Sociology of the Unborn
Cultural portrayals of the unborn body. #Sociology of #reproduction and #pregnancy.
A model of a foetus made using 3D ultrasound imagery
A new British ad campaign is attempting to shock women into thinking about their fertility, using an image of a woman made up to look elderly with a pregnant abdomen.
Obstetric phantom, Italy, 1701-1800: Manipulating the cloth ‘baby’ in the womb of this almost life-size model of the female torso shows how birth takes place. It also shows how abnormal positions of the child affect the process. The wood and leather model was used to teach medical students, and possibly midwives, about childbirth.
The increasingly public nature surrounding various aspects of pregnancy has gone one step further: Ultrasound parties are now growing in popularity, according to NBC's "Today."
Anatomical drawing of fetal skeletons and arteries, complete with other body parts.
Plastinated corpse of a pregnant woman with eight-month foetus from the BodyWorlds exhibition