*S/O: When do you call it a BABY?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: At what stage of pregnancy do you say "Baby"
    Embryo - I have been pregnant : (82 votes)
    31 %
    Embryo - I have not been pregnant : (74 votes)
    28 %
    Fetus - I have been pregnant : (26 votes)
    10 %
    Fetus - I have not been pregnant : (37 votes)
    14 %
    Newborn - I have been pregnant : (16 votes)
    6 %
    Newborn - I have not been pregnant : (29 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    4601 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @jny1179:  I don’t say “baby” until it’s been born. Before that it is a fetus or embryo, but I have a scientific mind, so that’s just the way I see things. 

    Post # 4
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I have three children and consider “baby” to be “newborn”.

    Post # 5
    2115 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It’s a baby the moment I know I (or whoever) is pregnant.

    Post # 6
    7192 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    As soon as I found out I was pregnant, it was a baby. I feel the same way when I find out others are pregnant.

    You never hear anyone say “Congratulations on your embryo/fetus!”

    Post # 9
    4395 posts
    Honey bee

    I say “baby” when someone is pregnant and it’s a pregnancy that they want.

    Post # 10
    5533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Yeah, I am one of those, soon as they found out it is a baby people. I get the science amd that yes, it is “just” a bunch of cells, but then again, what is anything but a big group of cells? So happy babies for all, because “congrats on your embryo” doesnt look as good on a card. 

    Post # 12
    6953 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  +1

    I think embryo and fetus are great scientific terms for the stages of development in the womb. That said- I don’t think anyone actually USES those terms for a tiny person growing inside their belly or the belly of a loved one. Someone hears “I’m pregnant” and the response is generally “Yay a baby!” not “yay a fetus!!” ya know?

    Post # 14
    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @inky_1:  +1  From the moment I find out someone is pregnant, and when I first found out I was pregnant, it was “baby”… I don’t refer to it as the baby, I just say “babe” or “baby”

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  hahaha, so true!

    Post # 15
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @jny1179:  I know it’s not technically a baby until it’s born but I feel weird calling my future child a fetus.

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