When news of a threat to the embryo arose, Tom made sure that Sally enacted every recommendation of the doctor to protect it. When he heard that automobile emissions might be negatively influencing the womb, he installed protective material in Sally's room. When he thought that encounters with other people might risk getting sick as well, the room became the empire of all of her visitors. He did several other things that truly constrained Sally to her bedroom.Word of a safe embryo now signaled to Sally an emergence from all of Tom' s emotive precautions. She felt empowered and Tom agreed that she could have more freedom. He would no longer encompass every area of her life. He was just glad the baby was okay.When Sally gave birth to a baby girl two months later, she hugged Tom and thanked him for all of his craziness. Now they finally had a child.