I knew what the deffintion of a parAsite is (just didn't know how to spell it ) anyway that's why I made that connection. Because even though you love the baby growing inside of you it's not really contributing anything to survival of the mother.. I don't think that babies are parasites I believe it's a baby from the time it's concieved. I was just saying that if you don't believe that then it's like believing that they are nothing more than a parasite. That's all I was sayinFirst of all, a parasite is always a living creature, by definition. So if life begins at conception, that would not preclude the embryo from being a parasite.As far as when does life begin I believe it begins at conception. Other wise wouldn't the deffintion of a fetus be a paricite (sp) and I don't think I could bond with a paricite (sp again) like I did with my baby while I was pregnant.
Second, according to the Dictiobnary.com definition of parasite (see below), an embryo or fetus does certainly fit the bill. There can be emotional benefits and it benefits the survival of the species, but being pregnant does not help you as an individual organism.
1. Biology. An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.