like start “Baby Loss Awareness Week”.
Each day in the UK seventeen babies die before term or soon after birth. Each day in the poorer parts of the world 30,000 babies and children under the age of five die because they do not have simple medication or food.
I think fixing the economics that lead to this has a higher priority in the grand scheme of things than trying to reduce further the causes of loss of life in the rich world. Lives all have the same value: one persons feeling,hopes, dreams and fears are realised, or unrealised.