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Tubing was the practice of bringing babies to term in vitro, as was common under certain conditions in the Post Diaspora era.
In an age where women served in the military just like men, it was often necessary to leave the fetus behind when the exigencies of the service demanded the mother to go back into space during the pregnancy. Another argument was of course the easy way the fetus could be monitored and the relative ease with which defects could be corrected.
Under Manticoran law, no distinction was made between children brought to term "naturally" or by tubing. The people of Beowulf did not believe in tubing, carrying their children out naturally where possible. (HH4)
Known cases Edit
- Hamish, Emily, and Honor Alexander Harrington's children, Raoul and Katherine, were both tubed; Raoul because of Honor's military service obligations, and Katherine because Emily was unable to carry her to term due to her disability. (HH11)