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26th Jan '17 3:08:17 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': Kelly became pregnant with her and Brandon's child, and after a full episode of coming to terms with it, she lost the baby. Conversely, Kelly's actress, Jennie Garth, however was [[RealLife actually]] pregnant with her first child around the same time (which was [[HideYourPregnancy hidden from the audience]]).



* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': Kelly became pregnant with her and Brandon's child, and after a full episode of coming to terms with it, she lost the baby. Conversely, Kelly's actress, Jennie Garth, however was [[RealLife actually]] pregnant with her first child around the same time (which was [[HideYourPregnancy hidden from the audience]]).

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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': Kelly became pregnant with her and Brandon's child, and after a full episode of coming to terms with it, she lost the baby. Conversely, Kelly's actress, Jennie Garth, however was [[RealLife actually]] pregnant with her first child around the same time (which was [[HideYourPregnancy hidden from the audience]]).
26th Jan '17 3:07:55 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': Kelly became pregnant with her and Brandon's child, and after a full episode of coming to terms with it, she lost the baby. Conversely, Kelly's actress, Jennie Garth, however was [[RealLife actually]] pregnant with her first child around the same time (which was [[HideYourPregnancy hidden from the audience]]).
23rd Jan '17 11:03:11 PM BrainWithAMouth
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Ollie thinks this happened to a girl he knocked up several years before the start of the show; he even comments on how lucky he was to dodge the baby bullet. In actuality, Moira paid the girl $2 million to lie about losing the baby, move away, and never contact Ollie again.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Ollie thinks this happened to a girl he knocked up several years before the start of the show; he even comments (though visibly upset) on how lucky he was to dodge the baby bullet. In actuality, Moira paid the girl $2 million to lie about losing the baby, move away, and never contact Ollie again.
30th Dec '16 7:22:17 PM WillKeaton
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** It's never actually made clear if Charlotte did have a miscarriage--or, at the very least, a chemical pregnancy.[[note]]A very early miscarriage that happens before anything can be seen on an ultrasound (usually occurs at around the fifth week).[[/note]] It's also entirely possible that Charlotte was never actually pregnant in the first place--she could've have a "phantom pregnancy"[[note]]In which a woman exhibits pregnancy-like symptoms when she's not actually pregnant. It's more common in animals than in humans, and in humans, it tends to be more psychological than physical[[/note]] or she could've simply misread or done the pregnancy test incorrectly, which led to a false positive. However, it's also possible that Charlotte could've realize that at-home pregnancy tests aren't always accurate when it comes telling whether or not a woman is pregnant[[note]]After all, Charlotte ''did'' make an appointment to have an "official" test done[[/note]].

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** It's never actually made clear if Charlotte did have a miscarriage--or, at the very least, a chemical pregnancy.[[note]]A very early miscarriage that happens before anything can be seen on an ultrasound (usually occurs at around the fifth week).[[/note]] It's also entirely possible that Charlotte was never actually pregnant in the first place--she could've have a "phantom pregnancy"[[note]]In which a woman exhibits pregnancy-like symptoms when she's not actually pregnant. It's more common in animals than in humans, and in humans, it tends to be more psychological than physical[[/note]] or she could've simply misread or done the pregnancy test incorrectly, which led to a false positive. However, it's also possible that Charlotte could've realize that at-home pregnancy tests aren't always accurate when it comes telling whether or not a woman is pregnant[[note]]After pregnant.[[note]]After all, Charlotte ''did'' make an appointment to have an "official" test done[[/note]].done.[[/note]]
30th Dec '16 7:21:53 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/DayByDay'' has it happen to Sam Owens, [[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2011/05/11/ in the May 11, 2011 strip]], though it's referred to by its other name, spontaneous abortion. It managed to be more ridiculous than ''CAD''s infamous "Loss" strip by going from Sam's tragic miscarriage to her husband's [[NakedPeopleAreFunny immodest hospital gown]] ''in the same two-panel strip''.

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* ''Webcomic/DayByDay'' has it happen to Sam Owens, [[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2011/05/11/ in the May 11, 2011 strip]], strip,]] though it's referred to by its other name, spontaneous abortion. It managed to be more ridiculous than ''CAD''s infamous "Loss" strip by going from Sam's tragic miscarriage to her husband's [[NakedPeopleAreFunny immodest hospital gown]] ''in the same two-panel strip''.



** It's never actually made clear if Charlotte did have a miscarriage--or, at the very least, a chemical pregnancy[[note]]A very early miscarriage that happens before anything can be seen on an ultrasound (usually occurs at around the fifth week)[[/note]]. It's also entirely possible that Charlotte was never actually pregnant in the first place--she could've have a "phantom pregnancy"[[note]]In which a woman exhibits pregnancy-like symptoms when she's not actually pregnant. It's more common in animals than in humans, and in humans, it tends to be more psychological than physical[[/note]] or she could've simply misread or done the pregnancy test incorrectly, which led to a false positive. However, it's also possible that Charlotte could've realize that at-home pregnancy tests aren't always accurate when it comes telling whether or not a woman is pregnant[[note]]After all, Charlotte ''did'' make an appointment to have an "official" test done[[/note]].

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** It's never actually made clear if Charlotte did have a miscarriage--or, at the very least, a chemical pregnancy[[note]]A pregnancy.[[note]]A very early miscarriage that happens before anything can be seen on an ultrasound (usually occurs at around the fifth week)[[/note]]. week).[[/note]] It's also entirely possible that Charlotte was never actually pregnant in the first place--she could've have a "phantom pregnancy"[[note]]In which a woman exhibits pregnancy-like symptoms when she's not actually pregnant. It's more common in animals than in humans, and in humans, it tends to be more psychological than physical[[/note]] or she could've simply misread or done the pregnancy test incorrectly, which led to a false positive. However, it's also possible that Charlotte could've realize that at-home pregnancy tests aren't always accurate when it comes telling whether or not a woman is pregnant[[note]]After all, Charlotte ''did'' make an appointment to have an "official" test done[[/note]].
30th Dec '16 7:19:56 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''FanFic/FlamGush'' Lina and Gourry [[TheirFirstTime finally get their acts together]] only for a string of framings, assassination attempts, hostages, and unpleasant meetings to pop up. Lina is taken prisoner and nearly kills herself from magical exhaustion breaking free. She finds out at the end that she was a few weeks pregnant and miscarried. The knowledge doesn't break her much, but it unsettles her and it is unknown if she ever tells Gourry.

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* In ''FanFic/FlamGush'' ''FanFic/FlamGush,'' Lina and Gourry [[TheirFirstTime finally get their acts together]] only for a string of framings, assassination attempts, hostages, and unpleasant meetings to pop up. Lina is taken prisoner and nearly kills herself from magical exhaustion breaking free. She finds out at the end that she was a few weeks pregnant and miscarried. The knowledge doesn't break her much, but it unsettles her and it is unknown if she ever tells Gourry.
30th Dec '16 7:19:42 PM WillKeaton
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* In FanFic/FlamGush Lina and Gourry [[TheirFirstTime finally get their acts together]] only for a string of framings, assassination attempts, hostages, and unpleasant meetings to pop up. Lina is taken prisoner and nearly kills herself from magical exhaustion breaking free. She finds out at the end that she was a few weeks pregnant and miscarried. The knowledge doesn't break her much, but it unsettles her and it is unknown if she ever tells Gourry.

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* In FanFic/FlamGush ''FanFic/FlamGush'' Lina and Gourry [[TheirFirstTime finally get their acts together]] only for a string of framings, assassination attempts, hostages, and unpleasant meetings to pop up. Lina is taken prisoner and nearly kills herself from magical exhaustion breaking free. She finds out at the end that she was a few weeks pregnant and miscarried. The knowledge doesn't break her much, but it unsettles her and it is unknown if she ever tells Gourry.
30th Dec '16 7:19:25 PM WillKeaton
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* Played with in Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX, in Ran's case, in that she gives birth in litters and tends to lose some, as well as the fact that technically what she's having are miscarriages, being stillbirths. Of course, if looked at from a certain perspective, these could be caused by outside sources in that their circumstances, at the time, were not necessarily environmentally/ circumstantially permissive to pregnancy or it could be that her body might not be made for carrying a large litter, possibly justifying this trope. Nevertheless, she gets grief over it.

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* Played with in Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX, ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX,'' in Ran's case, in that she gives birth in litters and tends to lose some, as well as the fact that technically what she's having are miscarriages, being stillbirths. Of course, if looked at from a certain perspective, these could be caused by outside sources in that their circumstances, at the time, were not necessarily environmentally/ circumstantially permissive to pregnancy or it could be that her body might not be made for carrying a large litter, possibly justifying this trope. Nevertheless, she gets grief over it.
28th Nov '16 4:38:19 AM Clare
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It should be noted that there are other ways of resolving a pregnancy storyline without adding a baby to the regular cast that [[InfantImmortality don't involve killing off an unborn or newly born child]]. For example:

* The character carries the pregnancy to term and gives birth successfully. However, she is unable (or unwilling) to raise the child herself and places it in the care of someone else. Whether the child is ever mentioned again after this depends on how strictly the StatusQuoIsGod rule is enforced.

* The character was never actually pregnant in the first place. She may have been faking it, though, unless she admits to doing so, this can lead to her faking a miscarriage to cover up for the fact that no baby is forthcoming. Alternatively, another character may have overheard her say something which [[MistakenForPregnant gave the impression that she was pregnant when she wasn't]]. Or she may have thought she was pregnant, only for the test to come back negative.
26th Oct '16 8:38:07 PM EdwardGil
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