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* Subverted in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' - one series of strips involves the very male Rat becoming pregnant in order to shake up the strip, but it turns out he just ate too much lasangna (and ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}).

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* Subverted in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' - one series of strips involves the very male Rat becoming pregnant in order to shake up the strip, but it turns out he just ate too much lasangna lasagna (and ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}).



* Male Kabiijians in ''Film/EvilAlienConquerors''.

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* Male Kabiijians in ''Film/EvilAlienConquerors''.''Film/EvilAlienConquerors'' are the ones that carry the babies.



* ''The Baby Formula'' inverts this. The movie's premise is that a scientific breakthrough allows an egg cell to be fertilized with the stem cells from a woman's DNA. The main characters are a lesbian couple who use the process to impregnate one of them with the other's DNA. Then the other one has herself impregnated with the first's DNA.



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* The 1990s revival of ''Series/FantasyIsland'' features the episode "Heroes", where a man who keeps pestering his wife to try for a fourth baby so he can have a son is brought to the island at her behest so ''he'' can be made pregnant with ''her'' child. Unusually for this kind of story, whilst the man learns the usual moral of appreciating how hard women have it and to accept children for what they are (being completely fine when he gives birth to their fourth daughter), the woman is also shown learning that the "father" doesn't exactly have the pregnancy period easy, even though they don't carry the baby.

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* In ''Series/TheOrville'', [[OneGenderRace Moclans]], including Bortus and Klyden, [[HomosexualReproduction produce eggs.]] Somehow.

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* The manga ''Kentaro Hiyama's First Pregnancy'' is set far in the future, where something happened to enable men to get pregnant, but it's VERY risky for a man to get an abortion, even more so than it would be for a woman.


* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', a particularly irresponsible GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe assumes that the mpreg-inducing GreenRocks used by her people won't work on a human, and invites chief engineer Trip Tucker to play with their mind-linking capabilities. Her assumption proves wrong, and HilarityEnsues. The Klingons were especially amused
** T'Pol later notes that Trip is the first Earthling male to get pregnant. He wasn't very happy. Considering how Earth governments probably banned all research into human augmentation and assisted reproduction in the post-Khan era, that's probably justified, despite ''Enterprise''-era medical advances. When Trip later gets friendly with another alien babe, T'Pol is quick to bring this up once more.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Unexpected", a particularly irresponsible GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe assumes that the mpreg-inducing GreenRocks used by her people won't work on a human, and invites chief engineer Trip Tucker to play with their mind-linking capabilities. Her assumption proves wrong, and HilarityEnsues. The Klingons were especially amused
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amused T'Pol later notes that Trip is the first Earthling male to get pregnant. He wasn't very happy. Considering how Earth governments probably banned all research into human augmentation and assisted reproduction in the post-Khan era, that's probably justified, despite ''Enterprise''-era medical advances. When Trip later gets friendly with another alien babe, T'Pol is quick to bring this up once more.more.
* ''Series/StElsewhere'': In "A Moon for the Misbegotten", a patient named Michael Gold believes that he is pregnant. Although Elliot tells him to send Michael to psych, Luther instead obtains a urine sample in order to prove to Michael that he couldn't possibly be pregnant. Both Luther and Dr. Morrison are shocked that the test indicates that Michael is really pregnant. However, it turns out that Michael had been exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning, which messed up the test results. It also caused the delusion of pregnancy, combined with Michael's severe guilt over killing a little girl during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' episode "Nine Months and Counting", the roaches trick Oggy into thinking he's pregnant by inflating his belly. He's pretty happy about the idea, until he learns what really happened.


* Max Sweeney in ''Series/TheLWord'' plays this trope for Drama. In a story {{ripped from the headlines}}, Max, a transgender man becomes pregnant after having sex with a biological man, Tom. Just because it's not fanfic, doesn't mean it works [[http://www.autostraddle.com/a-letter-to-mama-chaiken-from-ftm-computer-search-champion-mighty-max-sweeney/ particularly well]] (although the article is clean, the site may be considered NSFW).

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* Max Sweeney in ''Series/TheLWord'' plays this trope for Drama. In a story {{ripped from the headlines}}, Max, a transgender man becomes pregnant after having sex with a biological man, Tom. Just because it's not fanfic, doesn't mean it works [[http://www.autostraddle.com/a-letter-to-mama-chaiken-from-ftm-computer-search-champion-mighty-max-sweeney/ particularly well]] a transgender man becomes pregnant after having sex with a biological man, Tom.]] (although the article is clean, the site may be considered NSFW).



* A central story arc in Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour's "Sparks Nevada" universe involves a {{shapeshifting}} Jupiter Spy who impregnates several characters--or rather uses them as incubators for his own offspring. These characters include Croach the Tracker, whose pregnancy is justified given [[BizarreAlienBiology male Martians are the ones who carry young anyway]], and the human Felton, whose pregnancy is . . . [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext less justified]].

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* A central story arc in Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour's "Sparks Nevada" universe involves a {{shapeshifting}} Jupiter Spy who impregnates several characters--or rather uses them as incubators for his own offspring. These characters include Croach the Tracker, whose pregnancy is justified given [[BizarreAlienBiology male Martians are the ones who carry young anyway]], and the human Felton, whose pregnancy is . . . is [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext less justified]].



** One episode has the Warden giving birth to a manifestation of his own bitterness... which looks appropriately grotesque, dangling umbilical cord and all.

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** One episode has the Warden giving birth to a manifestation of his own bitterness... which bitterness that looks appropriately grotesque, dangling umbilical cord and all.



* The specific TropeNamer for this article was a piece of public 'protest art' which was stenciled on sidewalks and walls around the San Francisco Bay area in the mid 2000s, in support of parental rights for gay and lesbian couples. The graffito consisted of a stylized picture of a seahorse, with the caption, "Mr. Seahorse knows men can be mommies too". As noted above, this is in reference to how male seahorses carry their fertilized eggs after the female inserts them in his egg pouch.

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* The specific TropeNamer for this article was a piece of public 'protest art' which was stenciled on sidewalks and walls around the San Francisco Bay area in the mid 2000s, in support of parental rights for gay and lesbian couples. The graffito consisted of a stylized picture of a seahorse, with the caption, "Mr. Seahorse knows men can be mommies too". As noted above, this This is in reference to how male seahorses carry their fertilized eggs after the female inserts them in his egg pouch.


Especially common in {{fanfic}}. Competently written examples exist, though [=MPreg=] stories frequently result in the pregnant character being hit with a heavy dose of {{Wimpification}}. It is often given [[HandWave no more explanation]] than ThePowerOfLove [[ArtisticLicenseBiology overcoming biology]].

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Especially common in {{fanfic}}. Competently written examples exist, though [=MPreg=] stories frequently result in the pregnant character being hit with a heavy dose of {{Wimpification}}. It is often given [[HandWave no more explanation]] than ThePowerOfLove [[ArtisticLicenseBiology overcoming biology]].


Especially common in {{fanfic}}. Competently written examples exist, though the "[=MPreg=]" story frequently results in the pregnant character being hit with a heavy dose of {{Wimpification}}, and [[SturgeonsLaw the quality is usually even worse than normal badfics]]. It is often given [[HandWave no more explanation]] than ThePowerOfLove [[ArtisticLicenseBiology overcoming biology]].

Sometimes, [=MPreg=] is explained by the action taking place in the future, the pregnancy being of [[MysticalPregnancy an explicitly supernatural nature]], or the protagonists being aliens (especially if they are {{hermaphrodite}}s). Or if it's otherwise in canon. Regardless of how it comes about, though, fanfic with this often turns into {{Kidfic}}.

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Especially common in {{fanfic}}. Competently written examples exist, though the "[=MPreg=]" story [=MPreg=] stories frequently results result in the pregnant character being hit with a heavy dose of {{Wimpification}}, and [[SturgeonsLaw the quality is usually even worse than normal badfics]].{{Wimpification}}. It is often given [[HandWave no more explanation]] than ThePowerOfLove [[ArtisticLicenseBiology overcoming biology]].

Sometimes, Sometimes [=MPreg=] is explained by the action taking place in the future, the pregnancy being of [[MysticalPregnancy an explicitly supernatural nature]], or the protagonists being aliens (especially if they are {{hermaphrodite}}s). Or if it's otherwise in canon. Regardless of how it comes about, though, fanfic with this often turns into {{Kidfic}}.


Especially common in {{fanfic}}. While competently written examples do exist, the "[=MPreg=]" story is usually considered one of ''the'' scourges of fan writing, second only to MarySue, because it is done ridiculously often, frequently results in the pregnant character being hit with a heavy dose of {{Wimpification}}, and [[SturgeonsLaw the quality is usually even worse than normal badfics]]. It is often given [[HandWave no more explanation]] than ThePowerOfLove [[ArtisticLicenseBiology overcoming fundamental biology]]. But then, do you ''really'' want to know which lower orifice the baby came out of? (Fanfic criticism circles describe such offspring as "[[AssPull butt-babies]]". Use the term with care around mpreg writers, who can get [[StealthPun butthurt]].)

Sometimes, [=MPreg=] is justified when the action takes place in the future, the pregnancy is of [[MysticalPregnancy explicitly supernatural nature]], or if the protagonists are aliens (especially if they are {{hermaphrodite}}s). Or if it's somehow in canon. Regardless of how it comes about, though, fanfic with this often turns into {{Kidfic}}.

In case you missed that class in Biology, the trope name comes from the fact that male seahorses have an egg pouch. In it, they receive and fertilize the eggs of their mates, and carry them to term. Not quite the same as a mammalian pregnancy (or the few fish and reptiles that birth live young), but it certainly appears as such to human eyes, especially when the young leave the pouch.

This is ''theoretically'' possible in real life. [[MadScientist A scientist]] was able to implant an embryo in the abdominal wall of a male baboon, and others report that it is indeed possible to get a man pregnant if the embryo is planted at the proper spot, but only if the man is pumped full of pregnancy hormones. The embryo [[TheMoreYouKnow creates its own placenta]], it turns out.[[note]]http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2005-07/male-pregnancy-dangerous-proposition[[/note]] Unfortunately, the abdominal wall is not designed to detach from the placenta, resulting in [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank massive bloody injury]]. There's also no obvious route of exit, and the baby would have to be removed via c-section. Male volunteers, not wanting to risk their lives on such a venture, have not been forthcoming.

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Especially common in {{fanfic}}. While competently Competently written examples do exist, though the "[=MPreg=]" story is usually considered one of ''the'' scourges of fan writing, second only to MarySue, because it is done ridiculously often, frequently results in the pregnant character being hit with a heavy dose of {{Wimpification}}, and [[SturgeonsLaw the quality is usually even worse than normal badfics]]. It is often given [[HandWave no more explanation]] than ThePowerOfLove [[ArtisticLicenseBiology overcoming fundamental biology]]. But then, do you ''really'' want to know which lower orifice the baby came out of? (Fanfic criticism circles describe such offspring as "[[AssPull butt-babies]]". Use the term with care around mpreg writers, who can get [[StealthPun butthurt]].)

biology]].

Sometimes, [=MPreg=] is justified when explained by the action takes taking place in the future, the pregnancy is being of [[MysticalPregnancy an explicitly supernatural nature]], or if the protagonists are being aliens (especially if they are {{hermaphrodite}}s). Or if it's somehow otherwise in canon. Regardless of how it comes about, though, fanfic with this often turns into {{Kidfic}}.

In case you missed that class in Biology, the The trope name comes from the fact that male seahorses have an egg pouch. In it, they receive and fertilize the eggs of their mates, and carry them to term. Not quite the same as a mammalian pregnancy (or the few fish and reptiles that birth live young), but it certainly appears as such to human eyes, especially when the young leave the pouch.

This is ''theoretically'' theoretically possible in real life. [[MadScientist A scientist]] was able to implant an embryo in the abdominal wall of a male baboon, and others report that it is indeed possible to get a man pregnant if the embryo is planted at the proper spot, but only if the man is pumped full of pregnancy hormones. The embryo [[TheMoreYouKnow creates can create its own placenta]], it turns out.placenta]].[[note]]http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2005-07/male-pregnancy-dangerous-proposition[[/note]] Unfortunately, the abdominal wall is not designed to detach from the placenta, resulting in [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank massive bloody injury]]. There's also no obvious route of exit, and the baby would have to be removed via c-section. Male volunteers, not wanting to risk their lives on such a venture, have not been forthcoming.


** In "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E39TheStories]]", Principal Brown fakes being pregnant as part of Gumball's scheme to give Molly an interesting story to tell.

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** In "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E39TheStories]]", "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E39TheStories The Stories]]", Principal Brown fakes being pregnant as part of Gumball's scheme to give Molly an interesting story to tell.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'' episode "Lil Wrinkly One", most of the Crumpets consume cigarette-like chocolates and think they're pregnant. The females initially only sprout [[BalloonBelly bloated bellies]], but the males would grow theirs too. When Pa discovers his sons' bellies bloating, he becomes thrilled very briefly until realizing that it's unusual.

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** In "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E39TheStories]]", Principal Brown fakes being pregnant as part of Gumball's scheme to give Molly an interesting story to tell.


* In Creator/CordwainerSmith's short story ''The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal'' the once-human klopts reproduce by implanting a lump of cells in the gut and give birth by C-section. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crime_and_the_Glory_of_Commander_Suzdal Plot of which can be found here]].

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* In Creator/CordwainerSmith's short story ''The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal'' the "Literature/TheCrimeAndTheGloryOfCommanderSuzdal": The once-human klopts reproduce by implanting a lump of cells in the gut and give birth by C-section. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crime_and_the_Glory_of_Commander_Suzdal Plot of which can be found here]].


* Also used in an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' when Piper and Leo have their powers magically switched while Piper is pregnant. Leo also somehow got all of Piper's symptoms. And again in the Sandman episode in which Leo ended up pregnant with Piper's baby until he felt the baby kick.

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* Also used in an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' when Piper and Leo have their powers magically switched while Piper is pregnant. Leo also somehow got all of Piper's symptoms. And again in the Sandman episode in which Leo ended up pregnant with Piper's baby until he felt the baby kick.


* Humorously addressed in the ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'' TSR comedy radio show. Yes, Full Metal Panic of all series. Gauron tries to get Sousuke to admit that he wants to bear his children. Even funnier is the fact that Sousuke [[ChasteHero thinks]] [[YouFailBiologyForever it's possible]].

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* Humorously addressed in the ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'' TSR comedy radio show. Yes, Full Metal Panic of all series. Gauron tries to get Sousuke to admit that he wants to bear his children. Even funnier is the fact that Sousuke [[ChasteHero thinks]] [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology it's possible]].

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* In ''Film/MonsterHunt'', the male protagonist Tianyin is implanted with the Monster Queen's egg ([[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong not by choice]]). His stomach immediately swells up and stays at full term size until [[spoiler: he vomits the monster baby up, back the way it was forced down]]. All is PlayedForLaughs.

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