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America is almost unique in the civilised world for forcing pregnant prisoners to undergo childbirth cuffed and shackled

In 2007, a 17-year-old girl called Cora Fletcher was charged with retail theft. Over a year later, after she missed a court date, she was sent to the Cook County jail, in Illinois. She was eight months pregnant at the time.

During a pre-natal check-up at the facility, her baby appeared to have no heartbeat, so she was sent to the county hospital. As the medical team tried to induce her, Fletcher claims that both her hands and both her feet were shackled to either side of the bed. Only when she finally went into labor, three days later, was one hand and one foot released. It’s hard to imagine a more crucifying way to force a woman to try to give birth.

Sadly for Fletcher, there was no payoff for the trauma and humiliation she was forced to endure, as her baby was born dead.

via Guardian Comment.

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Alertan del estrés que sufren las inmigrantes que dan a luz

Un estudio realizado por investigadores de la Universidad de Granada asegura que las parturientas inmigrantes que dan a luz en España sufren de un enorme estrés generado por la tensión provocada por factores biológicos, psicológicos y sociales.

A su vez, durante el embarazo se practican menos ecografías que una embarazada española ya que suelen acudir al hospital o centro de salud por primera vez recién a las doce semanas de gestación del niño. El embarazo de unas y otras también es bastante diferente así como su asistencia a los cursos preparativos del parto.

http://www.diagramconsultores.com/noticias/salud/36535