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When does human life begin?
Science says that a human life starts at the moment of conception (The moment the sperm fertilizes the egg).
Other sources say that human life begins when the brain activates, or the heartbeat starts, or even at the moment of birth.
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton stated on April 3rd, 2016 "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights"
Infant mortality rate by country under 5 years old
Different countries define life in different ways. Saudi Arabia doesn't define life like some one does in the United states.
Infant mortality by definition means the ratio of the number of deaths in the first year of life to the number of live births occurring in the same population during the same period of time. An example of that is a baby born 25 weeks pre-mature is considered a life in the U.S. where as it might not be considered a life in china or some other foreign country
How can we save these babies who are "preemies" from death?
Babies who are born before the 37th week of gestation are considered premature or "Preemies". They are inducted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Premature babies that are born have an increased risk for infection or disease. They are not ready to take on the world on their own just yet, they still have underdeveloped parts, such as lungs, digestive system, skin, and immune system.
Premature babies are rare, only 1 out of 10 babies are born premature which adds up to around 200,000 preemies a year
What causes premature birth?
Having had preterm birth previously
Pregnancy with more than one child
Interval of less than 6 months between pregnancies
In vitro fertilization
Uterus, cervix or placenta problems
Cigarette smoking and drug usage
Being pregnant with a baby with certain birth defects
Infection of amniotic fluid or lower genital tract
Condition such as blood pressure and diabetes
Multiple abortions or miscarriages
Stressful events such as domestic violence
Pregnancies at an age below 17 or after 35
How many die from premature birth?
Around 1 in 10 babies who are born premature die in the U.S. every year.
On a bigger note some 15 million preemies are born every year, but 1 million have a chance to die, but some of these deaths can be easily prevented by using modern tech and advanced medicine.