Quote of the Day

Me:  So, how was lecture?  I heard it was basically all of obstetrics in 50 minutes.
Jane:  Yes!  Oh, god.  I was there, but I still don’t know what pregnancy is.
Me:  Haha.
Jane: No, like… for real.  What’s pregnancy?
Me:  You can’t be serious.
Jane:  Like, when does it start?
Peter:  It starts 2 weeks before conception.
Me:  … Er, no, that can’t be right.  Maybe you meant 2 weeks before the 1st missed period?
Peter:  No – I went to the lecture.  Pregnancy definitely starts 2 weeks before conception.
Me:  But that’s wrong.  By definition.
Jane:  I just looked it up.  He’s right.
Me:  What?  No!
Jane:  Hah.  What now?
Me:  … Maybe I’m the one who doesn’t know what pregnancy is.

That would be embarrassing, but it would make a whole hell of a lot more sense than my definition of pregnancy occurring 2 weeks before conception.

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6 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Pregnancy is an 18 year, 9 month long state of parasitic infestation.

    There are many anecdotal reports of the condition lasting considerably longer.

  2. And this is why I could never be a med student… I would try to argue that until my brain exploded. I’m better off in research!

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