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22nd Apr '17 5:01:55 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Seems to happen/have happened a couple of times with [[spoiler: Wanda having accidentally got pregnant by John Constantine when she definitely did not want a child - or at least, not one by Constantine, resulting in Hermione]] and [[spoiler: Pepper now being all but confirmed as pregnant with Tony's baby, again unintentionally, though whether she's aware of it/wants a kid is left ambiguous]].

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** Seems to happen/have happened a couple of times with [[spoiler: Wanda having accidentally got pregnant by John Constantine when she definitely did not want a child - or at least, not one by Constantine, resulting in Hermione]] and [[spoiler: Pepper now being all but confirmed as pregnant with Tony's baby, baby during the latter half of ''Child of the Storm'' and the beginning of ''Ghosts of the Past'', again unintentionally, though whether she's aware of it/wants a kid is left ambiguous]].both she and Tony seem very happy to be parents]].
14th Apr '17 3:44:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* SpiderMan's Aunt May had a miscarriage that left her barren. She and Uncle Ben were more than happy to adopt Peter when his parents died, and at least one story mentioned that Ben and May are his godparents, so Child Services automatically placed him with them.

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* SpiderMan's Aunt May had a miscarriage that left her barren.infertile. She and Uncle Ben were more than happy to adopt Peter when his parents died, and at least one story mentioned that Ben and May are his godparents, so Child Services automatically placed him with them.
18th Mar '17 4:39:34 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/220088/chapters/341520 All or Nothing]]'' Harry becomes pregnant after a single non-consensual encounter with a man who got him drunk.

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/220088/chapters/341520 All or Nothing]]'' Harry becomes pregnant after a single non-consensual encounter with a man Charlie Weasley, who was under a glamour and got him Harry drunk.
18th Mar '17 3:45:28 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/220088/chapters/341520 All or Nothing]]'' Harry becomes pregnant after a single non-consensual encounter with a man who got him drunk.
14th Mar '17 2:11:46 AM ShorinBJ
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* SpiderMan's Aunt May had a miscarriage that left her barren. She and Uncle Ben were more than happy to adopt Peter when his parents died, and at least one story mentioned that Ben and May are his godparents, so Child services automatically place him with them.

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* SpiderMan's Aunt May had a miscarriage that left her barren. She and Uncle Ben were more than happy to adopt Peter when his parents died, and at least one story mentioned that Ben and May are his godparents, so Child services Services automatically place placed him with them.



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13th Mar '17 2:53:33 AM DrFraud
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* In Colby Rodowsky's ''Lucy Peale'' teenage Lucy becomes pregnant after one night of non-consensual sex with a boy who handed her a Coke mixed with beer.
1st Mar '17 12:29:32 AM JoeMerl
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** After a year of marriage, Piper and Leo admit that they've been trying to have a baby for a while but have been unsuccessful. Piper eventually finds out that all the demon-hunting and "sharp blows to the abdomen" have made it "difficult if not impossible" for her to get pregnant. Meanwhile her sister Phoebe, who has been married for a month to the Source of All Evil but doesn't want children does get pregnant. She at first doesn't tell Piper about her pregnancy because she knows it will hurt her; when Piper does find out she says this is ridiculous and that she would love to be an aunt if she can't be a mother. Subverted in the end when Phoebe's fetus is taken from her ( ItMakesSenseInContext )and Piper finds out she has gotten pregnant.
** When the sisters travelled back in time to the 1970s, they discovered that their mother was told she wasn't able to conceive again after Piper. Obviously that wasn't true. It became almost comical when [[McLeaned backstage shenanigans]] necessitated revealing that Patty had a fourth child.
* Provides the motivation for murder in the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "Family".

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** After a year of marriage, Piper and Leo admit that they've been are trying to have a baby for a while but have been unsuccessful. get pregnant, and Piper eventually finds out that all the demon-hunting and "sharp blows to the abdomen" have physical toll of demon-fighting has made it "difficult if not impossible" for her to get pregnant. Meanwhile her sister Phoebe, who Phoebe has been married for about a month to the Source of All Evil but doesn't want children does get pregnant. She at first doesn't tell Piper about her pregnancy because she knows it will hurt her; when Piper does find and finds out she says that she's pregnant, despite not wanting children. (Though in this is ridiculous and that she would love to be an aunt if she can't be a mother. Subverted in case, her husband--secretly the end when BigBad--''was'' trying to have a kid without her realizing it.) Phoebe's fetus is taken from her ( ItMakesSenseInContext )and fear of telling Piper finds out she has gotten pregnant.
turns into a MilhollandRelationshipMoment, and long story short, Phoebe's FetusTerrible explodes and Piper winds up pregnant. (In fact, she'll eventually have two more kids, and the second, at least, is known to be an "accident.")
** When the sisters travelled traveled back in time to the 1970s, they discovered that their mother was told she wasn't able to conceive again after Piper. Obviously that wasn't true. It became almost comical when [[McLeaned backstage shenanigans]] necessitated revealing that Patty had a fourth ''fourth'' child.
* Provides the motivation for murder in the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "Family"."Family."
21st Feb '17 12:53:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Not just Genesis; the respective mothers of Samuel, Samson, John the Baptist. In fact, Michal, the wife of King David and daughter of King Saul, was the only notably infertile woman in the Bible who didn't eventually give birth (her infertility being a divine punishment [[note]] Possibly. It might be a coincidence that by that point in the story she was forced into renewing her marriage with David, who didn't love her, took pleasure in embarrassing her, and only used her as a means to an end, to secure the kingship of Israel. Several Biblical scholars have suggested that the only reason Michal had no children was because David wasn't giving her any. What makes this all the more tragic is that years ago Michal had saved David's life from her own father Saul, then waited while David abandoned her. Saul married her to another man who by all accounts loved her and treated her well, but when Saul died and David took the throne he took her away from her husband and remarried her solely to secure the kingship. You could see why she was bitter enough to insult David for dancing in front of the ark. [[/note]]). Mary, the mother of Jesus, could fall under this trope as well.

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** Not just Genesis; the respective mothers of Samuel, Samson, John the Baptist. In fact, Michal, the wife of King David and daughter of King Saul, was the only notably infertile woman in the Bible who didn't eventually give birth (her infertility being a divine punishment punishment.[[note]] Possibly. It might be a coincidence that by that point in the story she was forced into renewing her marriage with David, who didn't love her, took pleasure in embarrassing her, and only used her as a means to an end, to secure the kingship of Israel. Several Biblical scholars have suggested that the only reason Michal had no children was because David wasn't giving her any. What makes this all the more tragic is that years ago Michal had saved David's life from her own father Saul, then waited while David abandoned her. Saul married her to another man who by all accounts loved her and treated her well, but when Saul died and David took the throne he took her away from her husband and remarried her solely to secure the kingship. You could see why she was bitter enough to insult David for dancing in front of the ark. [[/note]]). [[/note]]) Mary, the mother of Jesus, could fall under this trope as well.



* Frequently happens in ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil''. Beth gets knocked up after her first time ever and Kirk, who vehemently ''does not'' want children, knocks someone up as well with just one encounter [[note]] The woman he knocked up decided to terminate the child anyway, yet for her own reasons.[[/note]].

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* Frequently happens in ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil''. Beth gets knocked up after her first time ever and Kirk, who vehemently ''does not'' want children, knocks someone up as well with just one encounter encounter.[[note]] The woman he knocked up decided to terminate the child anyway, yet for her own reasons.[[/note]].[[/note]]
23rd Jan '17 2:37:20 PM ectostar
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In many cases the stress of trying to have a baby will suppress fertility, and, once the couple decides to adopt or give up, the stress disappears, and: hooplah! They have a baby! Sometimes it's ''after'' they went through the hassle of adopting, [[SweetAndSourGrapes as if Mother Nature felt humorous one day.]]

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In many cases the stress of trying to have a baby will suppress fertility, and, once the couple decides to adopt or give up, the stress disappears, and: hooplah! They have a baby! Sometimes it's ''after'' they went through the hassle of adopting, [[SweetAndSourGrapes as if Mother Nature felt humorous one day.]]
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** [[MySecretPregnancy She had also tried to keep her pregnancy a secret from her husband.]] He only found out by chance when he was picking up their trash after a rat had ripped open a bag and discovered the positive test. Needless to say, he was not happy.
** [[ButWeUsedACondom They're not really sure how it happened, as she had been on the pill when she got pregnant.]] [[spoiler:Asuka]] claims that the drugs were expired while [[spoiler:Shinji]] suspects that she forgot to be constant in taking it. Of course, it's also possible they fell into that small percentile where it doesn't work, something he [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] with a weary "we've beaten worse odds before".

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** [[MySecretPregnancy She had also tried to keep her pregnancy a secret from her husband.]] husband]]. He only found out by chance when he was picking up their trash after a rat had ripped open a bag and discovered the positive test. Needless to say, he was not happy.
** [[ButWeUsedACondom They're not really sure how it happened, as she had been on the pill when she got pregnant.]] pregnant]]. [[spoiler:Asuka]] claims that the drugs were expired while [[spoiler:Shinji]] suspects that she forgot to be constant in taking it. Of course, it's also possible they fell into that small percentile where it doesn't work, something he [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] with a weary "we've beaten worse odds before".



* In ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters'', [[Creator/WoodyAllen Mickey]] is told he is infertile. He and his wife Hannah have twins via in-vitro fertilization and a sperm donation from a family friend. Years later, [[spoiler: Mickey marries Holly and she surprises him at Thanksgiving by telling him that [[BabiesEverAfter she's pregnant.]]]]

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* In ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters'', [[Creator/WoodyAllen Mickey]] is told he is infertile. He and his wife Hannah have twins via in-vitro fertilization and a sperm donation from a family friend. Years later, [[spoiler: Mickey marries Holly and she surprises him at Thanksgiving by telling him that [[BabiesEverAfter she's pregnant.]]]]pregnant]].]]



* Carrie and Doug's difficulties in having a baby were used occasionally on ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''. One two-part episode had Carrie get pregnant, only to [[ConvenientMiscarriage suffer a miscarriage.]] In the GrandFinale they end up adopting, only to find out that they are having one of their own as well.

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* Carrie and Doug's difficulties in having a baby were used occasionally on ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''. One two-part episode had Carrie get pregnant, only to [[ConvenientMiscarriage suffer a miscarriage.]] miscarriage]]. In the GrandFinale they end up adopting, only to find out that they are having one of their own as well.



* Played straight on ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. Ygraine is desperate to give Uther an heir, but is unable to do so. She gets so desperate that she turns to magic -- or Uther gets so desperate that they do, we don't know for sure -- and though she gets pregnant, she [[BalancingDeathsBooks dies giving birth.]]

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* Played straight on ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. Ygraine is desperate to give Uther an heir, but is unable to do so. She gets so desperate that she turns to magic -- or Uther gets so desperate that they do, we don't know for sure -- and though she gets pregnant, she [[BalancingDeathsBooks dies giving birth.]]birth]].



** Jonathan and Martha desperately wanted a child, but Martha turned out to be infertile. [[MosesInTheBulrushes Cue baby Kal-El landing almost literally right in their laps.]]

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** Jonathan and Martha desperately wanted a child, but Martha turned out to be infertile. [[MosesInTheBulrushes Cue baby Kal-El landing almost literally right in their laps.]]laps]].



8th Dec '16 9:09:07 PM Omeganian
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** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2738354/1/Truth-Through-Mirrors]]'', Raven falls pregnant during her and Beast Boy's first time.
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2786037/1/The-Little-Cherub]]'' series. Raven falls pregnant after she and Beast Boy have sex while drunk. She runs away, and only returns with their kid a few years later. Her and Beast Boy start a relationship, have three more kids (none exactly planned for, though very much welcome), get married... come seven years later, and Raven is pregnant again [[ButWeUsedACondom despite strict birth control]].

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** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2738354/1/Truth-Through-Mirrors]]'', net/s/2738354/1/Truth-Through-Mirrors Truth Through Mirrors]]'', Raven falls pregnant during her and Beast Boy's first time.
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2786037/1/The-Little-Cherub]]'' net/s/2786037/1/The-Little-Cherub The Little Cherub]]'' series. Raven falls pregnant after she and Beast Boy have sex while drunk. She runs away, and only returns with their kid a few years later. Her and Beast Boy start a relationship, have three more kids (none exactly planned for, though very much welcome), get married... come seven years later, and Raven is pregnant again [[ButWeUsedACondom despite strict birth control]].
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