Can also be titled Lesbian Baby Boom
. I guess this is one for The Parent Trope
list, may also possibly fall under YKTTW Catch-22 Prejudice Trope Index
So a given female cast member will get the storyline of realising she is gay/bisexual/"it's not the gender, it's the person" or maybe the she was already gay from the start, whatever the case maybe at some point after entering in a long-term relationship with another woman expect their biological clock to go off and thus the pregnancy (or adoption if pregnancy doesn't workout) storyline for the two will begin.
This isn't going to be good.
Now there's nothing wrong with the miracle of life nor lesbians, especially should the two combine, what is problematic is the execution of these storylines. In fact the very conception of the storyline can be borne out of lazy writing or possibly Executive Meddling
and due to this apathy the quality overall will suffer. Did Not Do The Research
, Double Standard
, Most Writers Are Male
and Unfortunate Implications
are often attributed to it's prevalence. Plays off of gender roles/Babies Make Everything Better
in the same way that All Gays Are Promiscuous
plays off of A Man Is Not a Virgin
Expect some variation on a joke involving turkey basters.
However as we all know Tropes Are Not Bad
and put in the right hands this can (and has) realistically be a good thing eventually leading to this being a Discredited Trope
but not right now.
See this article
and this follow-up
for a more a detailed analysis and examples (I've essentially and haphazardly summarised the first article here so i'm not the original author of either).
A Sister Trope
of Has Two Mommies