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Babies stranded in Ukraine

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Scissor Fri 15-May-20 19:05:48

Just watched the footage on C4. Really not comfortable with any of this. Staff, hospital etc all looking very gowned up, lots of cots in a big space all very clean and hygienic looking but newborn babies with no , and I mean zero, opportunities for attachment ??
This is looking very strange to me.

nocoolnamesleft Fri 15-May-20 19:14:01

Baby farming. From one point of view it's buying women's bodies. From another point of view it's human trafficking in babies. Makes me very uncomfortable.

CatsMother66 Fri 15-May-20 19:18:01

I was disturbed by it too and couldn’t help wondering why a room with a large amount of babies seemed so quiet with no crying. Very eerie!

Methtones Fri 15-May-20 19:24:38

It's so sad. I know this will turn into another bun fight on surrogacy, but I think it's wrong. It isnt fair on the babies, the birth mothers, none of it.

babychange12 Fri 15-May-20 19:32:33

That's so sad, poor babies all wrapped up and no human contact at all

Babbas Fri 15-May-20 19:34:09

Maybe this will stop people from buying babies. Incredibly sad for those poor babies, this should never be a trade.

MitziK Fri 15-May-20 19:45:51

Yeah, lots of consumer items are dumped in storage until their overprivileged purchasers can take delivery. Traders are hoping that the customers don't reject purchases in favour of fresher/less shopsoiled models.

fucking cunting human traffickers

Redshoeblueshoe Fri 15-May-20 19:49:45

Mitzik that's exactly how I feel.
And I want to throw up

missyB1 Fri 15-May-20 19:54:43

They did seem to be getting lots of cuddles and the nursery nurses looking after them were talking about how sad it made them feel. There seemed to be quite a few staff there. It’s certainly not ideal and a very weird and upsetting situation, but It like looked like they were being well cared for.

Personally I had no idea it was legal there and such big business.

jakeyboy1 Fri 15-May-20 19:55:23

So sad. I hope this brings home to some people that just because you can, doesn't mean that you should.

SharpieInThe Fri 15-May-20 19:57:40

We leave dogs with their Mothers for weeks.

Social Services will go to huge lengths to avoid separating children from their families.

But if you've got enough money you can buy a newborn baby.

sqirrelfriends Fri 15-May-20 19:57:43

@MitziK You've hit the nail on the head.

I feel so sorry for those babies, humans are not commodities.

ofwarren Fri 15-May-20 20:00:54

It reminded me of a puppy farm, but for humans.

BubblyBarbara Fri 15-May-20 20:00:57

They said on the news it costs 50 grand. Have you ever lived in Ukraine? If the woman is seeing even half of that it is hugely life changing and may be getting them off of the streets and AWAY from human trafficking. It is like stopping zero hour contracts it sounds noble in theory but in practice it is hurting someone's lingerie

BubblyBarbara Fri 15-May-20 20:01:09

Liberty, i mean

SparklesAllOver Fri 15-May-20 20:02:55

Wtf? I have never heard of this, sounds like a horror movie, so babies are taken from birth mother and put in a cot prior to being sold?

Peapod29 Fri 15-May-20 20:06:26

This is disgusting. It reminds me of a Romania orphanage. I know this isn’t the usual circumstances but this highlights how abhorrent commercial surrogacy is. Babies are very much products. They are ripped from their mothers and their start in life is very far from what is biologically normal. Why would you deliberately cause that to happen to a baby?

Countrygirl38 Fri 15-May-20 20:10:02

This makes me feel physically sick too. My husband was in a children's home for ten weeks as a new born before he went to his adoptive parents. When they stop crying it is because they have given up. They know it makes no difference and their needs won't be met anyway. It should be illegal everywhere. It is setting the child up for a lifetime of trauma. Unbelievably sad.

Scissor Fri 15-May-20 20:10:52

Lots of cuddles are lovely but newborns also need hours of eye contact and mirroring facial expressions., cooing, gurgling, singing, with the attachment formed from this interaction really hard to make up later.

Lifesabeach86 Fri 15-May-20 20:13:48

Where did you see this? Was it a documentary?

Samtsirch Fri 15-May-20 20:14:28

This happens all over the world
Due to economic inequality
It’s been happening for centuries
I wish I knew the solution

Scissor Fri 15-May-20 20:14:43

I am saying this as a mother whose 3rd child was hooked up to every machine possible for a couple of weeks after birth..I was fortunate that I could establish feeding etc after but everything seemed so much harder.. And yes.. He never cried.

apples24 Fri 15-May-20 20:15:00

It is beyond sad, I'm not at all comfortable with surrogacy.

Scissor Fri 15-May-20 20:16:07

It was a report on C4 news this evening

Samtsirch Fri 15-May-20 20:17:30

In some parts of India the mothers are left to bleed to death or starve to death once the babies have been delivered.

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