Addressing America's high premature birth rate

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  • Chances are you know someone who was born prematurely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of preterm births is going up. Last year, one in 10 American babies was born before 37 weeks gestation. Author Sarah DiGregorio ("Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human") talks about one of the biggest public health threats facing this country.
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Comments • 33

  • Ajit Mundra
    Ajit Mundra Month ago

    Such a highly important topic to shed light on. Fantastic presentation, very thoughtful, sensitive and eloquent.

  • Andrew Ethridge
    Andrew Ethridge Month ago

    That's it.
    1: they wouldn't be saying this if the kids were white.
    2: they've disregard if one's standard of living contributes the premature birth of a child
    You can't blame all your problems on racism that's why you still have them otherwise they would of gone away by now.

  • Javier
    Javier Month ago

    I always knew babies were expensive but 26 BILLION just for premature ones for a year!

  • BoppoB
    BoppoB 2 months ago +1

    These commenters sadly don’t know enough about systemic racism because our school systems have failed us. The fact is, poor people have horrible healthcare options. Those programs get defunded using rhetoric that convinces voters to blame poor people for high taxes. These agendas generally focus their message towards states that have bigger black populations. Most of the black population in this country is below middle class in income earning. It’s gone up very slowly over time, but the inequality of wealth between races is almost the same proportionally as it was before the Civil Rights act.
    It has barely changed because for the most part, this country hasn’t adapted its laws or statutes to get rid the built in biases and infrastructure from a hundred or more years ago. Now a lot of people don’t believe this, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t take much research and you can even take history classes at a community college if you want more understanding of it.
    So when you think about how the generation of people of color who weren’t even given the basic rights of a human being, are still alive today... you get an inkling of the truth of how recently our government openly discriminated. And you include women of any race in that equation.
    We have purposefully ignored the healthcare needs of women and especially poor, black women. A lot of these women didn’t even get a chance in life to be person they wanted to be because they got pregnant before they were barely old enough for college.
    The horrible cycle of poverty just puts the next generation back in poverty. So people of color had been imprisoned in poverty for 150 years by law that didn’t require you pay them or actual wages, let you discriminate. And even after the Civil Rights Act, a lot of states or rural towns just refused to obey those laws until they physically forced them. So they got clever about writing laws. They wouldn’t outright state their discrimination, they would right laws for “suburbs” differently than they would poor districts. They would redraw counties and school districts to legally segregate schools. They gerrymander so as little amount of districts as possible would go to black people. Giving them less representation and thus no power in voting.
    They’d appoint racist judges who would side with the white defendants accused of discrimination. They packed juries with white racists who never convict a white person who committed a hate crime.
    So now they cut funding to healthcare or health education funding so now these already poor women, now have no proper education regarding pregnancy. They don’t go in for their regular check ups and they don’t get their health monitored leading up to the pregnancy because 1. They can’t afford that. 2. They don’t even realize what goes into preparing for your pregnancy, not even checking with doctors until it’s literally time to give birth.
    This is what she means when racism has caused these problems. And we have had these problems for so long that it no longer just affects poor black women. It affects someone who makes 50,000 dollars a year because our healthcare system is so broken.

  • Christin Nordberg
    Christin Nordberg 2 months ago +3

    Claims racism causes premature birth, yet goes off about her entire white well-off family from NYC being born premature 😂

    • BoppoB
      BoppoB 2 months ago

      Christin Nordberg These commenters sadly don’t know enough about systemic racism because our school systems have failed us. The fact is, poor people have horrible healthcare options. Those programs get defunded using rhetoric that convinces voters to blame poor people for high taxes. These agendas generally focus their message towards states that have bigger black populations. Most of the black population in this country is below middle class in income earning. It’s gone up very slowly over time, but the inequality of wealth between races is almost the same proportionally as it was before the Civil Rights act.
      It has barely changed because for the most part, this country hasn’t adapted its laws or statutes to get rid the built in biases and infrastructure from a hundred or more years ago. Now a lot of people don’t believe this, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t take much research and you can even take history classes at a community college if you want more understanding of it.
      So when you think about how the generation of people of color who weren’t even given the basic rights of a human being, are still alive today... you get an inkling of the truth of how recently our government openly discriminated. And you include women of any race in that equation.
      We have purposefully ignored the healthcare needs of women and especially poor, black women. A lot of these women didn’t even get a chance in life to be person they wanted to be because they got pregnant before they were barely old enough for college.
      The horrible cycle of poverty just puts the next generation back in poverty. So people of color had been imprisoned in poverty for 150 years by law that didn’t require you pay them or actual wages, let you discriminate. And even after the Civil Rights Act, a lot of states or rural towns just refused to obey those laws until they physically forced them. So they got clever about writing laws. They wouldn’t outright state their discrimination, they would right laws for “suburbs” differently than they would poor districts. They would redraw counties and school districts to legally segregate schools. They gerrymander so as little amount of districts as possible would go to black people. Giving them less representation and thus no power in voting.
      They’d appoint racist judges who would side with the white defendants accused of discrimination. They packed juries with white racists who never convict a white person who committed a hate crime.
      So now they cut funding to healthcare or health education funding so now these already poor women, now have no proper education regarding pregnancy. They don’t go in for their regular check ups and they don’t get their health monitored leading up to the pregnancy because 1. They can’t afford that. 2. They don’t even realize what goes into preparing for your pregnancy, not even checking with doctors until it’s literally time to give birth.
      This is what she means when racism has caused these problems. And we have had these problems for so long that it no longer just affects poor black women. It affects someone who makes 50,000 dollars a year because our healthcare system is so broken.

  • Christin Nordberg
    Christin Nordberg 2 months ago

    Why are babies born premature?
    *racism*
    😂 wtf

  • HannaFate
    HannaFate 2 months ago +6

    I think the "racism" referred to is the notorious failure of the American medical system to care for minorities and marginalized people.

  • Karen Spencer
    Karen Spencer 2 months ago

    More preterm births and preeclampsia in communities with 'optimal' concentrations of fluoride in their drinking water. Fluoride is a poison in any concentration and it saturates both the placenta & amniotic fluid - #PlacentalFluorosis
    See references listed here: pregnancyandfluoridedonotmix.com/prematurebirth.html

  • Spiral Breeze
    Spiral Breeze 2 months ago +1

    My son was 6 weeks premature. He was in the NICU for 10 days. He was diagnosed with aspergers. He’ll be 13 soon and he’s a riot. I ate healthy, walked everywhere (I even walked the mile to the hospital in labor) and went to my appointments. It was probably my autoimmune disease that made him come too early. My daughter was born on time and weighed less then her brother did. All I know is the human body is both amazing and bizarre.

  • jolieart
    jolieart 2 months ago

    If her grandfather herself and her child were preemies is it possible that there’s a correlation between that and not racism 🤔

  • Leslie Marie
    Leslie Marie 2 months ago +1

    Have friend, quite well off. Her and husband have PhD, home, cars, etc. Her son... now earning 6 figures. Doing well too but He was born premature ..... damn you racism (shakes fist at sky) 🤣

    • BoppoB
      BoppoB 2 months ago

      These commenters sadly don’t know enough about systemic racism because our school systems have failed us. The fact is, poor people have horrible healthcare options. Those programs get defunded using rhetoric that convinces voters to blame poor people for high taxes. These agendas generally focus their message towards states that have bigger black populations. Most of the black population in this country is below middle class in income earning. It’s gone up very slowly over time, but the inequality of wealth between races is almost the same proportionally as it was before the Civil Rights act.
      It has barely changed because for the most part, this country hasn’t adapted its laws or statutes to get rid the built in biases and infrastructure from a hundred or more years ago. Now a lot of people don’t believe this, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t take much research and you can even take history classes at a community college if you want more understanding of it.
      So when you think about how the generation of people of color who weren’t even given the basic rights of a human being, are still alive today... you get an inkling of the truth of how recently our government openly discriminated. And you include women of any race in that equation.
      We have purposefully ignored the healthcare needs of women and especially poor, black women. A lot of these women didn’t even get a chance in life to be person they wanted to be because they got pregnant before they were barely old enough for college.
      The horrible cycle of poverty just puts the next generation back in poverty. So people of color had been imprisoned in poverty for 150 years by law that didn’t require you pay them or actual wages, let you discriminate. And even after the Civil Rights Act, a lot of states or rural towns just refused to obey those laws until they physically forced them. So they got clever about writing laws. They wouldn’t outright state their discrimination, they would right laws for “suburbs” differently than they would poor districts. They would redraw counties and school districts to legally segregate schools. They gerrymander so as little amount of districts as possible would go to black people. Giving them less representation and thus no power in voting.
      They’d appoint racist judges who would side with the white defendants accused of discrimination. They packed juries with white racists who never convict a white person who committed a hate crime.
      So now they cut funding to healthcare or health education funding so now these already poor women, now have no proper education regarding pregnancy. They don’t go in for their regular check ups and they don’t get their health monitored leading up to the pregnancy because 1. They can’t afford that. 2. They don’t even realize what goes into preparing for your pregnancy, not even checking with doctors until it’s literally time to give birth.
      This is what she means when racism has caused these problems. And we have had these problems for so long that it no longer just affects poor black women. It affects someone who makes 50,000 dollars a year because our healthcare system is so broken.

  • Daimon Mario Perez
    Daimon Mario Perez 2 months ago

    Thank you for telling the truth for the 10%

  • F.N. Schlub
    F.N. Schlub 2 months ago

    Wow. That, not presented by anyone in the medical sciences, was a soft-push subterfuge against Roe v. Wade.
    CBS ... what are you becoming ?

  • James Kirk
    James Kirk 2 months ago

    natures way of telling women ,get pregnant in your teens and early 20s, not 30s.

  • aquaillusiongirl
    aquaillusiongirl 2 months ago +1

    Poorly done story. They should have had this mother talk about recent stats and have a person from the medical field speak more on the issue. PBS did a similar story in 2018: www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-are-black-mothers-and-infants-far-more-likely-to-die-in-u-s-from-pregnancy-related-causes

  • T KHancock
    T KHancock 2 months ago +2

    But I thought they were just a clump of cells until they went through the vagina 😏

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago

      T KHancockhead,,It was your black neighbor, that went through yo momma's vagina.

    • NPC 33331
      NPC 33331 2 months ago

      Yep these piles of mush are alive for reason

  • Grandmama on the Go
    Grandmama on the Go 2 months ago +1

    Drs would NOT try to save my 25 week premature grandson. 3 weeks later local tv station aired a "miraculous story" ...hospital saves 21 week 9oz baby. Why????? That is still my question. Why not my grandson????

  • Christen Ford
    Christen Ford 2 months ago +4

    This comment section is so concerned with this woman speaking on things she clearly has a clue about that it has become a hurtful reminder for those of us that have gone through this. How dare you tell her the facts I'm sure she found aren't true because you have your own "beliefs"? NICU parents already have to go through enough without people making the think they've done something wrong.

    • Christen Ford
      Christen Ford 2 months ago

      @Lilo and Stitch Lover thank you for the compassion. This is a multifaceted issue, like 99% of life these days. I just wish people would lead with love in their discourse 🤷🏾‍♀️

    • Christen Ford
      Christen Ford 2 months ago

      @Anthony Lopez not that it's any of your business but I did everything you're suggesting. IVF requires it. And still lost a child and have one fighting for her life. I am emotional, yes, but most humans in my situation would be. So to summarize, this is a sensitive subject and compassion should be used before generalization.

    • Lilo and Stitch Lover
      Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago

      @Anthony Lopez This is not what I said and it is already a law in the USA to give that care to pregnant women that could not afford health care otherwise. A woman can do everything right and premature birth can still happen stop blaming her and other women for this.

    • Lilo and Stitch Lover
      Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago

      @Anthony Lopez You shouldn't say those things to her and as you said she is emotional because she has just lost a baby and has one in the NICU.

    • Lilo and Stitch Lover
      Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago

      Alot of these comments aren't based on fact but income inequality is a factor in premature births is a lie expecially income inequality because women can get free heath care if they are pregnant. With racism it could be factor as doctors not listening to black pregnant women. Mothers mostly know something is wrong with their baby and for some doctors to dismiss that is disgusting. She didn't really explain anything beyond that for her reasoning though.

  • M DV
    M DV 2 months ago +4

    Smoking and drugs.
    They want out of the death chamber quickly.

    • M DV
      M DV 2 months ago

      Anthony Lopez,
      Thanks for the help. 'Kat Fox' doesn't get it. Please see my other posts in this thread. Especially the response to 'Jeanne Hinote'. I backed up your premise with a link to just one site explaining the issue of over-hydration. There are millions more.
      Read my response to 'Kat Fox'. It is enlightening. A true story. The only escape was to enlist during war. The VietNam war.

    • M DV
      M DV 2 months ago

      Jeanne Hinote,
      You stated, "I was eating healthy and drinking at least a gallon of water per day."
      2 Liters of water per day if you need that much is plenty. I recommend 'Smart Water'. They come in liter bottles to make it easier to keep track of consumption.
      So, you were drinking twice as much as you really needed causing water intoxication.
      www.healthline.com/health/overhydration
      Most americans overdo everything and it is not only harming but alarming. And, wasteful.

    • M DV
      M DV 2 months ago

      Kat Fox,
      My mother took drugs while pregnant with me and after I was born drugged me to keep me quiet. Her favorite was Dramamine due to availability and cost. She would sneak it in our food especially at dinner so we would be out of it by 7 pm and sleep all night. That is probably why I wet the bed until I was 13.
      So, go fly yourself if you do not understand that some "mothers be monsters'. iow, stupid.

    • Jeanne Hinote
      Jeanne Hinote 2 months ago +1

      @ Anthony Lopez first baby was 28 weeks second was 31 weeks. Both very premature. Neonatologists advised the massive amounts of water. I'd like to see your credentials for the information you are providing, if you don't mind.

    • Kat Fox
      Kat Fox 2 months ago

      Dumbest thing I've ever read

  • Nneka Okon
    Nneka Okon 2 months ago +1

    Give to the March of Dimes!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +1

      @Nneka Okon,,why waste your money, when 90% of your donations goes to the CEO of "March Of Dimes", just like Bono. Give to your local Salvation Army.

  • Anthony Coscia
    Anthony Coscia 2 months ago +4

    I am in this class.
    This is not about racism.
    Not everyone has the income, that’s just a fact of life.
    Not everyone was born with parents who care...either.
    A fact of life.
    I feel for the baby, but I disagree with what was said.
    I was born 3-months early.
    I love this show...
    And you can’t blame all your problems on your parents because, the jail would be empty...If you could do that!.

    • Anthony Coscia
      Anthony Coscia Month ago

      BoppoB I stand on what I said.

    • BoppoB
      BoppoB 2 months ago

      Anthony Coscia first of all, of course there low birth weights without prior issues. Birth is variable. Doesn’t make what she said wrong. Here’s why Anthony. These commenters sadly don’t know enough about systemic racism because our school systems have failed us. The fact is, poor people have horrible healthcare options. Those programs get defunded using rhetoric that convinces voters to blame poor people for high taxes. These agendas generally focus their message towards states that have bigger black populations. Most of the black population in this country is below middle class in income earning. It’s gone up very slowly over time, but the inequality of wealth between races is almost the same proportionally as it was before the Civil Rights act.
      It has barely changed because for the most part, this country hasn’t adapted its laws or statutes to get rid the built in biases and infrastructure from a hundred or more years ago. Now a lot of people don’t believe this, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t take much research and you can even take history classes at a community college if you want more understanding of it.
      So when you think about how the generation of people of color who weren’t even given the basic rights of a human being, are still alive today... you get an inkling of the truth of how recently our government openly discriminated. And you include women of any race in that equation.
      We have purposefully ignored the healthcare needs of women and especially poor, black women. A lot of these women didn’t even get a chance in life to be person they wanted to be because they got pregnant before they were barely old enough for college.
      The horrible cycle of poverty just puts the next generation back in poverty. So people of color had been imprisoned in poverty for 150 years by law that didn’t require you pay them or actual wages, let you discriminate. And even after the Civil Rights Act, a lot of states or rural towns just refused to obey those laws until they physically forced them. So they got clever about writing laws. They wouldn’t outright state their discrimination, they would right laws for “suburbs” differently than they would poor districts. They would redraw counties and school districts to legally segregate schools. They gerrymander so as little amount of districts as possible would go to black people. Giving them less representation and thus no power in voting.
      They’d appoint racist judges who would side with the white defendants accused of discrimination. They packed juries with white racists who never convict a white person who committed a hate crime.
      So now they cut funding to healthcare or health education funding so now these already poor women, now have no proper education regarding pregnancy. They don’t go in for their regular check ups and they don’t get their health monitored leading up to the pregnancy because 1. They can’t afford that. 2. They don’t even realize what goes into preparing for your pregnancy, not even checking with doctors until it’s literally time to give birth.
      This is what she means when racism has caused these problems. And we have had these problems for so long that it no longer just affects poor black women. It affects someone who makes 50,000 dollars a year because our healthcare system is so broken.

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago

      @Anthony Coscia,,,,The word "racist" has for a long time been the single most effective fear-word in the leftist and neoconservative arsenal. For decades, they have successfully used it in the political arena to slander traditionalists, shut down debate, and leave opponents running for cover. In the social arena, they have caused even more damage by using it to brainwash impressionable children and young college students, and to teach people to hate their nation, their cultural traditions, and worst of all, themselves.

  • Landon Jensen
    Landon Jensen 2 months ago +7

    I was born 6 weeks early...
    thanks to racism...
    I just learned today

    • BoppoB
      BoppoB 2 months ago

      Cerebro Brother refer to my other reply in this chain and rethink what you said. CBS obviously assumed you had a basic elementary education of America’s past systemic discrimination towards black people and especially women. Even white.

    • BoppoB
      BoppoB 2 months ago

      These commenters sadly don’t know enough about systemic racism because our school systems have failed us. The fact is, poor people have horrible healthcare options. Those programs get defunded using rhetoric that convinces voters to blame poor people for high taxes. These agendas generally focus their message towards states that have bigger black populations. Most of the black population in this country is below middle class in income earning. It’s gone up very slowly over time, but the inequality of wealth between races is almost the same proportionally as it was before the Civil Rights act.
      It has barely changed because for the most part, this country hasn’t adapted its laws or statutes to get rid the built in biases and infrastructure from a hundred or more years ago. Now a lot of people don’t believe this, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t take much research and you can even take history classes at a community college if you want more understanding of it.
      So when you think about how the generation of people of color who weren’t even given the basic rights of a human being, are still alive today... you get an inkling of the truth of how recently our government openly discriminated. And you include women of any race in that equation.
      We have purposefully ignored the healthcare needs of women and especially poor, black women. A lot of these women didn’t even get a chance in life to be person they wanted to be because they got pregnant before they were barely old enough for college.
      The horrible cycle of poverty just puts the next generation back in poverty. So people of color had been imprisoned in poverty for 150 years by law that didn’t require you pay them or actual wages, let you discriminate. And even after the Civil Rights Act, a lot of states or rural towns just refused to obey those laws until they physically forced them. So they got clever about writing laws. They wouldn’t outright state their discrimination, they would right laws for “suburbs” differently than they would poor districts. They would redraw counties and school districts to legally segregate schools. They gerrymander so as little amount of districts as possible would go to black people. Giving them less representation and thus no power in voting.
      They’d appoint racist judges who would side with the white defendants accused of discrimination. They packed juries with white racists who never convict a white person who committed a hate crime.
      So now they cut funding to healthcare or health education funding so now these already poor women, now have no proper education regarding pregnancy. They don’t go in for their regular check ups and they don’t get their health monitored leading up to the pregnancy because 1. They can’t afford that. 2. They don’t even realize what goes into preparing for your pregnancy, not even checking with doctors until it’s literally time to give birth.
      This is what she means when racism has caused these problems. And we have had these problems for so long that it no longer just affects poor black women. It affects someone who makes 50,000 dollars a year because our healthcare system is so broken.

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +2

      @Landon Jensen,,The word "racist" has for a long time been the single most effective fear-word in the leftist and neoconservative arsenal. For decades, they have successfully used it in the political arena to slander traditionalists, shut down debate, and leave opponents running for cover. In the social arena, they have caused even more damage by using it to brainwash impressionable children and young college students, and to teach people to hate their nation, their cultural traditions, and worst of all, themselves.

  • Mallory Justice
    Mallory Justice 2 months ago +5

    Correct me if I'm wrong but every baby that was just shown was white, to say racism plays a part in premature births is a little confusing when every baby that was shown is White. CBS you should be ashamed of yourself you give no supporting evidence and to say that Is just pure negligence and ignorance.

    • BoppoB
      BoppoB 2 months ago

      Mallory Justice These commenters sadly don’t know enough about systemic racism because our school systems have failed us. The fact is, poor people have horrible healthcare options. Those programs get defunded using rhetoric that convinces voters to blame poor people for high taxes. These agendas generally focus their message towards states that have bigger black populations. Most of the black population in this country is below middle class in income earning. It’s gone up very slowly over time, but the inequality of wealth between races is almost the same proportionally as it was before the Civil Rights act.
      It has barely changed because for the most part, this country hasn’t adapted its laws or statutes to get rid the built in biases and infrastructure from a hundred or more years ago. Now a lot of people don’t believe this, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t take much research and you can even take history classes at a community college if you want more understanding of it.
      So when you think about how the generation of people of color who weren’t even given the basic rights of a human being, are still alive today... you get an inkling of the truth of how recently our government openly discriminated. And you include women of any race in that equation.
      We have purposefully ignored the healthcare needs of women and especially poor, black women. A lot of these women didn’t even get a chance in life to be person they wanted to be because they got pregnant before they were barely old enough for college.
      The horrible cycle of poverty just puts the next generation back in poverty. So people of color had been imprisoned in poverty for 150 years by law that didn’t require you pay them or actual wages, let you discriminate. And even after the Civil Rights Act, a lot of states or rural towns just refused to obey those laws until they physically forced them. So they got clever about writing laws. They wouldn’t outright state their discrimination, they would right laws for “suburbs” differently than they would poor districts. They would redraw counties and school districts to legally segregate schools. They gerrymander so as little amount of districts as possible would go to black people. Giving them less representation and thus no power in voting.
      They’d appoint racist judges who would side with the white defendants accused of discrimination. They packed juries with white racists who never convict a white person who committed a hate crime.
      So now they cut funding to healthcare or health education funding so now these already poor women, now have no proper education regarding pregnancy. They don’t go in for their regular check ups and they don’t get their health monitored leading up to the pregnancy because 1. They can’t afford that. 2. They don’t even realize what goes into preparing for your pregnancy, not even checking with doctors until it’s literally time to give birth.
      This is what she means when racism has caused these problems. And we have had these problems for so long that it no longer just affects poor black women. It affects someone who makes 50,000 dollars a year because our healthcare system is so broken.

    • Mallory Justice
      Mallory Justice 2 months ago

      @Anthony Lopez you have some really good points I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

    • Mallory Justice
      Mallory Justice 2 months ago

      @Anthony Lopez I was raised Mormon believe me I know the importance of marriage and family but when one person makes a effort to be deceitful In my case we were together for a while then got married had a child and after having our child that's when the abusive started.

    • Mallory Justice
      Mallory Justice 2 months ago

      @Anthony Lopez I agree having gone through a divorce from a extremely abusive husband while pregnant with our second child I don't think being married really has that much to do with premature births. When you have that much influence you also have a greate responsibility of presenting the facts that are based in truth.

  • sweet heart C
    sweet heart C 2 months ago +2

    This is why the United States is the worse in the world with dealing with couples trying to conceive. Then they want to miseducate the public on sex education after the school system fail there students.They would rather prostitution be normalized plus mistreatment of women to the point where they have set dangerous methods of birth control to weaken women. They set up a society in America that wants more drug addicts then workers. Plus the disgusting practices of abortions. Now karma is rearing its ugly head with these messed up people. I really hope these people are happy. All they wanted to teach is the destruction of the human body with poisonous substances. I can't believe this is the new era of population control.

  • Candice Sacks
    Candice Sacks 2 months ago +6

    It's called negligence!! If you eat well and go for your check ups and find out if it's genetic!

    • BoppoB
      BoppoB 2 months ago

      Candice Sacks These commenters sadly don’t know enough about systemic racism because our school systems have failed us. The fact is, poor people have horrible healthcare options. Those programs get defunded using rhetoric that convinces voters to blame poor people for high taxes. These agendas generally focus their message towards states that have bigger black populations. Most of the black population in this country is below middle class in income earning. It’s gone up very slowly over time, but the inequality of wealth between races is almost the same proportionally as it was before the Civil Rights act.
      It has barely changed because for the most part, this country hasn’t adapted its laws or statutes to get rid the built in biases and infrastructure from a hundred or more years ago. Now a lot of people don’t believe this, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t take much research and you can even take history classes at a community college if you want more understanding of it.
      So when you think about how the generation of people of color who weren’t even given the basic rights of a human being, are still alive today... you get an inkling of the truth of how recently our government openly discriminated. And you include women of any race in that equation.
      We have purposefully ignored the healthcare needs of women and especially poor, black women. A lot of these women didn’t even get a chance in life to be person they wanted to be because they got pregnant before they were barely old enough for college.
      The horrible cycle of poverty just puts the next generation back in poverty. So people of color had been imprisoned in poverty for 150 years by law that didn’t require you pay them or actual wages, let you discriminate. And even after the Civil Rights Act, a lot of states or rural towns just refused to obey those laws until they physically forced them. So they got clever about writing laws. They wouldn’t outright state their discrimination, they would right laws for “suburbs” differently than they would poor districts. They would redraw counties and school districts to legally segregate schools. They gerrymander so as little amount of districts as possible would go to black people. Giving them less representation and thus no power in voting.
      They’d appoint racist judges who would side with the white defendants accused of discrimination. They packed juries with white racists who never convict a white person who committed a hate crime.
      So now they cut funding to healthcare or health education funding so now these already poor women, now have no proper education regarding pregnancy. They don’t go in for their regular check ups and they don’t get their health monitored leading up to the pregnancy because 1. They can’t afford that. 2. They don’t even realize what goes into preparing for your pregnancy, not even checking with doctors until it’s literally time to give birth.
      This is what she means when racism has caused these problems. And we have had these problems for so long that it no longer just affects poor black women. It affects someone who makes 50,000 dollars a year because our healthcare system is so broken.

    • Christen Ford
      Christen Ford 2 months ago

      @Candice Sacks I appreciate your response. This is delicate for a lot of people, just like most of life's issues ✌🏾

    • Cheryl Carlson
      Cheryl Carlson 2 months ago +1

      Candace, by virtue of ovaries you are smarter than that comment. apologize now. Common causes of prematurity are malnutrition, infection, uterine or cervical malformations, trauma, autoimmune diseases, abnormalities with fetus, multiple pregnancy, very young mother or older mother, environmental toxins, lack of medical care for underlying diseases such as diabetes which are worsened in pregnancy, close interval pregnancy which can result from using antibiotics while on the pill without backup. And then some times we just don't know. Unless you are sterile, you are likely to live long enough to regret your words.

    • Candice Sacks
      Candice Sacks 2 months ago +1

      @Christen Ford Sorry to hear about your loss!But there are moms who don't take care of themselves and some of these could of been prevented! Again blessings 🙏 to you and your family!!

    • Christen Ford
      Christen Ford 2 months ago +3

      I too ate well and was fortunate enough to have weekly ultrasounds. I currently have a 24 week old baby girl in the NICU and her twin brother in the morgue despite my best efforts. Please think before spouting such ignorance.

  • Yo Mama
    Yo Mama 2 months ago

    On a channel that is DEMOCRATIC, yet abortion isn't too soon?
    Woman is genetically disposed to premature birth (runs in her immediate family) yet decides to have babies - then wants sympathy. AND of course, it's the white person's fault. Makes this into a race issue. 🥴

  • Cerebro Brother
    Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +2

    The toxic vaccines, sure don't help, stop eating GMOs, and don't drink the fluoride water. TRUMP 2020.

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +1

      @Lilo and Stitch Lover, yes, you are an independent Koo Koo for Coco Puffs.

    • Lilo and Stitch Lover
      Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago

      @Cerebro Brother I'm not millennial I am part of gen z thus I'm not a special snowflake and I am an independent.

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +1

      @Lilo and Stitch Lover, sorry I meant to say you hide under your momma's bed. Remember, "I love the smell of burning snowflakes, in the morning"

    • Lilo and Stitch Lover
      Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago

      @Cerebro Brother Can you alest spell out RU-clip?

    • Lilo and Stitch Lover
      Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago

      @Cerebro Brother I don't hid in my mother's basement.

  • Blooming Accents
    Blooming Accents 2 months ago +1

    You have no clue what you're talking about. All of those people, including you, and your family members were born premature but that was because of income inequality and racism?
    EVERY SINGLE PREGNANT woman in this country has access to FREE prenatal care and FREE birthing and post natal care. You talked out of both sides of your mouth here.
    I've been a labor and delivery room nurse for 30 years.
    There are young mothers we can't beg to come in for prenatal care They are too busy doing drugs to care.
    So when you want to get some real life experience let me know, I'll educate you and you can rewrite your book.

  • Lilo and Stitch Lover
    Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago +2

    This was just a ad for "free" heath care and the same people who want abort children who are the same gestational age as those premature babies.

  • John Joseph
    John Joseph 2 months ago +4

    It’s all life style. Vaccines, obesity, alcohol, drugs, and birth control all contribute to premature births

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +1

      @Lilo and Stitch Lover,, It IS The Vaccines - Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines Cause Autism
      We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incriminating aluminum adjuvants in vaccines as the SOLE cause of autism epidemic. JB Handley does a nice job laying out the argument and summarizing this research.(3) He uses the web site, Vaccine Papers, as a good source for the documentation.(4) Many others have raised the red flag on aluminum adjuvants.(1-2)(31)

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago

      @Fourthgirl ,,It IS The Vaccines - Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines Cause Autism
      We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incriminating aluminum adjuvants in vaccines as the SOLE cause of autism epidemic. JB Handley does a nice job laying out the argument and summarizing this research.(3) He uses the web site, Vaccine Papers, as a good source for the documentation.(4) Many others have raised the red flag on aluminum adjuvants.(1-2)(31)

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +1

      @Fourthgirl,,,read it and learn dumb, dumb,,It IS The Vaccines - Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines Cause Autism
      We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incriminating aluminum adjuvants in vaccines as the SOLE cause of autism epidemic. JB Handley does a nice job laying out the argument and summarizing this research.(3) He uses the web site, Vaccine Papers, as a good source for the documentation.(4) Many others have raised the red flag on aluminum adjuvants.(1-2)(31)

    • Lilo and Stitch Lover
      Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago

      @John Joseph Vaccines don't cause premature birth.

    • John Joseph
      John Joseph 2 months ago

      Christen Ford I’m just saying doing those things increasing a persons general odds of having a premature baby. I’m will pray for your child, god bless.

  • A T
    A T 2 months ago +20

    How does racism cause premature births..?

    • BoppoB
      BoppoB 2 months ago

      A T These commenters sadly don’t know enough about systemic racism because our school systems have failed us. The fact is, poor people have horrible healthcare options. Those programs get defunded using rhetoric that convinces voters to blame poor people for high taxes. These agendas generally focus their message towards states that have bigger black populations. Most of the black population in this country is below middle class in income earning. It’s gone up very slowly over time, but the inequality of wealth between races is almost the same proportionally as it was before the Civil Rights act.
      It has barely changed because for the most part, this country hasn’t adapted its laws or statutes to get rid the built in biases and infrastructure from a hundred or more years ago. Now a lot of people don’t believe this, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t take much research and you can even take history classes at a community college if you want more understanding of it.
      So when you think about how the generation of people of color who weren’t even given the basic rights of a human being, are still alive today... you get an inkling of the truth of how recently our government openly discriminated. And you include women of any race in that equation.
      We have purposefully ignored the healthcare needs of women and especially poor, black women. A lot of these women didn’t even get a chance in life to be person they wanted to be because they got pregnant before they were barely old enough for college.
      The horrible cycle of poverty just puts the next generation back in poverty. So people of color had been imprisoned in poverty for 150 years by law that didn’t require you pay them or actual wages, let you discriminate. And even after the Civil Rights Act, a lot of states or rural towns just refused to obey those laws until they physically forced them. So they got clever about writing laws. They wouldn’t outright state their discrimination, they would right laws for “suburbs” differently than they would poor districts. They would redraw counties and school districts to legally segregate schools. They gerrymander so as little amount of districts as possible would go to black people. Giving them less representation and thus no power in voting.
      They’d appoint racist judges who would side with the white defendants accused of discrimination. They packed juries with white racists who never convict a white person who committed a hate crime.
      So now they cut funding to healthcare or health education funding so now these already poor women, now have no proper education regarding pregnancy. They don’t go in for their regular check ups and they don’t get their health monitored leading up to the pregnancy because 1. They can’t afford that. 2. They don’t even realize what goes into preparing for your pregnancy, not even checking with doctors until it’s literally time to give birth.
      This is what she means when racism has caused these problems. And we have had these problems for so long that it no longer just affects poor black women. It affects someone who makes 50,000 dollars a year because our healthcare system is so broken.

    • arxsty
      arxsty 2 months ago

      @Lilo and Stitch Lover *They are not immature, get your head out the gutter*

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +1

      @JP, The word "racist" has for a long time been the single most effective fear-word in the leftist and neoconservative arsenal. For decades, they have successfully used it in the political arena to slander traditionalists, shut down debate, and leave opponents running for cover. In the social arena, they have caused even more damage by using it to brainwash impressionable children and young college students, and to teach people to hate their nation, their cultural traditions, and worst of all, themselves.

    • Lilo and Stitch Lover
      Lilo and Stitch Lover 2 months ago

      @Cerebro Brother Why do you to be so immature and now I really think that you a 14 year old boy who lives in their mother's basement.

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +1

      @Yo Mama , BLM, stands for Bisexual Lesbian Mudpeople.

  • George Melo
    George Melo 2 months ago +9

    alcohol, drugs...

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago

      @John Smith,,look who is an imbecile, you are a talentless hack loser, who does not even have 1 ORIGINAL VIDEO, on your empty, crappy Utube channel, just some picture of an ugly Rufus.

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago

      @John Smith , Republican's are controlled opposition , get with it, this is 2020, wake up, don't be such a dumb sheeple, it is the right-left paradigm You ever notice, no so called American patriots' ever talk about the Constitional Party?

    • codent
      codent 2 months ago +1

      obesity, as usual it's the elephant in the room

    • John Smith
      John Smith 2 months ago +1

      Cerebro Brother wait so you’re saying that republicans don’t drink have sex and listen to rock and roll imbecile?

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +1

      Could also be the horrible pesticides as well as all the other chemicals preservatives and dyes in American foods... could be anything out there that's causing the DNA to become damaged.... as well as anything that weakens or damages the womb . Plus all those big Pharma drugs out there and their side effects.... and the fluoride in the water .

  • Pixel_Geist
    Pixel_Geist 2 months ago +2

    its because everyone in america is fat and their babies are being squashed by their mothers obesity.
    the resulting high pressure environment inside the placenta reduces the birthweight.

    • Yo Mama
      Yo Mama 2 months ago

      I'm here, not fat.

    • Blooming Accents
      Blooming Accents 2 months ago +1

      Its actually the opposite but I'll let you make a fool of yourself.

    • JP
      JP 2 months ago

      Rockin Robin or why don’t you ask for the manager? That’s white people talk for “I’m going to pretend to have a backbone” right? #whowouldeverFuckRockinRobin

    • JP
      JP 2 months ago

      Rockin Robin at leas you’re white , if all else fails you can give yourself a little esteem boost by calling fake crimes on brown kids selling lemonade?

    • Rockin Robin
      Rockin Robin 2 months ago +2

      I’m fat, but I’m literally on a fasting diet right now. The whole “fat acceptance movement” is just like the anti vaccine movement. #FuckFatAmerica