but can I get one of my intestinal parasite?

Now pregnant women could have the chance to hold a life-size model of their unborn baby.

I didn't know ultrasounds gave you volumetric data. Neat.

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20 Responses:

  1. vomitrocity says:

    OH GOD WHY.
    Just wait a few more freaking months for the real one.

  2. dojothemouse says:

    New ultrasounds look completely different. Now, rather than saying "he looks just like his daddy" when he is 1 day old and looks just like squashed fruit, they get to say "he looks just like his daddy" based on fucking ultrasounds.

    • nagarerutenshi says:

      "Squashed fruit" might be the best description of what a baby looks like I've ever seen. Thanks.

    • editer says:

      A friend said she wouldn't show pictures around of her new grandson until he got a few months old and didn't look like every other baby.

  3. poly_scott says:

    It's the new "3d" ultrasound. It's far more accurate, has many advanced applications, most of which are good - except this one, which to me seems kinda creepy.

    • elusis says:

      Gee, what's creepy about having a replica of your unborn baby frozen in carbonite?

      • luserspaz says:

        I think if you actually get it mounted in a miniature replica of the device that Han was frozen in, you wrap around from creepy to ironic.

  4. jsbowden says:

    The 3d ultrasounds are relatively new and expensive. Most insurance companies won't cover them since the older and cheaper tech works just fine, but people will throw money at just about anything.

  5. killbox says:

    now they just need to build them with breast milk plastic.

  6. 0ntological says:

    Is it bad that the first thing I thought was: "But babies ARE intestinal parasites, just in your uterus instead."

    I mean, look at those thing. Ewwww!

    Don't worry, I don't ever plan on having kids. .....

  7. lanikei says:

    Like embarassing elementary school photos weren't bad enough... Now proud dads of teenage girls can show first dates what "their baby" looked like while striking fear in the teenage hearts all in one fell swoop.

    • theaggregator says:

      Actually, I think you just found the one and only reason to have one of these things made.

  8. dzm6 says:

    ...when it really sunk in how much you had ruined my life."

  9. abates says:

    The one on the left looks like it's doing an impression of an Edvard Munch painting, probably because it's realised the rest of its body is missing.

  10. gytterberg says:

    If somebody asked you at the pediatrician's office if you wanted your kid scanned and a life size model fabricated as a keepsake, you'd probably say no. But just 'cause it's in your uterus still...

  11. ekesobriquet says:

    Awww, how disturbing!

  12. mandy_moon says:

    The pictures are especially disturbing because in each one, the person holding the model is wearing nitrile gloves, as if it's fragments of a stillborn/aborted fetus and should therefore be treated as medical waster.

  13. jayp39 says:

    I'm sure the pro-lifers are so happy about this technology, but rally if I was a pregnant woman, and I was given one of those I'm pretty sure my response would be "get it out, get it out!"

  14. toolmaker says:

    someone needs to get their hands on one and make chocolate fetuses.

    • jwz says:

      I don't know if chocolate has been done, but some of the rapid prototypers produce things made of sugar...