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Fertility trade: Eggs, sperm and rented wombs

Fertility trade: Eggs, sperm and rented wombs | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Women's eggs and men's sperm have become commodities which, along with rented wombs, is boosting the fertility trade.
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You Can Now Buy a Life-Size, 3D-Printed Replica of Your Unborn Fetus

You Can Now Buy a Life-Size, 3D-Printed Replica of Your Unborn Fetus | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
"Imagine holding your baby before he or she is born." It might sound like a morbid thought (if not a shitty horror flick catchphrase), but the idea behind the line is actually pretty sentimental.
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ClearBlue Is Now Paying Celebs to Tweet Their Pregnancy Tests

ClearBlue Is Now Paying Celebs to Tweet Their Pregnancy Tests | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Are you a woman who is thinking about becoming a parent? Are you marginally famous? Congratulations, because ClearBlue will pay you to tweet a picture of your positive pregnancy test declaring that you are with child to the world.
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IVF: 'Where's all that grief going?'

IVF: 'Where's all that grief going?' | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
There may be five million IVF success stories, but for many millions more women, the treatments have failed. So why do we never hear from them?
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With Down syndrome diagnoses comes a wrenching choice

With Down syndrome diagnoses comes a wrenching choice | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Increasingly sophisticated prenatal tests can provide expectant parents with more information than ever before about a child's genetic makeup, but they also are ushering in a world of uncertainty.
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Withdrawing treatment from premature babies – when doctors and parents disagree

Withdrawing treatment from premature babies – when doctors and parents disagree | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Parents of babies born severely premature or with serious abnormalities are turning to the courts in a bid to override medical opinion to commence or continue life-sustaining treatment for their infants…...
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The ethical dilemmas at the edge of infant viability.

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The Beautiful And Efficient Anatomy Of Pregnancy

The Beautiful And Efficient Anatomy Of Pregnancy | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
My goal is to visualize life in all its glory. And to see how daily lifestyle decisions affect the choreography of all of our cellular activity, causing disturbances stored in trillions of X, Y, Z coordinates.
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Alexander Tsiaras represents the 'fragile' and 'pristine' foetus as threatened by the actions of the pregnant woman in whose body it resides.

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The ‘royal foetus’ as fetish

The ‘royal foetus’ as fetish | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Within hours of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy being officially announced, references were being made on the internet to a new individual: the ‘royal foetus’. Several spoof Twitter ac...
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The Daily

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The trend towards Photoshopping ultrasounds of foetuses onto photographs of pregnant women's bellies.

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Shakira’s fetal fixation

Shakira’s fetal fixation | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Why did Shakira feel the need to share an image of her uterus with the Twitter-verse?
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Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought...
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WATCH: Time-Lapse Video Of Embryos Could Reveal Chance Of Miscarriage

WATCH: Time-Lapse Video Of Embryos Could Reveal Chance Of Miscarriage | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/04/2012 01:32 PM EST on LiveScience Amazing time-lapse videos of embryos in the very earliest stages of development could help fertility doctors prevent miscarriage, new research...
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An ethics debate over embryos on the cheap

An ethics debate over embryos on the cheap | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Dr. Ernest Zeringue was looking for a niche in the cutthroat industry of fertility treatments.
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French Researchers 3D Print Embryo Models for In Vitro Fertilization

French Researchers 3D Print Embryo Models for In Vitro Fertilization | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Since the birth of the first ‘test tube baby’ in 1978, it is estimated that approximately 5 million babies have been born as a result of in vitro fertil
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Zoe's Law splits NSW Parliament

Zoe's Law splits NSW Parliament | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
The NSW Parliament is split along pro-choice and pro-life lines over a law that would be the first in Australia to give legal rights to a foetus.
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New Definition of 'Full-Term' Pregnancy Presents Other Problems - TIME

New Definition of 'Full-Term' Pregnancy Presents Other Problems - TIME | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Daily Mail New Definition of 'Full-Term' Pregnancy Presents Other Problems TIME Big news for women who are 38 weeks pregnant: you are no longer considered “full term.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced today that...

Via The National Organization For The Respect Of Motherhood ( N.O.R.M)
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I am silenced by the tyranny of impending motherhood

I am silenced by the tyranny of impending motherhood | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Tanya Gold: Women whose response to their pregnancy is more complex than the sanctioned gratitude are treated with suspicion
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A powerful account of the ambivalence many women feel when pregnant.

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From Dwindling Abortion Rights to Intrusive Drug Tests: Are Pregnant Women Second Class Citizens?

From Dwindling Abortion Rights to Intrusive Drug Tests: Are Pregnant Women Second Class Citizens? | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
40 years after Roe v. Wade, we've failed to protect pregnant women's rights.
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CGS : Year of the Fetus

CGS : Year of the Fetus | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
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A detailed account of the new blood tests becoming available to screen maternal blood for foetal genetic conditions.

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STFU Parents: Are Ultrasound Photos Still Even Considered Facebook Overshare?

STFU Parents: Are Ultrasound Photos Still Even Considered Facebook Overshare? | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
STFU Parents: Today, parents who share information about their pregnancies online are inclined to post an ultrasound picture. It’s just what you do.
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Why legalising commercial surrogacy is a good idea

Why legalising commercial surrogacy is a good idea | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Chief Federal Court Magistrate John Pascoe’s call for amending Australian state legislation to allow commercial surrogacy, subject to statutory controls, has much to commend it.The aim of the legislation…...
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More very early babies surviving

More very early babies surviving | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
More babies who are born prematurely - before 26 weeks gestation - are surviving than ever before, according to a detailed study of births in England.
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I bought a dress for my unborn Christmas baby – even though I know she'll die

I bought a dress for my unborn Christmas baby – even though I know she'll die | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
Hilary Ni Lorchain is having a Christmas baby. In about a fortnight's time, the young historian from Dublin will deliver her first-born child. She'll call her Margaret, after a much-loved grandmother.
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Irish abortion debate flares over death of critically ill woman who was denied an abortion

Irish abortion debate flares over death of critically ill woman who was denied an abortion | The Unborn Human | Scoop.it
DUBLIN — The debate over legalizing abortion in Ireland flared Wednesday after the government confirmed that a woman in the midst of a miscarriage was refused an abortion and died in an Irish hospital after suffering from blood poisoning.
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