My books have arrived! Belated birthday present :)
Why is an 8 week old fetus only considered a baby when you want to keep it?
Wow it’s almost like “fetus” is a neutral, medically accurate term for a certain stage of development and “baby” is a term of endearment with no scientific meaning which can be applied to fetuses, infants, adults, cats, or vehicles. Maybe a pregnant person doesn’t want to use a term of endearment for a fetus they don’t want to keep? Lol.
Don’t forget zygotes. Zygotes can be called “baby” too.
And scientifically correct terms are used across the board, regardless of species. (I’ll specify in mammals, since I don’t actually know for sure if the same terms are used for avians and amphibians and such.)
no, i don’t watch that show, but i do follow its developments extensively via tumblr
"I’ve seen much worse. But then I do post-mortems."
i bought this skull for a cosplay and