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->''We're supposed to forget the struggles we've just witnessed and join in the euphoria. After all, a birth represents a joyful new beginning and, conveniently, a happy ending.''
-->-- ''[[http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/29/abortion1.html Bright Lights Film Journal]]''

Sometimes you have a HappilyEverAfter situation, but it just isn't heartwarming enough. Maybe [[TheyDo the marriage]] happened earlier in the season; perhaps the couple was [[ArrangedMarriage already betrothed]] but weren't able to consummate the union. Perhaps you need some {{Denouement}} to confirm that, yes, really, it really was happy. Maybe the BittersweetEnding is short on "sweet". Or, maybe, you just want to make things [[TastesLikeDiabetes as sweet as possible]]. The answer? Skip ahead a bit to show the HappilyMarried couple...and their adorable new baby. [[{{Squee}} Awwwww!]]

Or, if we cut to the future, show them [[HomeSweetHome at home]] with their growing children. Generally a whole brood, as a mundane equivalent to FertileFeet, or demonstrating that {{Mordor}} has NoOntologicalInertia. GrowOldWithMe in an epilogue may feature grandchildren, or even great-grandchildren. (See also HopeSproutsEternal.) If the ending is not CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds, unmatched friends often appear in the role of HonoraryUncle; conversely, WeddingsForEveryone may result in loads of underfoot children. And expect the newborns to be [[DeadGuyJunior named after dead friends]] or teammates who had made HeroicSacrifices during the course of the story, clearing the path for the heroes' victory at the cost of their own lives.

It seems that the LawOfInverseFertility gets inverted once you get past the climax. Even if one or both were confirmed as sterile -- such is ThePowerOfLove. The likelihood of this increases exponentially every time [[MandatoryMotherhood one or both people say they don't want to have a kid, or express reluctance to]]. ([[IWantGrandkids Makes many parents very happy.]])

The BittersweetEnding often shows a DeadGuyJunior in this situation. HerHeartWillGoOn may entail the discovery that she is pregnant after the father is dead: he's gone, but he's left her SomeoneToRememberHimBy.

If the couple had a child early in the story, perhaps resulting in a ShotgunWedding, this may result in a younger brother or sister.

Might involve a ScreamingBirth, but this is, of course, optional; the baby itself is what makes this trope run, so the cuter the better.

Sequels to works with these sort of endings often [[SpinOffspring make the kids into major characters]].

The rationale for this trope is related to BabiesMakeEverythingBetter. Compare BirthDeathJuxtaposition. Not to be confused with WaveOfBabies.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'' anime, [[spoiler: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Itazura_na_Kiss_-_24_-_Large_42.jpg Naoki, Kotoko]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Itazura_na_Kiss_-_24_-_Large_Ending_01.jpg Chris]],[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Itazura_na_Kiss_-_24_-_Large_Ending_02.jpg Kinnosuke]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Itazura_na_Kiss_-_24_-_Large_Ending_08.jpg Satomi, and Junko]]]] all end up with children.
* ''Anime/MaisonIkkoku'', on the last page of the last chapter. [[spoiler: It's a girl, her parents are Yusaku and Kyouko, and her name is Haruka.]]
* The ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' manga ends this way. [[spoiler: Sango and Miroku have twin girls, and then a baby boy!]]
* ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'' ends with some baby clothes being hung on a clothesline....
* ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'', a manga adaption of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash's Kanto journey]], [[spoiler:shows James and Jessie engaged and Jessie ''pregnant'' at the end]].
* The ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'' manga ends with [[spoiler:Kenshin and Kaoru happily married with a kid. His name is Kenji]].
* At the end of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' there is Gohan and Videl with their daughter Pan, and Bulma and Vegeta with their second child, Bra.
** And in one NonSerialMovie, it shows that Goku and Vegita's lines are still around (and [[IdenticalGrandson completely identical to their ancestors]] some seven generations later.
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater''. The title character (Nadia, married to Jean), the narrator ([[spoiler:Samson]] of the TerribleTrio, married to [[MayDecemberRomance a much younger lady]], [[spoiler:[[SheIsAllGrownUp the now grown-up]] [[WifeHusbandry Marie]]]]), and the most "complex" character ([[spoiler:Electra]]). [[spoiler:Hanson]], the other half of the team, has kids but we don't see them (or his wife for that matter). [[spoiler:Grandis (the boss of the trio)]], notably is still single, and loving it.
* The last chapter of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. It shows a few couples ([[spoiler:Yamato and Sora]] and [[spoiler:Ken and Miyako]]) that got together and ones that didn't, [[ShipSinking much to the disappointment of some fans.]]
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Awwwww, [[spoiler:Boushin, Emperor Hotohori's cuuute son. Hikari Sukunami. Mom is Miaka Yuuki, Dad is Tamahome's reincarnation Taka Sukunami.]]
* ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'', manga. To make it even ''happier'' ever after, the babies in question are [[spoiler: the reincarnations of the angels Access Time and Fin Fish, reborn as Shinji and Natsuki. To avoid incest (the two were a couple), Shinji is the son of Miyako, not Marron and Chiaki.]]
* The Epilogue of ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' shows [[spoiler: Kaname Ohgi]] as Prime Minister of Japan, with his wife [[spoiler: Viletta]] (who is visibly pregnant) watching him on TV...from [[ButtMonkey Tamaki's]] bar.
* The end of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' has [[spoiler:Tohru and Kyo]]'s granddaughter looking for them in all their senior lovey-dovey glory.
* ''Manga/SailorMoon''. Well, Chibi-Usa ''is'' the KidFromTheFuture; and in the last pages of the manga, which show Usagi and Mamoru's wedding, Usagi is implied to be pregnant with Chibi-Usa.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble Z'' [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/school_rumble_z/v01/c010/8.html ends this way]].
* ''Manga/RaveMaster'' has an interesting twist on this. A recurring omake deals with the wacky misadventures of a boy named Levin. About halfway through the main series, it is revealed that the omake took place in the future of the main story and that Levin is the future son of [[OfficialCouple Haru and Elie.]]
* At the end of ''Anime/{{Suzuka}}'', the main couple has a baby. Although it raise a big fuss in their family; at least, it's settled down at the last chapter.
* ''Manga/DaaDaaDaa'' (a.k.a. ''UFO Baby'') ends with an episode showing Miyu and Kanata, the protagonists, HappilyMarried and with a cute little baby of their own [[spoiler:(only a normal human one, though).]]
* In ''Manga/KuroganeCommunication'', Haruka and Kitano return to earth with their daughter -- who looks a lot like Haruka herself.
* Implied in the manga epilogue of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. Azmaria has a grandchild shown in the DistantFinale, and considering his resemblance to Joshua and the fact that they're shown with their hands clasped with a ring on Az's finger, they likely married and had at least one child together.
* The kitty variation shows up in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. The tomcat teacher who is so desperate to marry is shown as a normal cat now, walking with a white cat and a line of kittens following them.
* ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' ends with Rin's pregnancy.
* ''Manga/HyperPolice'' has an example that can only be called extravagant. In the DistantFinale set 3 years after the last manga chapter, [[BetaCouple Tomy and Po]] have gotten married and had ''nineteen'' kids. Tomy is a [[PettingZooPeople dog-boy]], so they had litters. ([[YouFailBiologyForever Yes, I know.]] [[RuleOfCute Shut up.]])
* In ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'', [[spoiler:[[BetaCouple Cordelia and Benvolio]] are shown with a new baby in the epilogue.]]
* In the ''[[VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou]]'' TV series, towards the end Inori's sister Seri is all but outright stated to be pregnant with Iktidaru's child; the series' epilogue (before it goes for the MultipleEndings) shows Sefuru holding their baby.
* Subverted in ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', where Aya learns about being pregnant in volume 12 and is in her last month of pregnancy at the end of the series.
** A side-story in another one of YuuWatase 's works showed on the last page, that Aya gave birth [[spoiler: to a daughter. And Toya is still alive!]]
** In the anime series, though, this is actually... [[spoiler:a BittersweetEnding. Toya is slowly dying as a consequence of his and Aya's ordeals, and he asks Yuuhi to take care of Aya and their child once he's gone.]]
* In the epilogue of ''Manga/ShamanKing'' manga, Yoh and Anna have a son named Hana. Same goes for Tao Ren, who had a son named Tao Men. The mother was implied to be [[spoiler:Iron Maiden Jeanne]]. Hana was conceived because during the series, it was a real possibility that Yoh could die, so the couple decided to have TheirFirstTime.
* Morinas and Wapourif have a big family in the DistantFinale of ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. Wauf and his AscendedExtra wife have a new baby, too. And Paraietta manages a whole orphanage full of kids, with Rodoreamon's financial backing.
* The ending of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' [[spoiler: show both Winry and Ed holding their children]].
* The last three pages of ''Boys Empire'' are a cavalcade of babies, [[spoiler:the paternity of some of which is unclear. The mothers kind of got around. Hitomi's baby is obviously Makoto's, though.]]
* In ''{{Umisho}}'' manga ending, Amuro and Kaname have a son.
* ''Manga/{{Outlanders}}'' ends with Tetsuya and Kahm having ''quintuplets''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}} SS'', the epilogue to [[spoiler:Tsukasa's arc.]] Her Good End in the VisualNovel is what the epilogue was adapted from.
* In ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', because it's AllThereInTheManual, Tenchi will wind up having multiple children by multiple girls of his harem.
* In the ending of the manga ''Aragami Hime'', Shirou and Kazuki have a son and a daughter.
* In the manga ending of ''ChibiVampire'', [[spoiler:Karin Maaka and Kenta Usui]] have a daughter named Kanon, who is actually [[spoiler:the reincarnation of Sophia Pistis.]] Which makes it a tad awkward, because she ends up loving her father a little bit TOO much. ...''And'' her mother too, since Kanon tries to glomp and kiss her as well.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Griffith has a vision of he Casca sharing a quiet life as a married couple with a child, since, to make a complicated LoveTriangle simple, he might really have had unrequited feelings for her, even though he never expressed them nor showed interest when she was fawning over him during her [[HeroWorshipper hero worshipping days]]. However, this happy fantasy was horribly twisted and deconstructed since it was induced by his DespairEventHorizon of seeing Casca in love with his former best friend Guts, along with the fact that he was tortured and mutilated for a year and no one wanted him as a leader anymore. When the Eclipse happens [[spoiler: and Griffith, now a demon lord, [[MoralEventHorizon rapes Casca to insanity in front of Guts]]]], this was twisted even further when it was later revealed that [[spoiler: Casca was already pregnant with Guts's child, but it had been tainted with evil from the rape.]]
* ''Anime/RahXephon'': in the new reality resulting from the world's retuning, Ayato and Haruka are HappilyMarried, with [[spoiler: Quon]] reincarnated as their baby daughter.
* Done to a certain degree in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[spoiler: Despite not being present in the manga for ages, and surprising because we all thought we'd actually see the birth, Kurenai is shown cuddling her and Asuma's new-born baby during Team 10's fight with Zombie Asuma to make it all the more poignant.]]
* In ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}''. [[spoiler: Baroque Works agents Mr. 9 and Miss Monday got married and have a kid]] after two-years timeskip.
* At the end of ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' light novels, [[spoiler:Holo reveals to Lawrence that she is pregnant after settling down together.]]
* Played for drama in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''. [[spoiler:Ringo Oginome]] believes that carrying and giving birth to [[spoiler:Tabuki-sensei]]'s child will be the corollary to her dreams [[spoiler: of getting her broken family back together]]; however, [[AttemptedRape the]] ''[[AttemptedRape lengths]]'' [[AttemptedRape she will reach]] [[StalkerwithATestTube to be impregnated by him]] are NOT portrayed as okay, but as a sign of how unstable and desperate the girl is.
* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' ends with [[spoiler:Saki pregnant with Satoru's child, both now HappilyMarried]]. Also, it happens earlier in a much more tragic version [[spoiler:Maria and Mamoru have a child and are murdered shortly after [[GenderFlip his/her]] birth]].
* In ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'''s final light novel, [[spoiler:Shiki and Mikiya have a daughter named Mana in the distant future. Said daughter has an ElectraComplex, and wants to "beat her mother to get her father back." Personality and appearance-wise, she resembles Arima Miyako, the other Shiki's cousin in ''{{Tsukihime}}''. Oh and she uses [[NomDeMom her mother's surname]].]]
* In the final chapter of ''Manga/HanaToAkuma'', Vivi and Hana have a son and a daughter.
* Toyed with in ''MichikoToHatchin''. The last few minutes show [[spoiler:a grown-up Hatchin]] living modestly but well with her baby daughter. However, the baby's father left her after only three months, so it's not exactly a perfectly happy outcome.
* Both Narutaki twins in the final manga chapter of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gave birth to their respective daughters whom are a splitting image of their younger selves.
* Among the ending scenes in ''MiraiNikki'' is one with [[spoiler:World 2 Minene living a peaceful life with World 3 Nishijima, and having two young children. Two young ''floating'' children, as they seem to have inherited some of her god-powers.]]
* Used for a TearJerker at the end of ''VampireHunterD: Bloodlust''. Earlier in the film, D and Leila discuss their fears of DyingAlone, and agree to visit each other's graves. Sixty years later, D arrives at Leila's grave, [[spoiler:and her granddaughter runs up to him. He looks up, and her grave is surrounded by people - she didn't die alone after all, but with her family by her side.]]
* In the 2nd half of ''EurekaSeven'', Talho is pregnant with Holland's child, but was never shown in the 1 year later epilogue.
** In the anime sequel ''{{Eureka Seven AO}}'', its revealed that Renton and Eureka actually have a son and a daughter. The son is named Ao who is the protagonist of the TV sequel and his elder sister who [[spoiler: died upon her birth due to exposure to high density trapar, causing the body to fail and turn to rock.]]
* The final chapter of {{GE Good Ending}}, true to the manga's namesake, Utsumi and Yuki had a baby boy.
* In Anime/TheTibetanDog, the titular HeroicDog dies at the end, but his legacy lives on with his revealed offspring.
* The GrandFinale of ''SoulEater'' reveals that [[spoiler: Stein and Marie are an OfficialCouple and Marie is pregnant. Though Stein apparently sees this as the start of a Guinea Pig Family.]].
* In the last page of the final chapter 49 of {{Sekainohate de Aimashou}}, its revealed that the heroine Yona Ryouma gave birth to Emillio's son. Whats interesting about this is that the heroine is formerly a man who went through {{Gender bending}} at the beginning of the story.
* In the anime {{Kurokami}}, Keita and [[spoiler: Akane]] had 2 grandchildren, with Keita dieing of old age. In the manga version, it only shows Keita has a son with [[spoiler: Akane]].
* In the manga ending of {{Elfen Lied}}, Kouta and [[spoiler: Yuka]] had a duaghter named Nyu.
* Haruto and Yuzuki had a son named Daiki in the manga ending of {{Kimi no Iru Machi}}.
* At the end of YuGiOhZexal, we see both Orbital 7 and Obomi with Kaito... as we as two smaller, Oribital 7/Obot hybrid robots between them. The implication is that they are their children, despite them being robots who have to be built.
* In the final chapter of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/NejimakiKagyu Nejimaki Kagyu]], Negizawa and Kagyu had a son who just transfered to a school.
* The final chapter of {{Kore wa Koi no Hanashi}} reveals the girl who woke up Shinichi in his sleep to be his daughter. Her mother is obviously Haruka.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In a MarvelUniverse ''ComicBook/{{What If}}?'', Sue Storm married Namor and half-way through the story was pregnant. At the end, Reed Richards married another woman -- a female Latverian spy who had been force into that role. The {{Denouement}} shows Sue and Namor cooing over their son while Reed's bride is heavily pregnant, and then scenes of the two children playing together.
** And in another one, Skrulls invaded the earth. The Human Torch sacrificed himself to defeat them. Alicia gave birth on the last pages, and comment on how she (though blind) could tell how he resembled his father.
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker and Mary Jane have achieved this in a few continuties, the highest-profile of them being the ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' comic, set in the MC2 Universe. Here Peter and MJ don't just continue to raise their now teenage daughter (named after Peter's Aunt), they also have an infant baby boy named after both Peter's Uncle and Father.
* ''{{DCU}}'''s ComicBook/KingdomCome, in which {{Superman}} and WonderWoman had a child together.
* Practically every ''ElfQuest'' story arc ends with one elf pregnant: Rainsong is pregnant in issue #6, Leetah is pregnant at the end of the first arc, Dewshine ''and'' Kahvi at the end of the first Palace war, Nightfall after the elves move to the new continent, Tyleet (Nightfall's daughter) at the end of the arc before the second Palace war, Krim at the end of the second Palace war, Bethia after the ''little'' Palace war, Dodia after the Forevergreen quest, Moonshade after The Searcher And The Sword, and Brill after Discovery.
* The final issue of ''LoveAndCapes'' (or, at the time of writing, what is ''supposed'' to be the final issue) ends with a splash page in which Mark and Abby shout together that they're going to have a baby. It's also a BirthDeathJuxtaposition, since the main theme of the issue deals with the death of a member of the Liberty League.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'''s ''Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales'', Elan tells a FracturedFairyTale of ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk''. The giant has a housekeeper who's trying to rob him. Haley demands she have a role in the HappyEnding; Elan says she marries Jack, and so she's rich too and quits the Thieves' Guild to have children instead. (Haley thinks that ending will do.)
* ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog achieved this with his SATAM/Archie Comics love interest Sally Acorn in the "Mobius 25 Years Later" storyline, with the two ruling over Mobius as King and Queen with their children Manic and Sonia. Despite the evil Shadow corrupting the original timeline in the story, Sonic and Sally are able to bounce back and achieve their happy ending all over again in time for the sequel...
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The final strip of ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'' ended with Cathy telling her mother she was pregnant with a girl. Her mother fell to her knees [[IWantGrandkids in jubilation]], while Irving offered to show his father-in-law the ultrasound on his [=iPhone=].
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Just about every romance fanfic. Bonus points if every main character [[RelationshipSue is]] [[SympatheticSue a]] [[PuritySue Sue.]] ...ThirtySuePileup.
* Shows up a lot in fan art, especially for series where the OfficialCouple is subject to a BittersweetEnding or DownerEnding.
* Subverted in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5996745/1/Fullmetal_Alchemist_Forever Fullmetal Alchemist: Forever]]''. Granted this fanfiction is a sequel to canon and nearly everyone couple has children at some point, but this isn't a {{WAFF}} at all: [[spoiler:Al exclaims that he hates his brother, Ed and Winry consider a divorce, Al has to go back into his suit of armour, and one of the babies in question is knocked up by the other at age twelve]]. Every heartwarming moment that comes attached to the kids is balanced by something darker.
* ''Roleplay/DCNation'' has several child characters -- both canon (Ceridian, Lian Harper, Offspring) and {{OC}} (Sandra Grayson, Luumand'r, Allanah Dibny). Surprisingly for stories set in the {{DCU}}, the characters in ''Nation'' age in real-time. Some of the kids born "on panel" are now old enough to have their own journals and players. There's a SpinOff game that depicts the kids (among other characters) in their teens and twenties, becoming yet another generation of costumed fighters.
* ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' has this for the ''{{VisualNovel/Higurashi|NoNakuKoroNi}}'' cast.
* The freeware Mario game ''[[SuperMarioBros Mario Forever]]'' (Not to be confused with the PlatformHell hack known as Super Mario Forever) featured, as part of the ending, Mario and Peach disappearing into a castle, and then, accompanied by the text "Nine Months Later", several baby versions of Mario ran out of the front door.
* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' has a DistantFinale showing two-thirds of the couples have had kids and/or are currently expecting.
* Averted in ''[[WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill The Adventures of Blinky Bill]]'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7858994/1/ Intimate Healing]]''. Shifty Dingo and Nutsy grow up and get married but can't have babies, [[InterspeciesRomance one being a dingo and the other a koala]], so they just adopt a dingo girl instead.
* Perhaps the most literal example possible can be found in the Manga/RanmaOneHalf {{Fanfic}} [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1077049/1/Cheaper_by_the_bDozen_b Cheaper by the Dozen]].
* Played exceedingly straight in TheEmiyaClan, where the premise originally has Shirou getting HappilyMarried to [[{{Polyamory}} no less than 24 women]] from across the Sekirei and Nasuverse universes (including a couple from alternate continuities). The total number of kids he had caps off at 29, but over a dozen stories later, and some of ''those'' kids now have children.
** This gets subverted in a few cases:
*** Nobody is really sure how Shinra was born. Seeing how her mother is technically [[spoiler: Alaya]], it's been boggling even the most knowledgeable of characters for years on end. Given the circumstances, some of them don't ''want'' to know.
*** Touma is actually a child that an Alternate Universe Shirou had with JTR!Assassin. Unfortunately, his mother was killed, and he was kidnapped to be experimented on and tortured for ten years by power hungry magi before he was saved by Shakespeare!Caster, who got him away the only way that he could, by transporting him to the EC Verse.
* In the epilogue of {{Fanfic/Uplifted}}, Admiral Zorah, from Uplifted goes on to become the ancestor of Tali Zorah, and Lachlan Shepard is the ancestor of Commander Shepard. Meanwhile, we find out that Martus Xen is ancestor of Admiral Daro Xen, and that Joachim Hoch manages a series of descendents, one of which is the Illusive Man. It's sequel ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8467467/1/Uplifted-Intervention Uplifted Intervention]]'' makes this more clear during the first interlude, showing that Hoch and Hanala with a large and extensive family coming together to celebrate the turn of the new Millennium in 1999. Understandable, given that the series focuses on the descendents of these families from 1942 all the way to the events of Mass Effect canon.
* Played with in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1347010/1/Giving-Birth this]] fic aptly called "Giving Birth" -- the writer intended it as character bashing, implying that the character in question would sleep with anyone.
* In the WhereAreTheyNow epilogue of the ''Franchise/MassEffect[=/=][[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6731833/1/Angels-of-the-Storm Angels of The Storm]]'', [[LadyOfWar Samara]] and [[SuperSoldier Captain Malleus]] hook up and have a child together.
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[[folder:Film -- Animation]]
* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''
** Osono, the baker's wife, is pregnant for most of the movie, and the ending shows the baby finally born.
** An amusing and cute variation also shows up in the ending credits with a shot of Jiji and "Miss Snooty Cat" surrounded by kittens.
* Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' ends with many still photos, including one of Dug and another female dog (that looks a lot like him) having many puppies.
* Animated Disney movie examples:
** The ending of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', with Simba and Nala's cute little cub, who becomes the main character in the sequel. That cub [[RetCon becomes]] [[BrattyHalfPint a lot]] of [[GenderFlip things]].
** The end of Disney's ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' has Faline giving birth to twin fawns with Bambi looking on.
** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''.
** The sequel to ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' shows this is the case for Ariel and Eric.
** ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''
** Also, Disney's ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''.
** Discussed in ''Disney/RobinHood'' where Robin proposes to Marian.
-->'''Robin:''' We'll have six children.\\
'''Marian:''' Six? Oh, a dozen at least.
*** And after they get married, Skippy tags along, saying "Robin Hood's going to have kids. ''Somebody'' has to keep their eye on things."
** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''. Justified since Pacha's wife being visibly due was a minor plot point.
** Madame Adelaide Bonfamille comments to Georges during the final scenes of ''Disney/TheAristocats'' that they'll have to provide for Duchess and O'Malley's "future little ones".
** WhatCouldHaveBeen: In Fantasia2000, the "Pomp and Circumstance" sequence was originally conceived as this for all the Disney Princesses with every Disney character in attendance. It was deleted when the Disney veterans they invited back to help animate it pointed out how stupid an idea it was.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''
** We're shown Donkey is having a healthy and stable relationship with his... [[InterspeciesRomance dragon]]... girlfriend, by the appearance of their many donkey-dragon hybrid kids. Aww.
** The ending of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek the Third}}''.
* Although the scene goes by quickly, if you look carefully during the ending for ''RockADoodle'' you can see that Chanticleer and Goldie had chicks that look like them.
* While not explicitly stated, it's an easy assumption to make in the ending of ''ThePebbleAndThePenguin''. Hubie and Marina are shown standing in a group of eight baby penguins. It's unclear whether it's meant to be inferred that all of the offspring are theirs; real Adélie penguins bear only one egg at a time.
* In ''{{Rio}}'', Blu and Jewel are seen with three chicks during the end credits. After all, [[AdamAndEvePlot that was the point of them getting together]].
* In the final scene of ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'', a baby penguin is seen dancing next to Mumble and Gloria (and is later revealed to be their son Erik in ''Happy Feet Two'').
* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' ends with a scene of the chickens in their new home, accompanied by dozens of chicks.
** Slight subversion as we don't know who the chicks' parents are, they're just chicks, and it's a pretty large colony of birds (though with only two males...)
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[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* A funny spin on this in Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''[[Film/ADogsLife A Dog's Life]]''. Scrappy the wonder pup plays a key role in hooking his master, TheTramp, up with a beautiful nightclub singer. In the last scene the Tramp and his wife are working a little farm. They come inside and coo over a cradle--which contains Scrappy, nursing her litter of puppies.
* ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral'' ends with a MOS scene of the main couple and their baby-pram. Also at the aborted fourth wedding, the couple who got married in the first is seen in the audience, each holding one of their twins.
* ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' ends with first a scene of George and Ursula's baby showing he's inherited his dad's clumsiness by walking into a low hanging bar, and then proceeds to parody ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* The end of ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' has Antonio Banderas' character telling his new child a story about how he fought as Zorro. This is also an echo of the opening, where the first Zorro tells his daughter a similar story, down the ending: both men see their wives and observe that they never did anything that stupid again.
* ''HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' ends with the title character and Liz looking forward to becoming parents. We never actually see the babies, though. Guillermo del Toro must have felt like an unambiguously heartwarming ending after [[Film/PansLabyrinth that other thing he'd just done.]] Seńor Del Toro has always said that he has three ''Hellboy'' movies in mind, so we may see them eventually.
* Used in the film and musical ''FunnyGirl'', where, in the number "Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady," Fanny reflects on her married life and on the "beautiful reflection of her love's affection," which is a ShoutOut to an earlier song.
* Happens at the end of ''Film/TheHappening'', as it happens.
* ''Film/{{Twins}}'': Julius (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent ([=DeVito=]) got married to their twin love interests and each had twins.
* At the end of ''Film/ColdMountain'', we see Ada with a little girl who turns out to be Inman's daughter. Ruby and Georgia also had a baby.
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' [[spoiler:ends bittersweetly this way in the final scene after the credits, where we discover that Will and Elizabeth's one day before he has to leave for the next decade produced a son, who will now be meeting his father for the first time.]] So it's a partial subversion.
* ''Film/KingRalph'' ends with a scene showing the abdicated Ralph with his love interest Miranda and their son.
* A world where no-one has been born for years, and the MacGuffinGirl is pregnant: this is the whole point of ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''. That ending scene where [[spoiler: Theo and Kee manage to walk out unharmed ''right through the middle of a battle'', because the sight and sound of the baby makes everyone freeze and stare with awe]], is one of the most Crowning Moments Of Heartwarming in cinematic history.
* ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' ends [[ForegoneConclusion with his crucifixion]], but his LoveInterest stops her flight along the road to show him his newborn son and assure him that they will escape to freedom.
* The end of the horror movie ''Film/PlanetTerror'' shows the female lead with a baby after the main lead has died.
* Played with in Creator/BusterKeaton's ''Film/SherlockJr'' The movie depicts a film projectionist who falls asleep on the job, and dreams of being in the movie he's watching. When he wakes up, his love interest arrives, and he takes the [[ShowWithinAShow movie within the movie's]] lead on how to act with her. When the movie within a movie's lead kisses his love interest, Keaton's character kisses his. But then Keaton looks at the movie to see "several years later..."
* ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'' ends with every woman of childbearing age either giving birth, holding a new baby, or pregnant.
* At the end of ''Film/TheTerminator'', Sarah Connor is pregnant with her son; preventing or ensuring this was the whole point of the plot.
* At the end of ''Film/RaisingArizona'' Hi has a vision of himself and his (apparently barren) wife Ed as grandparents to a large family.
* ''Film/NottingHill'' ends with Hugh Grant's and Julia Roberts' characters sitting in a park, Julia very clearly pregnant.
* At the end of ''Film/EatDrinkManWoman'', Jin-Rong is shown pregnant with Chu's future daughter.
* Jerri and Tom in ''Film/TheGirlCantHelpIt'' have five kids.
* A rather dark, twisted version occurs in Creator/WoodyAllen's 2005 film ''MatchPoint'', when married couple Chloe and Chris, who had spent most of the movie trying unsuccessfully for a baby, are finally shown bringing their new-born son home. Only Chloe is unaware that [[spoiler: her husband had an affair with another woman, got her pregnant, and then [[MoralEventHorizon murdered her in cold blood to avoid the potential ramifications]].]]
* At the end of ''Prudence and the Pill'', [[spoiler: everyone has had babies. That's what happens when you replace birth control pills with aspirin!]]
* At the end of ''That Touch of Mink'', with Cary Grant and Doris Day, with the added little twist that a psychologist thinks the baby is the product of two men who married.
* Also at the end of ''Lover Come Back'', with Rock Hudson and Doris Day. That Doris got around.
* Doc and Clara introduce their two boys, Jules and Verne, at the end of ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part III]]''.
* ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' ends with the complaints of the infant protagonist's newborn baby sister.
* ''RevengeOfTheSith'' ends with the [[UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn births]] of [[TheHero Luke]] and [[LadyOfWar Leia]], and features a ContinuityNod to a famous scene from ''ANewHope''.
* ''Film/OneHundredAndTwentySevenHours'', of all things: [[spoiler:Aron has a vision of himself in the future having survived the ordeal in the canyon and holding his son, which inspires him to fight for his life and, of course, [[LifeOrLimbDecision cut his arm off]]. It comes true in RealLife, as shown at the end of the film.]]
* ''Film/TurnerAndHooch''. This does not compensate for the DownerEnding which even Creator/TomHanks has admitted was a mistake.
* ''FrenchKiss'' ends with Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan romping in the vineyard with their son.
* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' -- the Stranger tells us there's a "Little Lebowski" on the way, Maude having successfully gotten herself impregnated by the Dude. But it has already been explained to us that Maude picked the Dude to essentially do no more than donate sperm for her child precisely because the Dude would want nothing to do with raising a kid.
* In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue of ''Film/LittleNicky'', Nicky (Adam Sandler), the son of Satan, is revealed to be raising a bouncing baby hellspawn with his love interest.
* The epilogue of ''Film/BigDaddy'', another Sandler film, is set over a year later at Sonny's birthday party. Julian is accompanied by his father and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold stepmother]], and Sonny and Layla are married with a new baby.
* ''TheAnimal'' ends like this.
* In ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' Joe has the world's three smartest children, and Frito fathers 32 of the world's dumbest.
* Apparently, the fact that Sandra Bullock's character was pregnant at the end of ''{{Premonition}}'' was supposed to make us feel better about the grimness of the rest of the film.
* In the last lines of the film ''HannahAndHerSisters'', Holly tells Mickey that she's pregnant. Which doubles as an example of the LawOfInverseFertility because when Mickey was married to Hannah he was told he was infertile.
* In ''Film/{{Immortals}}''' ending, true to the Greek mythology, Phaedra gave birth to Theseus's son Acamas.
* In the end credits for the Shelley Long RomCom ''Hello Again'', we see the heroine with her doctor husband, bouncing their baby twins on her knee.
* ''Film/{{Immortal}}'' by Creator/EnkiBilal ends with Jill having [[spoiler:Horus's baby. Who, even as an infant, can turn into a hawk and hunt Parisian pigeons]].
* ''Literature/ThePlayer'' uses this ironically.
* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' opens with Jack hearing stores from his mum about the [[GreatOffscreenWar long-ago war with the giants]]. It ends with Jack and the Princess--now safely married and living in the palace--telling stories of their own adventures to ''their'' children.
* The ending of ''Film/MinorityReport'' shows Tom Cruise' character and his newly pregnant wife.
* Another Tom Cruise film ''[[Film/Oblivion2013 Oblivion]]'' whereby his character Jack's wife, Julia, gave birth to a daughter in the 3-year time skip.
* ''Film/TheOtherWoman'' subverts it. The main couple don't have the kids. The ex-wife and her new paramour do.
* ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'' depicts a "cursed" [[Creator/ShirleyMacLaine woman]] who keeps marrying and losing husbands. At the end of the film, this trope indicates she's finally broken the curse with husband #5.
* At the end of ''Film/TheBrassTeapot'' [[spoiler:Alice and John]] are expecting a baby, as part of the happy ending.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* [[RomanceNovelTropes Romance novels]], particularly Harlequin Romances, are infamous for this. Go to the Romances section and pick out any book at random. Chances are, there's a baby epilogue.
* The end of The End in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
* The book, ''Literature/JapHerron'' ends with Jap's wife Isabel Granger giving birth to a baby boy she names Jasper William.
* The list of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey series that feature lack this trope is far FAR shorter than the ones that do.[[note]]The Crystal Singer series is the only non-collaborative series that doesn't have it.[[/note]]
** Of particular note is the Literature/TowerAndTheHive series, where every major story arc ended with the main female protagonist pregnant. In fact, it went in generations in the series proper: The Rowan was pregnant with Child #2 at the end of ''The Rowan'', Damia (Child #3) was pregnant with her first at the end of ''Damia'' and [[DeadGuyJunior Laria]] (the child Damia was carrying in the previous mention) was pregnant at the end of ''The Tower And The Hive'' (with the implication that her younger brother Thian's lover was pregnant as well)
* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Literature/{{Hawksong}}''. The author, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, originally intended to end with Danica singing to her baby, but then she (the author) realized that she could not just end it that way because there were still too many consequences and ramifications from actions taken in the first book that needed closure. The next book in the series deals with the consequences of the pregnancy. The book went from a single novel, to a trilogy, to a five-part series called the Kiesha'ra.
* In Creator/PeterSBeagle's ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'', a town is afraid to have children because of the prophecy that their prosperity depended on Haggard, and one of their children would bring him down. At the end, when it has been fulfilled, Prince Lir urges this trope on them; it might help.
* There's plenty that's dark about the final act of ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but in the last two pages or so nearly all of that is swept aside in favor of {{WAFF}}. Not only is Jane and Rochester's newborn son one of the last images we get, we also get [[spoiler:Rochester miraculously regaining his sight in his one remaining eye so he can see the face of his child.]]
* By convention Victorian novels had a [[TastesLikeDiabetes saccharine]] last chapter in which this was a frequent occurrence. Wilkie Collins's ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'' and ''Literature/TheMoonstone'' end this way, though in the latter it's followed by an epilogue with the ''proper'' ending.
** Seemed particularly egregious in [[spoiler:TheWomanInWhite as Laura has been an IllGirl for most of the last quarter of the novel.]]
* Found frequently in the works of Creator/CharlesDickens:
** In ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'', David is united with [[spoiler:Agnes]] at the end of the book. Cue time lapse and a heartwarming scene of them living with their young children.
** In ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', Sydney Carton's death will be followed Charles and Lucy Darnay having another child, [[DeadGuyJunior who will be named for him]].
--->''I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy, [[TearJerker in that England which I shall see no more]]. I see Her with a child upon her bosom, who bears my name.''
** ''Literature/HardTimes'' ends with asking weather each character imagines various events will happen to them in their future, then after each paragraph says "such things were to be". Then a fairly typical BabiesEverAfter situation is described in Louisa's imagination.
--->''[[SubvertedTrope Such a thing was not to be.]]\\
[[DoubleSubversion But, happy Sissy's happy children loving her]]; all children loving her...''
** [[http://orwell.ru/library/reviews/dickens/english/e_chd George Orwell]] commented that BabiesEverAfter is literally the ''only'' thing anyone ever does in one of Dickens's happy endings:
--->''The ideal to be striven after, then, appears to be something like this: a hundred thousand pounds, a quaint old house with plenty of ivy on it, a sweetly womanly wife, a horde of children, and no work.''
* Meyer's ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' ends on this. Notable for being incredibly [[{{Squick}} repulsive]] instead of heartwarming.
* The Literature/SallyLockhart mystery ''Shadow in the North'' has this ending, with the child going on to be extremely important to the plot in the following book (''Tiger in the Well'').
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' epilogue.
* At the end of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', Mina and Jonathan Harker talk of their son [[DeadGuyJunior Quincy]].
* In White's ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' this is actually part of a BittersweetEnding [[spoiler:(Charlotte dies, but her babies make it)]].
* ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' plays this straight with Charlie and Daisy's son, but subverts it with Spider and Rosie; Rosie's mother is given to making pointed remarks about [[IWantGrandKids her lack of grandchildren]] and casting aspersions on Spider's virility. It's implied the reason he hasn't had any is ''because'' she's so damned insistent, although as mentioned in ''Literature/AmericanGods'', this may just be because it's very difficult for a god and a human to have a child.
* Will and Eleanor have three daughters in the epilogue to ''TheRoadToWellville''.
* In Philip Reeve's ''[[MortalEngines Predator's Gold]]'', Hester is pregnant at the end.
* Not exactly an ending trope, but in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse just about anyone who has gotten married, be they a main from the movies, an AscendedExtra, or an original, has had children at some point. Almost always one boy, or a set of male-female twins. The exception to that would be [[Literature/XWingSeries Wedge and Iella]], who had two nontwin daughters. The only HappilyMarried couple who didn't have kids would be Winter and Tycho--Winter seems to have considered working as the Solo kids' nanny enough of an experience.
* ''Literature/LittleWomen'': Although Meg had her twins earlier in the book, the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue chapter shows Jo now with two young sons (and a school full of surrogate sons) and Amy with a baby daughter. Interestingly, only Meg has any more children in the sequels set after this chapter.
* Very common theme in the ''Literature/EndersGame'' series. The author [[AuthorFilibuster explicitly and shamelessly inserting long speeches about how saving humanity is nothing compared to extending your line]]. Even people completely uninterested in sex (i.e. a man with no interest whatsoever) will settle down and get married, satisfied with adopted children but still hoping for a turkey baster miracle. This is because Mormonism places emphasis on having children.
** In the ''Shadow'' series, Anton the geneticist settles down, marries, and has a child in addition to his new step-children. He's also unashamedly gay, but can overcome his sexual urges in order to fulfill his social need for progeny. So, he's fine with being gay, and all, but...
** And in ''Ender in Exile'' Graff goes on a long ramble in a letter to Ender telling him to have children, that children are amazing, breed, breed, breed.
* ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'' subverts the trope, given that it ends on a cliffhanger. The goal is still apparent, what with even Ender finding a family to settle down with in this book.
* Occurs in ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' to the titular character and Dweia.
* Joe Haldeman's ''Literature/TheForeverWar'' ends with the birth announcement of Mandella and Marygay's son from the local paper.
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/AMidsummerTempest'' {{Denouement}}, Jennifer is looking forward to this.
* If any couple in the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' or ''Malloreon'' is married at the end, they'll have children. Relg and Taiba are particularly noteworthy - they marry at the end of the ''Belgariad'' and have a small army of offspring by the end of the ''Malloreon'' (though it's hinted they're getting divine aid - Taiba was the last Marag, thus her children would be Marags, and Mara wants his people back). Belgarion and Ce'Nedra are noteworthy in another way: at one point in the ''Malloreon'', it is heavily implied that they will be getting children for a long, long time.
* [[MilesVorkosigan Lois McMaster Bujold]] is an [[WordOfGod explicit]] subscriber to this trope; she always intended for Aral Vorkosigan and Cordelia Naismith to have a kid, after she came up with them. Of course, given her views on proper CharacterDevelopment, this is very much ''not'' HappilyEverAfter...
** A later book in the series to date ends with Miles attending the birth of his son and daughter; after that, ''Cryoburn'' reveals that Miles and Ekaterin have added two more daughters to the count while all of the Koudelka sisters except Kareen have had at least one child with their respective partners. And most importantly (as far as Miles, Mark and Ivan are concerned) is that Gregor and Laisla have gotten around to securing the line of succession for the throne.
** The ending of the Sharing Knife series pretty much exemplifies this trope, especially the [[UpToEleven last line of Horizon]].
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Sam and Rosie end up having thirteen children, which is a large family even for hobbits. WordOfGod explicitly states that Sam embodies the true happy end and reason for their troubles: being able to live a simple honest life with a good family and good work.
** To a lesser extent, Aragorn and Arwen as well. They have one boy (Eldarion) and two girls (who remain unnamed) before his death 120 years after the end of ''Return of the King''.
* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''. After she finally escapes him, Humbert eventually finds Lolita several years later married to a man called Schiller and expecting a child. [[spoiler:But it's subverted -- the introduction of the novel lists Mrs Schiller as having died in childbirth.]]
* ''Literature/CodexAlera'' ends with [[spoiler: Bernard and Amara]] expecting a child in addition to the several they've already adopted (Including Rook's daughter Masha), not to mention [[spoiler:Tavi and Kitai]]'s newborn son Desiderus. Both sets of children are unexpected. [[spoiler:In Amara's case, she was infertile until the magic mushroom with healing properties cleared that up. And Tavi and Kitai are an [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couple]], and as far as we know are the first of their two species to get together]].
* Occurs multiple times in Juliet Marillier's ''Literature/TheSevenwatersTrilogy'': at the end of ''Literature/DaughterOfTheForest'', Sorcha is pregnant, and ''Literature/ChildOfTheProphecy'' includes an epilogue in which the hero and heroine have two children. One is even [[DeadGuyJunior named after her dead mother]].
* ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'''s third series ended with the OfficialCouple, Lief and Jasmine, married and having children named after [[DeadGuyJunior their dead parents]].
* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'', as Tristran and Yvaine are very happy even though they can't have children, since he's mortal and she's a star. Played straight in [[Film/{{Stardust}} the film]], though.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': At the end of ''Mockingjay''. There is SomeoneToRememberHimBy for [[spoiler:Annie]], and [[spoiler:it takes fifteen years, but Peeta persuades Katniss]].
* Very odd example in ''Literature/GoblinMarket''. Both Lizzie and Laura have children in later years, but we aren't told anything about the children's fathers. Sisterhood is depicted as more important than marriage, despite the fact that both characters are now married.
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter Prospero Regained]]'', [[spoiler:Astreus]] observes at the end that he and [[spoiler:Miranda]] can both fly -- perhaps they should raise a flock. When they are about to marry, he prophesies that they will have this trope and about their descendants.
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel "The Fire and the Rose" ends with [[spoiler:Spock and his love interest in the story, Alexandra, with a baby girl after they get married]]. This book is part of a self-contained trilogy separate from both established canon and the StarTrekNovelVerse.
* In the ''Literature/AgeOfFire'' books, the first novel ends with the dragon [=AuRon=] settling down with Natasatch, lovingly embracing around a clutch of eggs. In the last lovel, set decades later, the novel ends with his now-pregnant sister Wistala and her mate DharSii flying off to their home cave.
* In Creator/HalClement's ''Still River'', when they plan a return to the planetoid, a woman scientist observes that some of the aliens are coming out of curiosity in her pregnancy.
* In AnthonyHope's ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'', despite Rudolf's unhappy ending, this trope is hit on for another character:
-->''Last time, his pretty wife Helga came, and a lusty crowing baby with her.''
* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': In the epilogue, Ben dreams that Daniar is pregnant during her wedding to Kalak.
* At the end of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Jerin Whistler's Mother Eldest [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy has had a son]], his Sister Eldest is pregnant, and so is his new wife Halley. (All by different men, don't worry.) This is a setting where childbirth is a risky endeavor in part due to the fact that men in this setting tend to have weak sperm, but the Whistlers are always lucky in that regard.
* Subverted in ''Literature/{{The Woman in Black}}''. Arthur Kipps unravels the Woman in Black's mystery, marries his fiancee and has a son with her. It seems happily ever after, [[spoiler:until The Woman in Black murders his wife and son a year later]].
* ''{{Fifty Shades of Grey}}'' of all things played this one straight.
* The end of ''Literature/RedeemingLove'' reveals that [[spoiler: Angel, who was supposedly barren, was able to have four children with her husband Michael after they were finally reunited for good]].
* Of the characters who have their conclusions told in ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'', the good ones are happily married with large families and the bad ones are either dead or miserably alone.
* ''Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt'' has ended two of her novels, ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' and "De skandalösa", with the story's female protagonist being pregnant. [[spoiler: "Överenskommelser" even has an epilogue, that only has been printed in the paper-back version, which really is about the birth of Beatrice's and Seth's baby. The two [[BetaCouple beta couples]] already have babies at that point.]]
* Överenskommelser and "De skandalösa" both end with the female protagonist being pregnant. Överenskommelser even has an epilogue, that only has been printed in the paper-back version, which really is about the birth of Beatrice's and Seth's baby.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Played with -- in season three this trope is used (via Isaac Mendez-style paintings) to show Matt Parkman that his "happy ever after" future has been irreparably altered, in that a future containing BabiesEverAfter for him and his wife has been knocked out by some event in the present.
* At the end of ''{{Coupling}}'', the main couple Steve and Sue have a baby. It's an ending which tends to divide fans -- some are dissatisfied, considering the nature of the show's comedy, and some think it's rather sweet (and are glad that Steve finally grew the hell up).
* ''{{Spaced}}'' has an epilogue where Tim and Daisy [[HookedUpAfterwards have a child]].
* The series finale of ''Series/LoisAndClark''. They came downstairs to find said baby mysteriously in their living room with no idea of where it came from. [[spoiler: Had the promised fifth season gone ahead, Word of God has it that it would have turned out to be one of their descendants, brought to the present by H G Wells to avoid it dying in the future.]]
* The whole story of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' will lead to this ending, seeing as the FramingDevice is the memoirs of the male character relating the tale to his kids; the real question is, which woman does he really end up with?
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': The last episode shows all of the sisters, their love interests, and their children [[spoiler:and possibly grandchildren, fandom varies]].
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}: The Peacekeeper Wars.''
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' series finale ends this way, although all of what JD sees for this trope are only possibilities and do not actually happen because they are a giant montage video playing in front of him. (If you count the ninth/spinoff season, JD and Elliot did indeed have a baby.)
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' ended with the birth of Chandler and Monica's adopted twins.
* In the finale of ''WillAndGrace'', both Will and Grace have children with their respective partners. [[spoiler: The kids meet in college and a few more years later BAM! they get engaged]]
* There's a pretty creepy one in the DistantFinale of ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob''. After an elderly Tim and sex-changed Eric reunite fifty years later, there's a montage featuring their wedding and the absurd amount of babies they have together. ([[DownerEnding followed by Tim's slow death and Eric finding another man, much to the dismay of Tim's ghost]].)
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Subverted in the series 3 episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]], when the Doctor has become human temporarily to escape a band of aliens that can follow the TARDIS anywhere. As a human (John Smith), he meets and falls in love with a normal woman, then, due to them both touching a piece of AppliedPhlebotinum at the same time, shares a vision with her of them marrying, having children, and of an elderly "John" on his deathbed, secure in the knowledge that his children and grandchildren are happy. Knowing that the Doctor [[spoiler:had a wife and at least two children at one point (all dying in as-yet unrevealed circumstances)]] but has since decided that he can ''never'' have "a normal life" means that, while creepy, it seems entirely fitting when the Doctor [[FateWorseThanDeath takes care of the aliens]] that were responsible, even if indirectly, for him experiencing that life.
** And subverted again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]], a Series 5 episode where the Doctor, Amy and Rory wind up in what initially appears to be a flash-forward in Amy and Rory's lives to a time when they're happily married and settled in an idyllic village, with a baby on the way. However, it soon turns out to be a nightmarish dream-world construction specifically designed to torture Amy into making a choice between her life with the Doctor and her potential life with Rory.
** A strange example in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E9Hide "Hide"]]. The Doctor tells the Companions-of-the-Week that they end up getting married and the time traveler they helped save during the episode is actually their descendant.
* Variant in ''{{Dollhouse}}'': the EnsembleDarkHorse couple (Priya/Sierra and Tony/Victor) had a son between "The Hollow Men" and "Epitaph One” [[spoiler:but Tony and Priya had a falling-out and split, leaving Priya as a single mom. However, they are reunited eventually, and all three survive to the end of the series.]]
* Subverted in ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' with the strong implication that the reason Saffy isn't happy ever after with her two young children, to the point of an absent father, is entirely because her mother now lives next door.
* From Korean drama ''{{Goong}}'', it was implied that the main character was pregnant, judging from her and her husband's half-amazed, half-stunned look the two of them shared when another characted suggested it when the main character was feeling sick. [[spoiler: A portrait of teddy bears would appear, usually at the end of the episode and highlighting an important scene from the episode. For the last episode, the main character's teddy bear was holding a baby bear.]]
* ''TheNanny'' ends with not only Fran and Maxwell having twins, but also [[spoiler:C.C. and Niles discovering C.C.'s pregnant.]]
* Teased in the penultimate episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. [[spoiler:After the [[DroppedABridgeOnHim events]] of TheMovie becomes SomeoneToRememberHimBy in the comics.]]
* The series finale of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ends with the title ship making it back home just as B'Elanna is giving birth.
* During the finale of the TV mini-series ''TheTenthKingdom'', [[LittleBitBeastly Wolf]] reveals to Virginia that he [[MysteriousAnimalSenses knows]] she's "got a little wolf cub growing inside" of her. Wolf also makes the none-too-subtle comment to Tony of "See you soon, grampa!" before stepping into the traveling mirror.
* The last scene of ''GossipGirl'' shows Chuck and Blair having a son named Henry.
* The series finale of {{Passions}} takes this to a ridiculous level, with the female half of ''every'' couple of childbearing age--and there are many--revealing that she's pregnant. Ironically, only the signature couple of Ethan and Theresa are exempted from this, probably because they already have several children already.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* According to the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' Master Guide 4, Pirika is the daughter of Reeze and Kamui, which means they have survived the events of the Duel Terminal storyline.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'': Oberon sets out to bless the children being conceived on the couples' wedding nights.
-->'''Oberon'''. Now, until the break of day,\\
Through this house each fairy stray.\\
To the best bride-bed will we,\\
Which by us shall blessed be;\\
And the issue there create\\
Ever shall be fortunate.\\
So shall all the couples three\\
Ever true in loving be;\\
And the blots of Nature's hand\\
Shall not in their issue stand;\\
Never mole, hare lip, nor scar,\\
Nor mark prodigious, such as are\\
Despised in nativity,\\
Shall upon their children be.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Dragon's Lair II'' begins with numerous children of varying ages, which makes ''DragonsLair'' qualify as BabiesEverAfter.
* After the final battle in ''MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler: Raiden]] is recuperating from his injuries when [[spoiler: Rose introduces him to their son, who had previously stated to be miscarried.]] Turns out it was all a cover to protect the kid from the Patriots.
* The endings of both ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' and ''VideoGame/GrandiaIII'' show the children of the two lead characters. One kid in the third game, but ''five'' in the first, apparently a pair of twins and a set of triplets.
* Ending Tu fui ego eris in ''VideoGame/HauntingGround''... Zigzagged in a terrible and creepy way. Followed by LaughingMad.
* One of the MultipleEndings of ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'' shows [[spoiler: Fox and Krystal]] with their son and [[spoiler: Slippy and his love interest, Amanda]] with their children. It's even shown that they eventually take over the command team.
* Noh is implied to be pregnant in her ending for ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 2'', despite the fact that historically she never bore OdaNobunaga any children.
* This is how ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'' ends, which also serves to give the protagonists of ''Sword of Seals'' a cameo role.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' ends with the hatching of the Yoshi eggs that Mario saved.
* One of the endings of ''ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'' shows [[spoiler:Vayne and Nikki]] years later as the tired parents of three very active little children, noting that they won't have much time alone until the kids grow up.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Aquaria}}'', the protagonist ends up having a child with her LoveInterest, [[spoiler: that is then set up as the protagonist for the sequel in the [[MultipleEndings secret ending]].]]
* Implied in the end of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', as the ending cutscene includes the wedding of the OfficialCouple, and confirmed in the {{Sequel}}, given [[SpinOffspring who a major character in it is]].
* In the ending epilogue of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' shows the eggs of Boko's newlywed mate hatched.
* In "Mog's House", a game-within-the-game in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' (can be played at Gold Saucer), if Mog manages to impress the female mog with his flying, the ending shows the ridiculously fruitful bounty of their joining.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has possibly the most touching subversion in the series: [[spoiler: The ending sequence is occasionally interrupted by a letter, with an unknown author. It turns out to be written by Vivi, a main character who was revealed to be a puppet with a very limited lifespan. As the ending sequence proceeds, the letter grows more and more depressing, slowly making it clear that the author is dead or dying - but we see Vivi happily walking around the city of Alexandria just like in the opening sequence. It turns out Vivi did die after all, and the boy we see is his "son" - the first of about a ''dozen''. Vivi ends his letter with a final goodbye to everyone.]]
* Several mini-games in ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' involve romance, so the ending screens for getting "Perfects" on them show baby versions of the "characters" from the original game. Up to and including baby [[EenieMeenieMinyMoai Moai.]]
* Generally the goal of most ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games: Marry your LoveInterest, and have a baby with them. Since plenty of HarvestMoon games have a PlayableEpilogue, the baby usually isn't part of an "ending" per se, but it is in at least one game: ''HarvestMoon 3'' on the GameBoy, if you're playing as the female character, will show you and your farming partner under a tree with a baby in the ending.
* This trope is completely inverted in ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]] 2''. The game ends with Alma pregnant with the [[spoiler:protagonist]]'s baby because she [[spoiler:raped him while he was busy [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind fighting the final boss within his mind]].]] Since this sets up the story for the third game, ''this is not a good thing''.
* Zoe and Twinsen's baby is born at the end of ''LittleBigAdventure 2''.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs}}'' series:
** ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 4}}'' with Raquel and Arnaud. Doesn't manage to make it into a happy ending though...
** ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'' has a more happy ending with Ashley and Marina, and twin babies.
* Several female characters are pregnant or have already given birth by the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. Later becomes SpinOffspring with ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}''.
* One of the final scenes of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' shows this happening to Rusl and Uli. Granted they were married with a child for the course of the game and Uli's pregnancy is both visually noticeable and plot-related, the fact that they show the baby at the end makes it count.
* The ending of ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 6'' has a dialogue between [[spoiler:Lan, Mayl, and their son Patch.]]
* In the end of ''VideoGame/BaldursGate: Throne of Bhaal'', [[spoiler:Aerie]] gave birth to CHARNAME's son and, later in the epilogue, his daughter. [[spoiler:Viconia]] also give birth to his son in the epilogue and, if you have installed the Ascention mod, so is [[spoiler:Jaheira]] If you've installed her mod, [[spoiler:Saerileth]] has a LOT of children with CHARNAME, and if you've installed the Ascention mod, a female CHARNAME can have a daughter with [[spoiler:Anomen.]]
* In the epilogue of ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', [[spoiler:Welkin and Alicia]] have one. Their daughter is also called [[spoiler:Isara in memory of his sister.]] It's nice to hear that [[spoiler:Welkin]] got laid.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Lulu, who had been pregnant throughout the game, is seen holding a baby at the end. The baby is born in the chapter ''before'' the finale (and a major plot point is Wakka getting over himself enough to name the kid).
* In the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', if you romanced Liara in the first game and stayed faithful, you can suggest this as a possibility in the future (presumably after the Reapers are defeated).
-->'''Liara:''' So, tell me what you want. If this all ends tomorrow, what happens to us?\\
'''Shepard:''' I don't know. Marriage, old age, and a lot of little blue children?
** Similarly, in the finale of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', if Shepard romanced Garrus, one of the things he hopes for if they both survive is to see what a Turian-Human baby would look like. Considering that the two species are biologically incompatible, Shepard notes that they could always adopt.
** The Extended Cut shows (if the player cured the genophage) [[http://jimhuxter.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/krogan-babies.jpg krogan babies]]
* In ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'', the true end of Generation 5 has a scene which shows [[spoiler: your main LoveInterest with and her (and [[PlayerCharacter Rex]]'s) baby. (Including Dyshana)]]
* One of the paired endings of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' shows [[spoiler:Claude having returned to Earth with Rena,]] with the latter mentioning that she's expecting a baby in about six months.
* Regardless of which ending you get in ''IndigoProphecy'', Carla is pregnant with Lucas's child.
** Difference? [[spoiler: The Great/Good Ending has Lucas and Carla's child grow up in a peacefull world, the Good/Normal ending has their child grow up in the world prior to the game's premise, while the Bad/Cliffhanger ending has their child grow up to become the next Prophecy Child to change the world back to normal.]]
* In the epilogue of ''VideoGame/FrontMission 5'' which takes place several years later, the protagonist Walter and Lynn had a daughter who has grown up to a woman and greeted her father Colonel Walter (promoted) in front of Lynn's grave (Never disclose how she died).
* The final scene of ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' shows [[spoiler:a young boy who looks like a mix between Asbel and Cheria (their great-great grandson, according to Lineage and Legacies) playing with Sophie in the familiar flower meadow on Lhant Hill.]]
* The ending of ''[[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy We Love Katamari]]'' has an interesting variation of this trope: [[spoiler:It ends with the main playable character being born]]. Made especially [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] (even for this trope) by the fact that by this time, we understand the reasons for a [[KingOfAllCosmos certain character's]] [[ToughLove treatment]] of [[PlayerCharacter another character]] and also finally get to see the character's true feelings towards the other.
* Juno's ending in ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' has the Nereids taking advantage of the restored soul cycle to start having kids again, making it a huge baby boom. If the player character is male, Juno will then proposition him.
* At the end of ''StarControl'' ''II'', the now elderly player character recounts the tale of his adventure to his grandchildren.
* Happens four times ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' during different routes, meaning over half of them qualify. However, the first one you'll run across is merely an invocation of the idea. The final route really goes overboard with this.
* Miko gave birth to Cece, Mimi and Vivi in the true ending of ''VideoGame/CrossEdge.''
* A very, very twisted use of this trope occurs in ''{{VideoGame/Gingiva}}''. If you agree to marry any of the many monsters who propose to you, you'll be treated to a dialogue of "many years passing in domestic bliss", as the screen slowly fills with babies. The game will then ask if you want to sue for divorce; saying yes allows you to continue playing, saying no results in a NonStandardGameOver.
* This is how it ends in [[spoiler: Fuuko's route]] in ''VideoGame/Conception2ChildrenOfTheSevenStars'' in which she teaches her child [[spoiler: named after Fuuko's deceased friend]] how to swim.
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* The ending of [[spoiler:both Matsuri and Masumi]] in ''VisualNovel/FamilyProject''.
* ''Anime/H2OFootprintsInTheSand''. What's unique about this is that [[WholesomeCrossdresser one of the "girls"]] is the father.
* ''VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou'' subverts a BittersweetEnding in the epilogue by having the main character meet his 7 year old daughter after being imprisoned for 8 years.
* In the ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' PSP game, Taiga will get pregnant with Ryuji's child if you choose to play her route.
* In ''[[LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai Oreimo]]'' PSP game, Ayase will be pregnant with Kyosuke's child if you choose to play her route and acquire the true ending.
** In the sequel game, EVERY single girl's route will have a pregnant ending, including Kirino's.
* [[spoiler:Mizuki]]'s Good Ending in ''Yume Miru Kusuri'', though it's subverted in the Bad Ending.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' ''technically'' ends this way. [[spoiler:While the kids in question were already teenagers by the ending, it was the first time their father had met them and it had been many years since they were last reunited with their mother, so it still counts.]]
** Played very similarly with [[spoiler:Yomogi and Utsumi]] in ''VisualNovel/{{Remember11}}'', although on much smaller time scale.
* Implied in the best ending of, of all games, ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''. [[spoiler:As Sekai and Kotonoha discuss what to give Makoto for Christmas, they reveal that they're both pregnant and they've both decided that their "present" is telling him.]]
* Another PSP game ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai Portable'' have [[spoiler: both Yozora and Sena or Rika]] pregnant in their respective route ending. For Rika's route ending, she will give birth not one, not two, but THREEE kids of Kodaka.
* Sanosuke Harada's route in ''VideoGame/{{Hakuouki}}'' ends with him and Chizuru holding their son.
* Charlotte Hazelrink and Fujikura Yuu's ending in {{Princess Lover}}.
* [[spoiler: Ruka]]'s ending in SteinsGate.
* A depressing version in ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' happens in [[spoiler: the bad ending: the surviving cast members are shown still trapped inside the school as adults, with three children.]]
* In ''Momoko 120%'', the ending cutscene shows a newborn baby hovering over Momoko and her bridegroom as they clasp hands and hearts float up.
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* ''AMagicalRoommate'': this applies to most of the leads.
* ''ErrantStory'' ends on a rather bittersweet note, with Sarine visiting Jon's grave after they had been married for decades. That's the bitter part. The sweet part? Their full-grown daughter shows up to bring her mother back home.
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* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5D4G4jk5_I&feature=channel this video]] from ''JibJab'' video, they make up a new ending for ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''... specifically, they didn't really die, their families made up, and they had "ten million babies"!
* All of the protagonists of ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' are children of the original fairy tale characters.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Shaggy fantasizes this trope in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheAlienInvaders'', imagining himself and Crystal with Shaggy Jr. Scooby and Amber, Crystal's golden retriever, likewise have puppies. [[spoiler:Averted because Crystal and Amber turn out to be aliens, albeit benevolent ones.]]
** In ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' [[spoiler:Sheriff Stone and Mayor Nettles in the new timeline have been HappilyMarried for quite some time and have four children]].
* In one animated short called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy-a_cZxq3I Monkey Love]]'', you see that a human sailor and his monkey princess are HappilyMarried, and their kids are [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human Hybrids]] at the end as a result of InterspeciesRomance.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''
** The season 1 WhereAreTheyNow ending reveals that Miranda is pregnant with Kabrok's child.
** In season 2, it is heavily implied [[spoiler:that Eva is pregnant with Salygrove's child]].
* The DistantFinale of MoralOrel shows [[spoiler: Orel and Christina happily married with a boy and a baby girl. Also a dog that looks similar to Orel's deceased dog Bartholomew]].
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Some studies show that this is true for a lot of major conflicts. Some scholars even claim the ending of the biblical story of CainAndAbel, with Cain building a city and naming it after his newborn son, as an allegory for this phenomenon.
** The Baby Boom after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** Averted after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, though -- millions of European women died childless throughout the rest of the century due to a "deficit" of about 10 million husbands.
* Happened after the Black Plague ended in Europe. After the epidemic, reports stated that one could look around and have a hard time seeing a woman of child bearing age who ''wasn't'' pregnant. At the time, a baby had a greater chance of dying at some point in its childhood than it did of surviving to adolescence. The Baby Factory model was likely the only way to ensure a stable population. Though the drastic reduction in population also meant there was plenty of food for the ones that survived.
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