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7th Sep '17 10:48:57 AM DrOO7
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** A humorous version on ''Series/GeneralHospital'', when Luke and Laura returned to town and needed an excuse as to why they were speeding. When they were inevitably pulled over, Laura pretended to be in labor.
* In the LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek "The Baby Snatcher", a woman employs this in a desperate attempt to keep her husband from leaving her. As her due date approaches, she tries to legitimately adopt a baby before finally resorting to kidnapping one.
7th Sep '17 9:58:11 AM DrOO7
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* Done in the film ''Tulip Fever'' by a wealthy woman who wants to help her unwed servant girl avoid public disgrace and provide her husband with an heir.



* On ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'', Kristen padded her clothing after miscarrying John's baby, fearful that he would leave her otherwise.
* On ''Series/{{Passions}}'', [[{{Yandere}} Beth]] does a variation of this in [[TheBabyTrap an attempt to lure Luis away]] from Sheridan, who actually was pregnant (although in the latter's case, it was not known if either [[WhosYourDaddy he or his brother, Antonio, whom she was married to at the time, was the father of the unborn child.]]) What method did Beth end up using instead of a big, fluffy pillow? ''A bag of sugar,'' which at some point was even burst open ''[[OhCrap in the middle of an obstetrician's office.]]'' Oddly enough, although Luis was once concerned about why the baby wasn't kicking in her stomach when he placed his hand on her belly, [[TooDumbToLive he never did figure out that the pregnancy was fake.]]

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* Employed by the handful of SoapOpera women determined to carry their FakePregnancy to term:
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On ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'', Kristen padded her clothing after miscarrying John's baby, fearful that he would leave her otherwise.
* ** On ''Series/{{Passions}}'', [[{{Yandere}} Beth]] does a variation of this in [[TheBabyTrap an attempt to lure Luis away]] from Sheridan, who actually was pregnant (although in the latter's case, it was not known if either [[WhosYourDaddy he or his brother, Antonio, whom she was married to at the time, was the father of the unborn child.]]) What method did Beth end up using instead of a big, fluffy pillow? ''A bag of sugar,'' which at some point was even burst open ''[[OhCrap in the middle of an obstetrician's office.]]'' Oddly enough, although Luis was once concerned about why the baby wasn't kicking in her stomach when he placed his hand on her belly, [[TooDumbToLive he never did figure out that the pregnancy was fake.]]]]
** ''Series/OneLifeToLive'''s Alex does this, coming up with medical excuses as to why she and husband Carlo can't have sex and why he can't come to the doctor with her. Ex-husband Asa finds out what she's up to and rips off her dress in public, literally exposing her secret.
6th Jul '17 5:56:05 PM foxley
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* There's a ''Get Smart'' fan fic where 99 uses this to get Max out of a jam.

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* There's a ''Get Smart'' ''Series/GetSmart'' fan fic where 99 uses this to get Max out of a jam.



* Done by Jessica Alba's character in the movie ''P.U.N.K.S.''.

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* Done by Jessica Alba's character in the movie ''P.''[[Film/{{PUNKS}} P.U.N.K.S.''.]]''.



* In ''Secret Ceremony'', Cenci (Mia Farrow) play-acts at being pregnant by stuffing a plush toy frog under her dress.

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* In ''Secret Ceremony'', ''Film/SecretCeremony'', Cenci (Mia Farrow) play-acts at being pregnant by stuffing a plush toy frog under her dress.



* A variant was also used in the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' novel ''Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu'', when Monk and Natalie go shopping at a department store in one scene and end up busting a shoplifting ring. Natalie has a small run-in with a pregnant woman who snatches a blouse she intended to get for Julie. The pregnant woman drops her purse and immediately walks off. Then Monk busts the first shoplifter: an elderly guy smuggling things out of the store in an oxygen. Then one of the store security guards asks Monk if there's anyone else they need to be aware of, and Monk mentions a pregnant woman who is not pregnant. Knowing that said woman is faking it, Natalie tackles her, causing her tummy pack to burst open, and she gets back the blouse she wanted. Natalie then asks Monk how he figured it out and Monk points out that she bent over at her waist to pick up her purse, which would be impossible if she was in her third trimester. Also, she was walking like a normal person and not waddling as a result of the weight displacement.

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* A variant was also used in the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' novel ''Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu'', when Monk and Natalie go shopping at a department store in one scene and end up busting a shoplifting ring. Natalie has a small run-in with a pregnant woman who snatches a blouse she intended to get for Julie. The pregnant woman drops her purse and immediately walks off. Then Monk busts the first shoplifter: an elderly guy smuggling things out of the store in an oxygen.oxygen tank. Then one of the store security guards asks Monk if there's anyone else they need to be aware of, and Monk mentions a pregnant woman who is not pregnant. Knowing that said woman is faking it, Natalie tackles her, causing her tummy pack to burst open, and she gets back the blouse she wanted. Natalie then asks Monk how he figured it out and Monk points out that she bent over at her waist to pick up her purse, which would be impossible if she was in her third trimester. Also, she was walking like a normal person and not waddling as a result of the weight displacement.
14th May '17 9:08:05 PM nombretomado
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* In the "Escape From Pain" episode of ''{{Trigun}},'' [[TwoMenOneDress Milly smuggles a teenage girl under her coat]]. Though the girl is pretty petite, and Milly rather tall, the resultant bulge is still large enough that she attracts curious scrutiny (including one old woman asking if she's expecting sextuplets), though she still manages to use this to fool the people chasing the girl she's hiding.

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* In the "Escape From Pain" episode of ''{{Trigun}},'' ''Anime/{{Trigun}},'' [[TwoMenOneDress Milly smuggles a teenage girl under her coat]]. Though the girl is pretty petite, and Milly rather tall, the resultant bulge is still large enough that she attracts curious scrutiny (including one old woman asking if she's expecting sextuplets), though she still manages to use this to fool the people chasing the girl she's hiding.
9th Mar '17 7:40:48 PM NegiSpongie
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-->"Congratulations, you've given birth to a lovely fluffy cushion."

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-->"Congratulations, you've given birth to a lovely fluffy cushion.pillow."
7th Jan '17 1:58:47 PM eroock
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-->---''Series/{{Monk}}'', episode "Mr. Monk Is At Your Service"

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-->---''Series/{{Monk}}'', -->-- ''Series/{{Monk}}'', episode "Mr. Monk Is At Your Service"
27th Oct '16 10:08:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GIJoeRenegades'', Scarlett--after a pair of failed {{Bavarian Fire Drill}}s--poses as a trailer-trash babymama to infiltrate a prison that Duke is in.

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* In ''GIJoeRenegades'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', Scarlett--after a pair of failed {{Bavarian Fire Drill}}s--poses as a trailer-trash babymama to infiltrate a prison that Duke is in.
13th Jul '16 2:39:27 AM PaulA
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* In ''Garden of Shadows,'' the prequel to VCAndrews' ''Flowers in the Attic'' series, Olivia Foxworth must stuff her clothes with a progressively larger series of pillows to make it appear that she really is pregnant, so the servants don't realize that [[spoiler:the baby who is about to join the family is really the result of her husband Malcolm raping his stepmother]].
* Also done in ''Olivia'', where Olivia Logan (no relation to Olivia Foxworth) does this so that she can pass off her sister's illegitimate child as her own.

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* Creator/VCAndrews:
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In ''Garden of Shadows,'' the prequel to VCAndrews' ''Flowers in the Attic'' series, ''Literature/GardenOfShadows'', Olivia Foxworth must stuff her clothes with a progressively larger series of pillows to make it appear that she really is pregnant, so the servants don't realize that [[spoiler:the baby who is about to join the family is really the result of her husband Malcolm raping his stepmother]].
* ** Also done in the Literature/LoganSeries in ''Olivia'', where Olivia Logan (no relation to Olivia Foxworth) does this so that she can pass off her sister's illegitimate child as her own.
24th Jun '16 3:39:23 PM dmcreif
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* A variant was also used in the TieInNovel ''Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu'', when Monk and Natalie go shopping at a department store in one scene and end up busting a shoplifting ring. Natalie has a small run-in with a pregnant woman who snatches a blouse she intended to get for Julie. The pregnant woman drops her purse and immediately walks off. Once the shoplifter with the oxygen tank is secured, one of the security guards asks Monk if there's anyone else they need to be aware of, and Monk mentions a pregnant woman who is not pregnant. Knowing that said woman is faking it, Natalie tackles her, causing her tummy pack to burst open, and she gets back the blouse she wanted. Natalie then asks Monk how he figured it out and Monk gives a SherlockScan explanation: the pregnant woman walked like a normal person, instead of waddling, and she bent over at the waist to pick up her purse.

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* A variant was also used in the TieInNovel ''Series/{{Monk}}'' novel ''Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu'', when Monk and Natalie go shopping at a department store in one scene and end up busting a shoplifting ring. Natalie has a small run-in with a pregnant woman who snatches a blouse she intended to get for Julie. The pregnant woman drops her purse and immediately walks off. Once Then Monk busts the shoplifter with first shoplifter: an elderly guy smuggling things out of the oxygen tank is secured, store in an oxygen. Then one of the store security guards asks Monk if there's anyone else they need to be aware of, and Monk mentions a pregnant woman who is not pregnant. Knowing that said woman is faking it, Natalie tackles her, causing her tummy pack to burst open, and she gets back the blouse she wanted. Natalie then asks Monk how he figured it out and Monk gives a SherlockScan explanation: the pregnant woman walked like a normal person, instead of waddling, and points out that she bent over at the her waist to pick up her purse.purse, which would be impossible if she was in her third trimester. Also, she was walking like a normal person and not waddling as a result of the weight displacement.
7th Jun '16 6:52:24 PM Bananaquit
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* In ''Secret Ceremony'', Cenci (Mia Farrow) play-acts at being pregnant by stuffing a plush toy frog under her dress.
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