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30th Nov '17 8:53:12 AM hubakon1368
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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'': In the fifth "season", [[spoiler:a column collapses onto Cadance, killing her baby when she was only a few weeks away from giving birth]], just so the author can [[spoiler:punish her some more for being happily married]]. According to [[https://twitter.com/TheRealDKMykan/status/572652338453733379 this Tweet]], Mykan originally intended to write [[spoiler:Cadance getting pregnant then miscarrying when a possessed Shining Armor kicks her]].

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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'': ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'': In the fifth "season", [[spoiler:a column collapses onto Cadance, killing her baby when she was only a few weeks away from giving birth]], just so the author can [[spoiler:punish [[spoiler:[[DisproportionateRetribution punish her some more for being happily married]].being]] HappilyMarried]]. According to [[https://twitter.com/TheRealDKMykan/status/572652338453733379 this Tweet]], Mykan originally intended to write [[spoiler:Cadance getting pregnant then miscarrying when a possessed Shining Armor kicks her]].
16th Nov '17 1:15:51 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/LeftBehind series, Hattie Durham is carrying Nicolae Carpathia's child. However, she is also suffering from being poisoned and fears that the child will be killed. As it turns out, she ends up delivering an undeveloped stillborn child which was soon after disposed of to prevent further contamination, though the Tribulation Force doctor who does the delivery contracts the poison and ends up dying.
11th Oct '17 1:53:45 PM fearlessnikki
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* Deconstructed in the Irish short film ''{{WebVideo/Aaron}}''. It's revealed that the protagonist's girlfriend suffered a miscarriage during a TeenPregnancy years ago. The boy is still dealing with the trauma years later, and struggles to find closure from it.
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8th Oct '17 7:24:12 PM rjd1922
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** ''One More Day'' upped the ante when Mephisto revealed to the couple the wonderful daughter they WOULD have had if they hadn't made their deal with him. Boy, it's like Spider-Man and everyone close to him aren't ''allowed'' to catch a break.

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** ''One More Day'' ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' upped the ante when Mephisto revealed to the couple the wonderful daughter they WOULD have had if they hadn't made their deal with him. Boy, it's like Spider-Man and everyone close to him aren't ''allowed'' to catch a break.
8th Oct '17 7:23:05 PM rjd1922
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* Clare on ''Series/{{Degrassi}}''. She became pregnant in the middle of her senior year and intended to keep the baby. But obviously the writers weren't going to have their main character graduate (and therefore leave the show) while still pregnant, so she had a late term miscarriage shortly before graduation. In universe, Clare was absolutely devastated, but the miscarriage did give her an optimistic ending where her future was looking brighter than ever.

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* Clare on ''Series/{{Degrassi}}''. She became pregnant in the middle of her senior year and intended to keep the baby. But obviously the writers weren't going to have their main character [[GraduateFromTheStory graduate (and therefore leave the show) show)]] while still pregnant, so she had a late term miscarriage shortly before graduation. In universe, Clare was absolutely devastated, but the miscarriage did give her an optimistic ending where her future was looking brighter than ever.
18th Aug '17 2:07:38 PM zoopyDoopy
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* A strange example ''Series/Nashville': Starlet Juliette Barnes has an unexpected pregnancy (that coincided with the real-life actress' pregnancy) and carries it to term. She thought the baby was a one-night stand but the father was actually her boyfriend Avery. Several seasons later, up and comer Scarlett becomes estranged from long time boyfriend Gunnar and gets pregnant. This time the baby is not Gunnar's but her one night stand's, and this time she miscarries later on.
28th Jul '17 8:53:36 AM xcountryguy
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' offers a non-ResetButton variant. Casca [[spoiler: became pregnant at the beginning of the Griffith rescue arc]] but the knowledge of it only came up after [[spoiler: the Eclipse happened, where Casca was brutally raped to insanity by the newly-demonic Griffith, and the trauma of it caused her to miscarry the fetus]]. However, since it was [[FetusTerrible tainted with evil]] because of what [[spoiler:Griffith]] did to her, [[spoiler: the fetus - often referred to as the Child - survived the miscarriage and continued to be a presence in the story.]] This also happens to be mixed with PlotArmor, as several women throughout ''Berserk'' have been [[spoiler: brutally raped by demons and monsters and impregnated as a result]] but none were as lucky as Casca to be given the "luxury" of miscarrying said fetus [[ChestBurster before it came to term...]]

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' offers a non-ResetButton variant. Casca [[spoiler: became [[spoiler:became pregnant at the beginning of the Griffith rescue arc]] but the knowledge of it only came up after [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Eclipse happened, where Casca was brutally raped to insanity by the newly-demonic Griffith, and the trauma of it caused her to miscarry the fetus]]. However, since it was [[FetusTerrible tainted with evil]] because of what [[spoiler:Griffith]] did to her, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the fetus - often referred to as the Child - survived the miscarriage and continued to be a presence in the story.]] This also happens to be mixed with PlotArmor, as several women throughout ''Berserk'' have been [[spoiler: brutally [[spoiler:brutally raped by demons and monsters and impregnated as a result]] but none were as lucky as Casca to be given the "luxury" of miscarrying said fetus [[ChestBurster before it came to term...]]



* ''ComicBook/{{Concrete}}'': In ''The Human Dilemma'', [[spoiler: Larry]] impregnates a one-night-stand while [[spoiler: cheating on his fiancee]]. She miscarries the same day they had planned to talk over their options and future, and she hysterically and somewhat self-aware-ly notes he's "off the hook".

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* ''ComicBook/{{Concrete}}'': In ''The Human Dilemma'', [[spoiler: Larry]] [[spoiler:Larry]] impregnates a one-night-stand while [[spoiler: cheating [[spoiler:cheating on his fiancee]]. She miscarries the same day they had planned to talk over their options and future, and she hysterically and somewhat self-aware-ly notes he's "off the hook".



* Twice this happened to Deanna Patterson in ''FanFic/TheNewRetcons''. The first was a result of ButWeUsedACondom, the second was very ''much'' wanted. [[spoiler: Both might have happened because Millborough, the main characters' home town, was built on top of a nuclear dump site, which has left adverse effects on its citizens, including birth defects and miscarriages.]]

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* Twice this happened to Deanna Patterson in ''FanFic/TheNewRetcons''. The first was a result of ButWeUsedACondom, the second was very ''much'' wanted. [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both might have happened because Millborough, the main characters' home town, was built on top of a nuclear dump site, which has left adverse effects on its citizens, including birth defects and miscarriages.]]



* In ''Film/FoolsRushIn'', Salma Hayek's character tells her lover that she's miscarried their child [[spoiler: who is later born on the Hoover Dam]].

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* In ''Film/FoolsRushIn'', Salma Hayek's character tells her lover that she's miscarried their child [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who is later born on the Hoover Dam]].



* ''[[Film/{{Crossroads 2002}} Crossroads]]'' features Mimi as a pregnant girl, who falls down some stairs and loses the baby. Of course she was also confronted with her date rapist [[spoiler: who was also her friend Kit's fiancee]] beforehand. Slightly unusual in that she had (some semblance of) a plan to raise it and was 6 or 7 months pregnant, making it technically a stillbirth (the line is at about five and a half months).

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* ''[[Film/{{Crossroads 2002}} Crossroads]]'' features Mimi as a pregnant girl, who falls down some stairs and loses the baby. Of course she was also confronted with her date rapist [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who was also her friend Kit's fiancee]] beforehand. Slightly unusual in that she had (some semblance of) a plan to raise it and was 6 or 7 months pregnant, making it technically a stillbirth (the line is at about five and a half months).



* In ''HighCrimes'', Tom and Claire have been trying for a baby for a while and Claire finally gets pregnant, but miscarries the baby following an ambush attack on her car. [[spoiler: In a TwistEnding, Tom turns out to have been the killer all along after Claire spent the whole movie trying to exonerate him of the massacre of village peasants in El Salvador. Tom is killed by the El Salvadorian witness to the crimes]]. This means that Claire [[spoiler: doesn't have to raise a baby alone and also doesn't have to raise a baby who will remind her of her husband's crimes and betrayal, in a bittersweet way.]]
* Played with in ''Film/AugustRush''. Lyla wants to keep her baby, but her father has other plans for her and tells her that she lost the baby after being in an accident. [[spoiler: He lied.]]

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* In ''HighCrimes'', Tom and Claire have been trying for a baby for a while and Claire finally gets pregnant, but miscarries the baby following an ambush attack on her car. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In a TwistEnding, Tom turns out to have been the killer all along after Claire spent the whole movie trying to exonerate him of the massacre of village peasants in El Salvador. Tom is killed by the El Salvadorian witness to the crimes]]. This means that Claire [[spoiler: doesn't [[spoiler:doesn't have to raise a baby alone and also doesn't have to raise a baby who will remind her of her husband's crimes and betrayal, in a bittersweet way.]]
* Played with in ''Film/AugustRush''. Lyla wants to keep her baby, but her father has other plans for her and tells her that she lost the baby after being in an accident. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He lied.]]



** When Callie gets pregnant it complicates things a lot since she just got back together with her girlfriend. Soon there seem to be a problem with the baby and Callie thinks that she miscarried. [[spoiler: The baby is fine and Callie is just panicking]].

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** When Callie gets pregnant it complicates things a lot since she just got back together with her girlfriend. Soon there seem to be a problem with the baby and Callie thinks that she miscarried. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The baby is fine and Callie is just panicking]].



* [[spoiler: Caprica-Six and Saul Tigh]] in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' [[spoiler:with their son (Wil)Liam, possibly due to Tigh switching affections from Six back to his real wife Ellen. Apparently, Cylons need love to breed).]]

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* [[spoiler: Caprica-Six [[spoiler:Caprica-Six and Saul Tigh]] in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' [[spoiler:with their son (Wil)Liam, possibly due to Tigh switching affections from Six back to his real wife Ellen. Apparently, Cylons need love to breed).]]



** ''Series/CSIMiami'' has a subversion of this. A man's second wife gets pregnant and he does not want to go through the process of raising a kid. He sabotages her car and hires some goons to have her carjacked with the intent that this causes a Convenient Miscarriage and his life goes back to 'normal'. The carjackers end up beating the wife almost to death which gets massive attention from the police. [[spoiler: The mother and baby live.]]
*** The things some people will do to shirk responsibility. '''''YEAAAAAHHHHH!!!'''''

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** ''Series/CSIMiami'' has a subversion of this. A man's second wife gets pregnant and he does not want to go through the process of raising a kid. He sabotages her car and hires some goons to have her carjacked with the intent that this causes a Convenient Miscarriage and his life goes back to 'normal'. The carjackers end up beating the wife almost to death which gets massive attention from the police. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The mother and baby live.]]
*** %%*** The things some people will do to shirk responsibility. '''''YEAAAAAHHHHH!!!'''''



* Somewhat subverted on ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', since [[spoiler: Adrian and Ben]] wanted their daughter and were devastated when she was a stillborn. But it was still pretty convenient for the writers.
* In season four of ''Series/UglyBetty'', [[spoiler: Hilda]] had one of these only a few episodes after discovering her pregnancy. Unlike most examples, however, she does not lose the baby through a traumatic fall down the staircase; instead, she goes in for an ultrasound and learns that the baby died in-utero when the technician can't detect a heart beat.

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* Somewhat subverted on ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', since [[spoiler: Adrian [[spoiler:Adrian and Ben]] wanted their daughter and were devastated when she was a stillborn. But it was still pretty convenient for the writers.
* In season four of ''Series/UglyBetty'', [[spoiler: Hilda]] [[spoiler:Hilda]] had one of these only a few episodes after discovering her pregnancy. Unlike most examples, however, she does not lose the baby through a traumatic fall down the staircase; instead, she goes in for an ultrasound and learns that the baby died in-utero when the technician can't detect a heart beat.



* In ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'', one episode involved a couple living in an apartment above a tenant who may or may not be a voodoo priest. The wife reveals to her husband that she's pregnant, only for her to have a miscarriage after falling off a ladder. The wife blames the neighbor as part of his supposed campaign of bad luck on the couple after she accused him of thievery. [[spoiler: The man commits suicide, and it turns out the wife was lying the whole time just so she could drive the man out of the apartment building. Her husband, disgusted, realizes she was never pregnant and leaves.]]

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* In ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'', one episode involved a couple living in an apartment above a tenant who may or may not be a voodoo priest. The wife reveals to her husband that she's pregnant, only for her to have a miscarriage after falling off a ladder. The wife blames the neighbor as part of his supposed campaign of bad luck on the couple after she accused him of thievery. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The man commits suicide, and it turns out the wife was lying the whole time just so she could drive the man out of the apartment building. Her husband, disgusted, realizes she was never pregnant and leaves.]]
25th Jun '17 11:44:50 PM HeyPC
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* ''ComicBook/{{Concrete}}'': In ''The Human Dilemma'', [[spoiler: Larry]] impregnates a one-night-stand while [[spoiler: cheating on his fiancee]]. She miscarries the same day they had planned to talk over their options and future, and she hysterically and somewhat self-aware-ly notes he's "off the hook".
29th Apr '17 2:02:24 PM fearlessnikki
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* Britney Spears's pregnant friend falls down some stairs and loses her baby in ''[[Film/{{Crossroads 2002}} Crossroads]]''. Slightly unusual in that she had (some semblance of) a plan to raise it and was 6 or 7 months pregnant, making it technically a stillbirth (the line is at about five and a half months).

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* Britney Spears's pregnant friend falls down some stairs and loses her baby in ''[[Film/{{Crossroads 2002}} Crossroads]]''.Crossroads]]'' features Mimi as a pregnant girl, who falls down some stairs and loses the baby. Of course she was also confronted with her date rapist [[spoiler: who was also her friend Kit's fiancee]] beforehand. Slightly unusual in that she had (some semblance of) a plan to raise it and was 6 or 7 months pregnant, making it technically a stillbirth (the line is at about five and a half months).



* Julia got pregnant on ''Series/{{Party of Five}}'' and was going to have an abortion, but miscarried before she got to the clinic.
** Due to ExecutiveMeddling; they didn't want the character to do anything too controversial.

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* Julia got pregnant on ''Series/{{Party of Five}}'' and was going to have an abortion, but miscarried before she got to the clinic.
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clinic. Due to ExecutiveMeddling; they didn't want the character to do anything too controversial.
23rd Apr '17 9:47:54 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley University]]'' series, Steven's girlfriend Billie had one of these just when it was looking like she might finally decide to go through with an abortion.

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* In the ''[[SweetValleyHigh ''[[Literature/SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley University]]'' series, Steven's girlfriend Billie had one of these just when it was looking like she might finally decide to go through with an abortion.
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