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* TangledFamilyTree: Skylar and Ramsay's twins are young enough to be their older brother Gary's children, and are indeed the same age as--and share a birthday with--their nephew.

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** To a lesser extent, with Rosie and Marco. While Marco doesn't offer marriage, he does want to be a part of the child's life and wants to do the right thing. [[spoiler:After the miscarriage, she "lets him off the hook" and points out they didn't even have a proper date, so what sort of relationship could they have?]]

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* CircumcisionAngst: Becomes a point of contention between Jules and Evan. Evan wants their son to be circumcised like he was (he's also a non-practicing Jew) and to improve his future endurance in bed (since circumcision lowers sensitivity in that area), while Jules doesn't want to subject the boy to an unnecessary procedure and risk something happening.


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** In Alex's case, it's not helped by the Dude's Club, who keep telling him how awful fatherhood is, how tired they are, and how much many mistakes they've made with their kids. When he confronts them about it, they point out that he missed their point. Sure, they say all that stuff, but that's just to blow off steam. In fact, they haven't been happier in their lives. They wouldn't trade parenthood for anything. This actually helps calm Alex down.


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* SayingTooMuch: Holly's friend and employer has to let her go because of budget cuts. Holly asks her to keep it quiet, as she doesn't want Alex to know before she finds a new job. Her friend accidentally lets it slip anyway during a party. In retaliation, Holly reveals that her friend's husband has been secretly calling their son Henry instead of "Henri" (Ahn-ree), as she prefers. As a result, Alex is kicked out of the Dude's Group for revealing something they told him in confidence.


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* ShotgunWedding: Discussed with Jules and Evan. He wants them to get married, while she expresses doubt, claiming that he's only saying that because she's pregnant. He points out that it was always the plan, the baby simply accelerated the events. He finally proposes just after she gives birth, and she accepts (after an initial fake-out).


* LamazeClass: Averted - not one in sight!
* LawOfInverseFertility: Wendy and Gary struggle to conceive for a long time with no success. After deciding to take a break from baby-making, they go for a picnic, open a bottle of wine. . .and their son is conceived during a drunken romp in the bushes. Averted with Holly and Alex, who also struggle with infertility, eventually deciding to adopt, but never get pregnant naturally.

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* LamazeClass: Averted - -- not one in sight!
* LawOfInverseFertility: Wendy and Gary struggle to conceive for a long time with no success. After deciding to take a break from baby-making, they go for a picnic, open a bottle of wine. . .wine... and their son is conceived during a drunken romp in the bushes. Averted with Holly and Alex, who also struggle with infertility, eventually deciding to adopt, but never get pregnant naturally.



* WickedStepmother: Averted. Skylar is young enough to be Gary's sister and comes across as a bit of a [[DumbBlonde dim bulb]], yet she is a genuinely nice person who obviously cares for her stepson and his wife. She does indulge Ramsey's competitiveness with Gary to a point, but it's more from her being TheDitz and not noticing than this trope played straight. When Ramsey crosses a line in front of her, she let's him know in no uncertain terms that she will not tolerate behavior that leads to family disharmony.

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* WickedStepmother: Averted. Skylar is young enough to be Gary's sister and comes across as a bit of a [[DumbBlonde dim bulb]], yet she is a genuinely nice person who obviously cares for her stepson and his wife. She does indulge Ramsey's competitiveness with Gary to a point, but it's more from her being TheDitz and not noticing than this trope played straight. When Ramsey crosses a line in front of her, she let's lets him know in no uncertain terms that she will not tolerate behavior that leads to family disharmony.


''What to Expect When You're Expecting'' is a film that focuses on five couples who are prospective parents. It is based on the pregnancy manual of the same name.

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''What to Expect When You're Expecting'' is a film that focuses on five couples who are prospective parents. It is based on the pregnancy manual of the same name.
name ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes, we're not kidding]]).


* ConvenientMiscarriage: Averted, but discussed. [[spoiler:Rosie wakes up bleeding and Marco takes her to the hospital, but too late; we see their silent reactions. Since they had decided to keep the baby--abortion is never discussed onscreen, though it might have been in the time we didn't see--they are upset, but Rosie masks her pain by implying it's her fault because she hadn't wanted the baby at first, and that it's good for her and Marco, who'd never been on an actual date prior to the one night stand and then the pregnancy. It is implied through dialogue that Rosie suffered a period of depression after the miscarriage. Towards the end of the film, she says to Marco that it will happen again when the timing is better and she's more prepared, and they walk off holding hands.]]

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* ConvenientMiscarriage: Averted, but discussed. Discussed openly. [[spoiler:Rosie wakes up bleeding and Marco takes her to the hospital, but too late; hospital; we see their silent reactions. Since they had decided to keep the baby--abortion is never discussed onscreen, though it might have been in the time we didn't see--they They are upset, but Rosie masks her pain by implying it's her fault because she hadn't wanted the baby at first, and that it's good for her and Marco, who'd never been on an actual date prior to the one night stand and then the pregnancy. It is implied through dialogue that Rosie suffered a period of depression after the miscarriage. Towards the end of the film, she says to Marco that it will happen again when the timing is better and she's more prepared, and they walk off holding hands.]]


* [[spoiler:ConvenientMiscarriage]]: Averted, but discussed. [[spoiler:Rosie wakes up bleeding and Marco takes her to the hospital, but too late; we see their silent reactions. Since they had decided to keep the baby--abortion is never discussed onscreen, though it might have been in the time we didn't see--they are upset, but Rosie masks her pain by implying it's her fault because she hadn't wanted the baby at first, and that it's good for her and Marco, who'd never been on an actual date prior to the one night stand and then the pregnancy. It is implied through dialogue that Rosie suffered a period of depression after the miscarriage. Towards the end of the film, she says to Marco that it will happen again when the timing is better and she's more prepared, and they walk off holding hands.]]

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* [[spoiler:ConvenientMiscarriage]]: ConvenientMiscarriage: Averted, but discussed. [[spoiler:Rosie wakes up bleeding and Marco takes her to the hospital, but too late; we see their silent reactions. Since they had decided to keep the baby--abortion is never discussed onscreen, though it might have been in the time we didn't see--they are upset, but Rosie masks her pain by implying it's her fault because she hadn't wanted the baby at first, and that it's good for her and Marco, who'd never been on an actual date prior to the one night stand and then the pregnancy. It is implied through dialogue that Rosie suffered a period of depression after the miscarriage. Towards the end of the film, she says to Marco that it will happen again when the timing is better and she's more prepared, and they walk off holding hands.]]


** Film/{{Bridesmaids}}... ''not'' reunited. Poor Janice and Kara.


* ActorAllusion: [[Film/PitchPerfect That crazy aca-girl]] [[Creator/AnnaKendrick Beca]] is related by cousin ''Skylar'' to Gail and, by extension, Fat Amy.



* BillingDisplacement: Brooklyn Decker is a supporting character at best, but she is treated as one of the protagonists.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Jules (on live-television!) when she's getting her first contractions.


* ThreeMonthOldBaby: Wendy's baby is unquestionably large and clean for having just being born [[spoiler:via C-section]].

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* ThreeMonthOldBaby: ThreeMonthOldNewborn: Wendy's baby is unquestionably large and clean for having just being born [[spoiler:via C-section]].

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* ChekhovsGun: The bundle of money Ramsay offers to Gary when he was visiting Ramsay. Gary uses it to bribe a nurse into helping Wendy and Gary.

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* ImperiledInPregnancy: Rebel Wilson's character tells her pregnant boss that her sister got herpes because of her pregnancy.

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** However, she seems to be the one having the hardest time after the birth, with the ending montage showing her and Ramsey each holding a baby, looking distressed and trying to get them to stop crying, while all the other parents are shown laughing and playing with their children.

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** Film/{{Bridesmaids}}... ''not'' reunited. Poor Janice and Kara.

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