Alicia nervously remained sitting on the table while the nurse squeezed cold jelly on her belly and then brushed the ultrasound machine over her round belly. “These symptoms are perfectly normal in a first pregnancy,” the nurse explained calmly as she went about her work. Alicia, though, still wasn’t sure. She watched as the screen reflected a blurry mix of grey and black, and held her breath in anticipation and fear. “Is everything okay?” She finally managed to ask. The nurse didn’t answer. Instead, she called the doctor.