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  •  Fetuses breathe. (6+ / 0-)

    Time stamp 07:08-07:16

    That's a new one on me.


      Fetuses BREATHE?  Breathe WHAT?!  Amniotic fluid?

      Is she saying that fetuses are AMPHIBIOUS?

      This is not a third grader.  This is a GROWN WOMAN who has GIVEN BIRTH MULTIPLE TIMES.  

      Did she not notice that, for example, labor involves "water" breaking?

      She may have even have had amniocentesis.  What, exactly, did she think they were withdrawing?  Air?  Liquified air?  Does she think the uterus surrounding a fetus is a like space capsule with breathable air in it?

      I... I... that's just... that may be among the stupidest things I have ever heard, and I need a liedown.

      © cai Visit to join the fight against global warming.

      by cai on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 11:30:10 AM PDT

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      •  Ok, on consideration, I can accept that fetuses at (3+ / 0-)

        some stage (I don't know when, I'm neither a mother nor a doctor) start getting oxygen through the umbilical cord... but that's a very, very stretched definition of "breathing"...

        © cai Visit to join the fight against global warming.

        by cai on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 11:54:03 AM PDT

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        •  Breathing is by definition done by the lungs. (0+ / 0-)

          Sarah Palin is an idiot. And you are not.

          babies and breath

          Your unborn baby does not breathe through her mouth and nose while she is in the womb. Birth is the occasion when babies breathe for the first time. ...Unlike your lungs, which expand and contract during breathing, an unborn baby’s lungs are undeveloped, un-inflated and filled with amniotic fluid.

           ...The mother’s blood circulates through the placenta and also carries nutrients to the baby.  ...The mother, in effect, breathes for the baby. The mother inhales and breathes in oxygenated air, which passes through her circulatory system to the baby through the placenta and umbilical cord.

          Although your unborn baby does not breathe air, she gets breathing practice while in the womb. At about nine weeks into the pregnancy, the fetus begins to engage in movements that resemble breathing.... The mother’s body produces surfactant in the amniotic fluid in increasing amounts as the pregnancy continues. The unborn baby needs the surfactant coating on the inside of her lungs to keep the lung’s air sacs open and prevent collapse of the lungs.

          ...wispy longings for a time before Elvis and the Beatles, back when "a girl could cook and still would". You know before the troubles.~Hunter.

          by denig on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 05:09:09 PM PDT

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    •  Heh... (2+ / 0-)
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      librarisingnsf, Mopshell

      I didn't make it past 1:48.

      No one knows what it's like, To be the bad man, To be the sad man, behind blue eyes....

      by blueyedace2 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 03:26:48 PM PDT

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