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31st Aug '16 6:34:37 PM WillBGood
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* In the ''Series/AdrianMole'' books, Adrian's girlfriend (whom he'd been planning to leave) announces that she's pregnant. He [[DrowningYourSorrows orders a drink to cope with the stress]] and offers one to her, but she reacts with horror at the suggestion of drinking during her pregnancy. Adrian notes that his mother evidently didn't think it a problem, as she drank three cans of Guinness a night when she was pregnant with him.

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* In the ''Series/AdrianMole'' books, Adrian's girlfriend (whom he'd been planning to leave) announces that she's pregnant. He [[DrowningYourSorrows [[INeedAFreakingDrink orders a drink to cope with the stress]] and offers one to her, but she reacts with horror at the suggestion of drinking during her pregnancy. Adrian notes that his mother evidently didn't think it a problem, as she drank three cans of Guinness a night when she was pregnant with him.
23rd Aug '16 2:17:27 PM starsky120
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* In ''[[Literature/AddictedSeries Addicted]]'', this is Connor's reaction when Rose almost downs a shot of tequila while pregnant. [[spoiler: He knew about the pregnancy, despite her not telling him, and was trying to make her confess by offering her a drink. She almost took his offer.]]
17th Aug '16 11:10:19 PM PaulA
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* Appears in ''Barrayar'' of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' where Cordelia passes up some wine, noting internally that she's sworn off "all metabolic poisons" while pregnant. Although, given Barrayar has only recently regained full contact with galactic civilization, it may be that she's wise in her decisions. Also, as a Betan, she's unfamiliar with ''in vivo'' pregnancy and may have some superstitious fear of the state.

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* Appears in ''Barrayar'' of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' where In ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'', Cordelia passes up some wine, noting internally that she's sworn off "all metabolic poisons" while pregnant. Although, given Barrayar has only recently regained full contact with galactic civilization, it may be that she's wise in her decisions. Also, as a Betan, she's unfamiliar with ''in vivo'' pregnancy and may have some superstitious fear of the state.
15th Aug '16 9:46:16 PM DrOO7
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* Referred to on ''Series/{{ER}}'', when Susan offers Elizabeth a cup of coffee. Elizabeth snaps at her, "I don't drink coffee, I'm breastfeeding" before storming off. Of course, Elizabeth's real goal was to inform Susan that ''she'' was the mother of Mark's child and that Susan should stay away from him, but she still gives off the attitude that ingesting any caffeine would be detrimental to her infant.
** Subverted in other instances. Despite several cases of pregnant women being drug users, smokers, and even one case where a cancer-stricken mother was also receiving chemotherapy, all babies were born healthy.
15th Aug '16 9:19:41 PM DrOO7
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* Played straight on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' when a pregnant mother's excessive drinking results in a very sickly baby.
* A bizarre version on ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'', when Lily and Holden's baby is found to have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. They are confused, as Lily did not drink while she was pregnant, and eventually irrationally blame it on a gas leak that Lily was exposed to during her pregnancy. Never mind that gas and alcohol are two entirely different things and that Lily was exposed to the gas ''once'', rather than the continuous exposure that would be necessary to produce any ill effects. In true SoapOpera style, it turns out the baby isn't Lily and Holden's after all. She was switched at birth with another, whose mother DID drink while pregnant, resulting in the FAS, ultimately playing the trope straight after all.
18th Jul '16 7:01:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the Harry Potter fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7181871/1/Foolish Foolish]]" by Tonksaholic, there is a potion called thead that "...mimics the effects of alcohol. Normally, it's not dangerous, but it interacts violently with the hormones produced during pregnancy..."

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* In the Harry Potter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7181871/1/Foolish Foolish]]" by Tonksaholic, there is a potion called thead that "...mimics the effects of alcohol. Normally, it's not dangerous, but it interacts violently with the hormones produced during pregnancy..."



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* There was similar ValuesDissonance in ''Film/{{Skyjacked}}'', which has a visibly pregnant passenger order a Bloody Mary on the the rocks.

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* There was similar ValuesDissonance in ''Film/{{Skyjacked}}'', ''Skyjacked'', which has a visibly pregnant passenger order a Bloody Mary on the the rocks.
18th Jul '16 6:59:21 PM Pichu-kun
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* Subverted in the film ''Blackboard Jungle''. At a restaurant the protagonist pours his four-months-pregnant wife a cup of champagne. The wife only reacts in mild surprise that she's allowed to eat spaghetti and champagne while pregnant. She previously had a miscarriage but doesn't worry what alcohol could do to her current child. ValuesDissonance is probably the reason, as the film is from 1955.



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* On ''Series/MadAboutYou'':

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* Amusingly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games, where one of the women whom the player can marry will mistake morning sickness for a bad hangover.
** Not only that, but in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' one of the requirements for marrying her is beating her in a {{drinking contest}}, requiring you to build up your tolerance with repeated alcohol purchases.
** In many of the DistaffCounterpart games, your player character ''herself'' can drink as much alcohol as you wish while pregnant, without any harm whatsoever. There is at least one game where your husband will insist that, in your case, there's no way that a little alcohol is any danger to you or the baby. This is because, by that point, you are heavily pregnant and have still managed to keep the farm running practically single-handed, all without the slightest hint of ill-health.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]]'', a pregnant woman can make and serve drinks, but not have one herself, [[note]]The drink tray is unselectable if the mom-to-be is selected.[[/note]] despite the fact that they're [[FrothyMugsOfWater "juice drinks"]], and the developers otherwise deliberately avoid insinuating that they might be alcoholic in order to keep the rating down.

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Amusingly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games, where one of the women (Karen pictured above) whom the player can marry will mistake morning sickness for a bad hangover.
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hangover. Not only that, but in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' one of the requirements for marrying her is beating her in a {{drinking contest}}, requiring you to build up your tolerance with repeated alcohol purchases.
** In many of the DistaffCounterpart games, games (and later just the games period once being able to choose your gender was implemented), your player character ''herself'' can drink as much alcohol as you wish while pregnant, without any harm whatsoever. There is at least one game where your husband will insist that, in your case, there's no way that a little alcohol is any danger to you or the baby. This is because, by that point, you are heavily pregnant and have still managed to keep the farm running practically single-handed, all without the slightest hint of ill-health.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2]]'', 2}}'', a pregnant woman can make and serve drinks, but not have one herself, [[note]]The drink tray is unselectable if the mom-to-be is selected.[[/note]] despite the fact that they're [[FrothyMugsOfWater "juice drinks"]], and the developers otherwise deliberately avoid insinuating that they might be alcoholic in order to keep the rating down.



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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' twentieth season episode "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble," where a {{Flashback}} shows a single drop of sprayed alcohol going down Marge's throat by accident, whereupon it changes the nondescript baby boy inside her into a [[PsychoticSmirk wickedly smirking]] Bart.

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Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' the twentieth season episode "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble," where a {{Flashback}} shows a single drop of sprayed alcohol going down Marge's throat by accident, whereupon it changes the nondescript baby boy inside her into a [[PsychoticSmirk wickedly smirking]] Bart.



* Meanwhile, on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', after Meg claims to be pregnant, Lois advises her that if she's going to dose herself on drugs and alcohol to induce a miscarriage to be committed to it, otherwise she'd end up giving birth to something like Chris.

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Meanwhile, on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', after Meg claims to be pregnant, Lois advises her that if she's going to dose herself on drugs and alcohol to induce a miscarriage to be committed to it, otherwise she'd end up giving birth to something like Chris.



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10th Jul '16 8:11:59 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Fair enough, but many TV shows take this to ridiculous lengths. Comedy series especially hang entire scenes on the pregnant woman desperately avoiding taking even a single sip of the wine offered, as if even a single drop of alcohol will irreparably harm the helpless little fetus. Conversely, the second a person serving drinks learns that the woman getting one is pregnant will the one where you see the server stopping the pouring faster than you can imagine.

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Fair enough, but many TV shows take this to ridiculous lengths. Comedy series especially hang entire scenes on the pregnant woman desperately avoiding taking even a single sip of the wine offered, as if even a single drop of alcohol will irreparably harm the helpless little fetus. Conversely, the second a person serving drinks learns that the woman getting one is pregnant will be the one where you see the server stopping the pouring faster than you can imagine.
10th Jul '16 8:10:46 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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->'''''Government Warning''': According to the Surgeon General, Women should not drink alcohol during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects.''
-->-- '''''Warning Label''' found on all alcoholic beverages in the United States''.

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->'''''Government Warning''': Warning:''' According to the Surgeon General, Women women should not drink alcohol during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects.''
-->-- '''''Warning Label''' Warning label found on all alcoholic beverages in the United States''.
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6th Jul '16 3:50:35 PM zarpaulus
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* In one strip of ''Muertitos'', Angel-Pie Hova complains at one point that her mom didn't drink ''enough'' during the pregnancy that produced her, because she could really have used a third arm at the time.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', a visibly pregnant Zala'ess Vel'Sharen is seen [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10436 imbibing some very expensive liquor]] at one point during a peace negotiation. This naturally caused some concern on the comic's forums and a lively debate on the subject. In retrospect [[spoiler:this was probably a clue that it was a FakePregnancy]].
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* In one strip of ''Muertitos'', Angel-Pie Hova complains at one point that her mom didn't drink ''enough'' during the pregnancy that produced her, because she could really have used a third arm at the time.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', a visibly pregnant Zala'ess Vel'Sharen is seen [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10436 imbibing some very expensive liquor]] at one point during a peace negotiation. This naturally caused some concern on the comic's forums and a lively debate on the subject. In retrospect [[spoiler:this was probably a clue that it was a FakePregnancy]].
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