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21st May '18 10:00:12 AM MinisterOfSinister
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Conversely, if an unexpectedly expecting woman starts warming up to the idea of being a mother, her chances of a ConvenientMiscarriage or TragicStillbirth double. Or it'll turn out that she was never pregnant in the first place. This particular trick is common on shows where StatusQuoIsGod and having a baby would spoil everything; whether the former or latter version is used depends on how much drama the writers wish to evoke.

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Conversely, if an unexpectedly expecting woman starts warming up to the idea of being a mother, her chances of a ConvenientMiscarriage or TragicStillbirth double. Or it'll turn out that she was never pregnant in the first place. This particular trick is common on shows where StatusQuoIsGod and having a baby would spoil everything; whether the former or latter version is used depends on how much drama the writers wish to evoke. \n And even that's assuming they let things get that far; some kind of pre-existing condition getting in the way of conception can be milked for {{Angst}} as much as they want.
21st May '18 2:03:39 AM TompaDompa
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* ''Film/TwoThirtySeven'': [[spoiler:Neither Melody nor her brother Marcus wanted her to get pregnant when he raped her.]]
10th May '18 1:21:40 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ''Fanfic/MrAndMrsGold'': Because of his curse, Rumpelstiltskin is sterile and therefor cannot give Belle a baby ''that'' way. When he finds out that Belle wants one, he tells her that the next child he bargains for will become her's. [[spoiler:This is why she tries to make sure the Cinderella honors her side of the deal.]] This applies in Storybrooke [[spoiler:until Rose finds out she is pregnant by the end of the story, averting the trope.]]
6th May '18 1:39:22 PM Jake
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* ''Webcomic/FurWillFly'' ended with Tammy and Stewart trying (without much success) to have a kid while Brad and Page end up in a ShotgunWedding.

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* ''Webcomic/FurWillFly'' ended with Tammy and Stewart trying (without much success) to have a kid while Brad and Page end up in a ShotgunWedding. [[spoiler: They succeeded in the end.]]
30th Apr '18 5:51:55 PM Pichu-kun
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* Being a kid's series it's never explicitly discussed, however a few characters in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' are implied to have had kits after only mating once or twice. This is especially troublesome as a few of these are cross-Clan couplings.
22nd Apr '18 7:00:35 PM Pichu-kun
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Conversely, if an unexpectedly expecting woman starts warming up to the idea of being a mother, her chances of a ConvenientMiscarriage double. Or it'll turn out that she was never pregnant in the first place. This particular trick is common on shows where StatusQuoIsGod and having a baby would spoil everything; whether the former or latter version is used depends on how much drama the writers wish to evoke.

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Conversely, if an unexpectedly expecting woman starts warming up to the idea of being a mother, her chances of a ConvenientMiscarriage or TragicStillbirth double. Or it'll turn out that she was never pregnant in the first place. This particular trick is common on shows where StatusQuoIsGod and having a baby would spoil everything; whether the former or latter version is used depends on how much drama the writers wish to evoke.
28th Mar '18 8:24:14 AM Dravencour
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28th Mar '18 8:18:44 AM Dravencour
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Being career mercenaries, parenthood was probably the last thing on [[spoiler:Guts and Casca]]'s minds when they finally consummated their relationship. And it only took their first time to get knocked up. Alas, things do not end well for them or their child.

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Being career mercenaries, parenthood was probably the last thing on [[spoiler:Guts and Casca]]'s minds when they finally consummated their relationship. And it only took their first time to get knocked up. Alas, things do not end well for them or their child.child [[spoiler:because of the Eclipse and what Griffith does to Casca in particular]].
24th Mar '18 3:40:31 PM Tightwire
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The RuleOfDrama, as applied to parenthood. Couples who want to have children will have trouble not only conceiving, but adopting and using surrogates as well. People who don't want children, however, will be faced with unwanted pregnancies [[ButWeUsedACondom even if they used birth control]]. Particularly if the conception was [[ChildByRape forced upon them]]. In fact, the page image leaves out rape, which is about 200% (that's right, you'll probably have twins). Teenagers, of course, [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin will get pregnant their first time]], double points if they [[MissConception thought they couldn't]]. The reason for this, of course, is obvious: "woman becomes pregnant with longed-for child immediately" and "woman doesn't want to get pregnant and doesn't" [[RuleOfDrama don't make for very good stories]]. At least the woman with a baby she doesn't want can give it up to the woman who is desperate to conceive, but expect much [[TrueArtIsAngsty angst]] along the way.

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The RuleOfDrama, as applied to parenthood. Couples who want to have children will have trouble not only conceiving, but adopting and using surrogates as well. People who don't want children, however, will be faced with unwanted pregnancies [[ButWeUsedACondom even if they used birth control]]. Particularly if the conception was [[ChildByRape forced upon them]]. In fact, the page image leaves out rape, which is about 200% (that's right, you'll probably have twins). Teenagers, of course, [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin will get pregnant their first time]], double points if they [[MissConception thought they couldn't]]. The reason for this, of course, is obvious: "woman becomes pregnant with longed-for child immediately" and "woman doesn't want to get pregnant and doesn't" [[RuleOfDrama don't exactly make for very good stories]].the most thrilling plotlines]]. At least the woman with a baby she doesn't want can give it up to the woman who is desperate to conceive, but expect much [[TrueArtIsAngsty angst]] along the way.
17th Feb '18 5:26:57 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s Edmund and Maria struggled to conceive via invitro fertilization for roughly a year, then struggle to adopt--just as everything seems to be settled, the birth mother changes her mind. Within a few months, ''both'' situations do a complete 180--the birth mother gives them her baby after all, and Maria finally conceives naturally.
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