NECESSITUDE OF ANTENATAL SCANS FOR SOCIETY
I don’t want to take any credit by saving a baby born in a very bad shape. Rather I would ask my obstetrician colleagues to deliver a good baby. Honestly there are hundreds of babies are born in this country who do not cry at birth and They suffer brain damage. When there are so many gadgets available to monitor the baby antenatally why the baby should suffer from birth asphyxia? This doesn’t make sense at all! having said that even in western world There are babies who suffer from delayed cry after birth! It only means that in some cases it is unavoidable. However there are a number of instances where this is preventable with close monitoring of mother and a fetus by antenatal scans.
You may argue that we live here in a third world country where our priorities are different so we cannot monitor all the antenatal mothers carefully. I would say to points here.
Firstly think about the implications of these babies to the society and to the family! It’s huge in terms of financial aspect and the family sufferings!
And think about the burden to the health care system.
So I would rather provide every antenatal mother a CTG machine to be monitored during delivery in straightforward cases and arrange a good follow up with fetal medicine experts in complicated cases!
I would rather like every baby be delivered under monitoring than risking them birth asphyxia.
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