An article that has been used for years to refer to a pregnant woman who is a “fake” pregnancy is now the new norm for those using the phrase.
“Fake pregnancy” is now used as a synonym for an abortion, while “unnatural” and “inconsequential” are still used to describe pregnant women who have never given birth.
“It’s becoming more acceptable to talk about women who are in the process of a fake pregnancy,” said Dr. Nancy T. Dutcher, an OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Pregnancy Identity Guide: The Definitive Guide to the Pregnancy and Birth Process.
“You can now use the term to describe someone who is using this term but has never given their baby a name or has never had a baby.
I’ve seen a lot of women who were ‘fake’ but didn’t really give birth.”
Dutchers article describes the experience of a woman who, with the help of her physician, a medical nurse and a surrogate, is planning to conceive but has been using a false name for the past four years.
When she learns that she is expecting, she becomes angry and takes matters into her own hands, saying, “You know what, I’m gonna call myself a fake.”
She then “disguises” the pregnancy and becomes pregnant, but the surrogate later learns that Dutners real name is Katie.
“The woman has been pregnant for four years, and she has never been pregnant, and the surrogate is going to have to come up with the $1,000 for the surrogate to pay the $10,000 in fees to the hospital for an elective cesarean section,” said Dutches article.
“If the surrogate and the mother decide that she can’t be a real mother because she is using a fake name, then the surrogate will have to pay $3,000 to the state for the surgery, and $1 million for the elective surgery.”
DUTCHS article also describes how the surrogate’s family has spent thousands of dollars to get her a surrogate father, who has never met her, and now has to pay for the birth of a baby girl with no parents.
DUTCKERS article includes some of the most shocking details about the woman who has been the target of the term, including her recent experience of an ultrasound in which she could see that her cervix was “stuck” in place.
“She could not get up to look at it, and it was so bad that the ultrasound technician had to pull her to a different table and give her an injection of oxytocin,” said the article.
The article states that the surrogate has “never been pregnant” before and had been told by her doctor that she could have an abortion if she were to become pregnant.
“I’m not suggesting that this is an acceptable situation for the woman, but I do think that this should be addressed,” said T.J. Luehls, a licensed OB/Gyn and author of a book called Women’s Pregnancy: What Your OB/Gynecologist Needs to Know.
“There are so many myths about pregnancy that it’s difficult to tell whether this is a real pregnancy or not.”
“This is a new concept in the U.S., but it’s still a problem,” said Luehl, who was not involved in the research that was cited in Dutchs article.
Dr. Luedes article says that women who think they are pregnant but don’t want to have an electives cesauran section can go to a “doctor of OB/gyn or OB/gynecology” who will perform the surgery.
“These procedures are available to most women in the United States,” said Linda T. Sanger, M.D., an OB-GYN with the Women’s Medical Society of America, in an email.
“They’re available at most gyms, community clinics, and community hospitals, and are the most common surgical procedures performed in women’s health care.
These procedures are safe and are usually the safest way to have a baby.”
The term “fake pregnancy” was first used by a gynecologist to describe a woman whose pregnancy had been faked but whose uterus was still intact, and has been described as a surrogate birth, as opposed to a real one.
It has since been used as an abbreviation for “fake labor,” “fake birth,” and “fake baby.”
Luehs article mentions the case of a patient who had been diagnosed as having a fake birth but who was told by doctors that the fetus would be born healthy and that the mother’s life was in danger.
The term is still used in some states as a means of referring to a pregnancy that is “in the process” of a natural birth, but Dutters article points out that, “In most cases, this is not a pregnancy in the