An Unconditional Love

Since my second pregnancy in 1999, family and friends have hoped for a girl. You see, we always preferred to keep our baby’s sex a surprise. The more I learned about birth, the more I resisted using technology simply because it was available. Since so little in life is truly a surprise, we appreciated the wonderment that comes with not knowing. I always felt connected just by feeling our baby growing and moving inside me; I didn’t need to know the gender.

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About Author: Paula M. Hostler

Paula M. Hostler is an aspiring midwife living in Pennsylvania with her husband, Eric, and her sons, Ethan, Jarrett and Owen, and her daughter, Amanda. She can be reached at [email protected].

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