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13th Oct '17 1:54:47 AM PaulA
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* The ''[[Literature/CoDominium War World]]'' series has a lot of this, as childbirth is even more difficult on thin-aired Haven than on Earth, and breeding is an important theme of the series.

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* The ''[[Literature/CoDominium War World]]'' ''Literature/WarWorld'' series has a lot of this, as childbirth is even more difficult on thin-aired Haven than on Earth, and breeding is an important theme of the series.
11th Oct '17 5:51:59 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', Rachael died giving birth in the backstory.
9th Oct '17 11:38:52 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* "A Beginning from an End" by Music/JanAndDean initially describes a girl that reminds the narrator of an ex-girlfriend that suddenly left him. A spoken interlude ''a la'' "Dead Man's Curve" then reveals that the ex-girlfriend actually died in the hospital while giving birth to the girl that was described earlier in the song.
5th Oct '17 2:07:46 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'', Viktor briefly mentions that his wife Ilona died giving birth to Sonja.
27th Sep '17 12:30:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Notable women who died in childbirth include: Julia Caesaris (Julius Caesar's daughter), Joan of England (Henry II of England's daughter), Margaret of Scotland (mother of Margaret, Maid of Norway), Isabella of Mar (Robert the Bruce's first wife), Marjorie Bruce (Robert the Bruce's daughter), Joanna of Bourbon, Mary de Bohun, Jadwiga of Poland, Elizabeth of York, Lucrezia Borgia, Jane Seymour, Isabella of Portugal, Katherine Parr, Elisabeth and Claude of France (daughters of Henry II of France), Gabrielle d'Estrées (mistress of Henri IV of France), Mumtaz Mahal (the Taj Mahal was built in her honour), Margaret Theresa of Spain (the princess depicted in Velázquez's "Las Meninas"), mathematician Émilie du Châtelet, feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte of Wales, cookbook writer Isabella Beeton, Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt (wife of Teddy), writer and feminist Jean Webster, and musician Nadine Shamir.

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* Notable women who died in childbirth include: Julia Caesaris (Julius Caesar's daughter), Joan of England (Henry II of England's daughter), Margaret of Scotland (mother of Margaret, Maid of Norway), Isabella of Mar (Robert the Bruce's first wife), Marjorie Bruce (Robert the Bruce's daughter), Joanna of Bourbon, Mary de Bohun, Jadwiga of Poland, Elizabeth of York, Lucrezia Borgia, Jane Seymour, Isabella of Portugal, Katherine Parr, Elisabeth and Claude of France (daughters of Henry II of France), Gabrielle d'Estrées (mistress of Henri IV of France), Mumtaz Mahal (the (wifer of Shh Jahan, and the Taj Mahal was built in her honour), Margaret Theresa of Spain (the princess depicted in Velázquez's "Las Meninas"), mathematician Émilie du Châtelet, feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte of Wales, cookbook writer Isabella Beeton, Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt (wife (first wife of Teddy), writer and feminist Jean Webster, and musician Nadine Shamir.Shamir, and Mexican actress Marla Hiromi Hayakawa.
26th Sep '17 9:56:14 AM VicGeorge2011
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** On a sadder note, Phinehas' wife dies while she gives birth to her son Ichabod, whom she names that because the glory of the Lord has departed from Israel when the Ark of the Covenant was taken by the Philistines in a battle where her husband was killed along with his brother Hophni.
24th Sep '17 11:22:20 AM nombretomado
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* The fate of the Karand girls impregnated by their demon prince in ''[[{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]''. The resulting FetusTerrible is large enough that vaginal birth is flat-out impossible. Polgara ends up drenched with blood when she tries to midwife one of these girls; Garion suggests that the demon infant may be trying to cut its way out of the womb in an inside-out Caesarian.

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* The fate of the Karand girls impregnated by their demon prince in ''[[{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]''.''Literature/TheMalloreon''. The resulting FetusTerrible is large enough that vaginal birth is flat-out impossible. Polgara ends up drenched with blood when she tries to midwife one of these girls; Garion suggests that the demon infant may be trying to cut its way out of the womb in an inside-out Caesarian.
24th Sep '17 10:58:07 AM Clanger00
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The dead mother may become TheLostLenore for the father, the child her last gift to him. See HerHeartWillGoOn, the sort-of inversion of this--he dies, she lives. She may also be considered to be TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, or praised for strength and valor.

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The dead mother may become TheLostLenore for the father, the child her last gift to him. See HerHeartWillGoOn, the sort-of inversion of this--he dies, she lives. She may also be considered to be TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, or praised for strength and valor.
20th Sep '17 8:32:28 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Sep '17 1:12:35 AM Monsund
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* Played with [[WhatAnIdiot in a completely stupid way]] in the lost forever ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' comic ''Future of Despair''. [[spoiler:Panne would have survived giving birth to her and Henry's son Yarne just fine... had she not given into [[{{fanon}} never mentioned in canon]] "irresistible Taguel instincts" and run away from the castle she and Henry were staying in ''[[TooDumbToLive to give birth alone in the woods and in Taguel form]]''. That caused her to be mistaken as a beast by two hunters who turned into a HumanPincushion in the spot--but she still "lived" enough to (off screen) finish giving birth and telling her accidental killers to hand the baby to the father.]]
** This is a somewhat common theme in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' fanfiction in general, and assumed to be the fate of Hector and Eliwood's wives in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Binding Blade]]''.
** An Imagine prompts blog for ''Awakening'' has an entire [[http://www.imaginefeawakening.com/tagged/childbirth-death tag]] devoted to this trope.
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