History Main / MyBiologicalClockIsTicking

25th Jul '17 7:10:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', Adam (and an actual researcher on the subject, who herself had all of her children relatively late in life) explain that the reason we're always told that a woman's fertility drops after 35, is that most of the existing data on the topic comes from 16th-century French farmers. More ''modern'' data suggests that the decline happens in a woman's mid to late 40's, not 30's. Also, the risk of birth defects doubles after 35- from 0.5% to 1%

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* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', Adam (and an actual researcher on the subject, who herself had all of her children relatively late in life) explain that the reason we're always told that a woman's fertility drops after 35, is that most of the existing data on the topic comes from 16th-century French farmers. More ''modern'' data suggests that the decline happens in a woman's mid to late 40's, not 30's. Also, the risk of birth defects doubles after 35- from 0.5% to 1%1%. His further interview with the researcher expands that it's often a trade-off: women, who have children later in life, tend to be more advanced in their careers and more financially secure; at the same time, they're not as energetic as they were ten years ago, so it may be a little difficult keeping up with kids. It's just something every women has to decide for herself.
25th Jul '17 7:07:31 AM ChronoLegion
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* Dr. Brennan in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' had no interest in parenthood during the first few seasons, until towards the end of Season Four, when she decided she wanted to be a mother, and asked Booth to volunteer as a sperm donor. This plotline was interrupted by Booth's brain tumor, and made academic by the end of Season Six, when Booth and Bones conceived a child the old-fashioned way.

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* Dr. Brennan in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' had no interest in parenthood during the first few seasons, until towards the end of Season Four, when she decided she wanted to be a mother, and asked Booth to volunteer as a sperm donor. This plotline was interrupted by Booth's brain tumor, and made academic by the end of Season Six, when Booth and Bones conceived a child the old-fashioned way. By the end of the show, they have two kids.
24th Jul '17 7:07:50 AM angie710
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* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', Adam (and an actual researcher on the subject, who herself had all of her children relatively late in life) explain that the reason we're always told that a woman's fertility drops after 35, is that most of the existing data on the topic comes from 16th-century French farmers. More ''modern'' data suggests that the decline happens in a woman's mid to late 40's, not 30's. Also, the risk of birth defects doubles after 35- from 0.5% to 1%
29th Apr '17 11:44:19 AM nombretomado
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* Liz on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' in "The Baby Show". TinaFey later made a whole movie about it called ''Baby Mama''.

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* Liz on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' in "The Baby Show". TinaFey Creator/TinaFey later made a whole movie about it called ''Baby Mama''.
9th Apr '17 9:41:21 AM nombretomado
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* An entire story arc of ''RosarioToVampire'' focuses on [[AnIcePerson Mizore's]] problems because of this. Specifically, her race can only reproduce through her mid-twenties, and was nearly forced into an arranged marriage to preserve her race. BreakTheCutie ensues. But she gets better.

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* An entire story arc of ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' focuses on [[AnIcePerson Mizore's]] problems because of this. Specifically, her race can only reproduce through her mid-twenties, and was nearly forced into an arranged marriage to preserve her race. BreakTheCutie ensues. But she gets better.
23rd Aug '16 3:49:44 PM eroock
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-->--'''Ophelia''', ''Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged''

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-->--'''Ophelia''', -->-- '''Ophelia''', ''Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged''
7th Aug '16 9:06:56 AM JamesAustin
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--> '''Ophelia''', Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged

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--> '''Ophelia''', Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged
-->--'''Ophelia''', ''Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged''
17th Jun '16 3:50:09 PM StFan
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* An entire story arc of ''RosarioToVampire'' focuses on [[AnIcePerson Mizore's]] problems because of this. Specifically, her race can only reproduce through her mid-twenties, and was nearly forced into an arranged marriage to preserve her race. {{Break the cutie}} ensues. But she gets better.

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* An entire story arc of ''RosarioToVampire'' focuses on [[AnIcePerson Mizore's]] problems because of this. Specifically, her race can only reproduce through her mid-twenties, and was nearly forced into an arranged marriage to preserve her race. {{Break the cutie}} BreakTheCutie ensues. But she gets better.
better.



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* This is part of one of Lisa's monologues in ''MyCousinVinny'', with a beautiful counter from Vinny.

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* This is part of one of Lisa's monologues in ''MyCousinVinny'', ''Film/MyCousinVinny'', with a beautiful counter from Vinny.



--> '''Tony Wilson:''' [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis Two words]]: Body Clock.

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--> '''Tony -->'''Tony Wilson:''' [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis Two words]]: Body Clock.






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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' series, Trillian gets the urge for a kid some time between ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'' and ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' [[spoiler: thanks to [[TheChessmaster the Guide Mark 2's influence]]]], and so uses sperm donated that Arthur had previously donated to a lab in exchange for money, and then the kid winds up with Arthur since she left the baby at a day-care center and when she came back to pick her up she was a teenager because of the TimeyWimeyBall.

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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' series, Trillian gets the urge for a kid some time between ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'' and ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' [[spoiler: thanks [[spoiler:thanks to [[TheChessmaster the Guide Mark 2's influence]]]], and so uses sperm donated that Arthur had previously donated to a lab in exchange for money, and then the kid winds up with Arthur since she left the baby at a day-care center and when she came back to pick her up she was a teenager because of the TimeyWimeyBall.






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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Illyria is revealed in the ''Angel'' comic series to have a once-in-a-millennium mating cycle, signalled by Illyria going 'into heat'.
* ''{{Friends}}'' had this several times.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Illyria is revealed in the ''Angel'' comic series to have a once-in-a-millennium mating cycle, signalled signaled by Illyria going 'into heat'.
"into heat".
* ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had this several times.



-->'''Andrew:''' I was too busy with my work to find the right woman.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mack]]:''' Why didn't you make one of those, too!?
** Naturally, that is not the most popular [[HoYay fan theory]].
* ''Series/{{House}}'' had a sideplot involving Cuddy trying to get pregnant via sperm donors and fertility treatments. The [[DrJerk title character]] handles this with his usual variance of sensitivity, ranging from agreeing to inject her in the backside with a hormone treatment to actually using her infertility as a vulnerable point to lash out at her. [[spoiler: In the end, she adopts.]]

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-->'''Andrew:''' I was too busy with my work to find the right woman.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mack]]:'''
woman.\\
'''[[spoiler:Mack]]:'''
Why didn't you make one of those, too!?
** Naturally, that is not the most popular [[HoYay fan theory]].
* ''Series/{{House}}'' had a sideplot involving Cuddy trying to get pregnant via sperm donors and fertility treatments. The [[DrJerk title character]] handles this with his usual variance of sensitivity, ranging from agreeing to inject her in the backside with a hormone treatment to actually using her infertility as a vulnerable point to lash out at her. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the end, she adopts.]]



* Miss Fine from ''Series/TheNanny.''

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* %%* Miss Fine from ''Series/TheNanny.''



--> There's only one difference between you and me
--> When I look at myself, all I can see:
--> I'm just another lady without a baby

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--> There's -->''There's only one difference between you and me
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me\\
When I look at myself, all I can see:
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see:\\
I'm just another lady without a babybaby''



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* This is running theme for Marge's sister Selma in ''TheSimpsons'', who at various points had considered sperm donation, dated several men, had been married several times and took on an iguana as a substitute. She eventually adopted a baby girl named Ling from China.

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* This is running theme for Marge's sister Selma in ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', who at various points had considered sperm donation, dated several men, had been married several times and took on an iguana as a substitute. She eventually adopted a baby girl named Ling from China.



* ''{{Sealab 2021}}'': "Chickmate" revolves around Debbie's clock going off. She wakes up screaming "I want a baby!", briefly treats a dolphin like her baby, then starts interviewing all of the males on Sealab to find a suitable father. She eventually gets turned off the idea by coming to the conclusion that the guys are childish enough.

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* ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'': "Chickmate" revolves around Debbie's clock going off. She wakes up screaming "I want a baby!", briefly treats a dolphin like her baby, then starts interviewing all of the males on Sealab to find a suitable father. She eventually gets turned off the idea by coming to the conclusion that the guys are childish enough.



** In the DC Comics CrisisCrossover ''The Joker's Last Laugh'', Joker is [[MistakenForDying tricked into believing that he's dying]] and tries to get Harley pregnant ''without marrying her''. When she figures that out, she is ... not happy. (Lots of [=KA-BOOMs=].)

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** * In the DC Comics CrisisCrossover ''The Joker's Last Laugh'', Joker is [[MistakenForDying tricked into believing that he's dying]] and tries to get Harley pregnant ''without marrying her''. When she figures that out, she is ...is... not happy. (Lots of [=KA-BOOMs=].)



-->'''Mrs. Barch''': We need to get cracking before my eggs dry out.

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-->'''Mrs. Barch''': Barch:''' We need to get cracking before my eggs dry out.



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9th Jun '16 2:57:25 AM Spindriver
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* In ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' Shelley gets pregnant by accident, but [[http://www.scarygoround.com/?date=20160609 decides to keep the baby because her clock is ticking]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' the ''Franchise/{{Bobbinsverse}}'', Shelley gets pregnant by accident, but [[http://www.scarygoround.com/?date=20160609 decides to keep the baby because her clock is ticking]].
9th Jun '16 2:13:28 AM Spindriver
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* In ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' Shelley gets pregnant by accident, but [[http://www.scarygoround.com/?date=20160609 decides to keep the baby because her clock is ticking]].



* [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/696 This gets mentioned]] in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' by [[BiTheWay Peggy]].

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* [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/696 This gets mentioned]] is alluded to,]] in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' a turn of phrase at least, by [[BiTheWay Peggy]].Peggy]] in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'':




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* In ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' Shelley gets pregnant by accident, but [[http://www.scarygoround.com/?date=20160609 decides to keep the baby because her clock is ticking]].
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