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13th Jan '17 4:08:59 PM Valiona
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', when Irene Belserion was [[spoiler:turned into a dragon]], she was pregnant with her child, [[spoiler:Erza Scarlet]], and didn't give birth until she turned back into a human 400 years later, [[AWizardDidIt having used magic to delay giving birth]].
10th Jan '17 7:18:16 PM WillKeaton
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* An MSNBC article reports of a woman who had a [[http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2009/03/04/4380061-the-curious-case-of-the-stone-baby calcified fetus removed from her body]]. Apparently she had miscarried the almost full-term baby and never passed it from her system. The fetus calcified and remained in her womb for ''decades'' before doctors removed it.
** In fact, she isn't the only one; although relatively rare, "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithopedion stone babies]]" or ''lithopedia'' are well-documented phenomena. They usually happen when a fertilized egg attaches ''outside'' of the uterus (though they can happen inside it, too), and the fetus dies when it's too big to be reabsorbed and doesn't get expelled from the mother's body. The calcification is a backup means of protecting the mother from infection or hemorrhage.

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* An MSNBC article reports of a woman who had a [[http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2009/03/04/4380061-the-curious-case-of-the-stone-baby calcified fetus removed from her body]]. body.]] Apparently she had miscarried the almost full-term baby and never passed it from her system. The fetus calcified and remained in her womb for ''decades'' before doctors removed it.
** In fact, she isn't the only one; although relatively rare, "[[https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithopedion stone babies]]" "stone babies"]] or ''lithopedia'' are well-documented phenomena. They usually happen when a fertilized egg attaches ''outside'' of the uterus (though they can happen inside it, too), and the fetus dies when it's too big to be reabsorbed and doesn't get expelled from the mother's body. The calcification is a backup means of protecting the mother from infection or hemorrhage.



* A number of animals are capable of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_implantation delayed implantation]]. For example, the nine-banded armadillo delays for about the same amount of time it takes to gestate (four months).

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* A number of animals are capable of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_implantation delayed implantation]]. implantation.]] For example, the nine-banded armadillo delays for about the same amount of time it takes to gestate (four months).



* Creator/JackieChan himself stated that he was in his mother's womb for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_8GDN6Zfy TWELVE MONTHS]].

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* Creator/JackieChan himself stated that he was in his mother's womb for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_8GDN6Zfy TWELVE MONTHS]].MONTHS.]]
10th Jan '17 7:15:35 PM WillKeaton
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* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: in the ''Literature/DarkNestTrilogy'', Queen Mother Tenel Ka Djo is pregnant by Jacen Solo (son of Leia and Han) and, to avoid any rumours that he is the father, she uses TheForce to artificially lengthen out the pregnancy to one year.

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* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]: in the ''Literature/DarkNestTrilogy'', Queen Mother Tenel Ka Djo is pregnant by Jacen Solo (son of Leia and Han) and, to avoid any rumours that he is the father, she uses TheForce to artificially lengthen out the pregnancy to one year.
9th Dec '16 12:32:16 AM ShiroAkuma
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** In-story there was also [[spoiler:Kushina Uzumaki]], who was pregnant with [[spoiler:her son Naruto]] for ''ten months'', but it's pretty justified because [[spoiler:Kushina was the host of the Nine-Tails that came right before Naruto]], and the delivery was ''explicitely'' stated to be extra dangerous because of this.

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** In-story there was also [[spoiler:Kushina Uzumaki]], who was pregnant with [[spoiler:her son Naruto]] for ''ten months'', but it's pretty justified because [[spoiler:Kushina was the host of the Nine-Tails that came right before Naruto]], and the delivery was ''explicitely'' ''explicitly'' stated to be extra dangerous because of this.
2nd Oct '16 4:09:37 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'': Ashley was also pregnant for a full calendar year--and this was far more noticeable, given that soaps don't take summer breaks like primetime shows do. The writers feebly tried to downplay this grevious error, claiming that due to soaps frequently wonky time frames (One SoapOpera day can last as long as a RealLife week, etc), not only was the time inaccurate, but that Ashley probably wasn't pregnant long ''enough''.
1st Sep '16 9:11:59 PM MsChibi
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Things like ComicBookTime and WebcomicTime can make a pregnancy last ''years'' in real time; to the point where even the creators (let alone the readers) aren't sure how far along a woman is supposed to be in her pregnancy. A ScheduleSlip can aggravate things further. This trope can sometimes leads to OffscreenInertia if we never actually see the woman deliver or see her again.

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Things like ComicBookTime and WebcomicTime can make a pregnancy last ''years'' in real time; to the point where even the creators (let alone the readers) aren't sure how far along a woman is supposed to be in her pregnancy. A ScheduleSlip can aggravate things further. This trope can sometimes leads to OffscreenInertia if we never actually see the woman deliver [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome or see her again.
again]].
25th Aug '16 5:57:41 AM Tightwire
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** Back in ''The Sims 4'' - if you leave your house and go on vacation, the baby will continue to grow inside, but it will remain firmly lodged in your baby-maker even up until you go into labour, until you get home, when it will drop out within minutes.
21st Aug '16 3:22:50 PM FF32
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* One ''Webcomic/{[Oglaf}}'' strip highlighted mortals tempting the gods into [[DivineParentage impregnating them]]. One of them was a woman that had carried the child of [[OddJobGods the god of procrastination]] for over four years.

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* One ''Webcomic/{[Oglaf}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip highlighted mortals tempting the gods into [[DivineParentage impregnating them]]. One of them was a woman that had carried the child of [[OddJobGods the god of procrastination]] for over four years.
21st Aug '16 3:21:42 PM FF32
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* One ''Webcomic/{[Oglaf}}'' strip highlighted mortals tempting the gods into [[DivineParentage impregnating them]]. One of them was a woman that had carried the child of [[OddJobGods the god of procrastination]] for over four years.
21st Aug '16 2:35:08 AM Silverblade2
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* As of August 2016, [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3746888/Woman-claims-s-17-MONTHS-pregnant-hasn-t-C-section-doctors-say-placenta-developed.html a chinese woman named Wang Shi]] claims she has been pregnant for 17 months.
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