Thursday 19 July 2018

'It's time to vote Yes and bring compassion home'

Dr Siobhan Donohue. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Dr Siobhan Donohue. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Dr Siobhan Donohue

Going into my 20-week anomaly scan, I thought I knew what to expect, as this was my third pregnancy. But I will always remember Thursday, September 22, 2011, as the day that everything changed.

The sonographer found the baby's heartbeat, but then went quiet. "I'm a little concerned," she said. "I can't see the top of the baby's head."

I'm a GP by profession so my medical brain took over as I tried to work out what she meant. Then the penny dropped. "Do you mean like anencephaly?" I said.

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