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23rd Feb '16 4:34:06 PM Gowan
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4661757/chapters/11519035 The Monstrous Company of Thorin Oakenshield]] this trope is justified by the fact that the baby is mixed race and the father is a hobbit, thus the baby is much smaller than is normal for the mother's race. As the characters are familiar with DeathByChildbirth they are surprised and delighted at the easy birth.

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4661757/chapters/11519035 The Monstrous Company of Thorin Oakenshield]] Oakenshield]]'' this trope is justified by the fact that the baby is mixed race and the father is a hobbit, thus the baby is much smaller than is normal for the mother's race. As the characters are familiar with DeathByChildbirth they are surprised and delighted at the easy birth.
23rd Feb '16 4:33:34 PM Gowan
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4661757/chapters/11519035 The Monstrous Company of Thorin Oakenshield]] this trope is justified by the fact that the baby is mixed race and the father is a hobbit, thus the baby is much smaller than is normal for the mother's race. As the characters are familiar with DeathByChildbirth they are surprised and delighted at the easy birth.
5th Jan '16 5:48:33 PM Hjortron18
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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' Ellie gives birth in the middle of a raptor fight, and only Diego, who knows nothing about delivering a baby, is present! Ellie screams and winces, and Peaches comes out already happy and sleepy, in one of the most exaggerated Hollywood births ever.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', Ellie gives birth in the middle of a raptor fight, and only Diego, who knows nothing about delivering a baby, is present! Ellie screams and winces, and Peaches comes out already happy and sleepy, in one of the most exaggerated Hollywood births ever.
5th Jan '16 5:46:50 PM Hjortron18
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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' Ellie gives birth in the middle of a raptor fight, and only Diego, who knows nothing about delivering a baby, is present! Ellie screams and winces, and Peaches comes out already happy and sleepy, in one of the most exaggerated Hollywood births ever.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' Ellie gives birth in the middle of a raptor fight, and only Diego, who knows nothing about delivering a baby, is present! Ellie screams and winces, and Peaches comes out already happy and sleepy, in one of the most exaggerated Hollywood births ever.
27th Dec '15 8:27:31 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Psych}}'', when Chief Vick's labor takes most of the day, and she is calm and level-headed throughout it. Lassiter, on the other hand...

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* Subverted in ''{{Psych}}'', ''Series/{{Psych}}'', when Chief Vick's labor takes most of the day, and she is calm and level-headed throughout it. Lassiter, on the other hand...
5th Dec '15 9:37:19 PM intastiel
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* ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'' takes this to [[AWizardDidIt wizard-did-it]] extremes with a spell that instantly ''teleports'' the baby out of the womb. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the game is set in medieval Europe, where childbirth was a dangerous process for both the mother and child. One feels compelled to note that the rules allow an entrepreneurial mage to imbue the spell into a top hat...
11th Oct '15 8:43:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Frasier}}'', particularly Daphne's birth. Needless to say, this was Daphne's ''first'' child; and as usual, twelve hours of average labor was condensed down to twelve seconds.
* ''{{Everybody Loves Raymond}}'', in the back of Robbie's police car. Only it was a false start, and Robbie had started to go through his emergency birth procedures, much to Ray's chagrin.

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* ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', particularly Daphne's birth. Needless to say, this was Daphne's ''first'' child; and as usual, twelve hours of average labor was condensed down to twelve seconds.
* ''{{Everybody Loves Raymond}}'', ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', in the back of Robbie's police car. Only it was a false start, and Robbie had started to go through his emergency birth procedures, much to Ray's chagrin.



* Averted in XenaWarriorPrincess. A minor character going through her first pregnancy meets Xena and Gabrielle in the middle of the day. She mentions that her contractions had already started (and thus, her water had broken). The baby is delivered just after nightfall.

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* Averted in XenaWarriorPrincess.''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''. A minor character going through her first pregnancy meets Xena and Gabrielle in the middle of the day. She mentions that her contractions had already started (and thus, her water had broken). The baby is delivered just after nightfall.



* Series/StargateAtlantis: Rodney lampshades this when Teyla gives birth on a Hive ship with no one else around ("No one has babies this quickly!") which Teyla handwaves by saying her water broke a long time before that.

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* Series/StargateAtlantis: ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Rodney lampshades this when Teyla gives birth on a Hive ship with no one else around ("No one has babies this quickly!") which Teyla handwaves by saying her water broke a long time before that.



* Played very straight in the opening pilot for ArmyWives, where she has exactly one contraction and about five minutes before she's already crowning, and they only barely have enough time to drive her to a bar down the road before she quickly pops out twins.

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* Played very straight in the opening pilot for ArmyWives, ''Series/ArmyWives'', where she has exactly one contraction and about five minutes before she's already crowning, and they only barely have enough time to drive her to a bar down the road before she quickly pops out twins.



* Played straight in WhiteCollar when Diana's water breaks. The baby is coming right then and there, and Mozzie (of all people) has to be the one delivering. Leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when a surprised Neal walks in on Diana and Mozzie holding the baby.

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* Played straight in WhiteCollar ''Series/WhiteCollar'' when Diana's water breaks. The baby is coming right then and there, and Mozzie (of all people) has to be the one delivering. Leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when a surprised Neal walks in on Diana and Mozzie holding the baby.
8th Oct '15 4:40:32 AM Gowan
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* Subverted in ''Literature/NewesOfTheDead'', Anne notices that her water breaks, runs to the privy and ends up staying there several hours in severe pain while miscarrying without any assistance. Afterwards she is so exhausted that she cannot think of a lie when others question her about the blood on her clothes, and she ends up being accused of infanticide.
2nd Oct '15 6:16:07 PM DrOO7
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** Also when Felicia goes into labor at a jazz club. She too insists that there's no time to get to the hospital and delivers right there on the floor--after laboring for a considerable amount of time in which she could have gotten to the hospital. Luckily, this being a show called General Hospital, she was surrounded by physicians.




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* ''{{Series/Baywatch}}'' A pregnant woman goes into labor while swimming, and after rescuing her, Mitch has to deliver the baby. Once again, given that this was her first child, it's unlikely that labor would be so fast. This was ironically averted in a much earlier episode where Eddie and Shauni had to tend to a pregnant woman, but she labored for several hours and it was explained that they couldn't get her to a hospital because roads were blocked due to an earthquake.
28th May '15 7:01:18 PM Katsuhagi
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the episode "Disaster" Worf has to deliver Keiko and Miles O'Brien's daughter in these circumstances (with the "no medical training" bonus).
** Well, he did take one on a holodeck years ago, per Starfleet regulations--thus his irritation that Keiko's birth isn't going as it's "supposed" to.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the episode "Disaster" Worf has to deliver Keiko and Miles O'Brien's daughter in these circumstances (with the "no medical training" bonus).
** Well, he did take one
circumstances. His only experience was a course taken on a holodeck years ago, per Starfleet regulations--thus his irritation that Keiko's birth [[RealityIsUnrealistic isn't going as it's "supposed" to.]]
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