We were so happy to see this ultrasound of a normal, healthy baby because at this time we had to make a decision whether or not to terminate the pregnancy with an abortion depending on the scan results.
Zühre had been having terrible neck pain and went to the Akdeniz University Hospital, where she worked, for a tomography scan. A tomography scan is similar to an X-ray, which can be harmful to an unborn baby - but at this stage Zühre didn't realise she was pregnant.
The scan showed an all-clear on her neck, but a week later she realised she was pregnant and asked the Professor who carried out the scan if it would harm her unborn baby.
"After an X-ray.. forget this pregnancy. Get rid of it and have another one"; was his answer.
Zühre was devastated and spoke to a colleague who said it was true that there wasn't much hope, but that here was a small chance that the foetus could make it. One of three things would happen after a tomography on a pregnant woman.
The most likely outcome was that the radiation would cause the foetus to abort spontaneously. The second possibilty was that pregnancy would show serious anomalies at three months and we would have to decide whether or not we should terminate the pregnancy.
The third outcome was that the pregnancy would continue unaffected by the radiation. Neither of us wanted a termination, but we decided to pray and wait at least until 3 months.
Ender's ultra-sound scan looked normal at this stage.......