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19th Mar '17 10:47:59 PM JohnnyHuang
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* A rather unusual variant occurs in ''Franchise/FatalFrame V'': giving birth to a half-ghost Shadowborn severely reduces the mother's lifespan down to a few years. This is what Miku's fate will be since her daugher's a Shadowborn, and it's even hinted [[spoiler: that she's DeadAllAlong, despite her reunion with Miu.]]

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* A rather unusual variant occurs in ''Franchise/FatalFrame V'': giving birth to a half-ghost Shadowborn severely reduces the mother's lifespan down to a few years. This is what Miku's fate will be since her daugher's a Shadowborn, and it's even hinted [[spoiler: that she's DeadAllAlong, despite her reunion with Miu.Miu, in one of the endings.]]
10th Mar '17 12:52:17 AM ACW
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* Ofelia's half-brother kills his mother during labor in ''Film/PansLabyrinth''--foreshadowed ahead of time as Carmen's having a ''very'' difficult pregnancy. She starts the movie heavily pregnant, is increasingly fragile as the movie goes on, and eventually ''suffers a hemorrhage'' [[AdultFear with only Ofelia there to look for help.]] By that point she becomes bedridden, and when she finally goes into labor, she's hanging by a thread. The cruel part is that she COULD have survived with some help, but [[CompleteMonster her new husband Captain Vidal forces the doctor not to]] because it's a waste of medicine since [[HeirClubForMen their baby is a boy and that's all he cares about.]]

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* Ofelia's half-brother kills his mother during labor in ''Film/PansLabyrinth''--foreshadowed ahead of time as Carmen's having a ''very'' difficult pregnancy. She starts the movie heavily pregnant, is increasingly fragile as the movie goes on, and eventually ''suffers a hemorrhage'' [[AdultFear with only Ofelia there to look for help.]] By that point she becomes bedridden, and when she finally goes into labor, she's hanging by a thread. The cruel part is that she COULD have survived with some help, but [[CompleteMonster her new husband Captain Vidal forces the doctor not to]] to because it's a waste of medicine since [[HeirClubForMen their baby is a boy and that's all he cares about.]]
7th Mar '17 10:20:08 PM angie710
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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.

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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.
4th Mar '17 1:22:01 PM Sharysa
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* Ofelia's half-brother kills his mother during labor in ''Film/PansLabyrinth''--foreshadowed ahead of time as Ofelia's mother is clearly having a ''very'' difficult pregnancy.

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* Ofelia's half-brother kills his mother during labor in ''Film/PansLabyrinth''--foreshadowed ahead of time as Ofelia's mother is clearly Carmen's having a ''very'' difficult pregnancy.pregnancy. She starts the movie heavily pregnant, is increasingly fragile as the movie goes on, and eventually ''suffers a hemorrhage'' [[AdultFear with only Ofelia there to look for help.]] By that point she becomes bedridden, and when she finally goes into labor, she's hanging by a thread. The cruel part is that she COULD have survived with some help, but [[CompleteMonster her new husband Captain Vidal forces the doctor not to]] because it's a waste of medicine since [[HeirClubForMen their baby is a boy and that's all he cares about.]]



* ''Film/PansLabyrinth:'' A horribly tragic case with the eleven-year-old Ofelia's mother. Carmen starts the movie heavily pregnant, is increasingly fragile as the movie goes on, and eventually ''suffers a hemorrhage'' [[AdultFear with only Ofelia around to look for help.]] By that point she becomes bedridden, and when she finally goes into labor, she's hanging by a thread. The cruel part is that she COULD have survived with some help, but [[CompleteMonster her new husband Captain Vidal forces the doctor not to]] because [[HeirClubForMen their baby is a boy anyway.]]
4th Mar '17 1:17:49 PM Sharysa
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* ''Film/PansLabyrinth:'' A horribly tragic case with the eleven-year-old Ofelia's mother. Carmen starts the movie heavily pregnant, is increasingly fragile as the movie goes on, and eventually ''suffers a hemorrhage'' [[AdultFear with only Ofelia around to look for help.]] By that point she becomes bedridden, and when she finally goes into labor, she's hanging by a thread. The cruel part is that she COULD have survived with some help, but [[CompleteMonster her new husband Captain Vidal forces the doctor not to]] because [[HeirClubForMen their baby is a boy anyway.]]
9th Feb '17 11:10:00 PM tv1995
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** Narrowly averted by Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII. And when we say narrowly... she was twelve years old, the youngest age at which a husband was allowed to have sex with his wife by English law of the time, and small and slight for her age, she had a horrifically difficult labour, and she though she lived a fairly long life with a further two marriages, she never bore another child.

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** Narrowly averted by Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII. And when we say narrowly... she was twelve years old, the youngest age at which a husband was allowed to have sex with his wife by English law of the time, and small and slight for her age, she had a horrifically difficult labour, labour which no doubt caused permanent damage, and she though she lived a fairly long life with a further two marriages, she never bore another child.
20th Jan '17 11:02:43 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Happened to Judy's mother in ''FanFic/{{Shadowchasers}}''; whether this had anything to do with her father [[InterspeciesRomance being a dragon]] is not known, but her raised her alone until, tragically, he was killed by an evil dragon [[TearJerker with his daughter watching.]]


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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'',
** This tends to happen to mortals who are impregnated by fiends, although some manage to survive. (For instance, the most famous cambion is Iuz the Old, the son of Graz'zt and the sorceress Iggwilv; to date, Iggwilv still lives. Another notorious cambion was Orcus' servant Ely Cromlich, whose mother survived long enough to name him, at least.)
** There are ghastly stories about hags that state they can magically switch their own unborn infants with those of human females; a victim who brings the child to term is slain by the had-child. (''Van Richten's Guide to Witches'' claims that this is an in-universe UrbanLegend.)
25th Dec '16 8:15:14 AM Gosicrystal
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25th Dec '16 8:14:55 AM Gosicrystal
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* Played with [[WhatAnIdiot in a completely stupid way]] in the LostForever ''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.]]

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* Played with [[WhatAnIdiot in a completely stupid way]] in the LostForever lost forever ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' comic ''Future of Despair''. [[spoiler: Panne [[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.]]
23rd Dec '16 4:17:51 AM DeepRed
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May be a set up for the WickedStepmother or PromotionToParent. If someone ''other'' than the mother or baby dies, it's BirthDeathJuxtaposition.

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May be a set up for the WickedStepmother WickedStepmother, PromotionToParent or PromotionToParent.MissingMom. If someone ''other'' than the mother or baby dies, it's BirthDeathJuxtaposition.
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