The Walking Dead Edition
The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows. So much so that I’ve picked up the books AND the graphic novels that inspired these $37.19 resin bangles by Nerd Mart Customs on Etsy
*sigh* Laurie, SMH.
Anyway, I found myself reading The Fall of the Governor. For the most part a good read BUT apparently nobody raised a red flag on the making the babies misinformation therein. Did they really NOT have any woman, or any person familiar with basic human biology, proofread? Without spoiling anything, here is the scoop: female character has unprotected sex and seven days later is pee-on-a-stick pregnant. That just fails on so many levels.
As most women of the ‘trying to get knocked up age’ know, over the counter pregnancy tests read hormone levels after a missed period. The menstrual cycle is approximately 28 days. The window of ovulation (a requisite for getting pregnant) falls centrally in the menstrual cycle, typically day 14 out of 28 days. So to become pregnant, unprotected sex occurs day 14, seven days later is still only day 21. Pee-on-a-stick pregnant is just not possible. Or the reverse, day 29 is first day of missed period resulting in a positive pregnancy test, but the character’s unprotected sex occurred 7 days earlier puting the sex at day 22 of her cycle, also known as over a week too late for ovulation.
My other grievances? The character supposedly “feels” kind of pregnant… 7 days after unprotected sex! Bitch, you’re not pregnant, that’s called indigestion.
Then there’s the fact that it takes a varying number of days (7 to 10 days) after sex for the fertilized egg to even implant in the uterus. So it’s possible that 7 days after successful unprotected ovulation day sex she wouldn’t even technically *be* pregnant yet, not to mention pee-on-a-stick levels of pregnancy.
So, Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga, get it together! I will accept this $23 zombie apocalypse charm bracelet by Allstrungout1 on Etsy in apology.
If you really want to grovel, I wouldn’t turn up my nose to adding this $20 Zombie cuff by Peyton’s Treasures on Etsy
But this? The $7 positive pregnancy text necklace by Nothingbutamother
I think you should send this to Robert Kirkman.