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Got this in an email today. Hint: replace "Natural pregnancy" with "Breastfeeding".<br><br>
A substitute for natural pregnancy...<br>
--Author Unknown<br>
A substitute for natural pregnancy has been developed by Breed Bronson, Inc., makers of Infantill formula and other baby products. The YOUterus/Plus-centa unit was introduced in pharmacies and discount stores nationwide today.<br>
A company representative explained the rationale for the product: "Many women find it inconvenient to carry their fetuses and maintain a healthy food supply for them for an entire nine months. Pregnancy changes their figures, can interfere with job performance, and requires avoiding drugs and junk food. And some men don't like to be reminded that female sex organs don't exist solely for them."<br>
After a woman's fetus is implanted in a YOUterus/Plus-centa, the unit is simply kept in contact with a body having a temperature of 98.6* F. "But after the second trimester, " commented the representative, "the fetus can maintain its own warmth. It can be left completely alone, except for periodic refilling of the Plus-centa feeding solution."<br>
When asked if such technology would be an acceptable substitute for a woman's experience of new life developing within her, the representative stated: "We believe it will be fairly common for women to carry their own babies the first few weeks, when the thrill of motherhood is new. But soon, anyone experiencing nausea will be referred to our product. Eventually, anyone appearing pregnant after 6 months will be considered a fanatic."<br>
"Eventually there will be psychologists, completely ignorant of the history of human reproduction, who will state that after 6 months, natural gestation is harmful to the fetus' independence."<br>
All preliminary research has indicated that artificially fed fetuses are significantly less healthy than their naturally nourished counterparts. The Breed Bronson representative commented: "The literature accompanying the units will state that natural pregnancy is preferable. But that won't affect sales. We'll spend millions on freebies to obstetricians, and they'll convey to their patients that natural pregnancy is not greatly important, just a matter of personal preference."<br>
"Through advertising dollars, we'll also enlist the media. Television will present natural pregnancy as abnormal by never showing it. 'Yes, we're expecting,' your favorite sitcom character will say, 'our housekeeper is carrying the baby right now.' Parents will come to believe that pregnancy, especially in public, is immodest."<br>
"In natural pregnancy, only mom carries and nourishes the baby. With a YOUterus/Plus-centa, dad, grandma and sitter will all have equal access. We'll promote this idea that democracy, and not quality or safety, is what is important in fetal feeding."<br>
When asked if the company was concerned about government regulation of a product proven harmful to developing babies, the representative stated: "Are you kidding? We project the government will buy one third of our units to distribute to poor women."
 

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I want to grow my baby out of my back, so I can still show off my six pack.
 

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I saw this when I was pregnant. Funny in a sad kind of way.
 

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I think its funny because I can't tell you how many people don't get why people advocate for breastfeeding...like its fine that you do it and everything but why do the nurse outs, etc. And then they read something like this and are so horrified by it...but its just like what the formula companies have done with breastfeeding.
 

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Very powerful!
 

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Wow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Sad but all too true <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I know at least five or six women IRL who would totally go for that if it were real, with the hopes of making pregnancy more convenient for themselves.<br><br>
The one thing they left out (or I missed) is that the invention would begin as a way for people who COULD NOT carry a pregnancy - a way for them to have a chance at a surviving baby. Then it would catch on and be misused by the general population for the sake of convenience. Then it would be just like formula, which has a place in nourishing babies who cannot be breastfed.<br><br>
It is a great analogy to what has happened to breastfeeding in our culture. I can just imagine people saying "yeah, if you want to be pregnant, that's great, but keep it at home."<br><br>
Like my friend's hubby who told me that NIP is "totally avoidable" because his wife nursed for all of seven weeks. Sorry honey, but I'm not going to be housebound until this child weans so you and your messed-up brain don't feel uncomfortable when my child needs to eat.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Crazy world.
 

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wow.. thanks for posting this.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think its funny because I can't tell you how many people don't get why people advocate for breastfeeding...like its fine that you do it and everything but why do the nurse outs, etc. And then they read something like this and are so horrified by it...but its just like what the formula companies have done with breastfeeding.</div>
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YEP. EXACTLY.
 

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Or what about the movie stars who worry about stretch marks and have their C-sections planned a few weeks early? I think there could be a market for this!<br><br>
Although, to be honest, I was in the hospital or horribly sick (vomiting, passing out, unbearalbe pains, huge amounts of pain killers, operations, bed-ridden, the whole works) for both entire pregnancies and if someone had offered me this at the time I would have at least considered it... for a moment. Thank goodness that doesn't exist yet. I'm so glad I didn't miss out on anything!!!!<br>
It would sort of be like the packages of baby formula that were sent to my house right in the middle of some major bf difficulties. I really hated that. It's such an evil marketing ploy.
 
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