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Often when a fictional work features a [[TeenPregnancy pregnant teenage girl]], she'll go into labor at the prom. Most likely because she got knocked up around homecoming. May overlap with MySecretPregnancy or a SurprisePregnancy.

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Often when a fictional work features a [[TeenPregnancy pregnant teenage girl]], she'll go into labor at the prom. Most likely because she got knocked up around homecoming. homecoming.

More subdued examples of when a child is conceived during prom night may occur as part of that child's backstory and set the tone for what kind of parental presence the child had growing up.

May overlap with MySecretPregnancy or a SurprisePregnancy.

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* The parents of Wrighty from ''Scream Queen'' abandoned him in a shopping mall dumpster on prom night, though he was saved from dying when he was found by the building's custodian, who then raised him in secret.

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* The parents of Wrighty from ''Scream Queen'' ''ComicBook/ScreamQueen'' abandoned him in a shopping mall dumpster on prom night, though he was saved from dying when he was found by the building's custodian, who then raised him in secret.



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* ''Film/CabinFever2'' has a gruesome version where one of the promgoers has an '''extremely messy''' childbirth in one of the public restrooms, after contracting a flesh-eating virus.
* The '80s film, ''Film/ForKeeps'', featured Molly Ringwald going into labor at the prom.



* The '80s film, ''For Keeps'', featured Molly Ringwald going into labor at the prom.
* ''Film/CabinFever 2'' has a gruesome version where one of the promgoers has an '''extremely messy''' childbirth in one of the public restrooms, after contracting a flesh-eating virus.



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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': In the new series, Adrianna does go into labor at the prom, but manages to give birth to her daughter at a nearby hospital.



* In one episode of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', [[spoiler:Trina Echolls is revealed to be the "prom baby" abandoned in the bathroom 25 years ago, in an elaborate gambit by Clemmons to oust the principal (the baby's father) and take his job]].
* Michael remarks in one episode of ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'' that his wife, Jay, missed her prom because she was giving birth to their first-born, Junior, that night.



* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl was jealous of his babysitter, and poked holes in her boyfriend's condom, which [[LawOfInverseFertility (of course)]] resulted in her getting pregnant. She had a ShotgunWedding with her boyfriend, and gave birth during the reception, still in her wedding dress.
* Michael remarks in one episode of ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'' that his wife, Jay, missed her prom because she was giving birth to their first-born, Junior, that night.



* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl was jealous of his babysitter, and poked holes in her boyfriend's condom, which [[LawOfInverseFertility (of course)]] resulted in her getting pregnant. She had a ShotgunWedding with her boyfriend, and gave birth during the reception, still in her wedding dress.
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': In the new series, Adrianna does go into labor at the prom, but manages to give birth to her daughter at a nearby hospital.

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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl was jealous In one episode of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', [[spoiler:Trina Echolls is revealed to be the "prom baby" abandoned in the bathroom 25 years ago, in an elaborate gambit by Clemmons to oust the principal (the baby's father) and take his babysitter, and poked holes in her boyfriend's condom, which [[LawOfInverseFertility (of course)]] resulted in her getting pregnant. She had a ShotgunWedding with her boyfriend, and gave birth during the reception, still in her wedding dress.
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': In the new series, Adrianna does go into labor at the prom, but manages to give birth to her daughter at a nearby hospital.
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* The Website/CollegeHumor video, ''[[https://youtu.be/Veq4Oc8S7-I How To Prepare For Second Puberty]]'', brings up the "conceived-on-Prom-night" variation.



* The Website/CollegeHumor video, ''[[https://youtu.be/Veq4Oc8S7-I How To Prepare For Second Puberty]]'', brings up the "conceived-on-Prom-night" variation.



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* The ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "Denial" played with this trope. The parents were college students, and the baby was actually born in a hotel, but shortly afterward, the parents attended a college dance as if nothing had happened.

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* The ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "Denial" played with this trope. The parents were college students, and the baby was actually born in a hotel, but shortly afterward, the parents attended a college dance as if nothing had happened. The story was later adapted into the ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' episode "Bad Romance."



* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': New series, with Adrianna. Subverted as Adrianna does go into labor at the prom, though manages to give birth to her daughter at a nearby hospital.

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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': New In the new series, with Adrianna. Subverted as Adrianna does go into labor at the prom, though but manages to give birth to her daughter at a nearby hospital.


* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[spoiler:The daughter of Saison and Blaine, named after Brittnay.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[spoiler:The daughter of Saison and Blaine, named after Brittnay.Brittnay, although she is conceived rather than born at prom.]]


* In ''Film/{{Saved}}'', an extremely chaotic prom is capped off by Mary going into labour.

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* In ''Film/{{Saved}}'', an extremely chaotic prom is capped off by Mary going into labour.labor.



* On a related, but more innocuous, note: a persistent rumor states that UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was born in a cloakroom during a dance. He was not in fact born ''during'' the dance, but his mother went into (possibly premature) labour during it and he was born 24 hours later. She was carried from the dancefloor into a downstairs room, unable to get back to her bedroom. It was not a 'ladies room', nor a 'bathroom', but a regular reception room that just happened to be covered in cloaks and other articles at the time. When somebody asked Churchill if the story was true, he replied, "[[DeadpanSnarker Although I was present at the occasion, I have no recollection of the events leading up to it]]."

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* On a related, but more innocuous, note: a persistent rumor states that UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was born in a cloakroom during a dance. He was not in fact born ''during'' the dance, but his mother went into (possibly premature) labour labor during it and he was born 24 hours later. She was carried from the dancefloor into a downstairs room, unable to get back to her bedroom. It was not a 'ladies room', nor a 'bathroom', but a regular reception room that just happened to be covered in cloaks and other articles at the time. When somebody asked Churchill if the story was true, he replied, "[[DeadpanSnarker Although I was present at the occasion, I have no recollection of the events leading up to it]]."

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* The novel ''Someone Like You''. Half the school comes and waits in the waiting room. Defied when Scarlet says that she refuses to give birth at prom.

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* The novel ''Someone Like You''.''Literature/SomeoneLikeYou''. Half the school comes and waits in the waiting room. Defied when Scarlet Scarlett says that she refuses to give birth at prom.


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* The parents of Wrighty from ''Scream Queen'' abandoned him in a shopping mall dumpster on prom night, though he was saved from dying when he was found by the building's custodian, who then raised him in secret.



* On a related, but more innocuous, note: a persistent rumor states that UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was born in a cloakroom during a dance.\\
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He was not in fact born ''during'' the dance, but his mother went into (possibly premature) labour during it and he was born 24 hours later. She was carried from the dancefloor into a downstairs room, unable to get back to her bedroom. It was not a 'ladies room', nor a 'bathroom', but a regular reception room that just happened to be covered in cloaks and other articles at the time.\\
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When somebody asked Churchill if the story was true, he replied, "[[DeadpanSnarker Although I was present at the occasion, I have no recollection of the events leading up to it]]."

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He was not in fact born ''during'' the dance, but his mother went into (possibly premature) labour during it and he was born 24 hours later. She was carried from the dancefloor into a downstairs room, unable to get back to her bedroom. It was not a 'ladies room', nor a 'bathroom', but a regular reception room that just happened to be covered in cloaks and other articles at the time.\\
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When somebody asked Churchill if the story was true, he replied, "[[DeadpanSnarker Although I was present at the occasion, I have no recollection of the events leading up to it]]."


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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[spoiler: The daughter of Saison and Blaine, named Brittnay.]]

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-->''I'm just a prom night dumpster baby,''
-->''I got no mom or dad.''
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-->''My story isn't long, but boy, it's awfully sad...''

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-->''I ->''I got no mom or dad.''
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-->''My ->''My story isn't long, but boy, it's awfully sad...''



%%* Sam from ''Series/{{ER}}'' explains this to be the case with her son.

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%%* Sam * Samantha Taggart from ''Series/{{ER}}'' explains this to be the case with her son.son Alex, who she had when she was only fourteen. Because of the nature of his birth, Sam had to raise Alex herself.


* There was a case of this happening in 1997, where the mother, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Drexler Melissa Drexler]] (dubbed the "Prom Mom"), gave birth in the women's bathroom, dumped the baby into the trash and then went back to dancing. She pled guilty to aggravated manslaughter and got fifteen years, but served only three before being released on parole.

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* There was a case of this happening in 1997, where the mother, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Drexler Melissa Drexler]] (dubbed the "Prom Mom"), gave birth in the women's bathroom, dumped the baby into the trash and then went back to dancing. She pled pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and got fifteen years, but served only three before being released on parole.


* In one episode of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', [[spoiler:Trina Echolls is revealed to be the "prom baby" abandoned in the bathroom 25 years ago, in an elaborate gambit by Clemmons to oust the principal (the babydaddy) and take his job]].

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* In one episode of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', [[spoiler:Trina Echolls is revealed to be the "prom baby" abandoned in the bathroom 25 years ago, in an elaborate gambit by Clemmons to oust the principal (the babydaddy) baby's father) and take his job]].



* There was a case of this happening in 1997, where the mother, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Drexler Melissa Drexler]] (dubbed the "Prom Mom"), gave birth in the women's bathroom, dumped the baby into the trash and then went back to dancing. She got fifteen years for aggravated manslaughter, but served only three before being released on parole.

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* There was a case of this happening in 1997, where the mother, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Drexler Melissa Drexler]] (dubbed the "Prom Mom"), gave birth in the women's bathroom, dumped the baby into the trash and then went back to dancing. She pled guilty to aggravated manslaughter and got fifteen years for aggravated manslaughter, years, but served only three before being released on parole.

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