You know that demeanor somebody has when they have bad news to tell you, and they know it is going to make you feel ill?
The “I know something you don’t know” look.
My OBGYN, sitting towards me with his computer behind him with my chart pulled up, started talking. He was telling us that in some pregnancies there are conditions we cannot control. Things that happen that have little explanation, and the main thing for us to take out of what he is about to tell us is that it is a common birth defect.