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22nd May '18 6:49:43 PM angie710
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* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', Gen's mother Kimie goes into labor the day the atomic bomb falls on Hiroshima, after watching her husband and two of her children burn to death. Gen is the only one around so he has to help. [[spoiler: Sadly, baby Tomoko dies few afterwards as well.]]

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* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', Gen's mother Kimie goes into labor the day the atomic bomb falls on Hiroshima, after watching her husband and two of her children burn to death. Six-year-old Gen is the only one around so he has to help. (All the doctors and nurses were too busy trying to help the bomb victims.) [[spoiler: Sadly, baby Tomoko dies few afterwards as well.]]well, because Kimie (like many people in her community) was starving due to the [[BlackMarketProduce high cost of food]], and because of that, her milk dried up. Gen worked to get powdered milk for Tomoko, but by the time he managed to save enough money and buy some, [[ShootTheShaggyDog it was too late; Tomoko starved to death.]]]]
20th May '18 4:52:20 AM Pichu-kun
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* As flashback in ''Fanfic/{{Offspring}}'' show, Mipha layed her eggs while out with her husband Link visiting Hyrule Castle. As a result the eggs were hatched far from Zora's Domain.
15th May '18 10:42:30 PM mariovsonic999
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** This actually would have been a plot point in the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen unmade]] [[TheMovie Jungle movie]]: apparently the eruption stopped right after Arnold was born, so the natives that Miles and Stella were staying with believe him to be some sort of godlike figure.

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** %%** This actually would have been a plot point in the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen unmade]] [[TheMovie Jungle movie]]: apparently the eruption stopped right after Arnold was born, so the natives that Miles and Stella were staying with believe him to be some sort of godlike figure.
7th Feb '18 7:20:55 PM BKelly95
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* Ben Loka referenced this in his "Sitcom Cliches" video.
-->''She's having a baby! NOW!''
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30th Oct '17 12:34:53 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/{{ER}}'''s Carol goes into labor while she's on the subway, having ''just'' left the hospital. She's in so much pain that she can't simply switch to another train to go back and when she manages to, a well-meaning passenger almost pulls the emergency brake (which would have stranded her and made things even worse). Just as she finally makes it back to the hospital stop, she collapses and has to be carried the last few feet by her co-worker Luka.
29th Oct '17 9:21:50 PM DrOO7
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* ''Literature/PatriotGames'' Cathy Ryan goes into labor as the family home is being invaded by Irish militants. Luckily, she able to be evacuated to the hospital in time.




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* ''Series/{{Sisters}}''. Second-youngest sister Georgie, nine months pregnant with the baby she's carrying for youngest sister Frankie, gets into a car accident and promptly goes into labor. It's not clear if she would have gone into labor regardless or if the accident triggered it.
* A common SoapOpera trope. Bonus points if there's no one with medical training to assist the woman, or worse yet, she's alone.
** Just like the "Sisters" example, ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s Brooke goes into labor while trapped in a wrecked car after an accident.
*** Desperate to reconcile with his pregnant wife Gloria, Adam ''kidnaps'' her and takes her to a cabin to plead his case. He's actually making progress until the stress sends her into premature labor and the baby ''dies''.
** ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Lucy decides to go to a spa to relax in the last days of her pregnancy. She's carjacked on the way and manages to make her way to an abandoned cabin. Sure enough, her labor pains begin. Pal Scott finds her in time, but as he's not a doctor, she's still not out of the woods.
15th Sep '17 8:40:13 AM Kalaong
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* A very real fear in ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}'', since [[spoiler: a HEAVILY pregnant UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian woman named Yone is placed in a DrowningPit alongside the local HookerWithAHeartOfGold. In the end Yone goes into labor few after she's taken out of there b Natsuki and Co., but she and the baby are more or less fine.]]
* In the first episode of Tide-Line Blue, the stress of the attack on Yabitsu sends Isla into labor. Unfortunately, Keel is a SatisfiedStreetRat with ''no'' medical knowledge whatsoever, despite having a crush on her and hanging out with her regularly enough for her to tell him her due date - ''next'' month, so the baby is on the edge of premature. Luckily, Keel's twin brother Teen shows up, and he has all the necessary skills to safely deliver the baby. Catch is; ''he's one of the people attacking the city.''

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* A very real fear in ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}'', since [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a HEAVILY pregnant UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian woman named Yone is placed in a DrowningPit alongside the local HookerWithAHeartOfGold. In the end Yone goes into labor few after she's taken out of there b Natsuki and Co., but she and the baby are more or less fine.]]
* In the first episode of Tide-Line Blue, the stress of the attack on Yabitsu sends Isla into labor. Unfortunately, Bad news; Keel is a SatisfiedStreetRat with ''no'' medical knowledge whatsoever, despite having a crush on her and hanging out with her regularly enough for her to tell him her due date - ''next'' month, so the baby is on the edge of premature. Luckily, Good news; Keel's twin brother Teen shows up, and he has all the necessary skills to safely deliver the baby. Catch is; ''he's ''Bad news''; '''he's one of the people attacking the city.''
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10th Sep '17 6:39:18 PM Malady
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* Happens during the GrandFinale of ''TheNewNormal'' with the surrogate mother Goldie going into labor with Bryan and David's son during their wedding.

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* Happens during the GrandFinale of ''TheNewNormal'' ''Series/TheNewNormal'' with the surrogate mother Goldie going into labor with Bryan and David's son during their wedding.
15th Aug '17 11:38:39 AM kazokuhouou
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[[folder: Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', rain starts coming down in freezing weather, leading to iced roads. So ''of course'' Ming ''and'' Jenny go into labor at the same time. Somewhat downplayed, as Ming had always planned to give birth at home anyway, but still. To be fair, Dave shouldn't have [[TemptingFate tempted fate]] like that.
-->'''Dave:''' I don't want to ''think'' about being iced in with two pregnant women on their due date.
-->'''Jenny:''' Ug. This party dip makes my stomach hurt...every ten minutes...
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* Double subverted in ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'', Lindesfarne's water breaks while she's being rescued from [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the carnivore supremacy]] terrorist group N.O.P.E. (as evidenced by one terrorist being sopping wet from it breaking over his head). However, Lindesfarne doesn't realize she's in labor until ''after'' the terrorists are arrested and carted off, and after the adrenaline wears off. (In case you're wondering how she missed such a big clue, the terrorists were trying to drown her.) To make matters worse, she's a good distance from civilization, being a councilor at a summer camp, and the only one qualified to deliver babies is busy with other patients from the terrorist attack.

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* Double subverted ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'':
** Danielle happens to go into labor on Election Night, however, the unprecedented amount of people going to the polls leaves her stuck
in ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'', traffic, and she ends up giving birth at the house of, of all people, her brother Kevin's opponent in the school board election.
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Lindesfarne's water breaks while she's being rescued from [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the carnivore supremacy]] terrorist group N.O.P.E. (as evidenced by one terrorist being sopping wet from it breaking over his head). However, Lindesfarne doesn't realize she's in labor until ''after'' the terrorists are arrested and carted off, and after the adrenaline wears off. (In case you're wondering how she missed such a big clue, the terrorists were trying to drown her.) To make matters worse, she's a good distance from civilization, being a councilor at a summer camp, and the only one qualified to deliver babies is busy with other patients from the terrorist attack. Luckily, with the help of Carl and Leona, she safely gives birth to her daughter Turvy.
8th Aug '17 12:35:00 PM kazokuhouou
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* Double subverted in ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'', Lindesfarne's water breaks while she's being rescued from [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the carnivore supremacy]] terrorist group N.O.P.E. (as evidenced by one terrorist being sopping wet from it breaking over his head). However, Lindesfarne doesn't realize she's in labor until ''after'' the terrorists are arrested and carted off, and after the adrenaline wears off. To make matters worse, she's a good distance from civilization, being a councilor at a summer camp, and the only one qualified to deliver babies is busy with other patients from the terrorist attack.

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* Double subverted in ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'', Lindesfarne's water breaks while she's being rescued from [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the carnivore supremacy]] terrorist group N.O.P.E. (as evidenced by one terrorist being sopping wet from it breaking over his head). However, Lindesfarne doesn't realize she's in labor until ''after'' the terrorists are arrested and carted off, and after the adrenaline wears off. (In case you're wondering how she missed such a big clue, the terrorists were trying to drown her.) To make matters worse, she's a good distance from civilization, being a councilor at a summer camp, and the only one qualified to deliver babies is busy with other patients from the terrorist attack.
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