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24th Jan '17 9:56:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'', this happens when Claire gives birth on the island. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the only doctor, Jack, is tending to a dying Boone.]] Charlie and a non-English speaking Jin have to aid her delivery, on a rock in the jungle.
** Made even more odd by the next morning, where Claire is up and walking around with no limp or pain and carrying her newborn. After a birth with no anesthetic, this is a little bit hard to believe. [[spoiler:This, paired with Locke's sudden ability to walk after years of paralysis, was an early hint that the island itself has [[HealingHands Healing Hands.]]]]
* Played ''very'' straight once again with Claire in sideways (it takes the same amount of time for Claire to give birth that it does for Charlie to get a towel) but it's partially saved because [[spoiler:it's not real anyway... [[DeadAllAlong sideways is purgatory]].]]
* Subverted in ''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...

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* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'', this ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
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happens when Claire gives birth on the island. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the only doctor, Jack, is tending to a dying Boone.]] Charlie and a non-English speaking Jin have to aid her delivery, on a rock in the jungle.
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jungle. Made even more odd by the next morning, where Claire is up and walking around with no limp or pain and carrying her newborn. After a birth with no anesthetic, this is a little bit hard to believe. [[spoiler:This, paired with Locke's sudden ability to walk after years of paralysis, was an early hint that the island itself has [[HealingHands Healing Hands.]]]]
* ** Played ''very'' straight once again with Claire in sideways (it takes the same amount of time for Claire to give birth that it does for Charlie to get a towel) but it's partially saved because [[spoiler:it's not real anyway... [[DeadAllAlong sideways is purgatory]].]]
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'':
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Subverted in ''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...



* ''Series/GeneralHospital''. Carly feels the first twinge of labor pains (there's not even a mention of her water breaking) and immediately declares that there's no time to get to the hospital and that her dinner companion has to deliver the baby right then and there. Even for a second child, that's ridiculously fast. Though this ''was'' a dream sequence. . .

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Carly feels the first twinge of labor pains (there's not even a mention of her water breaking) and immediately declares that there's no time to get to the hospital and that her dinner companion has to deliver the baby right then and there. Even for a second child, that's ridiculously fast. Though this ''was'' a dream sequence. . .
24th Jan '17 9:54:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight in the ''Manga/{{Fullmetal Alchemist}}'' chapter "Miracle at Rush Valley," where [[WrenchWench Winry Rockbell]] delivers a baby based on her family's background in medicine and medical textbooks, before a doctor can even be reached. Edward is less than helpful.

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* Played straight in the ''Manga/{{Fullmetal Alchemist}}'' chapter "Miracle at Rush Valley," where [[WrenchWench Winry Rockbell]] delivers a baby based on her family's background in medicine and medical textbooks, before a doctor can even be reached. Edward is less than helpful.



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* In the ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' reboot, Agnes goes into labor and gives birth ''while the rest of the household is listening to [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Edward VIIIís abdication speech]]'' (clocked by the BBC at 7 minutes, 1 second).

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* In the ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' reboot, Agnes goes into labor and gives birth ''while the rest of the household is listening to [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Edward VIIIís VIII's abdication speech]]'' (clocked by the BBC at 7 minutes, 1 second).

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15th Dec '16 1:49:50 PM lucy24
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* In the ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' reboot, Agnes goes into labor and gives birth ''while the rest of the household is listening to [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Edward VIIIís abdication speech]]'' (clocked by the BBC at 7 minutes, 1 second).
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.
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