This cannot be understated – pregnancy is hard. There is a growing awareness of how some prospective parents have spent thousands of dollars and months, if not years of time trying to get pregnant. – assuming that they are capable of doing so, that is.
On top of that, the entire process of pregnancy alone deals an incredible physical toll on the parent’s body as well.
For starters, your internal organs get squished and rearranged, your risk of osteoporosis increases as the fetus pulls nutrients from the body, and you have to change your entire lifestyle to accommodate a growing belly that can wake you in the middle of the night.
And that isn’t to say of the actual act of labor itself!
Aside from the incredible and intense pain that the parent has to endure from the contractions, there is the fact that the labor process itself can still be dangerous for both parent and child.
The evolution that modern medicine has undergone over the last two hundred years or so is a wondrous thing, and has undeniably and drastically reduced the mortality rates of mother and newborn baby.
However, the fact remains that nothing can truly be one hundred percent risk-free – all medical procedures one way or another will have risk associated with them.
Usually, it is caused by the human factor, as was the case in the decapitation of this Indian baby in the northern state of Rajasthan.
According to a report released by the Hindustan Times on the 10th of January, a baby had been decapitated by a male nurse during a particularly difficult delivery in a local government hospital on the 6th of January.
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