Agel and Hawa were given blood tests, fetal monitoring, and ultrasound. Babies and moms were found to be in good shape, despite the difficult journey. Agel is expected to have a normal birth, and has already moved to a kibbutz in the north. Hawa, whose two previous births were by Caesarian section, would need a third operation.
After several weeks of monitoring, on Tuesday, July 10, Hawa arrived at Hadassah Hospital- Mount Scopus. Anesthesiologist Daud Abutaa, who is Arabic- speaking, explained the epidural procedure she would undergo to deliver her baby. He also asked her if she would be willing to contribute cord blood to a needy Jewish child with leukemia, and she happily agreed.
Hawa’s baby boy entered the world with a lusty cry! She is thinking of naming him “Daud,” after Dr. Abutaa. Daud is Arabic for David.