Yesterday I visited with an extended family that is anticipating the arrival of their first grandchild. The grandmother-to-be and daughter had returned from the doctor who had administered a pre-natal checkup. They showed me a “picture” of the baby and said they had learned it was to be a girl.
It is both a technological and cultural leap for this Burmese family to have such pre-natal care, let alone the sonagram and early gender identification. They are able to anticipate and plan for this new arrival with more information at an earlier stage of the pregnancy/birth process.