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23rd Sep '17 9:22:16 PM SN1063
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* In the ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' episode [[Recap/ParksAndRecreationS05E06 "Ben's Parents"]], this trope leads to the reveal that Ben's father's girlfriend is pregnant, which makes an already bad situation (his ex-wife and Ben's mother is in the room) way worse.
8th Sep '17 5:43:29 AM Gowan
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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.) And of course this [[HeteronormativeCrusader blatantly ignores]] the fact that some women of reproductive age are ''lesbians'', choose to not have sex with men for other reasons, or do not want to give birth under any circumstances anyway. Assuming that all women of childbearing age could be pregnant without knowing it, and [[BreedingSlave by default be forced to]], or [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortions want to]] give birth carries some UnfortunateImplications.

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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.) And of course this [[HeteronormativeCrusader blatantly ignores]] the fact that some women of reproductive age are ''lesbians'', choose to not have sex with men for other reasons, or do not want to give birth under any circumstances anyway. Assuming that all women of childbearing age could be pregnant without knowing it, and [[BreedingSlave by default be forced to]], or [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortions [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion want to]] give birth carries some UnfortunateImplications.
8th Sep '17 5:42:30 AM Gowan
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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.) And of course this [[HeteronormativeCrusader blatantly ignores]] the fact that some women of reproductive age are ''lesbians'', choose to not have sex with men for other reasons, or do not want to give birth under any circumstances anyway. Assuming that all women of childbearing age could be pregnant without knowing it, and [[BreedingSlave by default be forced to]], or[[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortions want to]] give birth carries some UnfortunateImplications.

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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.) And of course this [[HeteronormativeCrusader blatantly ignores]] the fact that some women of reproductive age are ''lesbians'', choose to not have sex with men for other reasons, or do not want to give birth under any circumstances anyway. Assuming that all women of childbearing age could be pregnant without knowing it, and [[BreedingSlave by default be forced to]], or[[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortions or [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortions want to]] give birth carries some UnfortunateImplications.
8th Sep '17 5:41:54 AM Gowan
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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.) And of course this [[HeteronormativeCrusader blatantly ignores]] the fact that some women of reproductive age are ''lesbians'', choose to not have sex with men for other reasons, or do not want to give birth under any circumstances anyway. Assuming that all women of childbearing age could be pregnant without knowing it carries some UnfortunateImplications.

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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.) And of course this [[HeteronormativeCrusader blatantly ignores]] the fact that some women of reproductive age are ''lesbians'', choose to not have sex with men for other reasons, or do not want to give birth under any circumstances anyway. Assuming that all women of childbearing age could be pregnant without knowing it it, and [[BreedingSlave by default be forced to]], or[[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortions want to]] give birth carries some UnfortunateImplications.
8th Sep '17 5:40:03 AM Gowan
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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.)

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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.) And of course this [[HeteronormativeCrusader blatantly ignores]] the fact that some women of reproductive age are ''lesbians'', choose to not have sex with men for other reasons, or do not want to give birth under any circumstances anyway. Assuming that all women of childbearing age could be pregnant without knowing it carries some UnfortunateImplications.
30th Aug '17 2:19:39 PM ScottyBoy
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* In the season 7 finale of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the first sign Tyrion notices of Cersei's pregnancy is that she, every bit the [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] he is, does not drink the wine he hands her, despite the intense conversation they are having clearly [[INeedAFreakingDrink necessitating it]]. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]], because while Cersei would likely know more than anyone how harmless a sip of wine can be, scenes later in the episode show the insane paranoia she clearly has regarding the safety of herself and her unborn child, going so far as to keep her forces out of a ''war for the fate of humanity'' because she's afraid Daenarys will capitalize on her weakened army once that war is over, neglected that ignoring the war will only expedite her demise. She may very well be paranoid enough to know deep down that one glass, or even a sip, ''would'' harm the baby irreparably.
20th Jul '17 9:12:21 AM SantosLHalper
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* Used straight in ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' to explain how slaves were created: fetuses destined to be Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons are regularly administered alcohol for the sole purpose of [[DesignerBabies making them shorter, weaker, and less intelligent than Alphas and Betas]]. A nasty rumour about the character Bernard Marx (an Alpha) claims that he is short because someone spilled alcohol in his gestation bottle, since pregnancy as we know it is nonexistent in the world of Huxley's novel and people are grown in artificial vats. And yes, alcohol introduced directly into the gestation environment is a poison. Ironically, ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' was written '''years''' before Fetal Alcohol Syndrome was widely understood. [[ScienceMarchesOn Huxley was even criticized for the idea that alcohol could harm a fetus]].

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* Used straight Exploited in ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' to explain how slaves were created: fetuses destined to be Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons are regularly administered alcohol for the sole purpose of [[DesignerBabies making them shorter, weaker, and less intelligent than Alphas and Betas]]. A nasty rumour about the character Bernard Marx (an Alpha) claims that he is short because someone spilled alcohol in his gestation bottle, since pregnancy as we know it is nonexistent in the world of Huxley's novel and people are grown in artificial vats. And yes, alcohol introduced directly into the gestation environment is a poison. Ironically, ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' was written '''years''' before Fetal Alcohol Syndrome was widely understood. [[ScienceMarchesOn Huxley was even criticized for the idea that alcohol could harm a fetus]].
17th Jun '17 2:08:02 PM LyraGRowin
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* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' Christmas special, [[spoiler: Joe is horrified to realize Bethany is drunk while pregnant.]] Subverted in the episode "Be Right Back," [[spoiler: Martha drinks while pregnant, although robot Ash warns her against it and she later regrets it.]]
17th Jun '17 1:56:44 PM LyraGRowin
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* Meredith reveals her pregnancy in season 9 of ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' after Callie keeps insisting that she have some champagne at a celebratory dinner.
5th Jun '17 5:02:15 PM Katsuhagi
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Even more ridiculous situations tend to arise when a character is MistakenForPregnant and the other characters desperately try to stop her from drinking without revealing that they "know."

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Even more ridiculous situations tend to arise when a character is MistakenForPregnant and the other characters desperately try to stop her from drinking without revealing that they "know."
" Compare ChildhoodBrainDamage, which usually occurs only once the kid is actually born.
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