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23rd Jun '17 8:21:48 AM DrOO7
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder''. After a chaotic day dealing with several crimes, Briscoe and Green find a pregnant woman in labor (they feared she'd been murdered by her cheating husband, but she'd actually been kidnapped by a crazy woman who wanted to steal her baby. The detectives get right to work.
* At least three times on ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', the lifeguards have to deliver a baby. The first time, a terrified Eddie claims he has no idea what to do (which makes no sense, as lifeguards receive extensive first aid training, which would include childbirth) and it's up to his fellow lifeguard and girlfriend Shauni to help. The second time, Mitch is equally scared, and when telling his mentor, the older man admits he was just as scared when he had to deliver a baby. By the third time, Mitch handles it like a pro.
* Subverted on ''Series/{{ER}}''. Although Benton is a doctor, he's a surgeon, and pretty much panics when he realizes that an obese woman's stomach pains are actually labor--"I haven't delivered a baby since med school!".
20th Dec '16 7:48:48 PM FlowerofMay
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* ''Series/TheMusketeers'': Elodie goes into labor just in time for the climactic battle scene so Porthos stays to coach her through it. She then shows up in the series finale and they get married.
3rd Nov '16 3:57:16 AM StarTropes
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Disaster": When the aforementioned disaster left groups of people trapped in different areas of the ship, it fell to Worf of all people to assist in the delivery of Keiko O'Brien's daughter. It helped cement Worf's character as [[TheComicallySerious lacking]] [[NoSocialSkills in interpersonal skills]] after he yells "Push!" for the umpteenth time, Keiko snaps back with "I ''AM'' pushing!" and his line "You may now give birth." The baby is named Molly Miyaki Worf O'Brien in his honor. The birth gets a CallBack in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'': when Worf is told that Keiko is having another baby, his immediate reaction is a panicked "Now!?"

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Disaster": When the aforementioned disaster left groups of people trapped in different areas of the ship, it fell to Worf of all people to assist in the delivery of Keiko O'Brien's daughter. It helped cement Worf's character as [[TheComicallySerious lacking]] [[NoSocialSkills in interpersonal skills]] after he yells "Push!" for the umpteenth time, Keiko snaps back with "I ''AM'' pushing!" and his line "You may now give birth." The baby is named Molly Miyaki Worf O'Brien in his honor. The birth gets a CallBack in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'': when Worf is told that Keiko is having another baby, his immediate reaction is a panicked "Now!?""Now!?" He then decides that when it's time for the delivery, he'll be away from the station. Far away. Visiting his parents. On Earth.
22nd Oct '16 11:25:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pauline plays Borovnian Emperor Charles doing this for Empress Deborah (Juliet) for the birth of Diello in ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''. Juliet enacts contractions and proper breathing pretty convincingly in a semi-ScreamingBirth. Charles is pretty inept, telling his wife to push ''between'' contractions.

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* Pauline plays Borovnian Emperor Charles doing this for Empress Deborah (Juliet) for the birth of Diello in ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''. Juliet enacts contractions and proper breathing pretty convincingly in a semi-ScreamingBirth. Charles is pretty inept, telling his wife In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', Diego has to push ''between'' contractions.
coach Ellie through her delivery... ''while'' fighting away hungry raptors.



* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', Diego has to coach Ellie through her delivery... ''while'' fighting away hungry raptors.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', Diego has Pauline plays Borovnian Emperor Charles doing this for Empress Deborah (Juliet) for the birth of Diello in ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''. Juliet enacts contractions and proper breathing pretty convincingly in a semi-ScreamingBirth. Charles is pretty inept, telling his wife to coach Ellie through her delivery... ''while'' fighting away hungry raptors.push ''between'' contractions.
22nd Oct '16 11:24:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the first ''Film/MenInBlack'' movie, Jay has to fill this role for an alien.
-->'''Kay:''' Congratulations; it's a...squid.
* John Ford's ''The Three Godfathers'' has three main male characters, so only one has to go in and help with the birth, which takes place offscreen (though the man [[GoneWithTheWind still knows nothin' about birthin' no babies.]]) Miraculously, the baby is ''still'' named after John Wayne's character. (Well, named after all three of them, but Wayne gets the first name.)
* In ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', Theo helps Kee deliver her baby in a rundown building in the middle of a battle-torn refugee camp. She names the baby after his [[DeadGuyJunior son]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', Diego has to coach Ellie through her delivery... ''while'' fighting away hungry raptors.

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* In the first ''Film/MenInBlack'' movie, Jay has to fill this role for an alien.
-->'''Kay:''' Congratulations; it's a...squid.
* John Ford's ''The Three Godfathers'' has three main male characters, so only one has to go in and help with the birth, which takes place offscreen (though the man [[GoneWithTheWind still knows nothin' about birthin' no babies.]]) Miraculously, the baby is ''still'' named after John Wayne's character. (Well, named after all three of them, but Wayne gets the first name.)
* In ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', Theo helps Kee deliver her baby in a rundown building in the middle of a battle-torn refugee camp. She names the baby after his [[DeadGuyJunior son]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', Diego has to coach Ellie through her delivery... ''while'' fighting away hungry raptors.
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* The main character of ''Film/Legion'' has to give premature birth in a diner surrounded by hostile, possessed humans who want to kill the child. Her birth attendants are the ArchangelMichael and Audrey, a teenage girl who insists that, "Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I know how to do this." Nevertheless, it's a case of CleanPrettyChildbirth with a ThreeMonthOldNewborn.

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* The main character of ''Film/Legion'' has to give premature birth in a diner surrounded by hostile, possessed humans who want to kill the child. Her birth attendants are the ArchangelMichael and Audrey, a teenage girl who insists that, "Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I know how to do this." Nevertheless, it's a case of CleanPrettyChildbirth with a ThreeMonthOldNewborn.


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* In the first ''Film/MenInBlack'' movie, Jay has to fill this role for an alien.
-->'''Kay:''' Congratulations; it's a...squid.
* John Ford's ''The Three Godfathers'' has three main male characters, so only one has to go in and help with the birth, which takes place offscreen (though the man [[GoneWithTheWind still knows nothin' about birthin' no babies.]]) Miraculously, the baby is ''still'' named after John Wayne's character. (Well, named after all three of them, but Wayne gets the first name.)
* In ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', Theo helps Kee deliver her baby in a rundown building in the middle of a battle-torn refugee camp. She names the baby after his [[DeadGuyJunior son]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', Diego has to coach Ellie through her delivery... ''while'' fighting away hungry raptors.
* The main character of ''Film/{{Legion}}'' has to give premature birth in a diner surrounded by hostile, possessed humans who want to kill the child. Her birth attendants are the ArchangelMichael and Audrey, a teenage girl who insists that, "Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I know how to do this." Nevertheless, it's a case of CleanPrettyChildbirth with a ThreeMonthOldNewborn.

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19th Oct '16 1:31:05 PM TheFuzzinator
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* The main character of ''Film/Legion'' has to give premature birth in a diner surrounded by hostile, possessed humans who want to kill the child. Her birth attendants are the ArchangelMichael and Audrey, a teenage girl who insists that, "Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I know how to do this." Nevertheless, it's a case of CleanPrettyChildbirth with a ThreeMonthOldNewborn.
11th Aug '16 11:48:45 PM PaulA
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* Non-professional-woman subversion: Daphne in ''{{Nation}}.''
* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]'' by LoisMcMasterBujold, Sergeant Bothari acts as midwife to Lady Alys Vorpatril for the birth of Ivan. Unusually well justified, in that the others present have never attended a birth (well, apart from Cordelia, but she was the patient having the C-section at the time), and his mother was a midwife/prostitute who used to take him along on her rounds.

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* Non-professional-woman subversion: Daphne in ''{{Nation}}.''
''Literature/{{Nation}}''.
* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]'' ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'' by LoisMcMasterBujold, Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, Sergeant Bothari acts as midwife to Lady Alys Vorpatril for the birth of Ivan. Unusually well justified, in that the others present have never attended a birth (well, apart from Cordelia, but she was the patient having the C-section at the time), and his mother was a midwife/prostitute who used to take him along on her rounds.
10th Aug '16 9:19:10 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/LesTuniquesBleues'': A Union force is charged with defending a crossing from Confederates, with a refugee convoy asking the Union for protection. One of the women goes into labor, and Sergeant Chesterfield is forced into this role, much to his horror. The woman's screams cause the Confederates to think the Union is torturing women, but their heroic momentum runs out when they're shushed by the soldiery crowding around the tent. The baby is delivered, everyone returns to their side... and simultaneously agree that attacking/defending would be stupid and pointless.
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11th Jul '16 7:28:39 AM FurtiveGrist
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* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', a pregnant woman who has been kidnapped by her ex-husband has been found by Elliott. She is scheduled for a C-section because the placenta formed over her cervix (meaning the baby would otherwise burst through it a la ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' and cause her to bleed to death). Elliott calls an ambulance, but the baby is coming too quickly. He delivers the baby (using knowledge gained from being present at the births of each of his own children), but [[DeathByChildbirth the mother does not survive.]]

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* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', a pregnant woman who has been kidnapped by her ex-husband ex-husband[[spoiler:'s new mother - in - law]] has been found by Elliott. She is scheduled for a C-section because the placenta formed over her cervix (meaning the baby would otherwise burst through it a la ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' and cause her to bleed to death). Elliott calls an ambulance, but the baby is coming too quickly. He delivers the baby (using knowledge gained from being present at the births of each of his own children), but [[DeathByChildbirth the mother does not survive.]]



* Pictured above: In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold's'' episode "The Journal" has Arnold's father Miles in the role, when his wife/Arnold's mom Stella is forced to have her son in an abandoned San Lorenzo temple while lava from a nearby erupting volcano flows past. Understandably, poor Stella is screaming her head off and poor Miles can barely hold 'self from panicking.

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* Pictured above: In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold's'' episode "The Journal" has Arnold's father Miles in the role, when his wife/Arnold's mom Stella is forced to have her son in an abandoned San Lorenzo temple while lava from a nearby erupting volcano flows past. Understandably, poor Stella is screaming her head off and poor Miles can barely hold 'self keep himself from panicking.
4th May '16 2:53:25 PM TMNTFanGirl
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Whoever he is, he's treated as a hero for having done this (even though all he did was hold her hand and tell her to push, and maybe "catch" the baby as it's born), and tends to be given more attention than even the mother. If he's not the father, he might be given impromptu "father figure" status (especially if there's no actual father to feel threatened about this), and be the first to proudly hold the baby while standing at the beaming mother's bedside. The baby might even be [[LastMinuteBabyNaming named after him]].

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Whoever he is, he's treated as a hero for having done this (even though all he did was hold her hand and tell her to push, and maybe "catch" the baby as it's born), and tends to be given more attention than even the mother. If he's not the father, he might be given impromptu "father figure" status (especially if there's no actual father to feel threatened about this), and be the first to proudly hold the baby while standing at the beaming mother's bedside. The If the baby might even be ends being a boy, [[LastMinuteBabyNaming it's likely that the baby will be named after him]].



-->'''Kay:''' Congratulations; it's a... squid.

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-->'''Kay:''' Congratulations; it's a... squid.
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