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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.
 
2014-01-18 12:56:03 AM  
Stories like this remind me that mankind is not long for the world.
 
2014-01-18 01:21:21 AM  
www.scarymommy.com
 
2014-01-18 01:27:39 AM  

highwayrun: 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.


I had a dream last year of my now-6yo DS playing with 4 other kids.  As I enjoyed watching him play with these boys and girls, it turned to ashes as I realized they must be his brothers and sisters from the 4 miscarriages.  I cannot possibly love him more than I do, but this dream made me realize how I'd squashed the grief of losing the other 4 and it leaked out in my dreams.  As a non-parent I would never have understood this, so your lack is natural.  Your misplaced jealousy is not.
 
2014-01-18 01:46:56 AM  
Those 3-D ultrasounds that people occasionally post to FB look like little gargoyles.
 
2014-01-18 02:00:56 AM  

zombiegoat: Those 3-D ultrasounds that people occasionally post to FB look like little gargoyles.


Heheh...when Mrs. Brainsick and I saw our daughter's face for the first time on one of those, we both thought she looked like a gremlin
s3.amazonaws.com 4.bp.blogspot.com
                      This one                                                             not this one
 
2014-01-18 02:05:43 AM  
Can I send my unborn fetus into space?
 
2014-01-18 02:20:20 AM  
♪ I don't care who it displeases... Got me a 3D printed fetus... ♪
 
2014-01-18 02:37:50 AM  

The6502Man: 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.


You realize that until it's born and removed from the umbilical cord, a fetus is nothing more than a parasite?
 
2014-01-18 02:40:49 AM  
Almost had one done for my first, then I saw the results of my brother's 3D ultrasound. No thanks. No idea why I would want that 3D printed, either.
 
2014-01-18 02:51:06 AM  

LincolnLogolas: Almost had one done for my first, then I saw the results of my brother's 3D ultrasound.


Hold on, back up a second there...
 
2014-01-18 03:13:01 AM  

C18H27NO3: LincolnLogolas: Almost had one done for my first, then I saw the results of my brother's 3D ultrasound.

Hold on, back up a second there...


What, you don't believe in miracles?
 
2014-01-18 03:40:11 AM  
jesus christ. fark everyone that makes babies. it's just so disgusting. ewwwww
 
2014-01-18 04:32:36 AM  

LongWindedMute: Hmmm...The perfect use for this?

/The best cure for creepy is often taking it to ultra-creepy extremes.


Oh man that's perfect. Forget chocolate bunnies for easter. I want chocolate baby jesus!
 
2014-01-18 06:27:25 AM  
I actually have a tangential connection to the person who came up with this idea. She's f-n nuts.
 
2014-01-18 07:19:55 AM  

AgentPothead: LongWindedMute: Hmmm...The perfect use for this?

/The best cure for creepy is often taking it to ultra-creepy extremes.

Oh man that's perfect. Forget chocolate bunnies for easter. I want chocolate baby jesus!


I had a chocolate crucifix (Easter Jesus!) at one time -- kept it in its clear wrapper and put it on the wall until it finally became too gross to keep anymore. Pretty sure I bought it at a K&B in New Orleans.
 
2014-01-18 07:29:59 AM  

Rozotorical: 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.


Especially if they come in those coffin-looking boxes.
 
2014-01-18 07:32:02 AM  

maram500: The6502Man: 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.

You realize that until it's born and removed from the umbilical cord, a fetus is nothing more than a parasite?


Sounds like you don't have kids. Trust me, they're parasites long after that.
 
2014-01-18 07:44:15 AM  
That's kind of creepy and gross.

DrBenway: Pre-order "101 Things To Do With Your 3D Fetus Print-out" at Amazon.com and save 20%!


I would put it in a clear plastic bag and leave it in the freezer for people to find.
 
2014-01-18 08:12:06 AM  

wax_on: I actually have a tangential connection to the person who came up with this idea. She's f-n nuts.


HAHAHAHA, me too! I cringed when I saw the article. Don't know if the publicity will kill the idea or help them.
 
2014-01-18 08:31:16 AM  

abhorrent1: That's kind of creepy and gross.

DrBenway: Pre-order "101 Things To Do With Your 3D Fetus Print-out" at Amazon.com and save 20%!

I would put it in a clear plastic bag and leave it in the freezer for people to find.


Or go to Smooth-On to make a mold of it with food-safe silicone.

Imagine breaking that out birthdays in the shape of cakes or confections.

Yeeeaaahhh...SUPER weird.
 
2014-01-18 09:18:07 AM  
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that pro abortion people don't like this.  Seeing the pictures of these models serves to reinforce the fact it's a baby in there, not some blob of tissue that it's ok to kill.
 
2014-01-18 09:37:23 AM  

PaLarkin: I wouldn't be surprised to learn that pro abortion people don't like this.  Seeing the pictures of these models serves to reinforce the fact it's a baby in there, not some blob of tissue that it's ok to kill.


wut?
 
2014-01-18 09:38:40 AM  

abhorrent1: PaLarkin: I wouldn't be surprised to learn that pro abortion people don't like this.  Seeing the pictures of these models serves to reinforce the fact it's a baby in there, not some blob of tissue that it's ok to kill.

wut?


Gotta be trolling, no one could be that ignorant.
 
2014-01-18 11:59:23 AM  

AgentPothead: LongWindedMute: Hmmm...The perfect use for this?

/The best cure for creepy is often taking it to ultra-creepy extremes.

Oh man that's perfect. Forget chocolate bunnies for easter. I want chocolate baby jesus!


You're still not taking it all the way to ultra-creepy. I was thinking nougat in the head and cherry in the body, then lay out a few dozen at the baby shower.
 
2014-01-18 12:08:00 PM  

DrBenway: Pre-order "101 Things To Do With Your 3D Fetus Print-out" at Amazon.com and save 20%!


If you make several of them over the course of the pregnancy, you could make a russian nesting doll!
 
2014-01-18 01:15:53 PM  
Looks like we'll need a bigger Babyquarium®
 
2014-01-18 05:17:59 PM  
It is a miracle that anything ever got made before 3d printing.
 
2014-01-18 07:36:36 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?


You are an absolutely terrible person for making me laugh way too hard.
 
2014-01-18 07:39:18 PM  
huh, what?
 
2014-01-18 07:45:22 PM  

PaLarkin: I wouldn't be surprised to learn that pro abortion people don't like this.


danceswithfat.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-18 08:54:43 PM  

fusillade762: 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.


I hear the buggy whip salesman knocking at your door.

Coat hangers...WTF?
 
2014-01-18 08:59:22 PM  

maram500: The6502Man: 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.

You realize that until it's born and removed from the umbilical cord, a fetus is nothing more than a parasite?


LOL...  Oh, you're one of THOSE.....

You know, living off of the Earth, like you do, you're nothing more than a parasite?  What is your point?
 
2014-01-18 11:04:50 PM  

The6502Man: maram500: The6502Man: 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.

You realize that until it's born and removed from the umbilical cord, a fetus is nothing more than a parasite?

LOL...  Oh, you're one of THOSE.....

You know, living off of the Earth, like you do, you're nothing more than a parasite?  What is your point?


Not to be a dick, but humans don't even get souls till they are almost 5.
 
2014-01-19 12:13:35 AM  

vudutek: Looks like we'll need a bigger Babyquarium®


Apparently we're not allowed to mention that anymore. I did earlier in the thread, and it got flagged for trolling.
 
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