The birth of a girl

By | January 22, 2013

A doctor from Pune has stopped charging for the deliveries of girls or treatments. I think it is a brilliant stand to take.

The reason for it is sad though. I was reminded of the time when I was in the maternity home for the birth of my son. Two girls were born (and other boys too) and they remained in my mind for a long time because of the difference in how they were received by their families.

2 thoughts on “The birth of a girl

  1. Rebecca

    I had a similar experience when my daughter was born. A patient in the hospital had a miscarriage. She’d had 3 daughters and miscarried her first son. I spoke to her and she said her family was angry because she couldn’t carry the boy baby to full term. No family came. Not even her husband. They just left her alone. She cried quietly all the time. She walked home alone from the hospital, carrying a basket that held all her belongings.

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