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13th Dec '17 1:36:38 PM LtFedora
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* In the second half of the fourth season of ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Angela Martin was strictly confined to her workspace behind a chest height wall due to her pregnancy. It was originally intended to include this pregnancy into the show itself, with the child being Dwight's, but the 2007-2008 writer's strike axed that story arc.
** Averted later on. Both Angela Martin and Jenna Fischer were pregnant at the same time, but their characters were both married so the writers simply incorporated the pregnancies into the plot and created, for Angela, a dramatic story arc that played out for the rest of the show's run.

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* In the second half of the fourth season of ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Angela Martin Kinsey was strictly confined to her workspace behind a chest height wall due to her pregnancy. It was originally intended to include this pregnancy into the show itself, with the child being Dwight's, but the 2007-2008 writer's strike axed that story arc.
** Averted later on. Both Angela Martin Kinsey and Jenna Fischer were pregnant at the same time, but their characters were both married so the writers simply incorporated the pregnancies into the plot and created, for Angela, a dramatic story arc that played out for the rest of the show's run.
13th Dec '17 10:23:27 AM SnowBrian
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* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' got very creative with this, using everything from giant gingerbread castles to Mrs. [=McClusky's=] head to hide Marcia Cross' pregnancy. But when the plot really could not get away with this, they just called in a stunt double. One episode required Bree to climb a ladder, hiding the other actress' face. And when Marcia Cross returned (Bree and her family were written off the show for a few months to accommodate her maternity leave) they wrote Bree [[spoiler:as faking a pregnancy]]!

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* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' got very creative with this, using everything from giant gingerbread castles to Mrs. [=McClusky's=] head to hide Marcia Cross' pregnancy. But when the plot really could not get away with this, they just called in a stunt double. One episode required Bree to climb a ladder, hiding the other actress' double's face. And when Marcia Cross returned (Bree and her family were written off the show for a few months to accommodate her maternity leave) they wrote Bree [[spoiler:as faking a pregnancy]]!



* Barbara Eden wore copious veils in the earliest episodes of ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' to conceal her baby bump, and the results were very effective.

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* Barbara Eden wore copious veils in the earliest episodes of ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' to conceal her baby bump, pregnancy, and the results were very effective.



** Averted with her second pregnancy: the MoralGuardians wanted her to do this, as pregnancy was a taboo subject in media at the time, but she refused, and the episode where Lucy gives birth wound up setting a new Nielson record. Since the word 'pregnant' could not be used on TV, the show coined (or at least popularized) the term 'expecting'.

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** Averted with her second pregnancy: the MoralGuardians wanted her to do this, as pregnancy was a taboo subject in media at the time, but she refused, and the episode where Lucy gives gave birth wound up setting a new Nielson record. Since the word 'pregnant' could not be used on TV, TV at the time, the show coined (or at least popularized) the term 'expecting'.



* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' tried ''so hard'' to do this with Laurie Metcalf's pregnancy. They started with loose clothing that got larger and larger and then resorted to putting things in front of her, the most outlandish moment being when Jackie sits in the bathtub with a heavy quilt over her as she, Dan, and Roseanne spend the episode [[MushroomSamba getting high on twenty-year-old pot]]. However, Metcalf ended up with one of the biggest baby bumps ever and they were forced to write in a one night stand conception so they didn't have to remove her from the rest of the season. This paid off; Metcalf won an Emmy for acting out her pregnancy that season.

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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' tried ''so hard'' to do this with Laurie Metcalf's pregnancy. They started with loose clothing that got larger and larger and then resorted to putting things in front of her, the most outlandish moment being when Jackie sits in the bathtub with a heavy quilt over her as she, Dan, Dan and Roseanne spend the episode [[MushroomSamba getting high on twenty-year-old pot]]. However, Metcalf ended up with one of the biggest baby bumps ever ever, and they were forced to write in a one night stand conception so they didn't have to remove her from the rest of the season. This paid off; off - Metcalf won an Emmy for acting out her pregnancy that season.season.
* Some time after principal photography wrapped on ''Series/RoseRed'', a very pregnant Nancy Travis was called back for additional shooting. This was concealed by filming Nancy's face in extreme close-up, with a double used for wide shots.



* Debra Messing became pregnant during the sixth season of ''Series/WillAndGrace''. All the standard tricks were (ineffectually) implemented to conceal her baby bump. Ultimately, Debra had to skip 5 episodes that year, including the season finale, on doctor's orders, resulting in exposition from other characters to explain Grace's conspicuous absence.

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* Debra Messing became was pregnant during the sixth season of ''Series/WillAndGrace''. All the standard tricks were (ineffectually) implemented to conceal her baby bump. Ultimately, Debra had to skip 5 episodes that year, including the season finale, year on doctor's orders, resulting in exposition from other characters to explain Grace's conspicuous absence.
10th Dec '17 8:26:50 PM paycheckgurl
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* On ‘’Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000’’ Kinga’s wardrobe in season 11 was supposed to be more varied. Felicia Day’s pregnancy necessitated that she be in an overcoat all season.

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* On ‘’Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000’’ Kinga’s wardrobe in season 11 was supposed to be more varied. Felicia Day’s pregnancy necessitated that she be in an overcoat all season.season instead.
10th Dec '17 8:24:12 PM paycheckgurl
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*On ‘’Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000’’ Kinga’s wardrobe in season 11 was supposed to be more varied. Felicia Day’s pregnancy necessitated that she be in an overcoat all season.
5th Dec '17 8:48:29 PM Lemia
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* ''Film/KnockedUp'' has another in-universe example. Allison hides her pregnancy at work out of fear that she'll get laid off from her on-camera job as a reporter if her bosses know about it, but eventually her baby bump grows way too large to conceal and her bosses tell her that they know full well that she's pregnant and actually don't mind it.
16th Nov '17 8:01:55 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the film adaptation of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter filmed her earliest scene as Bellatrix Lestrange while pregnant, where her bump was very poorly hidden by a huge leather belt. It was so blatant that after watching the movie, you probably left the theater asking yourself, "Does Voldemort really have [[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical mad game with the bitches]]?" [[spoiler:[[HilariousInHindsight Hilariously enough]], yes he does--at least according to ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild,'' which says she had his child around this time]].

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* In the film adaptation of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter filmed her earliest scene as Bellatrix Lestrange while pregnant, where her bump was very poorly hidden by a huge leather belt. It was so blatant that after watching the movie, you probably left the theater asking yourself, "Does Voldemort really have [[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical mad game with the bitches]]?" [[spoiler:[[HilariousInHindsight Hilariously enough]], yes he does--at least according to ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild,'' which says she had his child around this time]].time.]]
3rd Nov '17 5:42:13 PM jormis29
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* Chyler Leigh's pregnancy in season five of ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' was hidden in the classic manner. There was also one episode having her constantly eating because Mark and Derek were fighting. Ellen Pompeo's pregnancy during season six was hidden by having her character donate part of her liver to her father. Jessica Capshaw's pregnancy during season seven will also be hidden, while Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw's third pregnancy aren't being written in during season eight.

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* Chyler Leigh's pregnancy in season five of ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' was hidden in the classic manner. There was also one episode having her constantly eating because Mark and Derek were fighting. Ellen Pompeo's pregnancy during season six was hidden by having her character donate part of her liver to her father. Jessica Capshaw's Creator/JessicaCapshaw's pregnancy during season seven will also be hidden, while Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw's third pregnancy aren't being written in during season eight.
1st Nov '17 10:57:27 AM PerfumePreppy
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* The video for Music/TheSaturdays' single "30 Days" involves the girls attending a SpeedDating session at a diner, which would be fine, if it wasn't for the fact that Una, at the time, was pregnant, with a pretty visible bump to boot. For most of the video, the bump is kept hidden by having her hide behind the other girls and only be filmed from the chest up, although at one point she does place her hand over it, showing it off to the guy who's hitting on her.

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* The video for Music/TheSaturdays' single "30 Days" involves the girls attending a SpeedDating session at a diner, which would be fine, if it wasn't for the fact that Una, at the time, was pregnant, pregnant with her second child from her relationship with Ben Foden, and sporting a pretty visible bump to boot. For most of the video, the bump is kept hidden by having her hide behind the other girls and only be filmed from the chest up, although at one point she does place her hand over it, showing it off to the guy who's hitting on her.
18th Oct '17 6:24:03 PM Evighet
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* In ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', Sarah Jessica Parker was pregnant ''several times'' in mid-season, which the producers tried to cover up using body-doubles, and otherwise using suddenly baggy clothes and avoidance-shots of her normally lean body.

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* In ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', Sarah Jessica Parker was pregnant ''several times'' in mid-season, during season five, which the producers tried to cover up using body-doubles, and otherwise using suddenly baggy clothes and avoidance-shots of her normally lean body.
4th Oct '17 9:07:46 PM PerfumePreppy
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* The video for Music/TheSaturdays' single "30 Days" involves the girls attending a SpeedDating session at a diner, which would be fine, if it wasn't for the fact that Una, at the time, was pregnant with her daughter Aoife, with a pretty visible bump to boot. For most of the video, the bump is kept hidden by having her hide behind the other girls and only be filmed from the chest up, although at one point she does place her hand over it, showing it off to the guy who's hitting on her.

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* The video for Music/TheSaturdays' single "30 Days" involves the girls attending a SpeedDating session at a diner, which would be fine, if it wasn't for the fact that Una, at the time, was pregnant with her daughter Aoife, pregnant, with a pretty visible bump to boot. For most of the video, the bump is kept hidden by having her hide behind the other girls and only be filmed from the chest up, although at one point she does place her hand over it, showing it off to the guy who's hitting on her.


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** While not as noticeable as with Una and Rochelle, it's also applied to Frankie, this time in the video for "Disco Love".
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