“We already have two girls at home and we want a son. We have too many girls.” My eyes welled with tears as I thought of the fate of this poor, helpless baby who had no voice, no rights, and who was about to be “attacked just because she was female.”
I pulled the ultrasound image from the chart and my heart quickened. The image was of the perfect outline of the precious little baby girl sucking her thumb. The timing of the ultrasound image was perfect.
I proudly showed them the image, and the look and emotion on their faces changed.
“That is our baby?” they inquired. “We didn’t think it had that much form, and she is sucking her thumb already?”
Score one for ultrasound!
*This blog post was originally published at scan man's notes*