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19th Feb '18 3:12:15 PM Ocsaleb
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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 [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion 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'', ''transgender'', 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 [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion want to]] give birth carries some UnfortunateImplications.
10th Jan '18 3:46:58 AM DesertDragon
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Somehow it's always in a situation where not drinking alcohol would be suspicious or unacceptable. The woman is convinced that ordering a Shirley Temple at the bar will cause everyone to shout, "AHA! You're pregnant!" when it's supposed to be a secret - and sometimes that is exactly how the pregnancy becomes known. This requires huge leaps of logic from the other people, instead of assuming the woman simply ''wants'' water or a soft drink, or doesn't drink alcohol for other reasons (religion, medical, personal taste, etc.).

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Somehow it's always in a situation where not drinking alcohol would be suspicious or unacceptable. The woman is convinced that ordering a Shirley Temple at the bar (when she hadn't been adverse to alcohol before) will cause everyone to shout, "AHA! You're pregnant!" when it's supposed to be a secret - and sometimes that is exactly how the pregnancy becomes known. This requires huge leaps of logic from the other people, instead of assuming the woman simply ''wants'' water or a soft drink, or doesn't drink alcohol for other reasons (religion, medical, personal taste, etc.).
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10th Dec '17 3:09:32 PM lakingsif
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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.]]

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* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' [[Recap/BlackMirrorWhiteChristmas Christmas special, special]], [[spoiler: Joe is horrified to realize Bethany is drunk while pregnant.]] Subverted in the episode "Be "[[Recap/BlackMirrorBeRightBack Be Right Back," Back]]," [[spoiler: Martha drinks while pregnant, although robot Ash warns her against it and she later regrets it.]]
6th Dec '17 8:37:58 AM nighttrainfm
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** Averted - Amy Pond has no trouble sipping a glass of red wine at a picnic early enough in her pregnancy that she hasn't even started to show. Certain elements of the fandom, however, practically went ballistic over it, sure that it had to be either a clue that she wasn't really pregnant, or a sign that she was bound to be a terrible, negligent mother (and a terrible human being to boot).
** Made much funnier because when (mainly American) fans asked the writers of that episode why Amy was drinking a glass of wine while pregnant, their response was along the lines of "... because she's Scottish?"

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** In "Gridlock", medical student Martha Jones tells someone off for using a futuristic mood drug while pregnant. Given it came from TheCityNarrows, Martha likely had reason to worry.
** Averted in "The Impossible Astronaut" - Amy Pond has no trouble sipping a glass of red wine at a picnic early enough in her pregnancy that she hasn't even started to show. Certain elements of the fandom, however, practically went ballistic over it, sure that it had to be either a clue that she wasn't really pregnant, or a sign that she was bound to be a terrible, negligent mother (and a terrible human being to boot). \n** Made much funnier because when (mainly American) fans asked the writers of that episode why Amy was drinking a glass of wine while pregnant, their response was along the lines of "... because she's Scottish?"
6th Dec '17 8:35:43 AM nighttrainfm
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* Averted in ''Series/DoctorWho'': Amy Pond has no trouble sipping a glass of red wine at a picnic early enough in her pregnancy that she hasn't even started to show. Certain elements of the fandom, however, practically went ballistic over it, sure that it had to be either a clue that she wasn't really pregnant, or a sign that she was bound to be a terrible, negligent mother (and a terrible human being to boot). Of course, she didn't think she was pregnant at the time, which [[spoiler:turned out to be sort of correct, since she'd been swapped out with a mind-linked copy earlier that had been programmed to not show any signs of pregnancy so as to not alert her companions to her capture and the possible uberchild she carried. Needless to say, that didn't work out as planned...]]

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* * ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Averted in ''Series/DoctorWho'': - Amy Pond has no trouble sipping a glass of red wine at a picnic early enough in her pregnancy that she hasn't even started to show. Certain elements of the fandom, however, practically went ballistic over it, sure that it had to be either a clue that she wasn't really pregnant, or a sign that she was bound to be a terrible, negligent mother (and a terrible human being to boot). Of course, she didn't think she was pregnant at the time, which [[spoiler:turned out to be sort of correct, since she'd been swapped out with a mind-linked copy earlier that had been programmed to not show any signs of pregnancy so as to not alert her companions to her capture and the possible uberchild she carried. Needless to say, that didn't work out as planned...]]
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.
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