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(FastCo Design)   Forget bronzing your baby's first shoes, how about 3D printing your unborn fetus   (fastcodesign.com) divider line 84
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3911 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jan 2014 at 11:22 PM (48 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-17 09:05:06 PM  
I prefer making unborn fetuses the old-fashioned way, by sticking my wee wee in her hoo ha.
 
2014-01-17 09:09:03 PM  
Although the article was dripping with sarcasm, I can see this technology helping parents who lose their children due to genetic or other pre-natal issues deal with their grief.
 
2014-01-17 09:33:09 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: I prefer making unborn fetuses the old-fashioned way, by sticking my wee wee in her hoo ha.


Thank you for answering the question 'how is babby formed?'.
 
2014-01-17 09:36:00 PM  
Too old?
 
2014-01-17 09:38:58 PM  

miss diminutive: Although the article was dripping with sarcasm, I can see this technology helping parents who lose their children due to genetic or other pre-natal issues deal with their grief.


I've been there.  This creeps me the hell out.  Just sayin'
 
2014-01-17 09:44:45 PM  

sno man: miss diminutive: Although the article was dripping with sarcasm, I can see this technology helping parents who lose their children due to genetic or other pre-natal issues deal with their grief.

I've been there.  This creeps me the hell out.  Just sayin'


I get it, I'm sure it's not for everyone. Everyone handles their grief in their own way. My cousin works as a nurse as has been present during many D&Cs. Sometimes requests come in from the parents asking for a plaster impression of a hand or foot, just anything to remember their child. Not always, of course. And often it's just not an option. I see this as the same kind of thing.

/sorry for your loss
 
2014-01-17 09:45:06 PM  
I've actually been wondering when this would happen.
 
2014-01-17 09:48:09 PM  
If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?
 
2014-01-17 09:49:39 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?


I laughed way, way too hard at this.
 
2014-01-17 09:51:01 PM  

miss diminutive: sno man: miss diminutive: Although the article was dripping with sarcasm, I can see this technology helping parents who lose their children due to genetic or other pre-natal issues deal with their grief.

I've been there.  This creeps me the hell out.  Just sayin'

I get it, I'm sure it's not for everyone. Everyone handles their grief in their own way. My cousin works as a nurse as has been present during many D&Cs. Sometimes requests come in from the parents asking for a plaster impression of a hand or foot, just anything to remember their child. Not always, of course. And often it's just not an option. I see this as the same kind of thing.

/sorry for your loss


I would keep it in a jar. But this is why I should never reproduce in the first place.

Seriously, though, I literally cannot imagine losing a baby, and I don't even like children.
 
2014-01-17 09:58:59 PM  
No thanks. We just had our stillborn stuffed.
 
2014-01-17 10:01:21 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?


aaaaand my soda is on my keyboard now.
 
2014-01-17 10:11:27 PM  

miss diminutive: I get it, I'm sure it's not for everyone. Everyone handles their grief in their own way. My cousin works as a nurse as has been present during many D&Cs. Sometimes requests come in from the parents asking for a plaster impression of a hand or foot, just anything to remember their child. Not always, of course. And often it's just not an option. I see this as the same kind of thing.

/sorry for your loss


thanks.
I get the different strokes thing, but I wonder if this too much.  The plaster casts and foot and hand prints let you remember, and exist as proof that the baby existed.  This 'doll' runs the risk toward substitution rather than being a memento.  Especially with already emotionally fragile parents.
Having said that, I kind think they are aiming at parents of happy/healthys that just cant wait to hold their future snowflake. Because impatience is a fine quality in a new parent.

/We did have prints made, we have never looked at them.  It's coming up on 4 years.
 
2014-01-17 10:12:13 PM  

miss diminutive: FirstNationalBastard: If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?

I laughed way, way too hard at this.


lol, me too!
 
2014-01-17 10:18:51 PM  
I suppose that would be somewhat better than bronzing your unborn fetus

/the new Abortion Memories line from Hallmark
 
2014-01-17 10:40:48 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I would keep it in a jar. But this is why I should never reproduce in the first place.


AKA the Barbara Bush method...
 
2014-01-17 10:48:12 PM  
Pre-order "101 Things To Do With Your 3D Fetus Print-out" at Amazon.com and save 20%!
 
2014-01-17 11:25:48 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?


*snert*

/Isle seat
 
2014-01-17 11:27:18 PM  
Those baby models in the top image have the most shiat-eating looks I've ever seen.
 
2014-01-17 11:27:21 PM  
Will they be available in cheese flavor?
 
2014-01-17 11:28:59 PM  
Thread is making me want another son.
 
2014-01-17 11:29:34 PM  
yeah I am sorry but that is a coffin, not a display box.
 
2014-01-17 11:30:46 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Thread is making me want another son.


read the diaper eating thread, that cured me
 
2014-01-17 11:33:03 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Thread is making me want another son.


You'd love it so much.
 
2014-01-17 11:34:04 PM  
i135.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-17 11:35:30 PM  
Seinfeld waking out of the theater, Homer fading into the bushes, bear waving no, dog growls at broccoli, do not want.
 
2014-01-17 11:35:54 PM  
Hmmm...The perfect use for this?

/The best cure for creepy is often taking it to ultra-creepy extremes.
 
2014-01-17 11:37:03 PM  

jaylectricity: No thanks. We just had our stillborn stuffed.


I tried that but the horns just didn't look life like
 
2014-01-17 11:39:57 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?


I am a horrible person for laughing this hard. Im going to feel really bad as soon as i stop my stomach muscles from cramping.

/Thanks, needed that
 
2014-01-17 11:46:46 PM  
I don't know whether I'd enjoy or be totally creeped out seeing (and holding) a 3-D printed representation of me as a fetus.
 
2014-01-17 11:47:14 PM  

Paris1127: AKA the Barbara Bush method...


Absolutely disgusting.
 
2014-01-17 11:51:26 PM  
Will they do turds?
 
2014-01-17 11:51:40 PM  
thats farking creepy.
 
2014-01-17 11:51:56 PM  

miss diminutive: Although the article was dripping with sarcasm, I can see this technology helping parents who lose their children due to genetic or other pre-natal issues deal with their grief.


I see it as more insane narcissism, but to each their own. I lost a newborn myself, and we knew she was doing to die. Don't have anything but a few pictures. I'm not very sentimental.
 
2014-01-17 11:53:10 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?


ACTUALLY, the pro-choice folks will biatch.  Don't they biatch that that is what the pro-lifers want the abortion chicks to return to? The days of coat hanger abortions?

Get your fanatic straight
 
2014-01-17 11:58:41 PM  
Actually, this would make a great parting gift for those folks who can't keep their legs closed and use abortion as their birth control of choice. A way to remember that bit of spare tissue that isn't anything.
 
2014-01-17 11:59:21 PM  

Salmon: Will they do turds?


I bet the guy who is reading this thread while suffering from severe constipation is getting a kick of of the thought of 3d printed unshat turds.
 
2014-01-17 11:59:38 PM  
miss diminutive:

I get it, I'm sure it's not for everyone. Everyone handles their grief in their own way. My cousin works as a nurse as has been present during many D&Cs. Sometimes requests come in from the parents asking for a plaster impression of a hand or foot, just anything to remember their child. Not always, of course. And often it's just not an option. I see this as the same kind of thing.

/sorry for your loss


Its interesting how different people handle this.  My wife had a miscarrage between our 2 kids (we only wanted two).  We were only about 2-2-1/2 months along, I think because we were not that far in she barely had any reaction, chalked it up to these things are common and went and D&Ced.

My cowrker lost his child along with his wife on the delivery table.  I cant imagine.
 
2014-01-18 12:00:46 AM  
I always wondered when someone I knew would end up on Fark. ::shudder::
 
2014-01-18 12:02:04 AM  
fark here we go again.
I can see it now,
Republicans are going to be clamoring to pass a law that all women will have to have a 3d printing of their unborn fetuses before they can be aborted.
 
2014-01-18 12:02:53 AM  
Just don't try bronzing an unborn fetus
 
2014-01-18 12:13:02 AM  
Those 3D ultrasounds creep me out more than I can explain, as it is.  And that's from a woman desperately trying to get pregnant and carry to term for once, so you'd think I'd love everything "baby".  Every time someone shows one off I get the shudders. I can't fathom someone pulling one of these out instead. I may just end up screaming and leaving a me-shaped hole in the wall as I run out, a la looney tunes.
 
2014-01-18 12:14:26 AM  
it's just going to be a matter of time before someone merges this concept with sex toys.
 
2014-01-18 12:18:03 AM  
I would love to make a few of these and destroy them in the most brutal way with some unsuspecting strangers watching and freaking out.
 
2014-01-18 12:20:09 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?


It should be illegal for comments to be this funny.

/and wrong
//but mostly funny
 
2014-01-18 12:20:21 AM  
gunsmokenet.com

Unborn Festus?
 
2014-01-18 12:22:29 AM  

sno man: miss diminutive: Although the article was dripping with sarcasm, I can see this technology helping parents who lose their children due to genetic or other pre-natal issues deal with their grief.

I've been there.  This creeps me the hell out.  Just sayin'


My parents were there. It still rankled a little when someone would ask my father how many children he had and he'd reply five..."and one that .." I suppose it's much easier to love the perfect one that you imagine rather than the imperfect ones you raised. I don't get it, not being a parent myself, but other people I know who are parents do understand my Dad's statement. Why yes, I was raised in a Catholic family.
 
2014-01-18 12:24:00 AM  

The6502Man: FirstNationalBastard: If you try to print a 3D fetus, and the printer jams, will Pro-Lifers protest if you use a coat hanger to clear out the jam?

ACTUALLY, the pro-choice folks will biatch.  Don't they biatch that that is what the pro-lifers want the abortion chicks to return to? The days of coat hanger abortions?

Get your fanatic straight


Yeah, totally fanatical to think that something that actually happened in the past might happen again.
 
2014-01-18 12:42:48 AM  

highwayrun: sno man: miss diminutive: Although the article was dripping with sarcasm, I can see this technology helping parents who lose their children due to genetic or other pre-natal issues deal with their grief.

I've been there.  This creeps me the hell out.  Just sayin'

My parents were there. It still rankled a little when someone would ask my father how many children he had and he'd reply five..."and one that .." I suppose it's much easier to love the perfect one that you imagine rather than the imperfect ones you raised. I don't get it, not being a parent myself, but other people I know who are parents do understand my Dad's statement. Why yes, I was raised in a Catholic family.


It's not about loving the perfect one you imagine.  The "and one that..." ones just punch holes in your soul (or whatever else you care to call it), and there is nothing, no perfect child, no imperfect child that can fill those holes.  Some parents may be better than others working around those holes for their living kids.  I hope I do okay for my daughter.
 
2014-01-18 12:45:23 AM  
You just know when the kid is 16 and brings his/her first high school sweetheart over for dinner, the parents are going to bring this abomination out and show everyone what Junior looked like at -3 months.
 
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