While The World Improves Its Record, Here's Why India Has World’s Most Stillborn Babiesby The Daily Eye Team February 8 2016, 4:49 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 35 secs
Her pale, yellow eyes stood out against her dusky skin, and the grief was visible on the face of the young woman from a tribe of traditional honey gatherers living on the edge of south Karnataka’s Nagarhole National Park. Shanta (she uses only one name) recounted how her baby, a boy, was born dead. When she felt labour pains, she travelled by autorickshaw 20 km to the nearest district hospital at Hunsur, where they told her the baby had died in her womb, two days ago. Shanta — in her mid 20s — was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a condition that endangers the baby if the mother is not diagnosed and treated.