Her friends bombarded her with discouragement and pessimism. They said she couldn’t afford a baby and insisted abortion was her only choice. They even told her that having the baby might threaten her marriage. They also told her she wasn’t carrying a baby, just tissue.
Cairco was already attached to her child:
Over the past few days, I had unknowingly developed a longing to love this child, to give this child a life of love and acceptance…
But now people were saying that I had it all wrong…Clearly, having a baby now was not possible.