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Old 01-07-2012, 05:46 AM   #1
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I cannot stand when I read something that calls my BABY a "fetus" I don't think I cared much with the other pregnancies but for some reason it just makes my blood boil a bit. Lol Uhg! Am I the only one?
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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You aren't alone, I hate that too! A baby is a baby from conception!
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I am very strongly, decidedly pro-life, and if someone tried to use the term "fetus" on my child I'd probably cringe, too. But I just wanted to throw my story out there: With my first child, dd, I was so excited to be expecting that I read all my pregnancy books like, every day, and the day my baby "graduated" from "embryo" to "fetus" I announced it on facebook and subsequently got a tongue-lashing from a fellow pro-life friend who also struggled with infertility. It was a bit irritating as I was talking about stage of development! It's like saying "my toddler" .. "No, it's a CHILD!"
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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I am very strongly, decidedly pro-life, and if someone tried to use the term "fetus" on my child I'd probably cringe, too. But I just wanted to throw my story out there: With my first child, dd, I was so excited to be expecting that I read all my pregnancy books like, every day, and the day my baby "graduated" from "embryo" to "fetus" I announced it on facebook and subsequently got a tongue-lashing from a fellow pro-life friend who also struggled with infertility. It was a bit irritating as I was talking about stage of development! It's like saying "my toddler" .. "No, it's a CHILD!"
I agree with this...I think of my baby as a baby, but developmentally I get that it's a fetus. I just can't wait until I can think of my baby as a boy or a girl...
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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So I guess it doesn't bug me because of my medical background. I use the terms interchangeably when talking generally but when being more lovey about it, I use "baby" regularly. Though maybe IVF also skews that since earlier we called it our little embryo, because that's what it was and now it's a fetus. Sort of like how every living thing has a scientific name and a common name. And when joking, we call it my uterine parasite...because technically, it is a parasite - it feeds off the resources of another living being.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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Doesn't bother me either... Just sounds like a medical textbook to me! Although I certainly say baby more than not!

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And when joking, we call it my uterine parasite...because technically, it is a parasite - it feeds off the resources of another living being.
So funny! My older sister, who is in the medical field and will never have children (by choice), has called all of my babies my little parasites! Had no idea there were more of you kooky people out there! Ha!
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