iamviable campaign #224

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Excerpt from Abby’s story on iamviable.

The doctor performing the routine ultra sound during my fifth pregnancy 7 years ago, was quietly studying the screen while I lay there watching his face and my husband sat eagerly waiting.

Finally he said, “Do you want to know the sex?” to which we said, “Yes.”

He replied,”It’s a girl.” We smiled and made comments about how our other children would react to the news.

Then, quietly, he stood up and said, “I’ll be right back.”

As we sat there for what seemed like forever, my husband said, “He was sure studying her intently. I wonder why he left?” I dismissed his remark with a flippant reply. There was no reason to be concerned since we had 4 other healthy children.

But soon, in he came with my OB and they stood ominously over me… [continued]


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  1. She is beautiful! My daughter also has spina bifida. She is only 18 months old.

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