They can sequence whatever they get and determine which fragments are from the mother and which fragments are from the fetus, then make the sex determination. That's pretty wild.
In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.
As for the privacy thing...it's odd. Normally getting information out of a hospital here about a relative is like getting blood out of a stone. You have security questions that you have to answer which only someone in the family would know (allegedly), before they're satisfied. However, I think it being a private hospital and perhaps a bit star struck by the Queen calling, they waived it.
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.
That's terrible, whatever the cause of her death.
That's terrible that the poor receptionist thought their only way of dealing with the aftermath of the prank was to commit suicide.
No words to describe the disgust for the pranksters still gloating about their prank.
CNN just reported about this, but say it's the nurse who took the call, not the receptionist who put it through.
In a very weird way I truly hope this was not triggered by the prank call and the public response to it but some other issue in their life or that it isn't in fact a suicide, because omg...
Oh my goodness, how terrible. Well hopefully the good that comes from this will be a massive wake up call to BACK OFF.
The Royal Family in recent years has been very open about the family and their lives with comprehensive, up to date websites and very active social media, not to mention the amount of time the royals spend out in public doing works in the community, meeting people, and readily being photographed. When there is news to share, they'll certainly share it.
I must say this also speaks to society's continual need to play the blame game. Whenever anything bad happens, fingers begin pointing and judgements are made. It's too bad that we can't just let the people who are actually involved sort it out. And yet, when something good happens, the applause is much quieter and those who deserve credit never seem to get enough accolades and thanks. There's not enough positivity in the world.
Regarding the blame game I thought the DJ's were getting the blame. I hope Jacinta's employers were kind to her as the mistake was completely understandable. This is sad news.
At this point, both their Twitters are down, and the station's site is down. Could be overload, or could be they've been taken down while the station figures out what to do.
It wasn't the nurse on the actual call (the one that the public heard) that committed suicide but the nurse who initially put the call through. Either way, this is an absolutely devastating tragedy. The DJ's have blood on their hands for this one and I hope they feel guilty for the rest of the lives for what they've done.
I'm absolutely shocked at this tragic news. The media coverage of this matter - in the UK at least - has been WAY over the top. Even I, as a hardened royalist thought it was all just too much. We've just had the outcome of the Leveson inquiry which recommends legal restrictions on the media here in the UK. Whether that is really the right way to go I don't know, but this has to provide a serious wake up call. Back off!!
I read in one article that Lord Levenson's ironically in Australia right now.
I just can't get out of my mind there are now two kids out there who will never have the same feelings about Christmas ever again.