#babybornsafe – för barns rätt till en trygg födsel
Innan jag förlorade min son visste jag inte att friska bebisar kunde dö i magen. Så fel jag hade. Varje år dör över 700 barn i magen i Sverige. Minst 200 av dem var friska och färdigutvecklade. De dog för att de inte fick hjälp att komma ut i tid.
Medan kvinnor i världen slåss för rätten till abort, tvingas vi i Sverige kämpa för att våra barn ska överleva sin förlossning.
– Nadja C Rahmings –
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Our unborn children have a right to a safe labor
As most of us, I was oblivious to the high number of stillborn in Western societies. Until it happened to me.
My son Viktor was stillborn at week 38,5, when the hospital sent me home instead of inducing me. Despite of almost non-existent fetal movements.
A part of me died then and there. But life does go on, even when you don´t want it to. Since i had to do someting, being a journalist and a writer, I started to do research on the topic. What I discovered was chocking.
I am now writing on a book about the Swedish maternity care.
I will bring up what the situation looks like in other countries, and compare the different approaches, and their results.
One of the main reasons why babies are stillborn in Sweden is that women are denied inductions or c-sections.
This is especially dangerous with high-risk pregnancies. There is a lot of research that clearly shows that induction is one of the best ways to reduce the number of stillborn. Many countries have implemented this in their practice. Sweden is, however, not one of them.
It is still a bit unclear as to why. Most probably it is a question of old beliefs, the view on women, and budget cuts. A ”natural” labor costs around €2500, a C-section around €5000, and inducing a labor somewhere in between.
Doing nothing is hence the most cost efficient choice.
Sweden also battles with a constant lack of hospital beds. Sweden has the least amount of hospital beds per capita in Europe, and instead of increasing the number of hospital beds, our decision makers just built the world´s most expensive hospital with a minimum of hospital beds, for those intriguing and rare cases. Where all other patients (read: the majority) are supposed to be treated is still unclear. Just not at the hospital.
The book will be released in May 2020, during a big event in Stockholm. It will eventually be translated into English.