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6th Jun '16 11:03:40 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Melissa Peterman was pregnant during season 5 of ''Series/{{Reba}]''. Similar to the ''Frasier'' example above, Peterman's character Barbra Jean's was said to have gained weight due to binge eating (even though Peterman was always slightly overweight before). By the next season, she had lost a lot of weight and that was also written into the show.

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* Melissa Peterman was pregnant during season 5 of ''Series/{{Reba}]''.''Series/{{Reba}}''. Similar to the ''Frasier'' example above, Peterman's character Barbra Jean's was said to have gained weight due to binge eating (even though Peterman was always slightly overweight before). By the next season, she had lost a lot of weight and that was also written into the show.
6th Jun '16 10:58:07 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Melissa Peterman was pregnant during season 5 of ''Series/{{Reba}]''. Similar to the ''Frasier'' example above, Peterman's character Barbra Jean's was said to have gained weight due to binge eating (even though Peterman was always slightly overweight before). By the next season, she had lost a lot of weight and that was also written into the show.
3rd Jun '16 7:36:42 AM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' ''tried'' 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 egregious moment being when Jackie sits in the bathtub with a heavy quilt over her when she, Dan and Roseanne get 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.

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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' ''tried'' 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 her, the most egregious outlandish moment being when Jackie sits in the bathtub with a heavy quilt over her when as she, Dan Dan, and Roseanne get spend the episode [[MushroomSamba getting high on twenty year old pot).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.
3rd Jun '16 6:54:53 AM DesertDragon
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* Creator/ScarlettJohansson's baby bump was edited out in post-production for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Like the ''X-Men'' example above, the crew tried to shoot most of [[Comicbook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]]'s scenes early on to avoid having to use a FakeShemp. Amusingly enough, Natasha mentions in one scene that she's sterile, i.e. incapable of having children, while wearing a voluminous bathrobe and holding a towel over her stomach to conceal Johansson's baby bump. You can still see some obvious signs of it, however: in the party scene she talks to Banner from behind the bar to allow it to conceal her torso, she's sitting at laptops in scenes where other characters are standing, and she gets kidnapped by Ultron halfway through, allowing her to spend a good amount of the film sitting down in her cell. Some of the above examples can be found [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/pregnant-scarlett-johansson-perform-avengers-2 here]], an amusing list of suggestions for the crew on how to handle it.

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* Creator/ScarlettJohansson's baby bump was edited out in post-production for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Like the ''X-Men'' example above, the crew tried to shoot most of [[Comicbook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]]'s scenes early on to avoid having to use a FakeShemp. Amusingly enough, Ironically, Natasha mentions in one scene that she's sterile, i.e. incapable of having children, while wearing a voluminous bathrobe and holding a towel over her stomach to conceal Johansson's baby bump. You can still see some obvious signs of it, however: in the party scene she talks to Banner from behind the bar to allow it to conceal her torso, she's sitting at laptops in scenes where other characters are standing, and she gets kidnapped by Ultron halfway through, allowing her to spend a good amount of the film sitting down in her cell. Some of the above examples can be found [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/pregnant-scarlett-johansson-perform-avengers-2 here]], an amusing list of suggestions for the crew on how to handle it.
3rd Jun '16 6:49:32 AM DesertDragon
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* Zig-Zagged by Music/{{Beyonce}}. She appeared at the 2011 {{MTV}} Awards wearing a loose-fitting gown and performed in a boxy pantsuit, but cryptically told the audience to "Feel the love growing inside me". At the end of her performance, she took off her jacket to reveal her baby bump to a standing ovation.

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* Zig-Zagged by Music/{{Beyonce}}. She initially appeared at the 2011 {{MTV}} Awards wearing a loose-fitting gown and performed in gown. During her performance she was wearing a boxy pantsuit, but pantsuit and cryptically told the audience to "Feel the love growing inside me". At the end of her performance, number, she took off her jacket to reveal officially announce her baby bump pregnancy to the world and received a standing ovation.
3rd Jun '16 6:42:48 AM DesertDragon
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* In Music/WhitneyHouston's video for her cover of "I Will Always Love You," she is shown sitting in a chair on a stage as she sings. Since it was a VideoFullOfFilmClips from her movie ''TheBodyguard,'' this was easily done.
** That same pregnancy was proudly displayed in the video for "I'm Every Woman," as the song is a celebration of womanhood.

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* In Music/WhitneyHouston's video for her cover of "I Will Always Love You," she is shown sitting in a chair on a stage as she sings. Since it was a VideoFullOfFilmClips from her movie ''TheBodyguard,'' ''Film/TheBodyguard,'' this was easily done.
** That same pregnancy was proudly displayed
done. However, Whitney averts it in the her video for "I'm Every Woman," as Woman" that came out a few months later. Since the song is a celebration of womanhood.womanhood, she proudly displays her pregnancy.
22nd May '16 1:04:05 AM Hjortron18
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* Creator/PenelopeCruz became pregnant during the filming of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', so her [[MakingUseOfTheTwin identical twin sister]] (also an actress) acted as her stand-in during some of the more action-heavy scenes.

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* Creator/PenelopeCruz became pregnant during the filming of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', so her [[MakingUseOfTheTwin identical twin sister]] younger sister (also an actress) actress), who appeared similar from some distance, acted as her stand-in during some of the more action-heavy scenes.
19th May '16 9:38:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/NUMB3RS'', while Diane Farr was pregnant, FBI Agent Megan Reeves was mostly limited to desk jobs.

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* In ''Series/NUMB3RS'', ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'', while Diane Farr was pregnant, FBI Agent Megan Reeves was mostly limited to desk jobs.



* Olivia Colman in Series 4 of ''PeepShow'' was carefully filmed to avoid revealing that she was pregnant.

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* Olivia Colman in Series 4 of ''PeepShow'' ''Series/PeepShow'' was carefully filmed to avoid revealing that she was pregnant.
8th May '16 5:53:50 AM Twentington
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** A more unfortunate example of hidden pregnancy came on a 1992 episode (taped on-location in San Francisco) where she announced her very first pregnancy; the first puzzle of the episode was "Vanna's Pregnant", and show creator Creator/MervGriffin came onstage to congratulate her. However, she miscarried between taping and airing, so the round was taken out of the episode and replaced by a clip of host Pat Sajak promoting San Francisco.

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** A more unfortunate example of hidden pregnancy came on a 1992 episode (taped on-location in San Francisco) where she announced her very first pregnancy; the first puzzle of the episode was "Vanna's Pregnant", and show creator Creator/MervGriffin came onstage to congratulate her. However, she miscarried between taping and airing, so the round was taken out of the episode and replaced by a clip clips of host Pat Sajak explaining what happened in the round, and announcer Charlie O'Donnell promoting San Francisco.
8th May '16 5:51:01 AM Twentington
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* Averted in The Dixie Chicks' video for "Landslide", a Music/FleetwoodMac cover. Emily Robison was clearly pregnant and not hiding it during the video shoot.

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* Averted in The Dixie Chicks' Music/DixieChicks' video for "Landslide", a Music/FleetwoodMac cover. Emily Robison was clearly pregnant and not hiding it during the video shoot.



* Music/FaithHill's pregnancy is barely visible in the video for her 1998 single "This Kiss".

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* Music/FaithHill's pregnancy is barely visible in the video for her 1998 single "This Kiss".Kiss", as pointed out by herself on a Creator/{{CMT}} special.
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