I got the first chance to see a baby girl from Vietnam this week.
She was born on April 9 and weighed 7.8 pounds, which was much more than my 8.1-pound baby girl, but still not enough to make me weep.
She is called Mude.
Mude is Vietnamese for “big sister.”
She is a 10-month-old who weighs 6.4 pounds, and is one of several baby girls born this week at the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
This is the first time the Vietnamese government has allowed babies with sex differences to be born.
Mude is one example of a baby born with sex-differentiated chromosomes.
There are about 3,000 babies born with X and Y chromosomes in the country each year, and the number of babies with X chromosomes in Vietnam is on the rise.
Muder and her mother, who is Vietnamese, were not allowed to have a son or daughter born with their sex chromosomes.
“I am so happy, but also a little scared,” Mude said, as she sat with her mother in the waiting room at the Ho Chi minh City hospital.
“This is our birth right, and it is our right to decide.
We will see what happens.”
For most babies born in Vietnam, there are no medical treatments available to them.
They have to be taken to the hospital to be checked out.
But Mude’s case is different.
Her mother has a bone marrow transplant, which has allowed her to live her life with her child, and Mude has also been given the gene for her X and Z chromosomes.
She now has both X and her own sex-determining chromosomes.
The baby is now at the clinic where Muder’s parents were born, where doctors are checking her for complications, like a heart murmur or a blood clot.
Muddy has also started eating, and even though she weighs only 4.2 pounds, she is eating well.
The nurses say they are amazed at her weight gain.
“She looks like a normal girl, and I think she likes being her mother’s big sister,” said the nurse, who requested to remain anonymous.
“There is a lot of pride in being a girl in Vietnam.”
The nurses say the X and the Z chromosomes were given to Mude as a gift, and that she can still live as a girl even if she does not have sex-differences.
The nurse said she hopes Muddy will become a doctor and start a career in medicine.
But while Muder is doing well, she still has to take medication to treat the condition that caused her birth defects, and doctors are trying to figure out whether she needs surgery to fix her X chromosome.
If the surgeons can’t fix it, they say, they could end up giving her a genetic test that will show she does have X chromosomes, but that her X chromosomes are different.
If surgery is necessary, they will also have to perform an X-chromosome scan.
If doctors can’t treat Muddy, she will be put into a special group that can give her hormones to try to change her sex.
But if she still needs surgery, they can put her in a group that doesn’t need hormones.
The medical team is now trying to find a way to make Muddy as comfortable as possible in a gender-confirming environment.
“We want to be able to help her live a normal life, but we can’t be the only one who can do it,” said Dr. Lui Chua, the lead on the group that treats babies with gender-related problems.
The hospital where Mude was born, the Hoan Son Hospital, is a government-funded facility that has a clinic where babies can be examined, which can cost thousands of dollars.
The hospital has also begun accepting money from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help with the medical costs of the babies.
Muds birth has also inspired other families to have their own babies.
There is a waiting list for babies who are not born in the U