Khadijah stood by her 10-year-old daughter Aisha as the local Midwife carefully examined her protruding belly on the dirty wooden bed. Though scared, Aisha tried to appear strong.
“Mama, am I okay? Is everything okay?” the little girl asked, wincing with pain. Her words were barely audible due to her weakened state.
“Everything will be fine, I promise,” Khadijah reassured her, helping Aisha sit up gently once the Midwife was done examining her.
Khadijah could tell something was wrong from the Midwife’s expression. She seemed upset and confused. In their local dialect, Khadijah nervously asked about the results of the physical examination. The Midwife’s words hit her like a ton of bricks. Her daughter was four months pregnant. Shocked and devastated, Khadijah fell to the…CONTINUE.READING.FULL.STORY.HERE…..>>>>>>>>