Sanaya* visited PDHC after she took a home pregnancy test that was inconclusive. She was extremely nervous and hoped the test would be negative. Sanaya already had children and thought she was done having babies. She was in a rough period of her life, and a pregnancy would be a huge interruption.
Sanaya came to her appointment at PDHC and took a pregnancy test. It was positive; she cried and shook her head. “How could this be happening?” she said with tears rolling down her cheeks. “I cannot have another baby. I am so overwhelmed already!” The nurse went over parenting, adoption and reviewed abortion information with Sanaya so she would have all the facts. Sanaya was visibly shaken as they talked about abortion procedures. Sanaya asked questions about the abortion pill specifically, and how that worked. Sanaya was agreeable to having an ultrasound right then. The pregnancy was so early the ultrasound did not reveal much, so she scheduled a second scan.
Two weeks later Sanaya came back; by then Sanaya had had time to think, but said she was still upset. The nurse performed her ultrasound which revealed a small, but growing baby with a heartbeat. After the ultrasound, Sanaya said she had decided to keep her baby and asked for ultrasound pictures. She made a plan to schedule an appointment for prenatal care and accepted prenatal vitamins.
The nurse continued to follow up with Sanaya in the subsequent weeks. Recently Sanaya welcomed a lovely baby girl into her family. Both mom and baby are doing well, and Sanaya has an appointment with PDHC to pick up a baby gift and supplies. We are so thankful to God for this beautiful life choice, for the nurse who worked with Sanaya and the power of ultrasound.