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27th Sep '17 11:37:36 PM CartoonQueen99
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* According to WordOfGod, in the future, Maria from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife will face off against Chela the Bandit Princess while pregnant.

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* According to WordOfGod, in the future, Maria from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' will face off against Chela the Bandit Princess while pregnant.
27th Sep '17 11:36:19 PM CartoonQueen99
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* According to WordOfGod, in the future, Maria from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife will face off against Chela the Bandit Princess while pregnant.
12th Sep '17 2:11:39 PM Tir
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* Anyone who gives any thought to the timeline of the Suikoden games will realize that Lucia was pregnant with Hugo during the final part of Duncan Liberation War.

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* Anyone who gives any thought to the timeline of the Suikoden games will realize that Lucia was pregnant with Hugo during the final part of Duncan Liberation Unification War.
12th Sep '17 6:27:05 AM Tir
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* Anyone who gives any thought to the timeline of the Suikoden games will realize that Lucia was pregnant with Hugo during the final part of Duncan Liberation War.
5th Sep '17 8:00:39 AM VioletVisions
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** Little known fact: All mammals other than humans actually have MUCH easier pregnancies and births[[note]]Okay, there are some exceptions. Most famously hyenas, who have to give birth through a pseudo-penis structure, which is physically traumatic enough that about 30% of first-time mothers bleed to death. On the other hand, that pseudo-penis makes it impossible for male hyenas to penetrate and impregnate a female without her active cooperation, meaning the surviving females get to decide who gets to contribute genes to their offspring. This physical impossibility of male control over female reproduction choices also leads to a matriarchal social system, which is generally very rare among mammals.[[/note]], with no dangerous physiological side-effects like pre-enclampsia or hypertension, much less risk of bleeding out due to birth complications or dying of childbed fever[[note]]Due to the combination of the big size of human babies' heads and the hip structure necessitated by the human upright walk, which is barely still suitable for live births, most mothers tear their perineum during the birth, sometimes all the way to the anus. This wound doesn't cause much blood-loss, but it takes some time to heal - especially in a time before stitches and wound sterilization - and it easily gets infected, which was often a death sentence before the invention of antibiotics.[[/note]], and most even have the ability to sacrifice the pregnancy 'at will' even in the late stages, if for example the weather that year is really bad and they're going hungry and thus couldn't raise healthy babies anyway. With humans, there's a kind of evolutionary arms race going on where the fetus needs more nutrients than other animals do to build that big brain, and thus gives off hormones to take control of the mother's metabolism and make the placenta grow into the mother's blood circulation so that it can't be ejected pre-term without major injury. While at the same time, human uteruses have evolved to be an extremely hostile environment to the eggs in the first few weeks, so that only (almost) absolutely perfect embryos get a chance to develop[[note]]75% of pregnancies are terminated by the body in the very early stage, before the mother even notices she was pregnant.[[/note]] - because the whole process is just such a huge energy investment / health risk for the mother, and she only has about 15-20 chances for surviving offspring, what with humans usually only having one baby per pregnancy, not two or a whole litter, like most other mammals. By the way, this is also the reason humans menstruate, while other mammals don't: Instead of evolving a triggered abortion mechanism if anything goes wrong with the embryo, the human uterus is set to automatically flush out its entire lining (and therefore, any possible eggs that might have started attaching themselves) every few weeks, unless a cascade of "Everything's developing a-OK!" signals is given by the embryo. Yes, it's a waste of nutrients, the pain can be debilitating, it opens the uterus to potential infections[[note]]because the jelly-like "plug" normally closing the cervix must dissolve for the duration of the bleeding[[/note]], and the blood may attract predators - but that just goes to show that evolution doesn't go for the most rational or ideal outcome, but for what it can achieve by just altering whatever hormonal/genetic control mechanisms had already evolved earlier.

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** Little known fact: All mammals other than humans actually have MUCH easier pregnancies and births[[note]]Okay, there are some exceptions. Most famously hyenas, who have to give birth through a pseudo-penis structure, which is physically traumatic enough that about 30% of first-time mothers bleed to death. On the other hand, that pseudo-penis makes it impossible for male hyenas to penetrate and impregnate a female without her active cooperation, meaning the surviving females get to decide who gets to contribute genes to their offspring. This physical impossibility of male control over female reproduction choices also leads to a matriarchal social system, which is generally very rare among mammals.[[/note]], with no dangerous physiological side-effects like pre-enclampsia morning sickness, pregnancy diabetes or hypertension, pre-enclampsia, much less risk of bleeding out due to birth complications or dying of childbed fever[[note]]Due to the combination of the big size of human babies' heads and the hip structure necessitated by the human upright walk, which is barely still suitable for live births, most mothers tear their perineum during the birth, sometimes all the way to the anus. This wound doesn't cause much blood-loss, but it takes some time to heal - especially in a time before stitches and wound sterilization - and it easily gets infected, which was often a death sentence before the invention of antibiotics.[[/note]], and most even have the ability to sacrifice the pregnancy 'at will' even in the late stages, if for example the weather that year is really bad and they're going hungry and thus couldn't raise healthy babies anyway. With humans, there's a kind of evolutionary arms race going on where the fetus needs more nutrients than other animals do to build that big brain, and thus gives off hormones to take control of the mother's metabolism and make the placenta grow into the mother's blood circulation so that it can't be ejected pre-term without major injury. While at the same time, human uteruses have evolved to be an extremely hostile environment to the eggs in the first few weeks, so that only (almost) absolutely perfect embryos get a chance to develop[[note]]75% of pregnancies are terminated by the body in the very early stage, before the mother even notices she was pregnant.[[/note]] - because the whole process is just such a huge energy investment / health risk for the mother, and she only has about 15-20 chances for surviving offspring, what with humans usually only having one baby per pregnancy, not two or a whole litter, like most other mammals. By the way, this is also the reason humans menstruate, while other mammals don't: Instead of evolving a triggered abortion mechanism if anything goes wrong with the embryo, the human uterus is set to automatically flush out its entire lining (and therefore, any possible eggs that might have started attaching themselves) every few weeks, unless a cascade of "Everything's developing a-OK!" signals is given by the embryo. Yes, it's a waste of nutrients, the pain can be debilitating, it opens the uterus to potential infections[[note]]because the jelly-like "plug" normally closing the cervix must dissolve for the duration of the bleeding[[/note]], and the blood may attract predators - but that just goes to show that evolution doesn't go for the most rational or ideal outcome, but for what it can achieve by just altering whatever hormonal/genetic control mechanisms had already evolved earlier.
5th Sep '17 7:59:26 AM VioletVisions
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** Little known fact: All mammals other than humans actually have MUCH easier pregnancies and births, with no dangerous physiological side-effects like pre-enclampsia or hypertension, much less risk of bleeding out due to birth complications or dying of childbed fever[[note]]Due to the combination of the big size of human babies' heads and the hip structure necessitated by the human upright walk, which is barely still suitable for live births, most mothers tear their perineum during the birth, sometimes all the way to the anus. This wound doesn't cause much blood-loss, but it takes some time to heal - especially in a time before stitches and wound sterilization - and it easily gets infected, which was often a death sentence before the invention of antibiotics.[[/note]], and most even have the ability to sacrifice the pregnancy 'at will' even in the late stages, if for example the weather that year is really bad and they're going hungry and thus couldn't raise healthy babies anyway. With humans, there's a kind of evolutionary arms race going on where the fetus needs more nutrients than other animals do to build that big brain, and thus gives off hormones to take control of the mother's metabolism and make the placenta grow into the mother's blood circulation so that it can't be ejected pre-term without major injury. While at the same time, human uteruses have evolved to be an extremely hostile environment to the eggs in the first few weeks, so that only (almost) absolutely perfect embryos get a chance to develop[[note]]75% of pregnancies are terminated by the body in the very early stage, before the mother even notices she was pregnant.[[/note]] - because the whole process is just such a huge energy investment / health risk for the mother, and she only has about 15-20 chances for surviving offspring, what with humans usually only having one baby per pregnancy, not two or a whole litter, like most other mammals. By the way, this is also the reason humans menstruate, while other mammals don't: Instead of evolving a triggered abortion mechanism if anything goes wrong with the embryo, the human uterus is set to automatically flush out its entire lining (and therefore, any possible eggs that might have started attaching themselves) every few weeks, unless a cascade of "Everything's developing a-OK!" signals is given by the embryo. Yes, it's a waste of nutrients, the pain can be debilitating, it opens the uterus to potential infections[[note]]because the jelly-like "plug" normally closing the cervix must dissolve for the duration of the bleeding[[/note]], and the blood may attract predators - but that just goes to show that evolution doesn't go for the most rational or ideal outcome, but for what it can achieve by just altering whatever hormonal/genetic control mechanisms had already evolved earlier.

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** Little known fact: All mammals other than humans actually have MUCH easier pregnancies and births, births[[note]]Okay, there are some exceptions. Most famously hyenas, who have to give birth through a pseudo-penis structure, which is physically traumatic enough that about 30% of first-time mothers bleed to death. On the other hand, that pseudo-penis makes it impossible for male hyenas to penetrate and impregnate a female without her active cooperation, meaning the surviving females get to decide who gets to contribute genes to their offspring. This physical impossibility of male control over female reproduction choices also leads to a matriarchal social system, which is generally very rare among mammals.[[/note]], with no dangerous physiological side-effects like pre-enclampsia or hypertension, much less risk of bleeding out due to birth complications or dying of childbed fever[[note]]Due to the combination of the big size of human babies' heads and the hip structure necessitated by the human upright walk, which is barely still suitable for live births, most mothers tear their perineum during the birth, sometimes all the way to the anus. This wound doesn't cause much blood-loss, but it takes some time to heal - especially in a time before stitches and wound sterilization - and it easily gets infected, which was often a death sentence before the invention of antibiotics.[[/note]], and most even have the ability to sacrifice the pregnancy 'at will' even in the late stages, if for example the weather that year is really bad and they're going hungry and thus couldn't raise healthy babies anyway. With humans, there's a kind of evolutionary arms race going on where the fetus needs more nutrients than other animals do to build that big brain, and thus gives off hormones to take control of the mother's metabolism and make the placenta grow into the mother's blood circulation so that it can't be ejected pre-term without major injury. While at the same time, human uteruses have evolved to be an extremely hostile environment to the eggs in the first few weeks, so that only (almost) absolutely perfect embryos get a chance to develop[[note]]75% of pregnancies are terminated by the body in the very early stage, before the mother even notices she was pregnant.[[/note]] - because the whole process is just such a huge energy investment / health risk for the mother, and she only has about 15-20 chances for surviving offspring, what with humans usually only having one baby per pregnancy, not two or a whole litter, like most other mammals. By the way, this is also the reason humans menstruate, while other mammals don't: Instead of evolving a triggered abortion mechanism if anything goes wrong with the embryo, the human uterus is set to automatically flush out its entire lining (and therefore, any possible eggs that might have started attaching themselves) every few weeks, unless a cascade of "Everything's developing a-OK!" signals is given by the embryo. Yes, it's a waste of nutrients, the pain can be debilitating, it opens the uterus to potential infections[[note]]because the jelly-like "plug" normally closing the cervix must dissolve for the duration of the bleeding[[/note]], and the blood may attract predators - but that just goes to show that evolution doesn't go for the most rational or ideal outcome, but for what it can achieve by just altering whatever hormonal/genetic control mechanisms had already evolved earlier.
5th Sep '17 7:40:42 AM VioletVisions
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--> '''Wynonna''': ...''After'' we finish training, quitters! Come on. With great belly comes great responsibility. ;)

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--> '''Wynonna''': ...'''Wynonna''': (with a baby bump considerably bigger than her head) ...''After'' we finish training, quitters! Come on. With great belly comes great responsibility. ;)



* Helena on ''Series/OrphanBlack''; [[spoiler:she escapes from a military prison... twice! She also engages in hand-to-hand combat with Rudy, and defeats him, and rescues Alison from Neolutionists... with a crossbow! She even manages to kill somebody while in labour.]]

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* Helena on ''Series/OrphanBlack''; [[spoiler:she ''Series/OrphanBlack'': [[spoiler: She escapes from a military prison... twice! Then she camps out in the wilderness for weeks or months, hunting her own food and building a shelter from the hides. She also engages in hand-to-hand combat with Rudy, and defeats him, and rescues Alison from Neolutionists... with a crossbow! She even manages to kill somebody while in labour.]]]]
** Partly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], in that she got [[spoiler: stabbed in the womb during a fight, and most likely would have lost at least one of the twins if they hadn't turned out to have a supernatural HealingFactor]]. She tries to spend the rest of her pregnancy writing a book in a nunnery, after that.


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** Little known fact: All mammals other than humans actually have MUCH easier pregnancies and births, with no dangerous physiological side-effects like pre-enclampsia or hypertension, much less risk of bleeding out due to birth complications or dying of childbed fever[[note]]Due to the combination of the big size of human babies' heads and the hip structure necessitated by the human upright walk, which is barely still suitable for live births, most mothers tear their perineum during the birth, sometimes all the way to the anus. This wound doesn't cause much blood-loss, but it takes some time to heal - especially in a time before stitches and wound sterilization - and it easily gets infected, which was often a death sentence before the invention of antibiotics.[[/note]], and most even have the ability to sacrifice the pregnancy 'at will' even in the late stages, if for example the weather that year is really bad and they're going hungry and thus couldn't raise healthy babies anyway. With humans, there's a kind of evolutionary arms race going on where the fetus needs more nutrients than other animals do to build that big brain, and thus gives off hormones to take control of the mother's metabolism and make the placenta grow into the mother's blood circulation so that it can't be ejected pre-term without major injury. While at the same time, human uteruses have evolved to be an extremely hostile environment to the eggs in the first few weeks, so that only (almost) absolutely perfect embryos get a chance to develop[[note]]75% of pregnancies are terminated by the body in the very early stage, before the mother even notices she was pregnant.[[/note]] - because the whole process is just such a huge energy investment / health risk for the mother, and she only has about 15-20 chances for surviving offspring, what with humans usually only having one baby per pregnancy, not two or a whole litter, like most other mammals. By the way, this is also the reason humans menstruate, while other mammals don't: Instead of evolving a triggered abortion mechanism if anything goes wrong with the embryo, the human uterus is set to automatically flush out its entire lining (and therefore, any possible eggs that might have started attaching themselves) every few weeks, unless a cascade of "Everything's developing a-OK!" signals is given by the embryo. Yes, it's a waste of nutrients, the pain can be debilitating, it opens the uterus to potential infections[[note]]because the jelly-like "plug" normally closing the cervix must dissolve for the duration of the bleeding[[/note]], and the blood may attract predators - but that just goes to show that evolution doesn't go for the most rational or ideal outcome, but for what it can achieve by just altering whatever hormonal/genetic control mechanisms had already evolved earlier.
5th Sep '17 6:34:01 AM VioletVisions
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--> '''Wynonna''': ...''After'' we finish training, quitters! Come on. With great belly comes great responsibility. ;)
5th Sep '17 6:23:29 AM VioletVisions
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* Thanks to RealLifeWritesThePlot, the title character of ''Series/WynonnaEarp'' spent most of the second season visibly pregnant, while continuing to send Revenants back to hell.

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* Thanks to RealLifeWritesThePlot, the title character of ''Series/WynonnaEarp'' spent most of the second season visibly pregnant, while continuing to send Revenants back to hell.hell, and even continuing her quite acrobatic hand-to-hand/sticks combat training. During the climactic episode of the season, she goes through all the action in several different outdoor locations while having increasingly frequent labour contractions. Though, curiously, they don't do the typical "water breaking" scene. (But the show does definitely not ignore some of the un-badass aspects of pregnancy. For example, when she gets close to term, she has to take pee breaks several times, and she really [[INeedADrink misses being able to drink alcohol.]] Though most of her pregnancy-related fragility comes in the form of psychological issues.)
--> '''Wynonna''': Pre-natal vitamins, Dolls - I feel like a mountain lion!
25th Aug '17 9:51:58 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the ''FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy'', the pregnant Riza initially subverts the trope by submitting meekly to being placed under "protective custody" (read: house arrest) while [[spoiler:her husband is on trial for high treason]]. When she finds out that [[spoiler:he's being rescued from his wrongful execution and she herself has a chance to escape, she takes it and reaches the allied forces in time to help stop TheDragon from having her TrueCompanions killed.]] [[Tropers/LadyNorbert The author]] noted that they made her pregnant just so they had an excuse to add it to the trope page.

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* In the ''FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy'', the pregnant Riza initially subverts the trope by submitting meekly to being placed under "protective custody" (read: house arrest) while [[spoiler:her husband is on trial for high treason]]. When she finds out that [[spoiler:he's being rescued from his wrongful execution and she herself has a chance to escape, she takes it and reaches the allied forces in time to help stop TheDragon from having her TrueCompanions killed.]] [[Tropers/LadyNorbert The author]] noted that they admits to having made her pregnant just so they had an excuse to be able to add it to the trope page.



* Lind in the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' series was about as strong as they come, able to hold her own against Hild while she has an angel missing. However, in the story ''Fanfic/AhArchfall'', pregnancy actually TRIPPLES her strength, making her the only one who can match Papa Jupiter in a one-on-one showdown.

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* Lind in the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' series was about as strong as they come, able to hold her own against Hild while she has an angel missing. However, in the story ''Fanfic/AhArchfall'', pregnancy actually TRIPPLES ''triples'' her strength, making her the only one who can match Papa Jupiter in a one-on-one showdown.



* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12160468/1/Kirk-Starts-A-Family-Aboard-The-Enterprise Kirk Starts A Family Aboard The Enterprise]]'', Kirk undergoes a routine physical in the ''Enterprise's'' Sick Bay, during which he has [=McCoy=] investigate why Kirk appears to be gaining weight. [[SurprisePregnancy Kirk soon learns]] that [[MisterSeahorse he's pregnant]]. Justified in that Kirk is a female-to-male transgender man. He continues to serve on the starship, ''while'' he's pregnant, all the way until he goes into labor. Which only lasts ''three hours''. And then ''six hours'' after he gives birth, Kirk returns to duty.

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* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12160468/1/Kirk-Starts-A-Family-Aboard-The-Enterprise Kirk Starts A Family Aboard The Enterprise]]'', Kirk undergoes a routine physical in the ''Enterprise's'' Sick Bay, during which he has [=McCoy=] investigate why Kirk appears to be gaining weight. [[SurprisePregnancy Kirk soon learns]] that [[MisterSeahorse he's pregnant]]. Justified in that Kirk is a female-to-male transgender man. He continues to serve on the starship, ''while'' he's pregnant, all the way until he goes into labor. Which Said labor only lasts ''three hours''. And hours'', and then ''six hours'' after he gives birth, Kirk returns to duty.



* A legend knows to tell that the two infamous lady pirates, UsefulNotes/AnneBonny and Mary Read, of Captain "Calico Jack" Rackham's crew upon the capture of their ship were the only ones willing and able to defend the ship -- since everyone else apparently was drunk as skunks. Bonney and Read, on the other hand? Both claimed pregnancy at trial, which called for evaluation by midwives. They managed to escape execution because they were pregnant (and the unborn baby hadn't committed any crimes).

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* A legend knows to tell that the two infamous lady pirates, UsefulNotes/AnneBonny and Mary Read, of Captain "Calico Jack" Rackham's crew upon the capture of their ship were the only ones willing and able to defend the ship -- since everyone else apparently was drunk as skunks. Bonney and Read, on the other hand? Both claimed pregnancy at trial, which called for evaluation by midwives. They managed to escape execution because they were indeed pregnant (and the unborn baby babies hadn't committed any crimes).



* Similarly, in the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, according to the book "They Fought Like Demons:"

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* Similarly, in the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, according to the book "They ''They Fought Like Demons:"Demons:''



* Just about any female predator that lives a solitary life (and even some that don't) still needs to hunt while carrying. For example, female lions hunt while pregnant, and have evolved measures to make sure the foetus survives the term in the form of a network of suspending muscles around their uterus.

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* Just about any female predator that lives a solitary life (and even some that don't) still needs to hunt while carrying. For example, female lions hunt while pregnant, and have evolved measures to make sure the foetus fetus survives the term in the form of a network of suspending muscles around their uterus.



* [[https://www.facebook.com/omgfactsonline/photos/a.391437166027.168977.237061956027/10153130427501028/?type=1&theater This facebook post]] claims a women swam a kilometer in a swollen river to give birth in a hospital.

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* [[https://www.facebook.com/omgfactsonline/photos/a.391437166027.168977.237061956027/10153130427501028/?type=1&theater This facebook post]] claims a women woman swam a kilometer in a swollen river to give birth in a hospital.
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