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Recent developments in prenatal technology have altered our representations of the fetus (Taylor, 1997) and our relationship with it. Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging conveys an impression of the fetus occupying the same space as we do, and this has contributed to the increasing hold on the collective imagination of a sense of the fetus as an individual in its own right, independent of the mother (Dickens and Cook, 2003). Moreover, these technologies have made it possible for biomedical systems of representation to treat the fetus as a patient (Dumoulin and Valat, 2001; Wyatt, 2001). It is known as well that an increased incidence in fetal ultrasound procedures and prenatal genetic diagnoses has contributed directly to the increase in interventions performed on the fetus (Von Dadelszen et al., 1999)Consultez l'article