12 May '13, 6pm

Do One Million Babies Need To Die On The Day They Are Born?

Do One Million Babies Need To Die On The Day They Are Born?

What do all mothers want for Mother’s Day, really? As the mother of two teenagers, I can easily say that year after year, I want my kids to be healthy and happy. But I have it easy and my kids have it all: food, shelter, education, health care and everything they need to be successful in life. A world away from where I live, the newborn baby girl pictured above is sleeping in an incubator in a neonatal intensive care unit at Kiwoko Hospital in Uganda. She’s two days old in this photo and was born six weeks early. She survived against the odds thanks to two simple steroid injections her mother received when she went into preterm labor. The injections, which cost a mere 50 cents to $1, can help speed up the development of a baby’s lungs and prevent her from going into respiratory distress when she is born. Although I delivered both of my children full term, I would have gott...

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