Most couples learn if an expected baby will be a boy or a girl in the privacy of a doctors office during an ultrasound procedure.
Not Robin and Jason Vosler.
The prospective parents will learn the gender of their baby live on national television Monday morning on the Today show on NBC.
It is not what most couples go through, certainly, said Robin Adkins Vosler, 35, a Rock Hill native and Winthrop University graduate who now runs a public relations and marketing business in Tampa, Fla.
Her familiarity with TV people through her business she is a regular news contributor to Fox and other Tampa TV outlets landed her as part of the program.
Because Vosler is older by mother-to-be standards for a first pregnancy, she agreed to be part of a new blood-testing procedure that can detect a potential fetal conditions such as Down syndrome.
Today is doing a segment on that procedure, which can determine gender as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy, said Vosler, who is 11 weeks pregnant.
The show already taped much of the segment in Florida but Vosler and her husband will be in New York for the live part that includes the announcement of the gender.
Vosler was a star volleyball player at Rock Hill High and a one-time Miss South Carolina contestant. Since moving to Florida, she has become a leader in the business community through her Adonai communications business.
In 2008, Vosler co-founded a group for young professionals called S.T.Y.L.E. South Tampa Young Leaders & Executives and she now works extensively in philanthropy and community service.
Vosler is the daughter of Bill and Debra Adkins of Rock Hill. Debra Adkins is well-known as The Trumpet Lady, from her playing at Winthrop and Rock Hill High sports events.
But national TV is something else especially for such a normally private announcement.
I never thought that the family would be sharing whether the baby will be a boy or a girl with the whole country, but it is exciting, Debra Adkins said.
Want to watch?
• The Today show airs on NBC from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The segment involving the Voslers is expected to air in the 8 a.m. hour of Mondays show.
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