I was watching American Horror Story and this is a major thing for two of the characters. Similarly, but not as dark in Raising Arizona. I don't have other examples at hand, but I know I've seen it before. A woman either cannot have a baby or had one taken from her somehow. This preys on her so that she will do incredible and sometimes terrible things to get this baby.
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.