History Main / LongestPregnancyEver

17th Jul '17 9:40:12 PM BananaPancakes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' gave birth to her fourth child on Halloween 1995, despite having already been pregnant in the previous season's Halloween episode (and for more than a month before that, as she found out about it in that season's premiere).
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Lilith claims to have had a 15 month pregnancy - as resident EmotionlessGirl, it's impossible to tell whether she's being sarcastic or not.
* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' : Jamie was pregnant for at least a full year, from the end of one season to the end of another.
* ''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''.

to:

* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' gave birth to her fourth child on Halloween 1995, despite having already been pregnant in the previous season's Halloween episode HalloweenEpisode (and for more than a month before that, as she found out about it in that season's premiere).
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Lilith claims to have had a 15 month fifteen-month pregnancy - -- as resident EmotionlessGirl, it's impossible to tell whether she's being sarcastic or not.
* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' : ''Series/MadAboutYou'': Jamie was pregnant for at least a full year, from the end of one season to the end of another.
* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'': Ashley was also pregnant for a full calendar year--and this was far more noticeable, given that since unlike primetime shows, soaps don't take summer breaks like primetime shows do. breaks. The writers feebly tried to downplay this grevious JustForFun/{{Egregious}} 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''.''enough''.
* In an episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', George Sr. mentions that Lucille was pregnant with Buster for eleven months and that doctors had to play a more active role in removing him than usual, since he fought it.
5th Jul '17 7:08:48 PM WillKeaton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A retroactive example: At the end of ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'', [[spoiler:it is noted that Ena gives birth to Rajaion's child, despite no pregnancy being mentioned before.]] The father in question had died ''three years prior'', and the mother had presumably been kept away from him for at least an additional year besides. She also mentions that he had left their homeland 19 years before the climax of [=FE9=], and the condition he was in when she was near him after that left her getting pregnant then... unlikely, to say the least. A slight twist in that [[spoiler: both Ena and Rajaion are Dragon Laguz]], and while this isn't explicitly shown to happen with any other [[spoiler:dragon laguz]] they are notoriously long-lived (the paternal grandfather, [[spoiler:Dheginsea]], is known to be at the very least in his ninth ''century'' of life and doesn't look particularly ancient), so it's possible, although this does raise questions about the pregnancy of the child's paternal aunt [[spoiler: Almedha]], which was by all accounts not nearly as long. [[note]](To be fair, said paternal aunt [[spoiler: consorted with a human and not with a Dragon, so their child was a HalfHumanHybrid.]])[[/note]]

to:

* A retroactive example: At the end of ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'', [[spoiler:it is noted that Ena gives birth to Rajaion's child, despite no pregnancy being mentioned before.]] The father in question had died ''three years prior'', and the mother had presumably been kept away from him for at least an additional year besides. She also mentions that he had left their homeland 19 years before the climax of [=FE9=], and the condition he was in when she was near him after that left her getting pregnant then... unlikely, to say the least. A slight twist in that [[spoiler: both Ena and Rajaion are Dragon Laguz]], and while this isn't explicitly shown to happen with any other [[spoiler:dragon laguz]] they are notoriously long-lived (the paternal grandfather, [[spoiler:Dheginsea]], is known to be at the very least in his ninth ''century'' of life and doesn't look particularly ancient), so it's possible, although this does raise questions about the pregnancy of the child's paternal aunt [[spoiler: Almedha]], which was by all accounts not nearly as long. [[note]](To [[note]]To be fair, said paternal aunt [[spoiler: consorted with a human and not with a Dragon, so their child was a HalfHumanHybrid.]])[[/note]]]][[/note]]
13th Jan '17 4:08:59 PM Valiona
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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).

to:

* 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]].

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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.

to:

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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 296. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.LongestPregnancyEver