Fun little anecdote my mother told me not long ago

Preface, I was born with Spina Bifida Myelomenigocele, a neural tube defect of the spine. Back in the 80′s there weren’t many ways to detect if a fetus had Spina Bifida. Sometimes it could be detected through ultrasound, but that was apparently quite difficult for one reason or another

Now, when my mother was pregnant with me, she went for an ultrasound, as you do, and on the ultra sound pictures, there was a white spot on a certain part of of my spine. The doctor told my mother this was a technological malfunction, and that I was basically a fine healthy child. Some months later, I was born, and low and behold - I had Spina Bifida. Needless to say, my mother freaked the fuck out, she went back to the same doctor who did this ultrasound and was basically like…

(Gif Caption. Dean Winchester saying “What the hell”) 

As you do, as you would, right? I suspect my mother probably had some other choice words for him at the time.

 She questioned this doctor as to why the Spina Bifida wasn’t detected on the ultrasound and why she was not informed. The doctor then admitted that it in fact was detected - remember that white spot on my spine in the ultrasound picture? - but that this doctor was a pro-life advocate and he didn’t want my mother to have an abortion. The unethical todger lied! 

My mother admitted that had my disability been properly detected before I was born, there is a good chance she would have had the abortion and I would not be here

Now, before any pro-life side of Tumblr shouts VICTORY!!

(Gif Caption - Jesse Williams telling you to “Sit Down”)

My mother’s right to choose was taken from her. Nothing about that is okay. Am I angry that my mother admitted that she, at the age of 21, may have made the choice to have an abortion at the time because of the potential of her child being born with a disability she knew nothing about, and thus nearly 30 years later, I would not be here typing this? FUCK NO

I am a proud disabled person, even after years of struggle, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and mistakes of my own doing. I am glad I am here


I have one thing to say to that doctor, and any doctor who would pull the same shit on any other young expecting mother 

(Gif Caption - Janice from Mean Girls waving from across the room and giving the “shove it/fuck you” gesture with her arms) 

Fun story, eh? 

Dazed and Confused (Lexie and Arizona)

After checking in with Miranda, Lexie had returned to the house. She knew everyone else would likely be gone for a bit. She kicked off her shoes and sat down on the sofa.

She pulled the ultrasound photo from her bag and placed it in her lap. She stared down at it. That was her baby. Her itty bitty tiny blob. She had just begun to think about this. She and Mark were finally engaged. But she knew what everyone said about plans.

Ultrasound didn't go well.... they couldn't see anything at all

No gestational sac. Not even a small dot on the screen that might possibly be something. I know what this means. I know that miscarriage is most likely the outcome here. They sent me in for more bloodwork again this morning though. If my levels aren’t rising properly I will probably have one more follow up blood work before they have me stop my progesterone.

If my numbers are still in good standing though, I will go back in on Tuesday of next week for one more ultrasound. At that time I will be 6 weeks 6 days. If they don’t see anything then, I will stop the progesterone.

Things are not even close to looking good right now.

And I am spotting.

I have already prepared myself for the worst case scenario.

To say I’m struggling would be an understatement. I had 6+ vials of blood drawn today at the doctors and I’m feeling like death. First they poked around in my right arm and there was nothing coming out so then the poked around in my left arm until I started bleeding.

I have been having extreme pain in my right breast for the past 6 months. They don’t know what’s wrong so I’m having a mammogram, ultrasound and gene testing in the next few weeks to test for breast cancer genes.

I’m hoping it’s just an issue from my previous surgery (breast lift, augmentation and reconstruction) and it’s just my implant being weird because obviously that can be fixed.

I will keep you guys posted 😞🙏🏻😪

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1) Everything looks ok. My ob got me in today, baby has heartbeat and is moving around.

2) We’re moving 20 week ultrasound to tonight to check placenta location and length of cervix, just to make sure.

3) I’ve never seen Hubs move so fast or be more emotionally responsive. I know he’s a gem of a human being, but where did this rockstar come from?

4) I really need some sleep. Lots and lots of sleep.

anonymous asked:

How would McCree, Symmetra, Lucio, and Solider 76 react to finding out their s/o is having twins? :0

//Whoo boy I hope I did this one justice! Here you go Anon.


  • When Mercy sits him and his S/O down after the ultrasound, they both think she’s gonna say something horrible. But as soon as the word ‘twins’ leaves her mouth, McCree faints.
  • His S/O needs to shake him to get him to come to.
  • Afterward, he immediately starts thinking of names, and gets right on the preparations for the nursery. Wild West themed, of course.


  • Her S/O had sat her down on the couch, a somber look on their face. She immediately feels tense, thinking something’s wrong. But when her S/O broke into a smile said Mercy told her that they were having twins, Symmetra did something she never did. She cried.
  • Amidst her tears of joy, she planted a kiss on her S/O’s lips, giving them a gentle hug.
  • Hopes that she can be a good mom to the kids.


  • He’s been excited ever since he found out his S/O was pregnant. He picked a place for the nursery and started working on it only a month or two after he was told. Of course, when they visited Mercy for a routine checkup and got the news about twins, he doubled his efforts on the nursery.
  • Gotta make things perfect for the little ones!! The nursery is gonna have frogs somewhere, you better believe it.
  • Even makes a soft song to help the little ones calm down if they start kicking too much.

Soldier 76:

  • Oh man, this guy’s been stressing ever since his S/O told him they were pregnant. Is he gonna be a good dad? What if Talon finds out? How is he gonna be there for his S/O when they need him?
  • Of course, all those fears melt away when Mercy tells him and his S/O that they’re gonna have twins. At least, for a moment. He holds his S/O as they cry with happiness, and even he lets out a tear or two.
  • He still stresses, but knowing his S/O is there for him, and the fact that he’s gotta be there for his kids… It calms him down.
  • He’s gonna be the best dad.

A massive thank you to the tumblr ladies, thank you for your congratulations; it really does make me feel special and yay ü

I wore my trench coat for the first time this week, I don’t know if this current weather counts as fall or not but it sure feels like it. To be honest, it feels like winter in NZ so I’m really not looking forward to the colder upcoming months :s

We decided to buy a car so currently snooping about for a good second hand car; we def will get it before winter sets in.

I have my first ultrasound tomorrow and I have to drink a litre of water one hour beforehand and have a full bladder otherwise nothing will show up but I don’t know if I can handle that (I swear, I have a bladder like the size of an acorn). Also, I have a part of me that is terrified that the technician person is going to tell me they can’t find a heartbeat. I know I don’t have anything to be worried about and everything will be fine but man, very real and unpleasant deep dark fears are undoubtedly there.


Scientists control brain cells with ultrasound

It may sound like science fiction, but researchers at the Salk Institute and UC San Diego may have found a way to control the billions of neurons in our brain using ultrasound. 

Through this approach called sonogenetics, they were able to activate specific brain cells in roundworms and influence their movements.

The ability to manipulate neurons can give us more insight on brain circuits that may be associated with certain neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, according to Sreekanth Chalasani, senior author of the study.

Since ultrasonic waves can penetrate into deeper regions of the brain without disturbing other tissues and doesn’t require surgical implants, the procedure could help develop new and less invasive treatments for diseases.

And there’s also the potential that sonogenetics may be used to control other types of cells in the body, says Chalasani.

Thus far the technique has only been tested on animals, so researchers first need to develop safe ways to deliver ultrasound-sensitive channels to target cells in order for the technique to be used in humans.

Read more about the experiment

>> The Real Housewives of Orange County [S11E13] Bye, Bye Beadors

Michael and Kelly discuss the ups and downs of their relationship since separating, while Meghan goes to her first ultrasound appointment. Vicki gets asked to film a commercial for a cancer charity. Shannon packs up her old home and gives it a heartfelt “goodbye” while Tamra hosts Kelly, Vicki, and Heather for a day of pampering and luxury at Glen Ivy Spa. Unfortunately, things at the spa aren’t as tranquil as expected when Kelly tearfully opens up about her rocky marriage.


[S11E11] - The Moral Minority
[S11E12] - Stage Moms and Dropped Bombs
[S11E13] - Bye, Bye Beadors


Women are very clear that forced government ultrasounds are not ‘cool.’

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards 

Richards responded to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to sign a law in Wisconsin mandating ultrasounds for women before they get abortions. Walker stated “It’s just a cool thing out there”, regarding the ultrasounds. 

No medical reference. No patients’ rights. No decision between doctor and patient. Just Walker’s ‘big government’ opinion.

This is the same guy who proudly defunds Planned Parenthood for women who are pregnant and need pre-natal care. Where is the logic?

Transvaginal Ultrasounds ARE ALREADY HAPPENING


Texas has THREE times as many people as Virginia AND they already have mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds before abortions (I also have no hard data but I’m going to guess that Texas probably also has a much larger poor population and a higher percentage of minorities, both groups which have so many barriers to accessing abortion as it is).

I’m glad people are mad about Virginia. I’m glad Amy Poehler is talking about it on SNL. I’m glad that people whom I’ve never seen speak up about this issue are now because of what is POSSIBLY going to happen in Virginia. I’m pleased with these developments.

But please, let’s STOP talking about mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds like they MAY happen. THEY ARE HAPPENING.