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18th Dec '17 6:54:54 PM IamTheCaligula
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* Grotesquely {{averted|trope}} in the ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' DLC "The Old Hunters": The FinalBoss, the Orphan of Kos, is in a cutscene prior to the fight shown to be born out of its EldritchAbomination mother's corpse. The sounds of this birth are nauseating, the Orphan seems to drag out most of its mother's spiny innards with it as it pulls itself out from her, and is there a plecenta? You bet there is. It's [[EyesDoNotBelongThere covered with eyes]] and happens to be [[ImprobableWeaponUser the Orphan's weapon of choice.]]

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* Grotesquely {{averted|trope}} in the ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' DLC "The Old Hunters": The FinalBoss, the Orphan of Kos, is in a cutscene prior to the fight shown to be born out of its EldritchAbomination mother's corpse. The sounds of this birth are nauseating, the Orphan seems to drag out most of its mother's spiny innards with it as it pulls itself out from her, and is there a plecenta? placenta? You bet there is. It's [[EyesDoNotBelongThere covered with eyes]] and happens to be [[ImprobableWeaponUser the Orphan's weapon of choice.]]
1st Dec '17 5:38:29 PM IamTheCaligula
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* Grotesquely {{averted|trope}} in the ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' DLC "The Old Hunters": The FinalBoss, the Orphan of Kos, is in a cutscene prior to the fight shown to be born out of its EldritchAbomination mother's corpse. The sounds of this birth are nauseating, the Orphan seems to drag out most of its mother's spiny innards with it as it pulls itself out from her, and is there a plecenta? You bet there is. It's [[EyesDoNotBelongThere covered with eyes]] and happens to be [[ImprobableWeaponUser the Orphan's weapon of choice.]]
18th Nov '17 12:18:55 PM MrNomDePlume
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* Actively averted in ''Series/{{Call the Midwife}}'', as the show is about midwives doing their jobs for the working class of London's East End in the mid 1900s. Most births in the show actively show babies covered in vaginal fluid and sometimes blood, umbilical cords in almost every birth in the show, and the mothers showing pain and sweating with the hard work of giving birth WITHOUT ANY PAINKILLERS! The second episode shows a baby needing to be born vaginally in the breech position (rear end coming first rather than the typical head first.) Since the birth was at home and C-Section was unavailable, the camera shows the baby's body hanging as the head is still within the mother's vaginal canal, albeit with her thigh covering her private area. Even nurse Chummy is a bit shocked as afterwards she needs Sister Evangelina to steady her hand in cutting the cord.
26th Oct '17 12:00:12 PM Argon2
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* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Community}}'' S2, E22: Shirely gives birth in the middle of class. While the trope appears to be averted via Britta's vomiting at the sight of the birth, in the end it's played straight as the birth turns out looking clean and tidy.

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* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Community}}'' S2, E22: Shirely Shirley gives birth in the middle of class. While the trope appears to be averted via Britta's vomiting at the sight of the birth, in the end it's played straight as the birth turns out looking clean and tidy.
25th Oct '17 8:14:33 AM RicPot
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Related to InstantBirthJustAddWater. When a live baby is shown, it is never an actual newborn, and is often a ThreeMonthOldNewborn, due to legal reasons. Compare OutGivingBirthBackInTwoMinutes, for births taking place in less time than they should. Compare NobodyPoops.

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Related to InstantBirthJustAddWater. When a live baby is shown, it is never an actual newborn, and is often a ThreeMonthOldNewborn, due to legal reasons. Compare OutGivingBirthBackInTwoMinutes, for births taking place off-screen and in less time than they should. Compare NobodyPoops.
25th Oct '17 8:08:26 AM RicPot
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* In series 3 of ''Series/{{Poldark}}'', Demelza is digging potatoes in the garden when she goes into labour. [[InstantBirthJustAddWater In no time at all]], she then gives birth to her daughter solo, bathes her, wraps her up, and is sitting up in bed, looking glowy and beautiful by the time her husband Ross is back. The childbirth was so pretty, he does not realise she has given birth and Demelza then reveals their new baby as a ''surprise''.
24th Sep '17 12:33:10 PM Powoga
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* ''Defied'' with Jessica Drew in the ''ComicBook/SpiderWoman'' comic. After checking into a galactic hospital's maternity ward (ironically, she did this to ''avoid'' heroic actions for her baby's sake) a gang of Skrulls broke into the place; her water broke about halfway through it, she had to be given a C-section ''while the bad guys were trying to break into the operating room'', specifically told the doctors not to use any anesthesia (she actually ''intended'' to fight them once they breached the door) and was still able to beat them up after giving birth - covered with blood and other residue, while wearing a torn hospital gown. Not exactly clean at all. (Btw, the baby is okay, and it's a boy.)


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* ''Defied'' with Jessica Drew in the ''ComicBook/SpiderWoman'' comic. After checking into a galactic hospital's maternity ward (ironically, she did this to ''avoid'' heroic actions for her baby's sake) a gang of Skrulls broke into the place; her water broke about halfway through it, she had to be given a C-section ''while the bad guys were trying to break into the operating room'', specifically told the doctors not to use any anesthesia (she actually ''intended'' to fight them once they breached the door) and was still able to beat them up after giving birth - covered with blood and other residue, while wearing a torn hospital gown. Not exactly clean at all. (Btw, the baby is okay, and it's a boy.)


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* The birth has yet to happen, but this is averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2543735/chapters/5655182 The Lovers Left Broken]]'', where it is made clear pregnancy is an ugly process. Sara nearly passes out when she watches a birthing video, though she seems to have an actual phobia of pregnancy so maybe she reacted more strongly than most.
** Also averted with Sara herself, when her father mentions she was born with Lanugo.



* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' averts this from the very start; not only does it show how long, agonizing and messy birth can be, but when possible they try to get actually new born babies to show on camera.
* ''Series/LifeInPieces'' averts this as well. A large part of Greg and Jen's plot in the pilot dwells on the physical toll childbirth has on a woman's body. As Jen's doctor says, her "tunnel is under construction".
-->'''Greg''': It's that bad, huh?\\
'''Jen''': Do you remember, uh, when the Film/{{Predator}} took off his mask?

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* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' averts this from the very start; not only does it show how long, agonizing and messy birth can be, but when possible they try to get actually new born babies to show on camera.
* ''Series/LifeInPieces'' averts this as well. A large part of Greg and Jen's plot in the pilot dwells on the physical toll childbirth has on a woman's body. As Jen's doctor says, her "tunnel is under construction".
-->'''Greg''': It's that bad, huh?\\
'''Jen''': Do you remember, uh, when the Film/{{Predator}} took off his mask?



* Viciously [[AvertedTrope averted]] in The Old Hunters DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. The final boss, [[spoiler: The Orphan of Kos]] is shown crawling out from its mothers near dead corpse covered in malformed placenta and with various squishing sounds, before it breaks down sobbing and initiates the fight with you.

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* Viciously [[AvertedTrope averted]] in The Old Hunters DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. The final boss, [[spoiler: The Orphan of Kos]] is shown crawling out from its mothers near dead corpse covered in malformed placenta and with various squishing sounds, before it breaks down sobbing and initiates the fight with you.
16th Aug '17 5:27:39 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "The Egg", when the chick hatches it hatches completely dry. In reality, the newly-hatched chicken would have been wet and taken some time to dry off.
11th May '17 10:35:12 PM Linda58
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* The birth has yet to happen, but this is averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2543735/chapters/5655182 The Lovers Left Broken]]'', where it is made clear pregnancy is an ugly process. Sara nearly passes out when she watches a birthing video, though she seems to have an actual phobia of pregnancy so maybe she reacted more strongly than most.
** Also averted with Sara herself, when her father mentions she was born with Lanugo.
19th Apr '17 3:39:54 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', when Luke and Leia are born, their heads appear slightly moist but are otherwise clean and dry. Might be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] due to advanced medical technology in the Star Wars 'verse.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', when Luke and Leia are born, their heads appear slightly moist but are otherwise clean and dry. Might be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] due to advanced medical technology in the Star Wars 'verse. But also subverted because [[DeathByChildbirth Padme dies seconds]] after Luke and Leia are born.
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