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11th Apr '18 11:09:20 PM TroperNo9001
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* Rebekah in the book Angel Seekers of the ''Literature/{{Samaria}}'' series until she was forced to try on her wedding dress.
11th Apr '18 11:07:21 PM TroperNo9001
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* If you decide to romance Doc as the Jedi Knight in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', you'll have a chat about having kids. Since Jedi aren't supposed to have families, he reckons you wouldn't have a problem hiding a pregnancy under all those robes, and when it is born, he'll pretend it's a distant cousin.
** In the backstory, ''Grandmaster Satele'' did this when she wound up pregnant (and gave the kid up for adoption). Meaning she's more than a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to the "no attachment, no families" doctrine.
* If you romance Aerie throughout ''Videogame/BaldursGate2'' and its expansion the end result is pregnancy while you are in still in the middle of adventuring. Rather smartly Aerie mentions that until the later stages it wont be visible under her long flowing robes. The reason why she decides to hide it from the rest of your party is that she has only recently managed to prove herself as competent in their eyes and does not want their pity or insistence that she needs to slow down.
* Christa, in ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' fits this trope. She attempts to hide her pregnancy from the group, probably fearing they'll kick her and Omid out if Lee and Kenny found out. When Lee asks what she and Omid were arguing about, she tells him to mind his own business, when she vomits due to the rotting dog (no one else did, not even Clementine), she tries to pass it off as the extreme smell. Also, Lee and Vernon find a sonogram, and she says, with a tone of familiarity, "It's a sonogram." Eventually, Kenny finds out when he offers her whiskey. She takes the bottle, and looks down at her stomach. Kenny stares at her for a moment, and them she gulps down about half the bottle before handing it back to Kenny. It's implied by his facial expression, he was thinking, "Holy shit! She must be pregnant!"
8th Mar '18 9:11:33 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/TupacShakur's song "Brenda's Got a Baby," the eponymous Brenda is stated to have tried to hide her pregnancy from her family, though they wouldn't have cared even if they ''did'' find out. In the video, she is shown wearing a baggy sweatshirt and resisting a hug from her dad. Apparently, she hides it well enough that no one (her family, her friends, or her teachers) notice any change in how she looks, right up until she gives birth in the bathroom at school.

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* In Creator/TupacShakur's Music/TupacShakur's song "Brenda's Got a Baby," the eponymous Brenda is stated to have tried to hide her pregnancy from her family, though they wouldn't have cared even if they ''did'' find out. In the video, she is shown wearing a baggy sweatshirt and resisting a hug from her dad. Apparently, she hides it well enough that no one (her family, her friends, or her teachers) notice any change in how she looks, right up until she gives birth in the bathroom at school.
23rd Feb '18 11:51:33 PM K9Thefirst1
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* In ''Fanfic/BlizzardOfTheRedCastle'', Akagi had one long before the events to the Anime and the fic. Reasons were multi-faceted: 1) the father was in her chain of command, and thus a blatant violation of military law, 2) said father's death made the whole situation painful, and 3) there were concerns over how the JSDF and allies would try anything with the baby, and so the baby was sent away not long after the birth. Said child, upon finding out her life was filled with lies, did not react well when she found out.
6th Dec '17 3:06:13 PM Xtifr
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* In ''TheRedTent'', Leah does this with her first pregnancy for a time, so as not to upset Rachel, who is celebrating her own bridal week. Later, Rachel does it herself while she is pregnant with Joseph, until she is about 34 months along, hoping she won't "jinx" it and have another miscarriage.

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* In ''TheRedTent'', ''Literature/TheRedTent'', Leah does this with her first pregnancy for a time, so as not to upset Rachel, who is celebrating her own bridal week. Later, Rachel does it herself while she is pregnant with Joseph, until she is about 34 months along, hoping she won't "jinx" it and have another miscarriage.
3rd Nov '17 7:37:08 AM morenohijazo
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', Parson explains pregnancy as "how our units pops" to Janis. She then asks if he has popped any. He thinks of invoking this trope -- "none that I know of" -- as a joke, but then he would have to explain that, too. He just says no."
* In ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'', Miho's [[{{MMORPG}} Endgames]] character, m0h, impregnated Piro's character, Pirogoeth, shortly before Miho's permaban. Piro never told Miho about this. (Yes, the game in question has some absurd realism, beyond what any real MMORPG can do.)

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', Parson explains pregnancy as "how our units pops" to Janis. She then asks if he has popped any. He thinks ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': [[spoiler: Audio logs in one of invoking this trope -- "none the hidden rooms reveal that I know of" -- as Sarah at some point became pregnant by Chris. Such a joke, but then he relationship would likely be a huge breach of protocol, as even in the current era all space agencies have strident regulations designed to explain that, too. He just says no."
* In ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'', Miho's [[{{MMORPG}} Endgames]] character, m0h, impregnated Piro's character, Pirogoeth, shortly before Miho's permaban. Piro never told Miho
prevent women astronauts getting or being pregnant in space, due both to ethical concerns and the effects that cosmic radiation could have on a developing embryo. The rest of the logs progress from her telling Mikhail about this. (Yes, it, to him offering to help her terminate the game in question pregnancy, to him later telling a sobbing Sarah that the fetus has some absurd realism, beyond what any real MMORPG can do.)developed a birth defect which will either result in miscarriage or stillbirth.]]


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', Parson explains pregnancy as "how our units pops" to Janis. She then asks if he has popped any. He thinks of invoking this trope -- "none that I know of" -- as a joke, but then he would have to explain that, too. He just says no."
* In ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'', Miho's [[{{MMORPG}} Endgames]] character, m0h, impregnated Piro's character, Pirogoeth, shortly before Miho's permaban. Piro never told Miho about this. (Yes, the game in question has some absurd realism, beyond what any real MMORPG can do.)
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7th Sep '17 11:37:19 PM DrOO7
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* ''The Thornbirds''

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* ''The Thornbirds''''Literature/TheThornbirds''
24th Apr '17 10:38:37 AM Dravencour
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The last reason has plenty of scope for justification and drama. If the father is an insane, planet-killing psycho who might [[OffingTheOffspring murder his own spawn]] -- or [[TurnOutLikeHisFather raise his child in evil]] -- secrecy might be a good idea. If he's an irresponsible lout, she might decide the kid would be better off without him, since he would just be a GlorifiedSpermDonor. On the other hand, maybe he would be a good father, but he's already married... to someone else. Or our Alice is very uncertain, and she [[CannotSpitItOut can't think of any]] [[PoorCommunicationKills good way to tell him]] and is just "waiting for the right time" - only for Bob to up and move and leave no forwarding address. Perhaps Alice was drunk, or otherwise does not know in WhosYourDaddy, or believes that the father will not believe her in MamasBabyPapasMaybe.

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The last reason has plenty of scope for justification and drama. If the father is an abusive bastard, or an insane, planet-killing psycho who might [[OffingTheOffspring murder his own spawn]] -- or [[TurnOutLikeHisFather raise his child in evil]] -- secrecy might be a good idea. If he's an irresponsible lout, she might decide the kid would be better off without him, since he would just be a GlorifiedSpermDonor. On the other hand, maybe he would be a good father, but he's already married... to someone else. Or our Alice is very uncertain, and she [[CannotSpitItOut can't think of any]] [[PoorCommunicationKills good way to tell him]] and is just "waiting for the right time" - only for Bob to up and move and leave no forwarding address. Perhaps Alice was drunk, or otherwise does not know in WhosYourDaddy, or believes that the father will not believe her in MamasBabyPapasMaybe.
24th Apr '17 10:37:08 AM Dravencour
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Reasons for this may vary. If [[AliceAndBob Alice]] is not married, but lives in a society that condemns extramarital sex, [[StigmaticPregnancyEuphemism she faces extreme censure]], and may end up hiding her pregnancy from her own family. Alice may be happily married, but has suffered several miscarriages, and does not want to tell outsiders her situation in case of another failure. There may be a Prophecy or other form of Narrative Causality brewing around Alice's baby, and she [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal and unnoticed,]] for Alice Jr.'s safety. Or Alice may be unhappily estranged from Bob, her baby's father, and does not want him to get within fifty miles of her and their offspring.

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Reasons for this may vary. If [[AliceAndBob Alice]] is not married, but lives in a society that condemns extramarital sex, [[StigmaticPregnancyEuphemism she faces extreme censure]], censure]] (if not [[HonorRelatedAbuse even worse things]]), and may end up hiding her pregnancy from her own family. Alice may be happily married, but has suffered several miscarriages, and does not want to tell outsiders her situation in case of another failure. There may be a Prophecy or other form of Narrative Causality brewing around Alice's baby, and she [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal and unnoticed,]] for Alice Jr.'s safety. Or Alice may be unhappily estranged from Bob, her baby's father, and does not want him to get within fifty miles of her and their offspring.
24th Apr '17 10:28:32 AM Dravencour
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* In the movie ''Film/{{Waitress}}'', she tries her hardest to keep her pregnancy a secret from her nasty deadbeat abusive husband, and was planning to run away with her gynecologist. For several months he actually thought she was just fat. She also decides to keep this from her demanding boss for a time so it might not interfer with work. Humorously, the boss actually knows when she tells him ("You thought I thought you went out and got fat? I don't care if you work while giving birth."

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* In the movie ''Film/{{Waitress}}'', she Jenna tries her hardest to keep her pregnancy a secret from her nasty deadbeat abusive husband, and was planning to run away with her gynecologist. For several months he actually thought she was just fat. She also decides to keep this from her demanding boss for a time so it might not interfer interfere with work. Humorously, the boss actually knows when she tells him ("You thought I thought you went out and got fat? I don't care if you work while giving birth."
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